MAP OF THE WEEK
Sunday, February 9, 2003
“If they want peace, nations should avoid the pin-pricks that precede cannon shots.”
— Napoleon Bonaparte
For those willing to take a deeper look at the rage directed at America, consider a 7 p.m. talk tonight by investigative journalist Ahmed Rashid, author of “Jihad.” Rashid, a correspondent for The Wall Street Journal, appears at the Harry W. Schwartz Bookshop at 2559 N. Downer Ave. It’s free.
“One had better die fighting against injustice than die like a dog or a rat in a trap.”
— Journalist Ida Wells-Barnett, who helped found the NAACP on this day in 1909.
The International Arts Festival is in full swing, with plays and shows popping up all across town. Check out the just-opened exhibit of drawings by “Evelyn Patricia Terry: Personal Penchants” at the Charles Allis Museum, 1801 N. Prospect Ave. The museum is open 1 to 5 p.m. today.
Today is Valentine’s Day, which traces its roots to ancient times and the Feast of Lupercalia. One legend had it that birds picked their mate on Valentine’s Day. By one estimate, more than $1 billion in chocolate is purchased to celebrate the day.
Here’s a real simple chocolate recipe from Real Simple magazine.
Chocolate Ganache Sandwiches: Melt one 12-ounce bag of semisweet chocolate chips with two cups heavy cream over low heat, stirring occasionally until blended. Remove from heat and chill in refrigerator until cool but not firm.
Beat the chocolate with electric mixer until light and fluffy, 3 to 5 minutes. Assemble sandwiches with 2 thin chocolate cookie wafers and a few tablespoons of the ganache. (You’ll need two 9-ounce boxes of Nabisco Famous Chocolate Wafers). Makes about 30 cookies.
Walk off some of that chocolate indoors, among the treasures and trinkets of the Heart of the Park Antique Show and Sale. It finishes a two-day run today at Wisconsin State Fair Park in West Allis. It’s $3.50 for adults, $3 for seniors, $1.25 for children age 6 to 12. Today’s hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sources: voices.cla.umn.edu/authors/idabwells.html; schwartzbooks.com; holidayinsights.com; realsimple.com; wistatefair.com.
— Jan Uebelherr
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