One of America’s Favorites – Reuben Sandwich

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Reuben from Katz’s Delicatessen

The Reuben sandwich is an American grilled sandwich composed of corned beef, Swiss cheese, sauerkraut, and Russian dressing, grilled between slices of rye bread. It is associated with kosher-style delicatessens, but it is not kosher, because it contains both meat and cheese.

Possible origins
Reuben Kulakofsky, Blackstone Hotel: Omaha, Nebraska
One origin story holds that Reuben Kulakofsky (his first name sometimes spelled Reubin; his last name sometimes shortened to Kay), a Jewish Lithuanian-born grocer residing in Omaha, Nebraska, was the inventor, perhaps as part of a group effort by members of Kulakofsky’s weekly poker game held in the Blackstone Hotel from around 1920 through 1935. The participants, who nicknamed themselves “the committee”, included the hotel’s owner, Charles Schimmel. The sandwich first gained local fame when Schimmel put it on the Blackstone’s lunch menu, and its fame spread when a former employee of the hotel won a national contest with the recipe. In Omaha, March 14 was proclaimed Reuben Sandwich Day. Mention is made of this sandwich in a scene within the movie Quiz Show, where Richard N. Goodwin (known as Dick) orders and eats one in a restaurant with Charles van Doren, and they discuss the sandwich’s origins.

Reuben’s Delicatessen: New York City, New York
Another account holds that the Reuben’s creator was Arnold Reuben, the German-Jewish owner of Reuben’s Delicatessen (1908–2001) in New York City. According to an interview with Craig Claiborne, Arnold Reuben invented the “Reuben Special” around 1914. The earliest references in print to the sandwich are New York–based, but that is not conclusive evidence, though the fact that the earliest, in a 1926 issue of Theatre Magazine, references a “Reuben Special”, does seem to take its cue from Arnold Reuben’s menu.
A variation of the above account is related by Bernard Sobel in his 1953 book, Broadway Heartbeat: Memoirs of a Press Agent. Sobel states that the sandwich was an extemporaneous creation for Marjorie Rambeau inaugurated when the famed Broadway actress visited the Reuben’s Delicatessen one night when the cupboards were particularly bare.
Some sources name the actress in the above account as Annette Seelos, not Marjorie Rambeau, while also noting that the original “Reuben Special” sandwich of 1926 did not contain corned beef or sauerkraut and was not grilled.
Still other versions give credit to Alfred Scheuing, a chef at Reuben’s Delicatessen, and say he created the sandwich for Reuben’s son, Arnold Jr., in the 1930s.

Variations

Montreal Reuben
The Montreal Reuben substitutes Montreal-style smoked meat for corned beef.

Thousand Island dressing
Thousand Island dressing is commonly used as a substitute for Russian dressing.

Walleye Reuben
The walleye Reuben features the freshwater fish (Sander vitreus) in place of the corned beef. It is eaten in Minnesota and Ohio.

Grouper Reuben
The grouper Reuben is a variation on the standard Reuben sandwich, substituting grouper for the corned beef, and sometimes coleslaw for the sauerkraut as well. This variation is often a menu item in restaurants in Florida.

Reuben egg rolls
Reuben egg rolls, sometimes called “Irish egg rolls” or “Reuben balls”, use the standard Reuben sandwich filling of corned beef, sauerkraut, and cheese inside a deep-fried egg roll wrapper. Typically served with Thousand Island dressing (instead of Russian dressing) as an appetizer or snack, they originated at Mader’s, a German restaurant in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where chef Dennis Wegner created them for a summer festival circa 1990.

Rachel sandwich
The Rachel sandwich is a variation which substitutes pastrami or turkey for the corned beef, and coleslaw for the sauerkraut. Other recipes for the Rachel call for turkey instead of pastrami. In some parts of the United States, especially Michigan, this turkey variant is known as a “Georgia Reuben” or “California Reuben”, and it may also call for barbecue sauce or French dressing instead of Russian dressing. The name may have originated from the 1871 song “Reuben and Rachel”.

