ALL ABOUT FOOD Layers of Chocolate, Strawberries and Cream
When I pulled out the pocket folder filled with recipes I've gathered from cooking classes I've attended over the years, I was surprised to see that some of the recipes dated back to 1984. That was t... Posted on 6/10/12 at 8:27 AM
Last month when I looked at the ballot for the “Best of the Red River Valley,” it was brought home to me how many things have changed since I was a young adult in Fargo in the late 1950s and early 1960s.
When Fargo businessman Maurice Kaufman was interviewed for a Forum story in 1941 after 56 years of working at the Alex Stern Clothing Co., he was still coming to work at 8:30 a.m. and working until 6 p.m.
The beginnings of the Fargo-Moorhead Open Forum go back to 1930. That’s when a group known as the “Good Will Committee” met to organize programs to engage authoritative speakers on national and international issues and to present their views to the public.
“When I opened the door … my home was redolent of cinnamon and cloves. I was baking molasses cookies. The anxiety kindling in my overburdened mind demanded the kind of psychopharmaceutical relief that could be obtained only in the kitchen, and I’d stopped at the supermarket on the way home to stock up on illegal substances: butter, sugar, molasses, eggs. The orderly steps of cookie baking had freed my mind to meander.”
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