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    Quote Originally Posted by DParker View Post
    While I'm generally a small government sort, I've often thought that there should be a public service provided to grandmothers that would allow them to submit their recipes and other cooking wisdom to secure virtual storage that would remain secret during their lifetime, but then become public domain upon their demise. This would allow them to retain their air of domestic culinary mystique while simultaneously preventing tragic burning-of-the-Alexandria-library type losses of kitchen wisdom of the sort you describe.
    Brilliant!


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    Some of the best ads ever.







    And I'd forgotten all about this one...

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    Quote Originally Posted by DParker View Post

    And I'd forgotten all about this one...


    LOL

    That's a new one on me!

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    Survival situation cannibalism is comedy gold, Jerry.
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    Speaking of stereotypes:

    I knew I should have clipped this little tidbit when I read it in an old magazine (!) within the last few weeks. I cannot locate it on the web now that I want it.

    As best as I recall:

    Apparently an old-time reporter/journalist whose name I recognized (think H.L. Mencken, but it wasn't him I don't think, and I want to say from Georgia) reported that the President (pre-Kennedy, post-Lincoln, as I recall) had had a hearty breakfast of ham hocks that New Year's Day.

    When a skeptical editor called him on it, it turned out that the reporter, a rookie at the time, had never actually ventured into the field for his scoop but rather had spent the day in the deserted newsroom or at home nursing a hangover, dreaming that one up.

    His response to his fabrication: "Everyone eats ham hocks on New Year's!"

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    I think I read that one in Brian Williams' After My Years Covering The Lincoln White House.
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    LOL!

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    It's probably time to talk about corned beef again... LOL

    http://forums.huntingcountry.com/for...ht=corned+beef

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    If nothing else, I definitely need to take another stab at that Cajun 'tater salad.
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