Date: Wed, 5 Apr 1995 02:00:00 LCL


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

limbo somewhere.

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).