From: John De Armond
Subject: Re: Crockpot Sauerbraten
Date: Sat, 13 Oct 2007 01:53:25 -0400
On Fri, 12 Oct 2007 15:36:02 -0400, "Cliff" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> Esposa says those gift cookies had anise and POTASH in them.
>Figures! You would like that, because that is where we get lye! Much more
>toxic than plain ole peppers!!! ROFL
Bet you didn't know that the brown color and characteristic taste of a pretzel comes
from bathing the cooked but not brown dough in concentrated boiling lye solution. I
was on the process design team at M&M Mars when we developed the original Combos. I
had to design the controls of the lye sprayer.
Lutefish is cod soaked in concentrated lye until it is digested into a translucent
gelatinous mass too gross looking for any sober person to eat. Ughhh.