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January 22, 2018
Gastronomer: A biped of the human kind who never eats or drinks without being hungry or thirsty; who never swallows food before having thoroughly masticated it, and never masticates before having tasted it; who never eats or drinks anything the property of which is not known; never eats too much, even of quails, civet, or matelote; and never drinks too much, even of water.

Pierre Blot 1867

Cooking Tip of the Month: Preparing split peas

For every cup of dry peas, use two cups water. With split peas, there is no need to soak.
Bring water to a boil and cook for about 30 minutes, or until the peas reach desired tenderness. One cup of dried peas will yield two cups of cooked peas.
Source:   USA Dry Pea and Lentil Council
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