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  1. Celebrating Passover and Easter

    Whether the last supper was a Passover Seder I do not know. I do know that the rituals of the Passover dinner have been in place for thousands of years, although always open to evolution. And yet, there don’t seem to be any universal elements about Easter celebratory foods. The episode looks at these two contrasting aspects of ritual food.

    First, Susan Weingarten talks about an essential item on the Passover table that is not mentioned in God’s original instructions for the last supper of the Israelites in Egypt.

    Then, I talk to Lois Long about a recipe made famous by her mother, Edna M. Holmgren. Magic Marshmallow Crescent Puffs won the Pillbury Bake-Off in 1969 and were subsequently expropriated by some Christians to retell the story of the resurrection.

    The recipe

    This copy of Edna Holmgren’s recipe is not quite the original. Lois Long told me that “the flour in the cinnamon sugar mixture was Pillsbury’s idea. I cut it down to 1 tbsp but I don’t like it. The original recipe has no flour.” I do wonder what it is there for. Possibly to soak up melting gooeyness, because many of the comments on the Hall of Fame website are complaints about the mess if the pastry isn’t very carefully sealed.

    Edna Holmgren and her daughter Lois Long at Pillsbury’s Hall of Fame celebration in 1988


    Susan Weingarten’s book Haroset: A Taste of Jewish History is published by The Toby Press.

    Huge thanks to Lois Long for sharing her time, her memories, and copies of some of her memorabilia.

    The cover image is a print by Jacob Cornelisz van Oostsanen after Albrecht Dürer, from the Rosenwald Collection of the National Gallery of Art, Washington DC.

    The banner image of The Last Supper is by the workshop of Pedro Berruguete, circa 1495–1500, a gift of the Ahmanson Foundation to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

    Oooops. Oh dear. I thought I had double checked the date of Pesach, but I apparently got it wrong. I said Thursday. It is Friday. Sincere apologies.

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    —Huffduffed by chrisaldrich

  2. For the Love of Music - Episode 1: Is there no such thing as bad music?

    Abbey Road Studio Two, five talented studio engineers and a round-table chat about music: we’ll be honest, we’ve had worse days at work.

    Part One of our ‘For The Love Of Music’ series asks the group a provocative question: Is there no such thing as bad music?

    You’ve just got to see what they had to say.

    You can find the ‘For the Love of Music’ playlist via our new Music app on iOS or Android, and on other services via:

    🎶 Tidal - 🎶 Spotify - 🎶 Qobuz -

    #bowerswilkins #abbeyroad #fortheloveofmusic

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    —Huffduffed by clagnut

  3. Professor Neil Ferguson on the Covid year that shattered our way of life – podcast | News | The Guardian

    Prof Neil Ferguson was one of the first scientists to raise the alarm in Britain that unless the government radically changed policy, it was heading for a disaster that the NHS could not cope with

    —Huffduffed by clagnut

  4. Websites? Wobsites. Wibsits! – Lucy Bellwood

    This is broadly a discussion about websites and trying to be yourself on the internet, but we also managed to talk about The Muppets, book design, 1970s British television, generative poetry, and at least two types of cheese.

    —Huffduffed by schmarty

  5. Retroist McDonald’s McRib Podcast

    In this episode, I discuss the legendary or infamous (depending on who you ask) pork fast food sandwich, McDonald’s McRib.

    I am a fan of fast food and enjoy reading about the fast-food industry. This episode is a celebration of the McRib and a discussion of its history and creation.

    I start the show talking about quests. I enjoy seeking things and fast food has given me many opportunities to seek things over the years. From premiums to limited-time foods, the searching has brought me great joy.

    Then I move onto the sandwich itself. I discuss the creators of the McRib, the process of making one, its relationship to the pork industry, its initial failure, and its slow inevitable rise.

    Metagrrl is back this week with a top 5 list of discontinued McDonald’s menu items. It’s a great list that could almost be a podcast unto itself. I think you will enjoy it.

    The McRib is a fascinating bit of food science and commerce. It has a colorful history that is worth exploring. I am not sure why, but it makes me happy that a community has coalesced around a molded pork patty sandwich. So make sure to get a McRib while you can.

    —Huffduffed by briansuda

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