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Old 08-31-2006, 01:08 AM   #1
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What is foster? in banana foster cheesecake

i had a delish Banana Foster Cheesecake at Barnes and Noble last weekend. but i wonder, what does foster mean in a banana foster cheesecake? also, does anyone have a recipe that very closely mocks or exactly imitates the one at barnes and noble? thanks!


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Old 08-31-2006, 01:13 AM   #2
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Durring an abundance of the "new fangled" banana in new Orleans, the chef at Brennans was inspired to create a few dishes...on of which was Banana Fosters, aptly named for Mr.Foster. His importance, I'm not 100% sure of. But he liked it, and the dish took on his mocure.

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Old 08-31-2006, 01:28 AM   #3
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Banana's Foster was created in 1951 by Paul Blangé at Brennan's Restaurant in New Orleans. It was named for Richard Foster, a friend of the owner (Owen Brennan). Mr. Foster was, at that time, the head of the Crime Commission.

The original recipe has nothing to do with cheesecake. Here is the original recipe direct from Brennan's for Banana's Foster.

Since Barnes & Noble is a bookstore - they bought it from someone. Here are some recipes for Banana's Foster cheesecake.
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If im not mistaken its supplied by Cheesecake factory isnt it??

I cant give you their recipe but try this..

a really rich vanilla flavoured cheesecake..

topped with Bananas cooked in a toffee sauce?
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Old 08-31-2006, 10:32 AM   #5
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that sounds delish!

i will definately try that! thanks!
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Old 08-31-2006, 11:38 AM   #6
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jessica - another idea for the Bananas Foster flavor is to make a bread pudding, adding in ripe banana slices & cinnamon, then top the pudding with hot caramel/rum sauce.

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