Happy New Year!
- Below is some news and commentary to help you get 2002 off to a good start.
From the Philadelphia Inquirer of December 27:
> Brazil claims to officially claim a liquorabout
> Cachaça, the sugar cane liquor used in the popular caipirinha cocktail, is
> as Brazilian as apple pie is American. Now, a newly issued presidentialdecree
> seeks to make it official, saying that only producers established in Brazilcan
> label a drink as "cachaça" or "Brazilian cachaça." The decree grantscachaça
> a status similar to tequila, which must be produced in Mexico, or champagne,(Comment: If you have any cachaça that is not made in Brazil, you must now
> which must be produced in the region of the same name in France.
call it by its generic name: "paint thinner.")
From the Dallas newspaper, courtesy of Betty-Anne (Hughes) Tyler '65:
> Check out Milkoomade
> Produced in Houston, Milkoo dairy spreads are made using Brazilian recipes
> and technology. The "doçe de leite" is a traditional sweet milk caramel
> with milk and sugar, cooked until it caramelizes. The result is a mildcaramel
> spread that is great with toast, crackers, or bread. "Requeijão," a creamy(Comment: Rumor has it that the Houston-based Milkoo company was also
> cheese spread, is good alone on bread or in sandwiches and with vegetables.
> Both are available in the cheese section of Central Market (Interstate 30 at
> Hulen, Fort Worth).
considering development of a cachaça product, but had to cancel their plans
when Central Market refused to put "paint thinner" in the cheese section.)