Vegetarian versions
Vegetarian versions, called “veggie Reubens”, omit the corned beef or substitute vegetarian ingredients for it, including zucchini, cucumbers, wheatmeat, mushrooms, tempeh, etc.

Corned beef Reuben sandwich

Kosher version
As the original Reuben contains both meat (corned beef) and dairy (Swiss cheese), it is not kosher. If kosher ingredients are used, a meat version can be made by omitting the cheese and any dairy ingredients in the dressing, and a dairy version can be made by omitting the meat.

 

Ohio Festivals October 8th – 13th, 2019

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October 8-12, 2019 Annual Bradford Pumpkin Show – Bradford, Ohio
Parades, pageant, bread & pie contests, Cornhole Tournament, Kiddie Tractor Pull, Pumpkin Parade, Pumpkin Art, talent show and much more!
http://www.bradfordpumpkinshow.org/index.html

October 12, 2019 – Yellow Springs Street Fair – Yellow Springs, Ohio
An all-day festival with entertainment throughout the Village. Over 200 booths. Two Music Stages, a Beer Garden and Street Performers throughout town. A Festival like no other! June 8 and October 12, 2019 – 9am – 5pm.
http://www.yellowspringsohio.org/street-fair/

October 12-13, 2019
50th Annual Ohio Sauerkraut Festival – Waynesville, Ohio
The Ohio Sauerkraut Festival has grown from a small local event in 1970 to one of the premier craft festivals in the nation. We jury our 450+ vendors to ensure that all items are handcrafted, and select items based on quality and variety. Our unique food offerings range from sauerkraut pizza to fudge. Visitors return year after year to sample their favorites, making the Ohio Sauerkraut Festival a favorite Midwest destination. (also: sauerkrautfestival.waynesvilleohio.com/ ) Attendance: 350,000+.
https://sauerkrautfestival.waynesvilleohio.com/

October 12-13, 2019 Oak Harbor Apple Festival – Oak Harbor, Ohio
Something for everyone! Pageant, parade, tractor pulling contest, baking contest, talent show, classic car show, 5K Apple Run, youth football game and local performers. Attendance: 25,000.
https://www.oakharborohio.net/

September 21-23, 2018 Oktoberfest Zinzinnati Cincinnati, Ohio

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America’s Oktoberfest
September 21-23, 2018

Second and Third Streets, between Walnut and Elm Streets, downtown Cincinnati

Oktoberfest Zinzinnati, presented by Sam Adams, is the largest Oktoberfest celebration in the country. More than half-a-million herren und frauen will converge on a six-block area of Fifth Street to eat, sing, mingle, sport lederhosen, listen to polka music, try to speak German and perform the Chicken Dance! Seven stages showcasing continuous live German music and more than 30 food vendors serving close to 200 dishes. And more than 1,300 barrels of beer, or 1.6 million ounces, are consumed each year at Oktoberfest, the approximate capacity of a small microbrewery. Attendance: 500,000.

http://www.oktoberfestzinzinnati.com/

Germania Society Oktoberfest – August 25-27, 2017 Colerain, Ohio

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Willkommen to the 47th Annual
Germania Society Oktoberfest!   http://germaniasociety.com/

Cincinnati’s original and most authentic Oktoberfest.

The very first Oktoberfest, held in Munich, celebrated the marriage of King Ludwig I in 1810, and the tradition has been carried on yearly in towns throughout Bavaria. Since the mid-20th century, cities around the world — especially in the U.S. — have held their own celebrations modeled after the one in Munich. The Germania Society of Cincinnati held our first Oktoberfest in 1971, the first in the Cincinnati region.

Since the end of our very successful Maifest, members of the Germania Society have been grooming our manicured Wiesn (event meadow), preparing our idyllic wooded picnic grove, readying our Klubhaus, and decorating our pavilion in anticipation of this year’s Oktoberfest celebration! Join us this August and stroll the beautiful Germania Park grounds surrounded by nature while enjoying traditional food, drink, and entertainment.

