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Amuse bouche: Fruitcake’s Nutty History

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18th century Europeans would eat fruicake around the winter solstice to mark the annual nut harvest. Source: Fruitcake Forensics, p 24 December 2010 Saveur *************************************** Amuse Bouche: Noun. Etymology: French: literally, entertains the mouth. A small, complimentary appetizer served at the beginning of a meal to awaken the taste buds. Leena Eats definition: a quick shot of gastronomic knowledge for the brain. ~LTG!

Amuse bouche: The first fruitcake?

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Ancient Egyptians used to leave fruit and nut cakes in graves. Source: Fruitcake Forensics, p 24 December 2010 Saveur ************************************************ Amuse Bouche: Noun. Etymology: French: literally, entertains the mouth. A small, complimentary appetizer served at the beginning of a meal to awaken the taste buds. Leena Eats definition: a quick shot of gastronomic knowledge for the brain. ~LTG!

Amuse bouche: Fruitcake ratios

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Dried fruit and nuts comprise 70% of a fruitcake’s density. Source: Fruitcake Forensics, p. 24 in December 2010 Saveur Magazine ****************************************** Amuse Bouche: Noun. Etymology: French: literally, entertains the mouth. A small, complimentary appetizer served at the beginning of a meal to awaken the taste buds. Leena Eats definition: a quick shot of gastronomic knowledge for the brain. ~LTG!