Solari Food Series: A Culinary History of Christmas

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Introduction Audio

Theme Audio The theme this week is “Listen to the Money, Don’t Listen to the Noise”.

Money & Markets Audio This week in Money & Markets, Catherine discusses the latest in market movements and geopolitical events.

Hero Audio Our hero this week is all the journalists who are working hard to find the facts and not sensationalize or exaggerate.

Let’s Go to the Movies! Audio Catherine reviews the documentary “The Ramen Girl”, and discusses her interview with Harry Blazer.

Ask Catherine Audio Catherine answers questions submitted by subscribers.

Closing Audio

December 22 – Best of Solari Report 2016 – Editor Picks

December 29 – Best of the Solari Report – Making Your New Year Resolutions Powerful

January 05 – Annual Wrap Up – News Trends & Stories

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Goose Recipes:

Roasted Goose Recipe and Tips

Christmas Roast Goose

Recommended Reading

Wikipedia: Christmas Dishes

German Christmas Traditions

Recommended Books:

Oxford Companion to Italian Food, by Gillian Riley 2007
Celebrating Italy: The tastes and Traditions of Italy as Reavealed Through its Feasts, Festivals, and Sumptauous Foods, by Carol Field 1990, 1997
Oxford Companion to Food, by Alan Davidson, 1999
Candy Bites: The Science of Sweets by Richard Hartel, Anna Kate Hartel 2014
Food & Drink in Britain: From the Stone Age to the Nineteenth Century, by C. Anne Wilson 1991
Nectar and Ambrosia: An Encyclopedia of Food in World Mythology, by Tamra Andrews 2000
Food of the Western World: An Encyclopedia of Food from North America and Europe by Theodora Fitzgibbon 1976
Food and Feast in Medieval England, by P.W. Hammond, 1993
Dining with William Shakespeare by Made Lorwin

Money & Markets:

It’s Hard Out Here for a Pimp: Kemp, Cuomo & Pedophilia in Bush I

“Heaped up on the floor, to form a kind of throne, were turkeys, geese, game, poultry, brawn, great joints of meat, sucking-pigs, long wreaths of sausages, mince-pies, plum-puddings, barrels of oysters, red-hot chestnuts, cherry-cheeked apples, juicy oranges, luscious pears, immense twelfth-cakes, and seething bowls of punch, that made the chamber dim with their delicious steam.” ~ Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol
By Catherine Austin Fitts

Christmas is my favorite time of year.

This past year was so worrisome serious that I wanted to celebrate the holiday season with something joyful and delicious. So I invited Harry Blazer to regale us with stories of his favorite holiday food traditions. I can’t tell you which ones Harry has chosen for this coming Thursday night – he insisted that it be a surprise! I will share mine too.

The Food Series is quickly becoming one of the most exciting parts of our archive – if you have not had a chance to listen, I highly recommend these insightful interviews to you.  The theme for our 2016 Annual Wrap Up is the global agricultural harvest and what it means to investors. We typically don’t think about food in connection with financial markets – however, food is a critical part of the economy and grows in importance.

In Money & Markets this week I will discuss the latest in financial and geopolitical news. To continue our coverage of the changes underway, we will also publish a Special Solari Report this week: Making America Great Again: Framing the Vision with Jon Rappoport. This is the next Solari Report in the series following last week’s The Trump Transition with Dr. Joseph Farrell, the transition discussion in Money & Markets on December 1, and our review immediately following the election, Rappoport, Farrell and Fitts on the Presidential Election.

In Let’s Go to the Movies, I will review The Ramen Girl, which tells the story of an American in Japan who decides to learn how to cook ramen – a Japanese noodle soup.  The movie explores the relationship between great cuisine and the intention and spirit of the chef.

Post or e-mail more great questions for Ask Catherine.

Talk to you Thursday!

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