Yale Salad (1911); What! No Soap?

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Fri Dec 21 02:01:13 UTC 2001


   Yale has to have something to go with the "hot dog" (1895) and "Yale Cocktail" (1895).  "Harvard Salad" contains Harvard beets, and I've found more recipes for that salad.
   From TABLE TALK, July 1911, pg. 386, col. 2:

   Arrange in the salad dish a shredded head of romaine lettuce; on this lay a mixture of green peppers that have been plunged in boiling water for one minute, cooled and shredded; small tomatoes, peeled, cooled and cut in carpels; one diced cucumber and the pulp from one grape fruit.  Pour over a French dressing at the moment of serving.


   "What!  No Spinach?" probably is a later spin-off of "What!  No Soap?"
   A bear says the catch phrase in an ad for Pears' Soap, TABLE TALK, September 1909, opp. index (page 1?):

_A Severe Test for the Memory_

_Amusing for all by exceedingly useful liars_

MACKLIN, the celebrated actor, one evening made "The Cultivation of the Memory" the subject of a lecture, during which he said that to such perfection hed he brought his own, that he could learn anything by rote on once hearing it.  Foote, another actor, was present, and handed up the following sentences, desiring that Macklin would read them once and repeat them from memory:

   "So she went into the garden to cut a cabbage-leaf, to make an apple-pie; and at the same time a great she-bear, coming up the street. pops its head into the shop.  'What!  No Pears Soap?'  So he died, and she very imprudently married the barber; and there were present the Picninnies, and the Joblilies, and the Garcelies, and the Grand Panjandrum himself, with the little round button at top; and they all fell to playing the game of catch as catch can, till the gunpowder ran out at the heels of their boots."

_It is needless to say that Foote had the laugh of old Macklin, and that Pears' Soap is matchless for the Complexion_

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