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  The Straight Dope Mailbag: What do steak tartare, tartar sauce, and dental tartar have in common?
Steak tartare, as it is known today in its French appellation, was not always the, uh, gourmet meal of raw minced beefsteak mixed with egg and seasoning that it is now.
Tartar sauce, or as the French refer to it, sauce tartare, consists of mayonnaise, mustard, chives, chopped gherkins, and tarragon, according to C. Owen’s “Choice Cooking,”, circa 1889.
The tartar you see mentioned on your Ultrabright tube is referring to the deposits of calcium phosphate from your very own saliva, which tends to harden or concrete on your teeth.
www.straightdope.com /mailbag/mtartar.html   (642 words)

  
  Tartar - LoveToKnow 1911
The salt is used for the manufacture of tartaric acid; it is also employed in the mordant bath for wooldyeing, with powdered chalk and alum for cleaning silver, and for the preparation of effervescing drinks and baking-powder.
It may be prepared by warming 3 parts of antimonious oxide with 4 parts of cream of tartar, in the presence of water, replacing the water as it evaporates; after digestion is complete, the solution is filtered hot.
Tartar emetic crystallizes in small octahedra, which lose their water of crystallization gradually on exposure to air, and become opaque.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Tartar   (561 words)

  
 Tartar   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Tartar died at Oulston late in 1759 at the age of sixteen.
Tartar Mare (ch f 1757), the famous "Old Tartar Mare" bred by the Duke of Bolton, and on his death purchased by Peter Hammond, who presented her to the Rev. Lascelles of Gilling, near Richmond, Yorkshire.
The latter gave her to a friend in the South who was said to have used her as a hack and bred her to several "common stallions" prior to her mating with Snip (br c 1736 Childers), of which Whitenose (b c 1763) was the result.
www.bloodlines.net /TB/Bios2/Tartar.htm   (1489 words)

  
 Plaque & Tartar Control   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Tartar (also called calculus) forms when minerals deposit in plaque which is not removed by regular brushing and flossing.
The prevention of tartar buildup above the gumline has not been shown to have a therapeutic effect on gum disease.
Fighting tartar is a life-long component of oral care.
www.dentalcare.com /soap/patient/english/plaque.htm   (239 words)

  
 Ask the Web Chefs -Cream of Tartar in cookies
Tartaric acid is a brownish-red acid powder (potassium bitartrate) that is precipitated onto the walls of casks used to age wine.
Cream of tartar is also used to give a creamier texture to sugary things like candy and frosting and to stabilize and increase the volume of beaten egg whites.
Cream of Tartar is derived from argol, the crude tartar sediment deposited on the sides of casks during winemaking.
www.kitchenproject.com /AskWebChef/questions/cream_of_tartar.htm   (292 words)

  
 Cream of Tartar
Cream of Tartar is a natural, pure ingredient left behind after grape juice has fermented to wine.
Cream of Tartar is obtained from wine producing regions.
Cream of Tartar is used to stabilize egg white foams.
www.culinarycafe.com /Spices_Herbs/Cream_Tartar.html   (138 words)

  
 InfoHub - Tartar?
That’s why most of the tartar precipitates after the exothermic (heat-producing) reactions of fermentation subside and the wine casks or bottles are taken down to the cold cellars.
As with the early bottled wine, the minuscule tartar crystal grains are usually removed together with the yeast sediments (which usually serve as crystallization center) as the bottle corks are changed.
Tartar Sauce is a classic sauce for a cold lobster salad, and is good with cold seafood or poultry, tomatoes, asparagus, cucumbers, and other light vegetables.
www.infohub.com /forums/printthread.php?t=619&pp=40   (902 words)

  
 Calculus (dental) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In dentistry, calculus or tartar refers to hardened plaque on the teeth, formed by the presence of saliva, debris, and minerals.
Tartar accumulates in the absence of proper oral care.
Subgingival tartar is more harmful as it facilitates faster growth of bacteria.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Calculus_(dental)   (245 words)

