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Italian Zucchini Dish

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Sheila 
  Sent: Thursday, September 03, 2009 11:24 PM
  Subject: Looking for recipe

  This is an Italian recipe, I don't know the name of it:

  A bowl is lined with overlapping thin slices of zucchini, has layered filling 
  of italian slices of bread, sausage, other vegies & cheese, ending in layer of 
  bread, baked, than inverted onto plate, so all you see is zucchini.

  Thank You,  Sheila

Hello Sheila,

Sorry, there is nothing like this in any of our Italian food encyclopedias or cookbooks. Perhaps it is a restaurant creation rather than a traditional Italian dish.


Lemon Thyme Cookies

Original Message:
From: Dawn 
Date: Sun, 20 Sep 2009 12:46:12 -0400
Subject: Lost victorian recipe

I am searching for a recipe that was printed in a magazine maybe 10 to 12
years ago.  May have been Victoria Magazine or Country Living.
It was called Save Our Trees Lemon Thyme Cookies.
It was a rolled sugar cookie recipe.
It contained: 
Butter  and or cream cheese
Granulated sugar
Lemon Thyme

Hi Dawn,

Sorry, I cannot find a lemon thyme cookies recipe that mentions "save our trees" or "Victoria Magazine" or "Country Living Magazine". While I did find a few recipes for lemon thyme cookies, none of them contained cream cheese. I found a mention of "save-our-trees-lemon-BALM-cookies", but not a recipe, and no recipe for "lemon balm cookies" containing cream cheese and from a magazine.


Shrimp Sticks

Original Message:
From: Lee 
Date: Sat, 19 Sep 2009 13:24:29 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: Request your assistance

Hey, and thanks in advance.
I am not looking for a recipe, but rather for a source.
Back in the sixties, when I was in the Navy, the galley used to serve
something called Shrimp Sticks.  These were just like the frozen fish 
sticks that mom got at the grocery store, only they were stamped out to 
look like a shrimp, and were made of shredded/chopped/ground shrimp rather 
than fish.
I have searched the Internet in vain for years, attempting to track down a
source for these guys.  As much as I dislike fish sticks, I love the shrimp sticks!
Thank you, success or no ....

Hello Lee,

I seem to recall Mrs Paul's or Gorton's or maybe Van de Kap's marketing breaded shrimp sticks years ago, but no one in the U.S. appears to be making them these days. The only sources that I can find are in China and Indonesia. See:




Harry & David's Galettes

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: cheryl 
  Sent: Sunday, September 20, 2009 10:31 PM
  Subject: Recipe Request

  I'm looking for a recipe that copies or imitates Harry and David's galettes. 
  These cookies are so tender and buttery, there's nothing like them. I can't 
  seem to find any recipes for galettes even, much les a copy cat.  Can you help?
  Thank you,

Hi Cheryl,

No copycats for Harry & David's, but see these sites:

fruit galettes

raspberry galettes


Chicken Istimewa

----- Original Message ----- 
  From: maryellen 
  Sent: Wednesday, September 23, 2009 5:33 PM
  Subject: Chicken Istimewa recipe


  I hope you can help me find this recipe?  It's called Chicken Istimewa.  I used to get 
  this dish at a restaurant in Tribeca, NYC called Franklin Station Cafe.  Because of the 
  economy they had to close their doors.  :(   

  Thank you  


Hi Maryellen,

Sorry, I can't find any mention of this anywhere except in reviews of Franklin Station Cafe.

I don't know if it's the same thing, but there is a masakan istimewa recipe here: Malaysian Chicken Curry



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