|> Last week, I posted a whimsical recipe for Old Bachelor's Doughnuts. I
|> inquiring about a specific detail of that recipe. I tried to email a
|> response to her, but it bounced. Since I couldn't answer her question
|> anyway, I thought I would see if anyone on the net has an answer.
|> Hopefully, she will see the responses here, since I can't communitcate
|> with her by email (sorry about that, Kathy).
|> The thing that piqued her interest about that recipe was that it
|> specifically called for the use of a 'yellow bowl'. I had noticed that
|> detail also, but I ascribed it to the tongue-in-cheek approach that the
|> recipe had. However, Kathy told me that she has a cookbook that dates
|> (probably) from the early 1900's, and many recipes in it call for the
|> use of yellow dishes in the preparation of the food.
|> So, the questions to all of you food-historians out there are:
|> Why were our great-great-grandparents so fascinated with yellow
|> dishes? Was it an amusing superstition? Were yellow dishes supposed
|> to impart magical properties to food prepared in them? Was this
|> fixation for yellow dishes limited to the US, or did some immigrants
|> bring it from The Old Country?
|> | |
|> | I will be President for food |
|Someone over in rec.food.historic may know the answer.
Maybe someone over in rec.antiques will know the answer. ;^)
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