  
 Biscuits - Natural Choice Tartar Control   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
They actually reduce tartar build-up in your dog's mouth, to help keep teeth and gums as healthy as they can be.
Tartar Control biscuits are formulated to help maintain your dog's oral(dental) health, a key to overall good health of your dog.
Tartar Control biscuits are fortified with additional amounts of some vitamins (A,E,C,K and B) and minerals (Zinc and Manganese) that help promote healthy gums and strong teeth.
www.nutroproducts.com /biscuitstartarcontrol.asp   (287 words)

  
 Howstuffworks "32 Home Remedies for Tartar and Plaque"
Plaque, which is by far the most villainous, is a soft, sticky, nearly invisible film of bacteria that accumulates on teeth and dental restorations (fillings, crowns, and dentures, for example) and on the gums and the tongue.
Although tartar (also called calculus) can make it easier for plaque to stick around, the stuff is generally considered to be primarily a cosmetic problem.
Plaque is the culprit in cavities and gum disease.
health.howstuffworks.com /how-to-control-tartar-and-plaque.htm   (654 words)

  
 Medieval Sourcebook: Marco Polo: On the Tartars
Some time after the migration of the Tartars to this place, and about the year of our Lord 1162, they proceeded to elect for their king a man named Chingis-khan, one of approved integrity, great wisdom, commanding eloquence, and eminent for his valor.
The whole army was assembled to be spectators of this ceremony, and whilst the astrologers were employed in reading their books of necromancy, they perceived the two pieces begin to move and to approach, and after a short time, the one inscribed with the name of Chingis-khan placed itself on top of its adversary.
After this battle he continued during six years to render himself master of additional kingdoms and cities; until at length, in the siege of a castle named Thaigin, he was struck by an arrow in the knee, died of the wound, and was buried in the mountain of Altai.
www.fordham.edu /halsall/source/mpolo44-46.html   (1798 words)

  
 Cream of Tartar
Cream of tartar is added to candy and frosting mixtures to obtain a more creamy consistency.
Cream of tartar is not a herb, a spice, a vegetable or a blend of herbs and spices.
Cream of tartar is used to stabilize egg whites into a stiff foam used for light meringues on top of lemon, banana and custard pies.
www.lowfatlifestyle.com /flavoring/herbs_spices/creamoftartar.htm   (139 words)

  
 Tartar Prevention in Dogs ~ Pawprints and Purrs, Inc.
There is substantial scientific evidence that bacteria from tartar get into the blood stream and are deposited in various organs.
As the tartar deposit gets larger, it pushes the gums away from the roots of the teeth.
By removing plaque as it forms, tartar formation is greatly diminished.
www.sniksnak.com /doghealth/tartar.html   (486 words)

  
 PG.com - Product Innovations   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Developing a tartar control toothpaste that did not interfere with fluoride's efficacy against tooth decay was a major challenge that had baffled manufacturers for decades.
Tartar formation begins with the deposition of various calcium phosphates that undergo eventual transformation and harden into tartar on the tooth surface.
The soluble pyrophosphate used in Crest Tartar Control deposits in the bacterial plaque on teeth and gums and is slowly released to bind calcium in saliva.
www.pg.com /science/innovations_tartar.jhtml   (721 words)

  
 tartar
Plaque which is not removed by regular brushing and flossing, can harden into unsightly tartar (also known as calculus).
Plaque buildup is the primary factor in periodontal (gum) disease.
Tartar formation may also make it more difficult for you to remove new plaque and bacteria.
www.drfarid.com /tartar.html   (219 words)

  
 Mathematical Sciences, Luc C. Tartar
Tartar, L. (1992), "On Mathematical Tools for Studying Partial Differential Equations of Continuum Physics: H-measures and Young Measures," Developments in Partial Differential Equations and Applications to Mathematical Physics, G. Buttazzo, G.P. Galdi and L. Zanghirati eds, 201–217, Plenum Press, New York, 1992.
Tartar, L. (1990), "H-measures, a New Approach for Studying Homogenization, Oscillations and Concentration Effects in Partial Differential Equations," Proc.
Tartar, L. (1989), "H-measures and Small Amplitude Homogenization," Random Media and Composites, R.V. Kohn and G.W. Milton eds, 89–99, SIAM, Philadelphia, 1989.
www.math.cmu.edu /people/fac/tartar.html   (272 words)

