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Old 02-05-2013, 07:46 AM   #21
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i'd heard the term milk-toast before, but it always had a connotation of a wimpy or maybe a bland person. i can see the connection.

i wonder if the culinary milk toast gave rise to breakfast cereals?
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i'd heard the term milk-toast before, but it always had a connotation of a wimpy or maybe a bland person. i can see the connection.

i wonder if the culinary milk toast gave rise to breakfast cereals?
Popcorn was originally served up with milk and sugar, like a breakfast cereal. Not the way I like to eat my popcorn. I guess you could say it would be like eating corn-pops cereal.

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Old 02-05-2013, 08:48 AM   #23
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i'd heard the term milk-toast before, but it always had a connotation of a wimpy or maybe a bland person. i can see the connection.

i wonder if the culinary milk toast gave rise to breakfast cereals?
That's actually Milquetoast, a comic strip character from the 1920s about a timid person

I grew up in Mich., where Kellogg's is based. Corn flakes began as a sort of health food. There were two Kellogg brothers who ran a sanitarium with the goal of encouraging good health with special diets, including whole grains. The founder of Post cereals was a patient there More info: http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kellogg_Cereal#section_1

My uncle used to have leftover rice with sugar and milk for breakfast.
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Old 02-05-2013, 12:02 PM   #24
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thanks, gg. interesting stuff. but i wonder if the name has anything to do with the dish's bland nature.
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That's actually Milquetoast, a comic strip character from the 1920s about a timid person

I grew up in Mich., where Kellogg's is based. Corn flakes began as a sort of health food. There were two Kellogg brothers who ran a sanitarium with the goal of encouraging good health with special diets, including whole grains. The founder of Post cereals was a patient there More info: Kellogg Company - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

My uncle used to have leftover rice with sugar and milk for breakfast.
I'm in Michigan too, but in "da U/P". I knew about the Kellog's brothers and was wondering when someone would bring that up. I didn't know that the founder of Post cereals was a patient at the Kellog's sanitarium/resort.

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I'm in Michigan too, but in "da U/P". I knew about the Kellog's brothers and was wondering when someone would bring that up. I didn't know that the founder of Post cereals was a patient at the Kellog's sanitarium/resort.

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Old 02-05-2013, 12:23 PM   #27
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yup, with gg's help, a little research reveals that i was right.

the character casper milquetoast was a play on the term milk toast because he was inoffensive, and had a weak or sensitive stomach: Caspar Milquetoast - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

and that eating cereals and milk were invented for their blandness as part of a healthy diet: Corn flakes - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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yup, with gg's help, a little research reveals that i was right.

the character casper milquetoast was a play on the term milk toast because he was inoffensive, and had a weak or sensitive stomach: Caspar Milquetoast - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

and that eating cereals and milk were invented for their blandness as part of a healthy diet: Corn flakes - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Blandness is healthy, eh? That's disheartening. I love big flavors!
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does spicy food stir your passions??? lol.
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does spicy food stir your passions??? lol.
One of them See the pork chile verde thread.
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