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From: John De Armond
Newsgroups: rec.outdoors.rv-travel
Subject: Re: Crockpot Sauerbraten
Date: Sat, 13 Oct 2007 01:53:25 -0400
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On Fri, 12 Oct 2007 15:36:02 -0400, "Cliff" <> wrote:

>> Esposa says those gift cookies had anise and POTASH in them.
>> LZ
>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.


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