  
 Conquest of Muslim Tartaria by the Czars
To fill the gap caused by Tartar migration, the Russian government resorted to massive colonization of the region by settling colonists from European Russia.
The Tartars of Volga and Kazan constituted the vanguard of the struggle of Russian Muslims for their national and religious freedom.
Because of their anti-Russian campaigns the Volga Tartars suffered large-scale deportation to Donet Basin to work as coal miners, from where they were never allowed to return to their homeland.
muslimsonline.com /babri/tartarchechan.htm   (2942 words)

  
 tartar - HighBeam Encyclopedia
tartar or argol, impure potassium hydrogen tartrate deposited as a crust in fermenting vessels during wine making.
Tartar is the chief natural source of tartaric acid.
Effects of tartar-control dentifrice on tooth sensitivity: a pilot study.
www.encyclopedia.com /doc/1E1-tartar.html   (388 words)

  
 Periodontal Diseases - Periodontal Disease and Tooth Decay caused from Plaque and Tartar can be avoided with Regular ...
Tartar can only be removed when your teeth are cleaned in the dental office.
Tartar that forms below the gums inhibits the reattachment of gum tissue to the teeth.
Using various surgical techniques, the dentist lifts the gum away to reach areas that require the removal of tartar and plaque, which cause chronic infection and delay healing.
www.nelsonfamilydentistry.com /Periodontal.html   (1631 words)

  
 Colgate's Guide to Dental Health - What is Tartar? (Sponsored)
Not only can tartar threaten the health of your teeth and gums, it is also a cosmetic problem.
The most common sign of tartar is a yellow or brown color to teeth or gums.
Proper brushing, especially with a tartar control toothpaste, and flossing are necessary to reduce plaque and tartar buildup.
webmd.com /content/article/103/107150.htm?3Fz=4263_107123_2275_in_08   (258 words)

  
 Alchemical Mage - Ascension Tools and Techniques
Suzie's Tartar Liquid was formulated to help remove and control tartar build-up.
With regular use, tartar is loosened, allowing it to be removed easier with hard foods and dog biscuits, helping to create fresher breath and clean, white teeth.
Suzie's works by changing the PH of the animal's mouth, so new tartar does not form and old tartar is slowly removed.
www.alchemicalmage.com /pets/Tartar.htm   (322 words)

  
 DaVinci: Bookmarks> T> tartar
The effect was diminished by some kind of brownish tartar sauce; I guessed by the...
In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine the egg whites, cream of tartar and salt.
The grilled halibut steak that came with tartar sauce was about an inch thick and 5...
www.bluegrassdavinci.com /ODP/Bookmarks/T/tartar   (326 words)

  
 Healthopedia.com - Plaque and Tartar on Teeth (Bacterial Plaque, Dental Calculus)
The best way to understand the mechanism of plaque and tartar retention on teeth is to think of plaque as sticky cement--a little like old-fashioned library paste.
Tartar must be scraped off the teeth by a dentist or dental hygienist.
The bacterial mass is held tightly to the tooth surface and quickly turns certain foods, such as sugars and starches, into decay-producing acid.
www.healthopedia.com /plaque-and-tartar-on-teeth   (498 words)

  
 What and where is cream of tartar?
Cream of tartar is is the common name for potassium hydrogen tartrate, an acid salt that has a number of uses in cooking.
Cream of tartar is obtained when tartaric acid is half neutralized with potassium hydroxide, transforming it into a salt.
If you are beating eggs whites and don't have cream of tartar, you can substitute white vinegar (in the same ratio as cream of tartar, generally 1/8 teaspoon per egg white).
www.ochef.com /933.htm   (437 words)

