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2008-06-25 21:02:26

By Valerie Vinyard, The Arizona Daily Star, Tucson Jun. 25--C.K. Chan gently placed the Vietnamese pepper beef on our table at Cafe Pacific restaurant. "We're the only restaurant in Tucson to serve this dish," he said with pride. Then the 69-year-old smoothly demonstrated the ways to eat the dish: Wrapped up in the crisp leaves of green lettuce, with crumbled shrimp toasts. Or piled onto the shrimp toasts. Or set aside the accouterments and simply indulge in the meat itself. Chan...

2008-06-25 06:03:04

By Valerie Vinyard, The Arizona Daily Star, Tucson Jun. 25--C.K. Chan gently placed the Vietnamese pepper beef on our table at Cafe Pacific restaurant. "We're the only restaurant in Tucson to serve this dish," he said with pride. Then the 69-year-old smoothly demonstrated the ways to eat the dish: Wrapped up in the crisp leaves of green lettuce, with crumbled shrimp toasts. Or piled onto the shrimp toasts. Or set aside the accouterments and simply indulge in the meat itself. Chan...

2008-06-24 02:29:45

Fresh salmon, cucumbers and dill served as a chilled soup makes a soothing summer supper. Cucumbers and dill are often used to garnish salmon. The texture and taste contrasts bring out the flavor of the fish. I first tasted this refreshing soup at the famous Boston restaurant, Legal Sea Foods. The secret is to cook the rich salmon for just a few minutes on its own and remove it from the saucepan, so that it does not overcook. The cucumber and onion cook in the same pan in a light broth for...

2008-03-05 15:00:27

Krista Schmidt, Milwaukee, requested the recipe for an easy-to- make tomato soup from Comet Cafe, 1947 N. Farwell Ave. She wrote: "My co-workers and I absolutely love Comet Cafe's Creamy Tomato Soup. I recommend it to everyone. We end up getting it at least twice a week." Owners Valeri Lucks and her brother, Adam Lucks, sent the recipe. Adam Lucks said the soup is listed on the menu served with a grilled cheese sandwich, but that it's also good served with a fresh baguette and butter....

2006-11-29 15:01:20

By Beth O'Malley, The Sedalia Democrat, Sedalia, Mo. Nov. 29--A Smith-Cotton High School junior plans to start a weekly soup kitchen beginning Dec. 7. Kristen Allcorn, 16, is organizing the soup kitchen, which will be from 5 to 6 p.m. at 417 W. Pettis Ave. The dinner will be every Thursday after the first one Dec. 7. Miss Allcorn plans to have clubs or organizations cook and serve the meal each week. The Smith-Cotton history club will start with a potluck dinner, she said. The...


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attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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