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Old 09-10-2003, 02:15 AM
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Started to watch Good Eats. About tapenade which Alton Brown described as a
classic Italian olive paste, ingredients olives, garlic, olive oil improved
by wheat berries. Idiot!! Thought he knew better; shan't bother with him
again.



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Old 09-10-2003, 02:37 AM
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On Wed, 8 Oct 2003 21:15:49 -0400, "Anthony" wrote:

Started to watch Good Eats. About tapenade which Alton Brown described as a
classic Italian olive paste, ingredients olives, garlic, olive oil improved
by wheat berries. Idiot!! Thought he knew better; shan't bother with him
again.


Why? Is it because you believe it to be a provencial recipe? Well, it
is also considered by many to be a classic Italian dish also. Is it the
basic ingredients? That he left out capers and anchovies? Well, there
are many variations on the recipe. Or is it that he thinks the addition
of wheat berris improves the recipe? That is a matter of personal
taste, not mine, but it looks like his.


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Old 09-10-2003, 02:55 AM
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Robert Klute wrote:
On Wed, 8 Oct 2003 21:15:49 -0400, "Anthony" wrote:


Started to watch Good Eats. About tapenade which Alton Brown described as a
classic Italian olive paste, ingredients olives, garlic, olive oil improved
by wheat berries. Idiot!! Thought he knew better; shan't bother with him
again.



Why? Is it because you believe it to be a provencial recipe? Well, it
is also considered by many to be a classic Italian dish also. Is it the
basic ingredients? That he left out capers and anchovies? Well, there
are many variations on the recipe. Or is it that he thinks the addition
of wheat berris improves the recipe? That is a matter of personal
taste, not mine, but it looks like his.



Seems like he belongs to the famous:

i.have.an.alien.anal.probe.stuck.so.high.up.my.rec tum.nearly.touching.the.descending.colon.org

These are pseudo purists which have no friggin originality.

Richard



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Old 09-10-2003, 03:13 AM
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Why? Is it because you believe it to be a provencial recipe? Well, it
is also considered by many to be a classic Italian dish also. Is it the
basic ingredients? That he left out capers and anchovies? Well, there
are many variations on the recipe. Or is it that he thinks the addition
of wheat berris improves the recipe? That is a matter of personal
taste, not mine, but it looks like his.

You know where the name comes from? And what it means?


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Old 09-10-2003, 03:58 AM
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On Wed, 8 Oct 2003 21:15:49 -0400, "Anthony" wrote:

Started to watch Good Eats. About tapenade which Alton Brown described as a
classic Italian olive paste, ingredients olives, garlic, olive oil improved
by wheat berries. Idiot!! Thought he knew better; shan't bother with him
again.


I have seen Alton make mistakes in the past. I don't know what you think
was wrong with this, but probably that's because I'm not a tapenade expert.
But that there was some mistake in his information (or more likely, he was
offering a "common" description/name, not an "expert" one) doesn't change
that his show is fun, he is interesting and fun, and you learn a LOT from
the information he provides. What it's called, and where it's from doesn't
change that it sounds yummy.

BTW, the show wasn't about making any sort of traditional dish, it was
about serving wheat products in flavourful ways, which the recipe he gave
certainly fit.

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Old 09-10-2003, 06:08 PM
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"Anthony" wrote:
Started to watch Good Eats. About tapenade which Alton Brown described as a
classic Italian olive paste, ingredients olives, garlic, olive oil improved
by wheat berries. Idiot!! Thought he knew better; shan't bother with him
again.


Ya bonehead, the tapenade was what he called the mixture BEFORE he
mixed in the wheat berries.

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Old 09-10-2003, 06:44 PM
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On Wed, 8 Oct 2003 22:13:56 -0400, "Anthony" wrote:


"Robert Klute" wrote in message
Why? Is it because you believe it to be a provencial recipe? Well, it
is also considered by many to be a classic Italian dish also. Is it the
basic ingredients? That he left out capers and anchovies? Well, there
are many variations on the recipe. Or is it that he thinks the addition
of wheat berris improves the recipe? That is a matter of personal
taste, not mine, but it looks like his.

You know where the name comes from? And what it means?


Yes, it derives from the french word for capers - tapeno. However, if
you look at recipes for tapenades, the most commonly occuring ingredient
is Italian black olives. Recipes involve, sometimes to the exclusion of
the base ingrediant. For example, when was the last time you had, or
saw, a mincemeat pie that actually had meat ( or even suet ) in it?
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Old 09-10-2003, 08:33 PM
Darryl L. Pierce
 
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Anthony wrote:
Started to watch Good Eats. About tapenade which Alton Brown described as a
classic Italian olive paste, ingredients olives, garlic, olive oil improved
by wheat berries. Idiot!! Thought he knew better; shan't bother with him
again.


I just watched the episode, and he clearly said before adding the wheat
berries that what they had was the traditional recipe, but that he was
adding the berries to make it last longer and have more body.

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Old 09-10-2003, 10:04 PM
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"Robert Klute" wrote in message
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On Wed, 8 Oct 2003 21:15:49 -0400, "Anthony" wrote:

Started to watch Good Eats. About tapenade which Alton Brown described

as a
classic Italian olive paste, ingredients olives, garlic, olive oil

improved
by wheat berries. Idiot!! Thought he knew better; shan't bother with

him
again.


Why? Is it because you believe it to be a provencial recipe? Well, it
is also considered by many to be a classic Italian dish also. Is it the
basic ingredients? That he left out capers and anchovies? Well, there
are many variations on the recipe. Or is it that he thinks the addition
of wheat berris improves the recipe? That is a matter of personal
taste, not mine, but it looks like his.


According to the "Food Lover's Companion", Tapenade comes from the Provençe
region of France, not Italy. I'm guessing this was the mistake reffered to
by the original poster.

-Adam


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Anthony wrote:

Started to watch Good Eats. About tapenade which Alton Brown described as a
classic Italian olive paste, ingredients olives, garlic, olive oil improved
by wheat berries. Idiot!! Thought he knew better; shan't bother with him
again.


Somebody on a TV cooking show does one thing you don't like, so you quit
watching? Talk about picky. Alton's done a number of things I didn't
agree with, but the bulk of his show is good information.





Brian Rodenborn


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