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Questions & Comments

Dear Global Gourmet,

Maybe someone can help me--My fiancee ate a dish called shrimp fra diavlo (at least that's how he pronounced it)..loved it and wants me to try making it. I can't find a recipe anywhere!! Closest I have found is a sauce called diable sauce. Is this it? Any help is appreciated!!

Peppers

Karen
SHAUNTHEHUNTER@[email-address-removed]

 
Dear Karen,

The correct spelling is "fra diavolo," which translates as "Brother Devil" and refers to a tomato sauce spiced with red peppers. You can use the Search feature at Global Gourmet to find recipes. I typed in "fra diavolo" and came up with Pasta with Mussels Fra Diavolo, a recipe from our own Pasta, Risotto and You column. It looks like you could easily substitute shrimp for the mussels.

Kate Heyhoe
The Global Gourmet

 
Dear Global Gourmet,

Thanks so much for clearing up the shrimp fra diavolo mystery!! I was SO close and yet couldn't find it. I will try it out on my other half!!

Cheers...

Karen
SHAUNTHEHUNTER@[email-address-removed]

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Hi,

I am an 11 year old girl doing a report on Costa Rica in Central America. One of my ideas was to maybe make a food or dish from Costa Rica. Like a recipe they cook. Do you have a recipe from there for me? Please get back to me as soon as you can.

Thank you for your help,

Dena Hutchinson
Denacheers@[email-address-removed]

 
Dear Dena,

Hmmm....Sounds like you've yet to explore the Global Destinations section at Global Gourmet. We've not covered the whole world yet, but we do have a backgrounder and a couple recipes from Costa Rica.

Good luck,

Kate Heyhoe
The Global Gourmet

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Dear Global Gourmet,

Please help me out if possible. Can latkes be also spelled LOTKE?

Thank you.

Martha Stein
BStein8767@[email-address-removed]

 
Dear Martha,

I've checked several culinary references and none of them include the spelling "lotke" as an alternative to "latke". I'm curious why you asked. Have you seen it spelled as such elsewhere?

Kate Heyhoe
The Global Gourmet

 
Dear Global Gourmet,

Thank you for replying. I have a friend who made aprons with Jewish sayings. She has the saying LOW-CAL LOTKE.

Thank you,

Martha Stein
BStein8767@[email-address-removed]

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Dear Global Gourmet,

I am looking for a recipe for the cheesecake made by Ebingers Bakery in Brooklyn back in the 1950s. It was less creamy than modern cheesecakes....a bit flaky and a wonderful cool rich taste, but not too rich. Can you help?

Thanks,

Lois
LSMinsk@[email-address-removed]

 
Dear Lois,

Jill Van Cleave wrote the book The Neighborhood Bake Shop, which includes information on Ebinger's Bakery. I suggest you contact the author through her publisher, William Morrow; try contacting their publicitity department in New York City. You can buy the book at amazon.com as well.

Kate Heyhoe
The Global Gourmet

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Dear Kate,

I was hoping you could give me some advice. I want to go to a professional culinary school in Italy for at least a year. I've been searching on the internet and I found a few schools however, I have no idea of how credible or renowned the schools are. I want to go to a really good school. Any advise would be greatly appreciated and helpful.

Thank you.

Anthony
woodboynewyork*hotmail.com

 
Dear Anthony,

Take a spin over to www.shawguides.com. They publish excellent resource guides, including ones about cooking schools—both career and recreational—and their listings cover the world. Start there and when you find one that interests you, ask them for references. Numerous great schools and classes exist, but many are booked a year or more in advance.

Fruit

Ciao, bello!

Kate Heyhoe
The Global Gourmet

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Dear Global Gourmet,

Mangoes do not contain Vitamin D. I am referring to the nutritional value your site said about delicious mangos. Your site is very extensive but you have one area about mangos and cooking. It was stated how healthy they are, which is all true, but it also said mangoes contained vitamin D. I can't tell you exactly where. Sorry.

By the way your web site is very attractive and not tedious to read from.

Diana
dianahahnborst*hotmail.com

 
Dear Diana,

Yes, we found the mango article with the error. There was a typo and the vitamin should have been E instead of D. Mangoes are rich in vitamins A, C and E. It's been corrected.

Thanks.

