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LIFE (Ladies International Food Evenings)

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1: LADIES INTERNATIONAL FOOD EVENINGS The first of these occasional evenings, starting with Italian cuisine at Prezzo in The Carfax, Horsham 7.30 - 10.30pm Wednesday 18th May 2011 We eat together and read a few interesting facts about that country

2: PIZZA | . Some say that pizza is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy (you'll not find this in the Bible!) | PASTA

3: ALPHA | OMEGA | The Bible says "For God so loved the world that He gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life".

6: Did you ever wonder why the leaning tower of Pisa is leaning? It tilts so far it seems like it will topple over any minute. | Construction began in 1173. What the architects failed to realize was that the soil was unstable, and that a mere three-meter foundation to support the tower would not be enough.

7: What are you building your life on? | A tower or a house is only as good as its foundations. | "Truly he is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will not be shaken". (Psalm 62:6) (The "he" here refers to Jesus Christ)

8: Capital - Rome National Athem - Il Canto degli Italiani (The Song of the Italians) Government Type - Republic Prime Minister - Silvio Berlusconi (former) (as at 2012 = Mario Monti) National Holiday - Republic Day, 2 June (1946) | ITALY FACTS


12: Salute! (Cheers)

14: eating together and enjoying one another’s company is great to do

15: Italy’s national dish is pasta. The average Italian consumes 25 kilograms of pasta a year. The word “pasta” comes from the Italian word for paste, meaning a combination of flour and water. There are more than 600 pasta shapes produced worldwide. The word 'pizza' is one of the very few words which is understood almost all over the world. The pizza was invented in Naples way back in 1860s.

16: A | And finally deciding which desserts to have.


18: Undoubtedly the most famous Italian dessert (translated literally means “lift me up!”). Those biscuits soaked in coffee, layered with soft, creamy and liquored Mascarpone and dusted with cocoa powder are a great choice. | TIRAMISU

19: An uplifting evening | "Italiana-Anna", Clare & Chris, Julie Capas, Sue Kelly & Charlene, Julie Shimizu, Hilary, Karen George & Gill, Lyn, Margaret, Maureen, Pam Wadham and Eileen, Pat Hampton, Sue Martin. | Turn the page for ... Our next Ladies International Food evening Chinese/Thai cuisine on 14th September 2011. Check out Life's website www.life-baptist.org.uk

20: The Silver Wok 14th September 2011

22: Oh-la-la... then French cuisine Cote - Horsham 18th January 2012

23: Attendees Isabel Jackson, Karen George, Hilary Smith, Anna Pisani, Sarah Farr Julie Shimizu. Julie Capas, Margaret Boorman, Pam Wadham, Maureen Coleman, Pat Hampton, Sue Fahrer, Rachel Cook, Jenny Tuck, Jill Baker, Heather , Gill, Sally, Jenny U, Sharon, Pauline, Sue K, Lisa, Julie D and Eileen

24: Isabel, Heather Julie C, Sharon, Sarah, Hazel. Sally, Karen, Maureen, Julie M, Julie S, Rachel, Jenny, Sue F and Anna | EASTERN FUSION SANMAE - HORSHAM, 18TH MAY 2012

26: JAPANESE QUIZ 1.What is the name of the Japanese fermented rice wine? 2) What is the name of the WW2 suicide pilots? (It translates Divine Wind) 3. Which Japanese city hosted the winter Olympics in 1972? 4. With what is the Japanese art of Bonsai concerned? 5)What in Japan is Harakiri?

27: 6. What is the national sport in Japan? 7. Which is the highest mountain in Japan? 8 What was the name of the Emperor during the second world war? 9 Is Japan bigger than the UK in size? 10. What are the two main religions in Japan? PTO for answers

28: Answers to Japanese Quiz 1. Saki 2. Kamikaze Pilots 3. Sapporo 4. miniature trees grown in containers 5. suicide 6. sumo wrestling 7. Mount Fuji 8. Emperor Hirohito 9. Yes 10. Shinto and Buddhism


32: SUSHI: this word is actually a compound of the word 'su' - which means vinegar - and the word 'shi' - which means "skill of hand" It's a Japanese dish made with special Japanese white hulled sushi rice, commonly called 'sushi rice'. It is a high quality short grain rice that is sticky and slightly sweet (not to be mistaken for glutinous rice). The rice is cooked and turned out into a round, flat-bottom wooden dish and Rice Vinegar is gradually added and stirred in a cutting action as the rice is allowed to cool down.

33: Once the rice is cool, dampen fingers in some water, and take a sufficient portion of rice to spread, with damp fingers, evenly onto a piece of pressed seaweed paper (Nori) leaving a band of about 1cm free at the top. Arrange various pieces of vegetables, omelet egg pieces, raw or cooked fish, finally seasoned with a spot of wasabi (pungent green horseradish paste) or a piece of ginger. The Nori sheet, which serves to hold everything into place, is then rolled using a bamboo mat to form a log type of shape. Using a very sharp knife and a cutting board slice into several round pieces. Dip in soya sauce before eating. The Japanese make it an "art form" in the way they present their sushi dishes which are usually visually stunning.

34: Attendees Julie Shimizu, Sarah Hamsom, Isabel Jackson, Heather Jackson, Julie Capas, Susanna Almeida, Rosemary Clausen, Pat Hampton Hilary Smith, Chris Milborrow, Sarah Farr, Audrey Fowler, Anna Pisani, Monica Menezes, Karen George, Gill Southern, Amy George and Sam Southern


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  • Title: LIFE (Ladies International Food Evenings)
  • Ladies International Food Evening (LIFE) starting 18th May 2011
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