Date: Thu, 21 Mar 1996 09:44:39 -0400
From: "Bethany K. Dumas, U of Tennessee" dumasb[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]UTKVX.UTK.EDU
Subject: Cobbler Recipe???
On Thu, 21 Mar 1996, Rudy Troike wrote:
Another thread could be started over the precise
reference of cobbler , since last year my mother misplaced her grandmother's
recipe for cobbler, and after looking in vain through all of her cookbooks
at "cobbler" recipes, none of which resembled the original, I consulted two
of my fellow Texan faculty members, each of whom described yet totally
different objects. W"orter und Sachen studies have a long an honorable history
in our profession.
The tradition in my family is that if there is a recipe, something
actually written down on paper and followed, it cannot possibly be a
COBBLER. A cobbler is what Granny made out of fresh berries, flour, sugar,
water, butter (freshly-churned), and ? (baking soda? baking powder?) by
simply going into the kitchen and throwing bunches of those things together.
Unfortunately, the results she achieved cannot be duplicated by anyone
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