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Subject: Martha's favorite Latke recipe, Andrea Bocelli, & French treat tonight
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From: Dee.Dee 
Date: Tue, 11 Dec 2007 15:21:34 -0500
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Tonight's show of Martha Stewart says:

Andrea Bocelli performs, chef Christopher Harkness prepares a French treat; 
Martha's favorite recipe for latkes; a tour of Russ & Daughters.

It's on the Living channel EST 8pm.

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From: Arri London 
Date: Tue, 11 Dec 2007 22:14:10 -0700
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LOL that was on Fox yesterday morning! Didn't like Martha's latkes at
all LOL. Russ & Daughters is the sort of shop that would bankrupt me if
one were in the neighbourhood.

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From: Dee.Dee 
Date: Wed, 12 Dec 2007 00:29:08 -0500
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Arri London wrote:
> LOL that was on Fox yesterday morning! Didn't like Martha's latkes at
> all LOL. Russ & Daughters is the sort of shop that would bankrupt me if
> one were in the neighbourhood.

I've never seen so many versions (on her site) of latkes.  I guess if you 
don't like one of them, try another.  I saw the long thread about latkes.  I 
guess it is something one could discuss forever.  My feeling about them all: 
what's to dislike? Potatoes, grease, etc.  Good stuff.

Most of all my impression of the program:  I couldn't get over how long 
Andrea's feet are.  I was wondering if they are intentionally long to let 
him know if he starts tipping to the front when he is singing.  Just 
couldn't get it out of my mind when he was singing.

Also he looked pretty puny to me, and there Martha is with her husky 
voice -- is it a permanent cold she has, I wonder?
I hope he is not ill -- But he sounds pretty good.

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From: Arri London 
Date: Wed, 12 Dec 2007 20:17:23 -0700
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Dee.Dee wrote:

> I've never seen so many versions (on her site) of latkes.  I guess if you
> don't like one of them, try another.  I saw the long thread about latkes.  I
> guess it is something one could discuss forever.  My feeling about them all:
> what's to dislike? Potatoes, grease, etc.  Good stuff.

LOL and the holiday passed without us making a single latke!!
Disgraceful! I like them midway in texture between Martha's 'rough cut'
latkes and the smoother potato cakes.
 
> Most of all my impression of the program:  I couldn't get over how long
> Andrea's feet are.  I was wondering if they are intentionally long to let
> him know if he starts tipping to the front when he is singing.  Just
> couldn't get it out of my mind when he was singing.

LOL never noticed his feet at all.
 
> Also he looked pretty puny to me, and there Martha is with her husky
> voice -- is it a permanent cold she has, I wonder?
> I hope he is not ill -- But he sounds pretty good.

He sounded good but it wasn't the best performance I've ever heard from
him. Martha is getting over laryngitis; it can take a week or two to
recover full voice.

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From: Boron Elgar 
Date: Wed, 12 Dec 2007 08:13:02 -0500
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Arri London wrote:
>LOL that was on Fox yesterday morning! Didn't like Martha's latkes at
>all LOL. Russ & Daughters is the sort of shop that would bankrupt me if
>one were in the neighbourhood.

Russ & Daughters has incredible herring in cream sauce. And all the
salmon! Heavenly.

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From: Dee.Dee 
Date: Wed, 12 Dec 2007 14:28:34 -0500
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Boron Elgar wrote:
> Russ & Daughters has incredible herring in cream sauce. And all the
> salmon! Heavenly.

Yes, the owners did say that salmon was their biggest seller.
Dee Dee 

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From: sf
Date: Wed, 12 Dec 2007 21:22:51 -0800
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Dee.Dee wrote:
>the owners did say that salmon was their biggest seller.

Salmon what, Dee?

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From: Dee.Dee 
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2007 00:31:54 -0500
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sf wrote:
> Salmon what, Dee?

Next to tears -- I don't know, sf  -- because I don't understand all the 
salmon terms; i.e., smoked, lox, and whatever else there is.  Some of it 
looks and tastes raw and very mushy to me, producing a gag reflex, so I've 
always avoided learning about it.  I prefer smoked because it is drier, and 
poached and baked and grilled salmon.  From there, it is all mystery to me. 
I don't know what that salmon they serve.

Maybe they didn't say anything specific, but I know they did say 'salmon' 
was there biggest seller.  But they did come out with some sort of bread - 
bagels? - and salmon to give to all the audience from the 'Daughters.'

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From: Boron Elgar 
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2007 08:46:17 -0500
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Dee.Dee wrote:
>Next to tears -- I don't know, sf  -- because I don't understand all the 
>salmon terms; i.e., smoked, lox, and whatever else there is.

I got some spectacular smoked Irish salmon when I was there a couple
of months ago. 

I grew up with all sorts of lox, of course, but as an adult, began to
discover and appreciate all sorts of wonderful cured and smoked
salmons.

I make my own gravlax this time of year and am quite proud of it, but
there is something about a first rate smoked Irish salmon (I have had
it there and over here in various places) that practically makes me
weak in the knees.

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From: Boron Elgar 
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2007 08:41:54 -0500
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sf wrote:
>Salmon what, Dee?

No rush....

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From: Dee.Dee 
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2007 10:30:47 -0500
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Boron Elgar wrote:
> No rush....

LOL!
I don't know whether your reply was meant to be funny, but I got a good 
laugh, as I figure that you probably know that I know absolutely nothing 
about salmon, and indeed my answer would not be forthcoming for many a moon.

This answer reminds me of a lady at f-i-l's senior living dining, where one 
woman who 'always' waits until I get a total mouthful, then asks me a 
question.  I swear she has a glint in her eye, then says, "No rush."  So 
cute, she was.  Miss Miriam.

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From: Boron Elgar 
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2007 10:52:47 -0500
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Dee.Dee wrote:
>This answer reminds me of a lady at f-i-l's senior living dining, where one 
>woman who 'always' waits until I get a total mouthful, then asks me a 
>question.  I swear she has a glint in her eye, then says, "No rush."  So 
>cute, she was.  Miss Miriam.

Actually, I was making a Salman Rushdie joke.

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From: Dee.Dee 
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2007 12:38:44 -0500
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Boron Elgar wrote:
> Actually, I was making a Salman Rushdie joke.

Yep, it went over my head.

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From: Arri London 
Date: Wed, 12 Dec 2007 20:15:29 -0700
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Boron Elgar wrote:
> Russ & Daughters has incredible herring in cream sauce. And all the
> salmon! Heavenly.

*Sigh* having another fit of jealousy! Everything they sell is at the
top of my list for 'good things' (to coin a phrase :)) to eat.


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