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“The Salad Chef Speaks, Part XXXI: Today’s Salad is a Glittering Jewel of Delightful Tastes, a Delicious Cherry-Based Fruit Salad, perfect for a Side Salad or an Entrée-sized Gourmet Trist!” by Chef Murph MacDougal

 
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Today’s album is Frank Zappa’s twenty-third solo album , “Francesco Zappa,” came out in 1984 and once again is another excellent and unique album that is another collector’s item!  The fact that Frank Zappa died years ago means that all of his catalog of musical offerings are much sought-after, desired, and required if one is to claim that he or she is a connoisseur of music of the era.  I suggest that you take the link posted above, go to Amazon.com and buy it post haste!  You are going to be glad that you did!               





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THE SALAD CHEF SPEAKS, PART XXXI

 



The Salad Chef Speaks, Part XXXI: Today’s Salad is a Glittering Jewel of Delightful Tastes, a Delicious Cherry-Based Fruit Salad, perfect for a Side Salad or an Entrée-sized Gourmet Trist!” by Chef Murph MacDougal



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Bakersfield, CA, 02-27-2013 W: Here we are again, the day before Hump Day—no, I have not forgotten the way things go around here, it is sort of like being in the navy and the first time one crosses the equator, they get beat up or some such thing—and I will duly note it tomorrow!  However, today is Wednesday and I would like to mention something about how I feel about the loss of Beverly Carrick last year in November.  I met the woman once and while I think she looked down upon me, considering that her son and I were doing the deed hot and heavy back in 1978 after he dumped his wife and I dumped my husband, I have to say she was a lady with a lot of class.  I wish I had the opportunity to have met her under different circumstances but one day I was over at the Shamrock house in Bakersfield, California visiting the “Bug” and she came by to see him and met me.  I think back in those days she had the attitude that whoever was dating her son was nothing but a slut, which definitely left me out of the picture.  I think that had Stinky and I gone on together and gotten married instead of me dumping him because he moved in some other ho named Karen Smart and I went back to my husband Gary, we might have had a completely different life.  Unfortunately, that is how things worked out and I always have had some sadness about it.
Beverly Carrick in the 1970's...
  Anyhow, I must say that Beverly's paintings are the most amazing I have ever seen in my life, she had the skills that many would die for, for which many Chinese spend hours working in sweatshops in Beijing copying her artworks for sale around the world.  To me, that is the ultimate sign of success when the Chinese copy your artworks because they see you as being one of the most brilliant artists and not some schlub like Thomas Kinkaid that went to THEM to have them copy his paintings so he could tell the world, “Look how great I am!”  No, Mr. Kinkaid has to be one of the most crass, commercially minded artists who probably painted little more than twenty percent of his own works instead relying on oriental counterfeiters to do it for him.  That is the sad thing about the world of art is that with the digital abilities possessed by many bad governments, it is easy to copy commercial artworks and to sell them as originals.  People have absolutely little or no idea as to what “real” art is and will buy crap they see illegals—standing along the streets of most large American cities—hawking at low, low prices.  I would never go to a local hotel that markets “this weekend only, original oil paintings for $20 or less,” I mean, what kind of crap is that and how stupid do they think the consumers are? 
Beverly Carrick in the 1990's...
Well, you know the answer, if the Doubletree Inn is willing to spend thousands of dollars on a full-page or worse, two full-page ads promoting crappy artworks at a low price, then they must think that most of us are truly idiots!  They must think that we are feebleminded ignorant boneheads to buy a horrible painting, put it on our walls, and invite our friends and neighbors over to see it!  I remember the days when they used to sell paintings that had all of these big-eyed, sad-looking kids on velvet or some crud like that and man, oh, man, did those paintings sell!  Do you remember the “clown” paintings that used to be in every single magazine one looked at, I mean, that was back in the 1960’s and the 1970’s, sort of like those dogs playing cards smoking cigarettes.   I guess the gist of what I am trying to tell all of you is that it is important to view fine art armed with knowledge, like visiting a wide variety of art magazines, going to art galleries, every single state and every single big city typically has an art gallery or two of high repute.  You can see artworks displayed in every city in every state and can take art classes at your local junior colleges with which to arm one before venturing out into the world of crass commercialism. 
"Flight" by Beverly Carrick
Therefore, what I am suggesting to you is that you need to visit the blog on a daily basis, look at all of the fine art by Beverly Carrick, buy some of her paintings; we will make you a deal.  I assure you, within the next two weeks, the prices at the Website are going to increase higher than what we presently advertise them as being here.  That is the sad economic fact of life, when artists pass away; their works increase astronomically and beyond the scope of the normal art-loving customer to afford.  It is the same thing as being a music lover and when bands currently market product, the albums are generally a lot cheaper than once the artist is no more or worse—as in the case of Frank Zappa—dead.  Buy things when you have the opportunity to do so as to not do so is to risk paying treble or more per item than what it would originally have been!  Take my word, we do not lie to the customers here, we try to pamper them to the best of our abilities!
"Reflections of Evening" by Beverly Carrick
Our salad for today is one of the most attractive I have ever made in my life, the one I teach you how to do today is made with fresh cherries, strawberries, peaches, and a whole bunch of other vitamin-rich beautiful and tasty ingredients.  Sure, I rea.ize that a lot of people simply do not worry about making salads, they see it as something they assign their illegals to do which to me, is simply not the case.  No, there is a great deal of money to be made if one markets them properly, take my word, I have been doing this for far too long and by the time I retire, I think I will most likely have made more than one million salads of all types, sizes, shapes, and ingredients.  Here we go:
"Desert Afternoon" by Beverly Carrick
(#1745-C) CHERRY-BASED FRUIT SALADS (SIDE SALADS)

