Date: Wed, 5 Apr 1995 02:00:00 LCL
From: "M. Lynne Murphy" 104LYN[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MUSE.ARTS.WITS.AC.ZA
Subject: Re: s'mores and thousand island dressing
in response to larry horn's message:
Lynne Murphy writes (after agreeing with the majority sentiment that s'mores
must contain real fire-roasted marshmallows [gee, sounds almost trendy that
way] and not fluff glop and NO peanut butter):
sorry about all those notes from me today. you may have noticed that
they were sent over a week ago--they apparently were lost in e-mail
That IS quite an image, a line of fisherman-sweater- and parka-wearing
inhabitants of the St. Lawrence seaway area with grass skirts dancing the
hula. I'm quite confident that even if the connection between the dressing
and the 1000 Islands of the St. Lawrence is embellished by myth, any
connection with that OTHER archipelago can only be a recent folk etymology
(or advertising ploy: grass skirts might be deemed to sell better than
my favorite advertising ploy (at the same restaurant) was a
poster of a postcard from hawaii to advertise their "hawaiian burger"
(it has a slice of pineapple). apparently, it never occured to the
ad people that a postmark from hawaii would not be in afrikaans (the
rest of the ad was in english).
excuse me if this is off-topic--i've come to think of this as the
food-attitudes list. i'll try to control myself from here on out.
(i'll be better behaved after dinner).