The Global Gourmet

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Dear Global Gourmet,

I made a batch of the Ham and Corn Chowder as a special treat for my aunt and her husband who were visiting from Florida. They loved it as much as I did and even took some home. She had wanted me to print out the recipe, but she forgot to take it. I thought it would be a great idea to "suggest your web site" to her so she could research all the terrific recipes you have. When I clicked on the "suggest this page to a friend" icon (several times) I always got an error message that the "page could not be found". How can I send your website to my aunt?

Thanks for all the great recipes!

angel040900*hotmail.com

 
Dear Angel, The server was being moved that week and some of the server programs were not working correctly during a brief period. Everything is back to normal so the Suggest page now works.

Thanks.

The Global Gourmet

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Hi Global Gourmet Guys,

One thing I would like to suggest: Can you make the printing of the recipes easier? So that you only need to print the recipe and not the text before it and that it fits neatly on one page?

PS: I am going to try you out with the Pad Thai tonight.

Thanks,

Gabriele Teich
g_rumpel*hotmail.com

 
Dear Global Gourmet,

You have a great and informative food web site. However, it would be nicer to print just the recipe and not the entire page. I print many of your recipes and it would be great just to print the recipe.

Thanks.

Walt Wallman
waltw68@[email-address-removed]
Irvine CA

 
Dear Readers,

Our site launched in 1994 and grew quickly. We now have thousands of recipes on our site, almost all in our regular page format. Unfortunately, it's now become cost-prohibitive to convert all those recipes to a different format. Should the economics of the web change in coming years, setting up a better printer-friendly recipe format will be our first priority.

The Global Gourmet

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Dear Global Gourmet,

I accidently sent my Gourmet Guess entry before putting my town and zip code on the form. I don't think I did it—actually I think my computer did it all by itself. Anyway, I hope my entry still counts.

Nan Lehmann
nanlehmann@[email-address-removed]
Ridgeland, SC

 
Dear Nan,

Incomplete and duplicate entries are automatically disqualified. If you send in an incomplete entry by mistake, then later send in a complete entry for the same contest, both using the same email address, that second entry will also be disqualified. Only the first entry is counted and it must be complete in order to qualify for a prize. Luckily, we run the contest monthly (except during our hiatus when it runs from July 1 to August 31) so you can always enter the next contest. And please be careful when hitting the submit button—make sure all your information is entered correctly!

Thanks,

The Global Gourmet

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I'm in the process of making a web page and I would like to include your reciepe for Upside-Down Roast Canada Goose by John Manikowski along with a link to your your page. If you have any reason for me not to do this then please e-mail me.

Thank you.

Otthab1*home.com

 
Dear Otthab1,

Thank you for your interest in Global Gourmet. However, you may not reprint on your pages any of our materials. Our materials are copyrighted by either our company or the writers. You may put up a *link* to the recipe page or other pages, but copying the recipe and putting it up on your site is a copyright infringement.

This applies to all work by writers and artists, so you should be careful about what materials you put up; be sure to get written permission from the copyright owner.

Again, thanks for thinking of us.

Kate Heyhoe
The Global Gourmet

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Dear Kate:

Read your article on the Lever ScrewPull. I purchased one of these things some time ago and two weeks after I got it, it broke! Any thoughts on how to get it repaired/replaced?

Robert R. Heuermann Jr., Executive Director
St. Louis Center for International Relations
St. Louis, Missouri
director*slcir.org

 
Dear Robert,

Contact the Screwpull customer service dept. at 1-877-CREUSET or www.lecreuset.com. Their customer service reps have always been responsive and should be able to replace it as it's still under warranty.

Good luck,

Kate Heyhoe
The Global Gourmet

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I would like to post...how do I become a member???

Amanda
babybluejnz@[email-address-removed]

 
Dear Amanda,

There are no membership applications or fees specifically associated with our Message Boards, though America Online does require membership to its service to access our special sites there. Since you're already an AOL member, you can visit both our AOL sites and our website. On AOL, just type in keywords eGG or GG and click on the Messages button near the bottom of the main screen. On the web, go to www.globalgourmet.com and click on the Message Boards link in the navigation bar.

Kate Heyhoe
The Global Gourmet

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Please include me in your newsletter distribution. This is a great page.

Thank you.

Lane Evans
Levans*metlsaw.com

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