Saturday, November 10, 2007

Charlie the Star-Kist Tuna

Wow! I can't believe it's already November 10th. I've been in the blogsphere now for more than a month. Very cool. I wanted to take a moment to tell you about my calendar. It too is titled Months of Edible Celebrations. It actually is much older than this blog. It all began in 1999 on Aol. I've been trying to transfer from Aol to another domain but alas, Aol has many issues and I'm just not ready to deal with them or them. If you would like to visit the calendar, I have put a link on the top of this blog. Have fun! Now, let's talk tuna.

Oh no, not just any tuna, Star-Kist Tuna. Actually, let's talk Charlie the Tuna. You see, on November 10, 1953, the French Sardine Company of California registered the "Star-Kist" trademark. But, it wasn't until 1961, that Charlie the Tuna got reeled in.

Charlie The Tuna's Guide To Perfect Salads & Sandwiches

Here's a small advertising cookbook put out for Star-Kist in 1985. Gee, I wonder if Star-Kist is still at 1 Tuna Square? (just a random though:) Anyway, the booklet is about 17 pages and it is as the title says, a melody of Charlie's Salads with Style & Charlie's Sensational Sandwiches. You might be thinking, "oh no more outdated recipes" but, they really aren't. For instance, the recipe for Tuna Taco Salad calls for a can of Star-Kist tuna, a large tossed green salad including lettuce, tomatoes, and any other relished ingredients. 1 avocado peeled and cubed, 1/2 cup shredded cheese, some black olives, crumbled tortilla chips and bottled french dressing. It doesn't get much easier than that. Maybe, you will like this one. Not exactly the kind of tuna antipasto of my Italian heritage but, quick, easy and gotta get those omega's flowing.

In closing, I would just like to say that we had a bit of a fish tale going around the house for the last couple of days. It seems that a friend of a friend caught a huge yellow fin tuna off Long Island. The person who caught the fish was a first timer. (so the story goes) He was so thankful to be able to join all the experienced fishermen and decided to "donate" the fish to the one of the members on board who immediately contacted someone, who knew someone, who knew someone, of Japanese heritage, who would be delighted to purchase the yellow fin tuna for $6,000. Fishtale? Not.

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