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Parade Crab & Shrimp Quiche

----- Original Message ----- 
From: eleanor 
Sent: Friday, July 03, 2009 2:59 PM
Subject: crab and shrimp quiche or shrimp and crab quiche

I lost the recipe that was published in "Parade Magazine" Sunday supplement a couple months ago.

Thank you.


Hello Eleanor,

Sorry, I cannot find it on the Internet. It's not on the "Parade Magazine" website.


Ga'at or Akalet

I've noticed that someone has searched the site for a recipe for "ga'at", also known as "akalet", a dish that is popular in Eritrea and other African countries..

This is what Wikipedia says about ga'at:

'Ga'at' (also, 'akelet') is a stiff porridge, made traditionally with barley flour, though in many diaspora communities wheat flour is often used. Cooking ga'at is a simple, if not tedious affair, the flour and water are combined and stirred continuously with a wooden spoon. Ga'at is presented in a large mound with a hole in the center which is filled with a mixture of tesmi and berbere. This spicy combination is tempered with yogurt which balances the flavors. It is typically eaten at breakfast, though it is also traditionally prepared for guests who come to visit newborn children.

I was not able to find an actual recipe for ga'at or akalet. If any of the Hungrybrowser regulars has one or can find one, please send it to me.



Don't know if you are still looking, but I came across this:

Gaat Recipe


Knorr Aromat Seasoning for Meat

----- Original Message ----- 
From: Arita 
Sent: Sunday, July 05, 2009 5:12 PM
Subject: seasoning salt

Hi there,

I have searched the internet & can't find a Canadian supplier of Knorr Aromat for 
meat sesoning salt.(red container) The company has not making this product for some 
time now, but it seems of stores in the US still have a limited supply of the stuff. 
Was wondering if there was some here in Canada. If not I might have to give in & get 
some shipped across the border.
A recipe for the stuff would be great, but that would seem very unlikely to me.
Thanks in advance for your hard work. 


Hello Arita,

No luck with a recipe. These places are all in Canada and all have Knorr Aromat Seasoning listed for sale on their websites:

Edelweiss Imports

Florence Meats

Memories of Africa

These sites just have "Knorr Aromat", not necessarily the one in the red can for meat. As you say, Knorr appears to have discontinued the red can version, but it is still listed as available at as of today. I also read that one reason they discontinued it was due to the large number of copycat products that had appeared on the market. However, the article didn't give the names of any of these "copycat" products, and I was unable to locate any of them.

I had no luck with a recipe. The ingredients on the label are rather simple, but include the vague terms "Spices" and "Natural Flavors", which could be anything:

"Salt, Monosodium Glutamate, Spices, Yeast Extract, Wheat Starch, Garlic, Paprika, Partially Hydrogenated Peanut Oil and/or Cottonseed Oil and/or Palm Oil, Dehydrated Onions, Calcium Silicate, Citric Acid and Natural Flavors."


Nixon Vanilla Souffle

The ol' search engine request list shows that someone has made several enquiries about a "Richard Nixon's vanilla souffle" or "Pat Nixon's vanilla souffle".

There does not appear to be any mention on the web of a vanilla souffle connected with the ex-president or Mrs. Nixon. Below is a vanilla souffle recipe.

Vanilla  Souffle

5 tbsp. sugar
1/4 c. flour
1 1/4 c. milk
4 eggs, separated
1 tsp. vanilla
1/4 tsp. cream of tartar
Powdered sugar

Butter bottom of a 1 1/2 quart souffle dish. Sprinkle 1 to 2 tablespoons evenly over it. 
In a saucepan, whisk together the flour, 2 tablespoons sugar and 1/3 cup milk. Place over 
medium heat.  Whisk in remaining milk, stirring until mixture thickens.  Remove from heat, 
stir in 2 tablespoons butter, lightly beaten egg yolks and vanilla; set aside.  Beat whites 
with cream of tartar until peaks form. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon sugar over whites. Fold together. 
Spoon batter into souffle dish.  Bake at 325 degrees for 50 to 55 minutes.  Remove, sprinkle 
with sugar and serve.

Anna came through with the real thing:

Hello again!
Here is Pat Nixon's Vanilla Souffle recipe, as published in "The First Ladies' Cookbook", 
Parents' Magazine Press 1969.
Vanilla Souffle
4 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons flour
1 cup light cream, scalded
5 egg yolks
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup (yes, 1/4 cup) vanilla
1/2 teaspoon salt
6 egg whites, stiffly beaten
Start heating oven to 450 F. Butter and sugar a 1-1/2 quart souffle dish or casserole.
In medium-sized saucepan melt butter; stir in flour and cook until mixture starts to brown. 
Gradually stir in scalded cream; cook over medium heat stirring constantly for about 5 minutes. 
Beat egg yolks and sugar together in a large bowl; stir in cream mixture. Add vanilla and salt. 
Fold in egg whites.
Pour mixture into sugared souffle dish and bake at 450 F, 10 to 12 minutes. Then lower heat 
to 350 F and bake 20 minutes longer. Serve immediately with Vanilla Sauce below. 
Makes 6 servings.
Vanilla Sauce:

3/4 cup sugar
1-1/2 to 2 teaspoons vanilla
6 egg yolks 
1 cup milk
pinch of salt
Beat sugar, yolks, vanilla and salt together in top of double boiler. Stir in milk. 
Cook over boiling water, stirring constantly until mixture coats a spoon. Chill.

Movie Question

----- Original Message ----- 
From: Judi 
Sent: Thursday, June 25, 2009 12:19 AM
Subject: Movie research

Your research is amazing!!!! After going through some of your pages, I see that you have 
answered a few movie/t.v. questions. I have one that has stumped me for years, not sure why.

It was something that I have seen as a kid with my dad probably in the late 70's or so on TV, 
and maybe the movie of the week.
I was almost positive that it was a James Bond movie, but everybody keeps telling me no.
If not James Bond, then it was another action packed movie where the guy always gets the girl 
in the end. The part I remember was the end of the movie where the hero and the girl end up 
back in his house that looked like a shack on the outside, but on the inside of the house was 
all of the cool stuff and he had all of this furniture that inflated and a pool or a large 
bathtub by his bed. I just remember them making out and falling into the pool.

I know its not much to go on, but if you know what it is, it would answer one of my life long 
questions. It would just settle something between me and my husband.
Could you email me back and let me know. Thank you so much! Judi

Hi Judi,

Gosh, I wish I could help, but that's just not enough to go on. There's nothing there that I can use as a search key.

Back in the late 60s and the 70s the studios made dozens of imitation James Bond movies hoping to cash in on the craze. It could have been any one of those. I seem to vaguely recall one that ended that way, but not enough to say which movie it was. I don't think it was one of the James Bond movies with Sean Connery, but it might have been one with Roger Moore. It might have been a James Coburn movie or one of those "Matt Helm" movies with Dean Martin. Both of them played suave protagonists with gadgets who got the girl at the end.

I'll post this on the site and maybe a reader will recall it.



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