 

Many chefs do not enjoy working in the pantry as they consider the art of making salads and sandwiches to be mundane, boring, and time-consuming.  Yes, the pantry can be all of these things and yet, it is a place in which, some of the greatest ongoing culinary experimentation takes place.  This salad is both beautiful and desirable, it can serve as a side salad for a much heavier meal or you can transform it into an entrée-sized weight-watching dreamscape.  Generally, when people see what the folks at the next table are enjoying eating, it does not take them very long to begin ordering the exact same thing.  You can charge a great deal more for this excellent salad but still give it away at a much lower cost and still do well.  Try it; you are going to love it, as will your guests!
Yield:  four servings / Mis-en-place: 30 minutes set-up / 5-10 minutes to prepare:
 

 

Qty.
Measure
Item
Other
1
Firm head
Iceberg lettuce
Rinsed & dried
1
Large
Head romaine lettuce
Rinsed & dried
2
Ribs
Celery, Chinese-cut (angular cut)
Rinsed
1
Large
Carrot, peeled and ripple-cut thin sliced
Rinsed
2
Cups
Fresh cherries, pitted
Rinsed
2
Cups
Fresh strawberries, hulled and sliced
Rinsed
1
Cup
Thompson seedless green grapes, halved
Rinsed
4
Each
Kiwifruit, peeled and sliced
 
2
Each
Fresh peaches, peeled, pitted, and sliced
 
2
Each
Vine-ripened tomatoes, hulled and quartered
 
4
Sprigs
Fresh parsley
Rinsed
Freshly minced parsley flakes
Rinsed & dried
Dressings of choice
 

 

Method:

1.     Mis-en-place: have everything ready with which to work! First, remove the outer leaves of the two lettuces, discarding any that are overly dirty, unattractive, or damaged.  Then, remove the more attractive outer leaves of the romaine lettuce while chopping the remainder with the iceberg lettuce.  Soak the salad components in cold water along with the outer leaves of the romaine for about 20 minutes; afterward, drain and dry the leaves while spinning the salad lettuces in a salad spinner until completely dry. 
2.     Next, prepare the vegetables as directed, and then place them in individual pans until ready for use.  Meanwhile, prepare the fruits as directed taking great care to pit the cherries losing as little meat as possible.  Discard the pits, rinse them quickly and briskly underneath cold running water for 5-10 seconds, then spin dry in your salad spinner once it is unoccupied.  Have the remaining fruits and miscellaneous items ready for use.
3.     Place a foundation of romaine lettuce leaves in each of four large serving or salad bowls.  Then, place a mound of chopped romaine and iceberg lettuces atop that.  Press it down just a bit then begin layering the fruits and vegetables onto each salad, keeping everything in its own grouping.  Begin with the carrots and celery, have them on opposing sides and then atop them building up to a “pinnacle” of sorts, the fruits: kiwifruit slices, strawberry slices, halved green grapes, and peaches. 
4.     Insert quartered tomatoes here and there and then swirl dressings of choice over each salad.  Dust them with freshly minced parsley flakes, and finish with parsley sprigs.  If you wish, place the bowls atop doily-lined serving plates and take out to the guests.  If desired, serve your salad dressings alongside each salad in goosenecks.  Accompany with warm bread and butter and you have a meal.
Salads such as these are ideal either for side salads accompanying a meal or for larger entrée-sized salads.  Of course, you would need to increase the components but you can easily do that at your leisure.  The great thing about modern cookery, however, is that we can do so many things and call them “unique and eclectic” and the diners simply love them.  It is sad that the greats like Auguste Escoffier now seem as “old” and “historic,” but they simply would never have made salads such as this one so we must be thankful that times have indeed changed!

