CBC NEWS/ WINDSOR Earl Barish started out as a Dickie Dee boy in Winnipeg, riding for two summers, starting in 1957 when he was just 14 years old. The owners of the small local business he worked for decided they wanted to sell. In what proved to be a very savvy move, the Barish brothers’ parents scraped together $2,000 to buy the business, which then consisted of about eight Dickie Dee tricycles. The business was called Dickie Dee when they bought it and Sid Barish says “there’s not meaning behind it,” as far as he knows. Earl Barish would not say how much Dickie Dee sold for in 1992, except to say his family grew it in to a “substantial business.” These days, Earl Barish runs the iconic Salisbury House chain of restaurants in Winnipeg. Sid Barish lives in Toronto and works in real estate.
A key that helped build the ice-cream tricycle business into something “substantial” was the iconic ringing from the bells on the handlebars that would let kids know the Dickie Dee man was coming. While the business came with the name Dickie Dee the Barish family added the bells, said Sid Barish. Memories of the Dickie Dee bells ringing brings back a flood of memories for many Canadians of a certain age. How did Dickie Dee become such a beloved brand?
I THINK WE NEED A BEAUTIFUL LAUGH TODAY: SISSYDUDE LOVES: HOTARIOUS JAMES WRIGHT CHANEL LOVES MISS PATTI’S SWEET POTATO PIE!!! (via VIBE)
“She kept thanking me, she kept thanking me, and she just kept telling me how much she loved me and she just kept telling me to be me. She was like ‘Boy, you could sang!’”
He looks like a hot dad into kinky cosplaying. I’m there. I hope the actor doing this has done gay porn… I really do.
“Amy Frandle — 2 March 1952.” The latest episode of Minnesota Kodachromes takes place at the kitchen table. The cake looks delicious, but we’ll start with a slice of that cherry pie, please. 35mm color slide by Hubert Tuttle. SHORPY
ERIC WERNER/ rewriting the menu in tulum @ dining & wine/ NYT photos by adriana zehbrauskas (via charles l)
It is about food made in Mexico, using the stupendous ingredients found in Mexican waters, forests and fields. But Hartwood, a restaurant opened here by New York expatriates in 2010, is an experiment in inventing food that is avant-garde and ancient, global and local — and, fortunately, delicious.
“I didn’t even consider cooking Mexican food,” said Eric Werner, the restaurant’s chef, co-owner, forager, general contractor, waste management expert and agricultural apprentice. “I would never try to do what the cooks do here. They have local food in their bones.”
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Just read this piece by John Gravois (for PACIFIC STANDARD) on Toast being the latest artisanal food craze. But it’s not all about that… it’s really about the interesting creature that is Giulietta Carrelli. She owns Trouble, the cafe that started making THE toast… cinnamon toast. JUST READ IT HERE!!!
“At first, Carrelli explained Trouble as a kind of sociological experiment in engineering spontaneous communication between strangers. She even conducted field research, she says, before opening the shop. “I did a study in New York and San Francisco, standing on the street holding a sandwich, saying hello to people. No one would talk to me. But if I stayed at that same street corner and I was holding a coconut? People would engage,” she said. “I wrote down exactly how many people talked to me.””
“Like a lot of people with mental illness, Carrelli self-medicated with drugs, in her case opiates, and alcohol. And sometimes things got very bad indeed. Throughout her 20s, she was in and out of hospitals and periods of homelessness.”
It’s a rainy, cloudy Sunday and I decided to thaw out my homemade chicken stock, cut up my Sanagan’s Meat Locker chicken and make myself a hearty pie. And since I had more chicken bones… I made more chicken stock!!! I was very domestic today. The pie turned out great (and the parsley decoration actually looked very lovely). I simply had pie & a glass of Hardy’s Stamp Of Australia Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon 2012… which by the way is a pleasant & rather cheap wine. Just $10.50 @ LCBO here in Ontario. Time for another helping.
Chocolate Caramels With Sea Salt
Adapted from “Mast Brothers Chocolate: A Family Cookbook” (Little, Brown, 2013)
Time: About 1 hour, plus at least 3 hours’ chilling
Yield: About 100 small caramels
1 pound (4 sticks) unsalted butter, plus more for greasing pan
1 1/4 cups heavy cream
2 cups sugar
5 ounces dark chocolate (at least 70 percent cacao solids), broken into pieces
1 teaspoon flaky sea salt, such as Maldon
1. Butter an 8-inch square pan and line with parchment paper or aluminum foil, leaving an extra inch or two hanging over the sides.
2. In a saucepan, heat cream and butter until melted.
3. Make the caramel: Pour sugar into a large saucepan fitted with a candy thermometer (or use an instant-read model). Over medium heat, heat sugar until edges begin to melt and turn brown. Using a wooden or silicone spoon, drag melted edges in towards the center of the pot to redistribute the heat. Continue to melt sugar, stirring gently to break up clumps, to 300 degrees; it will be dark brown, bubbling and clear. This will take about 10 minutes.
4. Immediately pour cream-butter mixture through a strainer into caramel: it will bubble wildly. Heat the mixture over medium-high heat to 260 degrees; this will take about 10 minutes.
5. Reduce heat to very low, add chocolate, and stir until melted and smooth.
6. Pour mixture into lined pan and let cool 15 minutes. Sprinkle salt on top. Let cool at room temperature until firm about 3 hours or overnight. (If weather is hot and humid, chill in refrigerator.)
7. When cool and firm, use paper to lift caramel slab out of pan. Using a large sharp knife and a ruler, cut into small squares, about 3/4-inch. Refrigerated caramel will need to soften slightly at room temperature before cutting.
Postscript: October 23, 2013
A number of readers tried the recipe for chocolate caramels and reported that they had trouble once the chocolate is added to the pot in step 5. Depending on the quality of the chocolate and the butterfat content of the cream, the mixture may separate when the chocolate is added to the pot. It can be re-emulsified with a whisk or an immersion blender, and adding a little more cream can help too.
“My favorite time of day is night.” HIGH POINT INSTANT COFFEE with LAUREN BACALL & 5 yr old James (via Carter H & Jonathan T.)
I prefer JAMES version! via Jonathan T.
“James, 5, saw some grownups laughing at the camp classic Lauren Bacall High Point commercial from the 80s. Uh-oh, children will listen.”
Filmed in Brooklyn, this shows the process of handmade bagels. From creating the dough to the baking and sale, the process is explained along with the extemporaneous commentary on the changing nature of the bagel business, and the shops place in the neighborhood. Filmed in 1979? by Nick Manning, this is part of the 16mm film collection at the Brooklyn Public Library’s local history division, the Brooklyn Collection.
See catalog record: http://catalog.brooklynpubliclibrary….
So, last week THE CHEESE FAGS and their lovely friend Andrew came over to my place for a cheese review.
WELSH RED DRAGON aka Y FENNI & APPLEWOOD SMOKED CHEDDAR where the cheeses!
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Thanks Kyle & Jordaan for letting me be a part of this.