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Old 03-05-2014, 12:53 PM   #1
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"The All-American Cookbook"

Subtitled "America's Favourite Dishes For Non-American Cooks" by Martha Lomask,

Popped into my favourite Oxfam charity bookshop a while back and found the above. I bought it really as more of a curiosity than anything else and I've never done anything with it. I found it again when I was unpacking yet another box of cookery books which have been languishing in the spare room since I moved in. As I've been around you lot for a while I think I might start trying out a few of the recipes.

The book is probably a bit old fashioned as it was published in 1981 but has a lot of interesting background so good bedtime reading too. Inside the back and front covers there's a map of the states of the US so I'll be able to work out where you all are. I had a rough idea but had a few surprises eg I thought Ohio was a bit further west than it is and Oklahoma a bit further north.

Question: which bit of Texas is the famous "pan handle"? With bits sticking out in all directions it doesn't look a bit like a pan!
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Pan handles refer to rectangular protrusions in the shape of a state. Texas' is that straight-sided portion at the top. Oklahoma, Idaho and Florida have panhandles too.
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Pan handles refer to rectangular protrusions in the shape of a state. Texas' is that straight-sided portion at the top. Oklahoma, Idaho and Florida have panhandles too.
Ahh, I see. Thanks, Andy
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Pan handles refer to rectangular protrusions in the shape of a state. Texas' is that straight-sided portion at the top. Oklahoma, Idaho and Florida have panhandles too.
Florida also has keys.
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Thanks for the laugh, Craig.
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