Auguste Escoffier: Master Chef, 1846-1935, the “King of Chefs and Chef of Kings.”
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          To buy paintings, recipes, or full article series, please send us your information by mailing us at P.O. Box #20669, Bakersfield, CA, 93309-0669.  You can call about paintings at 661-834-5185; we will take all calls and provide to you as much information as is available.  It is time that we begin taking the next step and to immortalize Beverly Carrick for eternity and begin moving towards the establishment of a website of our own! God bless each single one of you amongst our fan base!       
THEM OR US/THING FISH
          Tomorrow is HUMP DAY and that is always exciting, I will do my best to come up with something extremely unique so plan on being here.  Do not forget: please visit the Website of the artist and buy a painting there or buy one directly from us.  The main warehouse of the Beverly Carrick artworks is here in Bakersfield, California, so we ship them to you direct, the only thing you need to do is to take them to a framer of your choice so you can pick out the appropriate frame meant for you and you alone.  It is important always to seek out the best framer in one’s area as we sell paintings sans frames obviously as framing a painting is a matter of personal tastes.  People need to select the best frame for their painting as that adds a great deal of beauty not to mention value to a painting.  You can find them either on your computer or by going through the Yellow Pages of your phone directory, either way, pick nothing but the best and you are going to be one big fat happy cat!                                                                                 
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Anyhow, let us close with this impassioned plea—please leave some comments and/or become a follower and why not spend some money and purchase an album by Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention and/or buy a cookbook from Amazon.com—we want to make some money here so help us out by buying something!  Allied with them, we are pleased to market their merchandise!  Amazon.com is one of the greatest—if not the ultimate greatest!—online department stores in which, one can find almost everything on the planet.  We love them and they love us and we want all of you to visit them daily, take advantage of their deals on everything from kitchen equipment to cookbooks, CDs, DVDs, and everything else a person could want.  Everything you buy from them puts money into our pockets, which allows us to keep this fine blog up-and-running 24/7/365!  God bless America and God bless Amazon.com!

Thank you, my friends!

Murph MacDougal

Murph MacDougal

Certified Club Manager, ACF Member, Foodserver/Bartender and professional Chef and Baker

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This is a picture of me when I was a young chef in the kitchen back in 1975. I apprenticed underneath my father and spent six years working for him in his British-Irish Restaurant in Fresno, California. I later moved to Frazier Park, California, and spent quite a few years working in the area and that is where I met Stinkbug. Anyhow, I am now working at a country club over on the coast near San Luis Obispo.

Chef Murph MacDougal writes from San Luis Obispo, California.

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  1. Size 36” x 72”…………………………………………………………. $18,000.00.
  2. Size 40” x 60”…………………………………………………………. $15,450.00.
  3. Size 36” x 48”…………………………………………………………. $11,500.00.
  4. Size 30” x 40”…………………………………………………………. $ 9,900.00.
  5. Size 24” x 48”…………………………………………………………. $ 9,000.00.
  6. Size 24” x 36”…………………………………………………………. $ 8,240.00.
  7. Size 24” x 30”…………………………………………………………$ 7,600.00.
  8. Size 20” x 24”…………………………………………………………$ 5,950.00.
  9. Size 18” x 24”…………………………………………………………$ 5,950.00.
  10. Size 16” x 20”…………………………………………………………$ 5,400.00.
  11. Size 12” x 24” …....................................................................................$ 5,400.00.
  12. Size 12” x 16”….....................................................................................$ 4,500.00.
  13. Size 11” x 14”…………………………………………………………$ 4,500.00.
  14. Size 9” x 12” …………………………………………………………. $ 1,200.00.
  15. Size 8” x 10” …………………………………………………………. $ 1,000.00.



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