"Pastrami" in New York Times; Baptist Cake (1925?)

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Wed Apr 30 05:10:25 UTC 2003


   An awful, thoroughly forgettable article on "pastrami" is in Wednesday's NEW YORK TIMES (www.nytimes.com) food section.  The author of the piece wanted to know about the word "pastrami," so, rather than contact the OED, he contacted cookbook authors who don't know anything.
   FWIW, here's another spelling and citation:

   Display Ad 14 -- No Title; The Washington Post (1877-1954), Washington, D.C.; May 29, 1922; pg. 4, 1 pgs
("Pastroma (spiced beef) lb. ...65c" at Old Dutch Masters Market.)

BAPTIST CAKE (continued)

   The middle of the three articles mentioned a "Baptist Cake" recipe from this cookbook.  I now see that the cookbook is from 1925, so the recipe may antedate DARE:

Title Everybody's cook book [microform] : a comprehensive manual of home cookery, compiled from the records of the School of household science and arts, Pratt institute / edited by Isabel Ely Lord.
Imprint New York : H. Holt and Co., 1925, c1924.

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