Monday, August 7, 2017

"born out of necessity"



13 comments:

Dickin'Bimbos@Home said...

Over-baked flour and water patties. yuck. Too bad they didn't have lara bars.

My dad used to love rusk with chipped beef. My mom would make canned chipped beef and we would have that over rusk for dinner.

My mom isn't here so I'll just say this - it was yucky.

Sixty Grit said...

Dude, take your hat off when you are indoors - it's the polite thing to do. I would have rolled up my sleeves, too, but he was far neater while kneading his dough than I ever was.

I liked the wooden bowl he dumped the crumbs out into. Very nice. Sturdy.

AllenS said...

When I was doing some family tree stuff, some of my ancestors came to this country as part of the Winthrop Fleet of 1630. On board their ship they had 20,000 biscuits.

Sixty Grit said...

Look at you - your folks got here before mine - I better be more respectful.

edutcher said...

Hardtack got the US Army through for better than a century.

Rabel said...
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Rabel said...

He said he was gonna make 8 biskets and then he only made 6 biskets. WTF.

You can buy that little hat for 16 dollars on his website.

AllenS said...

They also had more beer on board than water. So, there's that.

red 3215 said...

The little hat, like a Chef's Toque is to keep hair out of the food. A 17th Century hair net.

ampersand said...

My people didn't come on the Mayflower but they got here as soon as they could.

Beer and alcohol were drunk widely because of a lack of potable water. Even the Puritans drank.

chickelit said...

edutcher said...
Hardtack got the US Army through for better than a century.

Hardtack was a staple for Union troops. The South was not so "lucky." Being cut off from most wheat, what hardtack Confederate troops have was leftover from the Mexican-American War.

chickelit said...

"Bread" as a slang term for money came to via Cockney rhyming slang: "bread and honey."

Is Cockney rhyming dead or dying?

ndspinelli said...

In the Coen Brothers True Grit, a drunk Rooster uses hardtack for target practice.