Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Delicacy of the Wild West

Virginia City Journal article by Virginia Leigh Brown
VIRGINIA CITY, NEV. -- The judges gathered around the pool table at the Union Brewery Saloon, their palates attuned despite thick nicotine haze. They were here to assess the taste, texture, and creative flair of a not-for-the faint-of-heart culinary tradition known as the mountain oyster -- the Wild West on a plate. Click above URL to read the article.

This is Oh So Good!

Cooking School

Jamie Dunn conducts cooking schools throughout Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas, New Mexico and Arizona. Jamie received her degree in Home Economics Education from Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Oklahoma.
Jamie resides in Oswasso, Oklahoma with her husband and three sons. I've only attended the Taste of Home Cooking School three times (maybe four ??) and each time Jamie has been the culinary specialist and she is great. I always come home fired up and ready to cook. {This is not to say that my enthusiasm continues! (which my husband would attest to, I imagine).} “Our recipes have an international flavor this season,” Dunn said. “Mushroom Napoleon” marries traditional goat cheese with portabella mushrooms for a savory twist to a wholesome culinary sensation. “Mexican Lasagna” will dazzle the palate with zesty salsa and the pungent flavor of cilantro, commonly called Mexican parsley. “Spicy Asian Shrimp Salad” melds lime juice and hot chili paste with spring greens and shrimp for a zippy flavor blast." [February 28, 2009 - Shawnee, Oklahoma article]

Is this Shakespeare??

Experts believe that the sitter is William Shakespeare because:

1. They can trace the painting directly to someone closely connected to Shakespeare

2. Some copies of the painting can be traced back to within living memory of Shakespeare

3. The Cobbe portrait is inscribed with a classical quotation addressed to a playwright

Although it is likely that the man featured in the Cobbe portrait is William Shakespeare, the evidence remains circumstantial because a direct link back to Shakespeare himself cannot be established. However, the original and its copies are now being considered together as a group for the first time.

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