Monkey Gland Steak; I Kid You Not!

Lynne Murphy lynnem at COGS.SUSX.AC.UK
Fri Mar 30 09:53:28 UTC 2001

--On Thursday, March 29, 2001 6:34 pm +0000 Bapopik at AOL.COM wrote:

>    Back to the Herald Tribune.
> --------------------------------------------------------
>    I previously posted stuff about South Africa's monkey gland sauce.
> It's also a steak.  I haven't inspected OED's monkey glands.    From the
> NEW YORK HERALD TRIBUNE, "Dining Around Scotland" by Isabel A. McGovern
> (the pinch hitter when Clementine Paddleford is away--ed.), 20 April
> 1963, pg. 9, col. 5:
>    Don't be startled by monkey gland steak, it's really like a steak
> Diane.

Monkey gland steak is just steak with monkey gland sauce.  Most monkey
gland sauce is made from packets that Knorr sells.  I don't believe there
are actual monkey glands in the modern stuff.


M Lynne Murphy
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School of Cognitive and Computing Sciences
University of Sussex
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