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Amuse bouche: Australian Desserts- Anzac Cookies

By on Sep 21, 2010 in amuse bouche, Australia, Desserts | 0 comments

Anzac cookies are made of oatmeal and coconut, and first came about around the first world war as a popular cookie to send to soldiers of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC). Australians lost a large number of soldiers during WWI, specifically during the battle of Gallipoli in Turkey. Every year, the country celebrates the national holiday of Anzac day for all the fallen soldiers of the country both past and present, and eating anzac cookies is a popular treat during this time. Source: Looking for Flavour by Barbara Santich p. 113 ****************** 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....

Amuse bouche: Send soldiers chew, not cookies!

By on Sep 14, 2010 in amuse bouche, Food News | 2 comments

An article posted on Slate revealed that most soldiers received the craziest things they cannot use while in combat, such as AARP magazines, Hello Kitty shirts and enough cookies to crush a horse. What do they really want? Chewing tobacco. Shocker. Source: September 5, 2010 Slate article *************** 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!