HOURS
Friday, August 25, 6pm-12pm
Saturday, August 26, 2pm-12pm
Sunday, August 27, Noon-8pm

ADMISSION
Only $5, plus FREE Parking.
12 and under free.
Free admission to active and retired military with current ID card.
– Sorry, but no pets allowed. –

DIRECTIONS
PARKING
Conveniently located in Colerain Township, just off of Rt. 27.

FOUR satellite parking locations,
with frequent, FREE shuttle buses!
http://germaniasociety.com/

Oktoberfest Zinzinnati September 16-18, 2016

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It’s time once again for Oktoberfest Zinzinnati!

America’s Oktoberfestoktober-fest-2016
September 16-18, 2016
Second and Third Streets, between Walnut and Elm Streets, downtown
Cincinnati, OH 45202
What is Oktoberfest Zinzinnati?
Oktoberfest Zinzinnati, presented by Samuel Adams, is America’s largest Oktoberfest. In 2016, Oktoberfest Zinzinnati will be held on 2nd and 3rd Streets, between Elm and Walnut in downtown Zinzinnati. There are many public and private parking garages downtown within walking distance of the festival site.

Oktoberfest Zinzinnati showcases the rich German heritage of Southwest Ohio, as well as tasty samples of German-style music, food and beer. First held in 1976, the event has grown to be America’s largest Oktoberfest with more than 500,000 people attending each year.

More Oktoberfest history

The event kicks off Friday, September 16th at 11:30 am with the Running of the Wieners south of Second on Race, oktoberfest-zinzinnati-crowdand opens fully with the Gemuetlichkeit [Guh-MUT-le-kite] or Goodwill Games at 6:00 pm on Second between Walnut and Vine. More features.

Sunday, September 18, 2016
4:30 p.m., Main Stage at Second and Elm Streets
2016 Grand Marshal – FC Cincinnati

One of the favorite events at Oktoberfest Zinzinnati is the World’s Largest Chicken dance. Join thousands of dancers for a few choruses of the Chicken Dance.

http://www.oktoberfestzinzinnati.com/

Quick Low-Calorie Chicken Recipes

December 29, 2015 at 6:04 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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To help you eating healthier in 2016, from the EatingWell website it’s Quick Low-Calorie Chicken Recipes. You can find a wide variety of delicious and healthy recipes at the EatingWell web site (http://www.eatingwell.com/).

 

 

Quick Low-Calorie Chicken RecipesEatingWell2

Healthy, quick chicken recipes in 30 minutes or less.
Chicken is the perfect lean protein to pair with whole grains and fresh vegetables or add to a hearty salad for a satisfying dinner. Our low-calorie chicken recipes for chicken pasta, chicken tenders, chicken soup, chicken salad and more quick chicken recipes are full of flavor and quick to prepare. Get a healthy, low-calorie dinner on the table in under 30 minutes with these healthy chicken dinners.

 
Seared Chicken with Apricot Sauce
Fresh apricots, white wine, apricot preserves and tarragon combine in a quick sauce that’s delicious on chicken. We pound the chicken thin so that it cooks in just a couple of minutes. Let this basic recipe inspire you to create your own variations. Try different combinations of wine (or even fruit juice with a touch of vinegar) and other fruits and preserves. Serve with: Quinoa or brown rice and sautéed spinach……..

 
Chicken Sausage with Potatoes & Sauerkraut
Here’s our weeknight version of choucroute garni, “dressed sauerkraut,” made with chicken sausage. The flavor of the dish will vary depending on what type of chicken sausage you choose. We like the taste of roasted garlic sausage or sweet apple sausage in this recipe. And although any type of sauerkraut can be used, we prefer the crisp texture of refrigerated kraut over canned. Serve with roasted carrots and some mustard to spread on the sausage…..

 
Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta
This zesty Cajun-style pasta is full of lean chicken, peppers and onions. Serve with sautéed green beans…….

 

 

Click the link below to get all the Quick Low-Calorie Chicken Recipes

http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes_menus/recipe_slideshows/quick_low_calorie_chicken_recipes

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