  
 HMS Tartar Association   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
By the mid-1950s, the wisdom of building specialist frigate types was being questioned, particularly on cost grounds and the problems associated with getting the right ships, in the right place, at the right time.
Their limited armament and low speed made them unsuitable to be combined with the remainder of the fleet in Task Force situations and mostly operated on detached duty.
Although there were rumours that Venezuela was interested in buying some of the class, the deal never materialised and it's a shame that the modernisation could not have gone forward with the ships being retained in Royal Navy service as the ships had been relegated to disposal well before the end of their useful lives.
www.hmstartar.co.uk /fact133.htm   (1574 words)

  
 COD FRITTERS WITH TARTAR SAUCE Recipe at Epicurious.com
In a bowl stir together the mayonnaise, the parsley, the relish, the onion, the minced celery, the mustard, the lemon juice, the tarragon, the celery seeds, and the Tabasco until the sauce is combined well.
In a bowl stir together the cod, the eggs, the scallion, the parsley, the onion, the bread crumbs, 2 tablespoons of the tartar sauce, the Tabasco, and salt and pepper to taste, form heaping teaspoons of the mixture into balls, and roll the balls in the ground Saltines.
In a large deep skillet heat 1 1/2 inches of the oil to 350°F and in it fry the cod balls in batches for 1 1/2 to 2 minutes on each side, or until they are golden.
www.epicurious.com /recipes/recipe_views/views/14513   (492 words)

  
 Steak Tartare
It seems that the less we fret about the sanitation of our establishments and the food ingredients, the less we inundate our food with antibiotics, the more resistant to disease we become, perhaps because we build our own immunity instead of waiting for the producers to protect us from the dangers of real, natural eating.
So here is a recipe for Steak Tartare, with raw meat and raw egg as some of the main ingredients.
In my opinion, this is much tastier than the tĂȘte de veau that has been all the rage these last few months in the Parisian bistros.
www.luxuryweb.com /html/steak_tartare.html   (273 words)

  
 Wordwizard Clubhouse - cream of tartar
Sheila, CREAM OF TARTAR is a white, crystalline, water-soluble powder, C4H5KO6, having a pleasant taste and found in grapes and ‘tartars’ from wine making.
It is used chiefly as an ingredient in foods (as baking powders and hard candy), medicines, and in electrolytic tinning of metals such as iron and steel.
Merriam-Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary says that it was “probably called that from its being the choicest or most essential ingredient in tartar.” And ‘tartar’ or bitartrate of potash (acid potassium tartrate), which is present in grape juice, is a substance deposited in a crude form in the process of fermentation.
www.wordwizard.com /ch_forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=14590   (238 words)

  
 Tartar | Tartar Control and Tartar Build Up | Details From the Oral Care Center
Tartar - Tartar Control And Tartar Build Up Learn about tartar control and how to fight off tartar build up with the help of our tartar information.
Tartar, sometimes called calculus, is plaque that has hardened on your teeth.
Tartar gives plaque more surface area on which to grow and a much stickier surface to adhere, which can lead to more serious conditions, such as cavities and gum disease.
www.colgate.com /app/Colgate/US/OC/Information/OralHealthBasics/CommonConcerns/PlaqueTartar/WhatisTartar.cvsp   (326 words)

  
 Tuna, Scallops, & Salmon Tartars with Osetra Caviar recipes from Fabio Trabocchi on StarChefss
Spoon the scallops tartar into a 1 ¼ inch stainless steel ring lined with the tomato confit, cover with more tomato confit, and refrigerate immediately.
Spoon the tuna tartar into a 1 ¼ inch stainless steel ring and refrigerate immediately.
Garnish the tuna tartar with the rouille sauce and the caper berries.
www.starchefs.com /chefs/rising_stars/2003/washington/FTrabocchi/tartar_f_trabocchi.shtml   (409 words)

  
 Spices at Penzeys Spices Cream of Tartar
Cream of tartar is used to stabilize delicate foods like meringue toppings and other baked egg white products.
It is also used to reduce discoloration in boiled vegetables such as artichokes-just add half a teaspoon to the water.
Cream of tartar can also be made into a paste and used as a gentle cleaner for copper cookware.
www.penzeys.com /cgi-bin/penzeys/p-penzeyscreamoftartar.html   (67 words)

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