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Asiago Cheese Bread

----- Original Message ----- 
From: Katherine 
Sent: Friday, August 05, 2011 5:20 PM
Subject: recipe request

My mother made the most wonderful assiago cheese bread for me that had cornmeal in the 
recipe and we can no longer find the recipe.  Would you be able to help?  Thank you.


Hello Jenny,

Below are some links to asiago cheese bread recipes that call for cornmeal. Best I can do without more details about the recipe your mother used.



Family Oven



T.O.E. Jam

----- Original Message ----- 
From: Rhonda 
Sent: Sunday, August 07, 2011 6:35 PM
Subject: Recipe for t.o.e. jam

Hi Uncle Phaedrus,

this is not a joke. I love trying new recipes. 

My name is Rhonda, my husband and children took me to Juliette, Georgia, 
home of the movie "Fried Green Tomatoes" today for my birthday (one of 
my favorite movies). Of course we were browsing through all the stores 
and I came across a jar of jelly called "t.o.e. jam", and it sounded 
delicious, but of course they didn't have any samples. I have googled and 
searched the internet all day since we got home and I've had no luck finding 
the recipe, so I thought I'd give you a try. All I know about the jam is that 
it has "tangerines, oranges and elderberries" in it. 

Last I heard of F.R.O.G. jam, and I searched and searched until I found the 
recipe for it and it is wonderful, I have made several batches of it so far this year.

Thanks for your help and I look forward to hearing from you.


Hi Rhonda,

To be sure, Juliette, Georgia was the location chosen to film the movie, but the actual location in the book was in Alabama. When writing the novel, Fannie Flagg based Whistle Stop on Irondale, Alabama, and the café on a real-life restaurant, the Irondale Café. She was a frequent visitor to the café which was formerly owned by her great-aunt.

Sorry, I could not find any recipes for making T.O.E. Jam (Tangerine, Orange, and Elderberry Jam). You can, however, buy it many places. See these sites:

Hillside Orchard Farms


Southern Cider Co.

Frankenmuth Jam


Detroit City Chicken

----- Original Message ----- 
From: pete  
Sent: Tuesday, August 02, 2011 4:20 PM

Hi am looking for a recipe for a detroit classic called city chicken ive 
looked online but none of the recipes are the one i remember as a youth . 
the one I am looking for is ground veal and pork, spices,coated in cornmeal 
and shaped kind of like a turkey leg and the put on a square then pan fried 
but i cant find the specifics. any info you could find would be really appreciated. 

thanks pete b

Hello Pete,

There are dozens of recipes for city chicken. This recipe is sometimes called "mock chicken legs". Most are fried & simmered until done, but many are browned in a skillet and then finished in the oven. Most call for veal and pork cubes, but some use ground pork and veal. The traditional coating is bread crumbs or cracker crumbs. A few recipes call for cornflake crumbs or flour as a coating. I did not find any at all that call for a cornmeal coating. Sorry.

The dish may have originally been Polish or Polish-American. It has connections to both Detroit and to Western Pennsylvania. City Chicken or Mock Chicken as a name for the dish dates from the 19th and early 20th century when chickens were scarce. Veal was more common than chicken and was actually cheaper than chicken at the time. Chicken was actually considered a higher status dish than veal.


Lawry's Red Wine Vinegar Dressing

----- Original Message ----- 
From: Chris
Sent: Sunday, August 07, 2011 7:10 PM
Subject: Dressing

> Back in the 60's & 70's Lawry's had a Red Wine Vinegar Dressing that could
> be purchased at the market.  I haven't been able to purchase it for quite
> awhile.  I have a great Seafood Salad recipe that requires this dressing.
> Do you have a recipe that is close?  I've tried oil and vinegar but I 
> think
> they must have had some herbs in it.
> Appreciate any help you can give.
> Chris

Hello Chris,

I had no success finding any red wine vinegar dressing recipe that claimed to be Lawry's or a copycat of Lawry's, or even one that claimed to taste similar to Lawry's. Every red wine salad dressing appears to differ somewhat, and without a list of the ingredients that were in Lawry's product, I have no way to find one that might be similar if the recipe doesn't specifically say so. I think you will have to try bottled red wine vinegar dressings and/or recipes until you find one that is suitable. There are recipes on these sites and one below:

Sun Times

Recipe Secrets

Food Network UK


Red Wine Vinegar Dressing:

1/2 tsp salt
1/4 c Salad oil
1TBS parsley
2TBS sugar
2TBS red wine vinegar
1/4 tsp Tabasco sauce

Mix all ingredients and marinate as long as possible in refrigerator, 
stirring frequently, to dissolve sugar.

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