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Fried Mushrooms Like Friday's

----- Original Message ----- 
From: Pam 
Sent: Wednesday, March 09, 2011 2:46 PM
Subject: TGI Friday's Fried Mushrooms

Hi, my husband and I are trying to find a TGI Friday's fried mushroom recipe...
we were saddened to find out that they no longer serve them and we loved 
them and their dipping sauce that went with them. We used to travel especially 
to Louisville, Ky to get them.  In our town, we only had one place to get good 
fried mushrooms (Fergies)  and now it's gone!! If I could find something similar 
to Friday's we would be happy campers!
Help! I have searched online and tried to find recipes on copycat sites and no luck. 
Maybe you can help.

Thank you,

Hi Pam,

Sorry, no luck with Fridays' recipe. Have you tried the Fat Ronnie's recipe? See:

Fat Ronnie's Mushrooms


JL Hudson's Sour Cream Sugar Cookies

----- Original Message ----- 
From: Ronald 
Sent: Friday, March 11, 2011 9:18 AM
Subject: Help

Dear To Read This;

My Mother is looking for Recipe from the Hudson's?  She think it call 
( "Sour Cream Sugar Cookies"  The spice they had in them was either 
nutmeg or cinnamon, but I believe it was nutmeg. )  Can help find the 
recipe from Hudson's?  .  Thank you for your help.


Hello Ronald,

I had no success searching the Internet for this recipe. I have a Hudson's recipe book, but this recipe is not in it. There is a very good nutmeg sour cream sugar cookies recipe here:

Nutmeg Sour Cream Sugar Cookie



----- Original Message ----- 
From: cornelia 
Sent: Friday, March 11, 2011 10:43 AM
Subject: Recipe name

Dear Uncle Phaedrus,

I'm looking for the name of a kind of Brioche that is made around the 
French Riviera region.  Actually, the people at King Arthur Flour are 
looking for the name.  There's a batch of brownies in it for the person 
who finds the answer, but I live overseas, so you can have the brownies, 
I just can't stand not knowing the name.

The KAF people say that it's a round brioche roll with a vanilla cream filling.

Here's what they say it's NOT:

It’s not Paris Brest, choux pastry filled with cream (think chocolate éclair 
without the icing). It’s not Bienenstich, kind of the same thing, but with almonds. 
It’s not bavarois (just the filling), nor Tarte Tropezienne (though Tarte Tropezienne 
– brioche filled with pastry cream – IS the same thing).
It’s just not the same NAME.

They couldn't find a picture of it and searching with 'Brioche' + various place 
names in the south of France didn't work for them, either.

I'll tell you what: I don't care about winning the prize batch of brownies. 
I just want to know the name.  So if you find it, you can go here:
King Arthur and claim the prize yourself.

Thanks for looking.  I know you can find things that ordinary mortals cannot. 
And I HATE a mystery.

Cornelia F.

Hello Cornelia,

Sorry, I had no success with this. All I can find is that they are called "Tropezienne, an almond brioche with vanilla cream filling" in Montreal, Canada, and "Tart Tropezienne" by King Arthur on their website.


Margaret worked hard on this one:

----- Original Message ----- 
From: margaret 
To: Phaedrus 
Sent: Thursday, March 31, 2011 8:41 PM
Subject: Brioche again

Actually, according to a French website, any brioche with pastry cream is called "Brioche Le Chinois."  Don't know if that's any help.


Hi Margaret,

Well, "Brioche Le Chinois" literally translates as "Chinese bread" or "Chinese buns". I did a search on "Brioche Le Chinois", and what I got was similar to the photo you sent - a sort of cream bun with raisins or chocolate, rather than a vanilla cream-filled brioche. Here are some references:

Brioche Le Chinois 1

Brioche Le Chinois 2

Brioche Le Chinois 3


----- Original Message ----- 
From: margaret 
To: Phaedrus 
Sent: Thursday, March 31, 2011 9:48 PM
Subject: I may have it

The cream-filled brioches may be called Mimosettes.  They're made in a town in that part of France, only at certain times of the year. There's a picture on Google images.

It's a possibility


Hi Margaret,

Well, "La Mimosettes" are a cream-filled brioche, but they are only made during the "Mimosa Festival" in Pegomas, and they are served topped with mimosa buds. I could not find the flavor of the cream filling. If it's vanilla, then they might be a possibility, I suppose. The recipe is kept secret, and I did not find any copycats. Here are the references that I found:

French Riviera Tourism
"In Pégomas, Boulangerie Le Fournil des Logis delights patrons every winter with its Mimosette, a creamy brioche decorated with mimosa buds. Its recipe is still a well-guarded secret. "

Mimosa Road
"This brioche is a speciality from the bakers ‘Le Fournil du Logis’ in Pegomas and is only made during the mimosa period."


----- Original Message ----- 
From: margaret 
To: Phaedrus 
Sent: Friday, April 01, 2011 9:01 AM
Subject: brioche name 

I went back to the King Arthur site and found that the contest is closed. According to them, the name they were looking for was "Tarte de San Tropez." 
That's sort of a duh.


Hi Margaret,

The only mention I can find (other than KAF's) of "tarte de san tropez" is on the menu for "The Winds Cafe" in Yellow Springs, OH. It's called "Tarte de San Tropez with Strawberry Rhubarb Sauce." Actually, it appears that even in San Tropez they call it "Tarte Tropézienne", not "Tarte de San Tropez".
Sunday Supper

In the Michelin Guide to France they call it "tarte san tropez" with no "de". "Tarte de San Tropez" is pretty obscure. Oh well, if it had been easy, I guess it wouldn't have been much of a contest.


Big George Hamburgers

----- Original Message ----- 
From: Noel 
Sent: Thursday, March 10, 2011 9:22 AM
Subject: Big George hamburgers and Dairy Queen hot dogs


Back in the 1950s in Borger, Texas I used to get 3 Big George hamburgers 
for 25 cents. They were very tasty things that were made of some sort of 
meat and meal served on very small buns with some sort of thin mustard sauce. 
I’ve checked the internet but cannot find a thing and have no one left in 
the city that I might contact.  This is probably an impossible request since, 
in those days not everyone vended food by today’s standards ... and, as I 
remember, George ran his operation out of his house.

Another item which has haunted me to this day is finding a good quality hot dog. 
I remember the local Dairy Queen serving up delicious foot longs for a quarter 
but haven’t had one in years. I don’t care if they were filled with red dye 
number 2 ... I simply want to discover what they were made of and why I can’t 
get them anymore.

Thanks for whatever you can do!!!!!


Hello Noel,

Sorry, I had no success with either of these searches.


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