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Steak Cooked in Pine Resin

 From: John 
 Sent: Sunday, December 04, 2016 8:16 PM

 My dad says he used to get a steak in Buffalo NY drenched in a salt and 
 cooked in Resin. Have you ever heard of such a thing? John 

Hello John,

Did he get it at a restaurant or at someone's home? What was the name of the restaurant?

I have heard of potatoes cooked in resin, but never meat. There are dozens of recipes for steaks cooked in salt, but I found none cooked in resin. Is that pine resin you mean?

I have a cookbook that is specifically about foods particular to Upstate New York, but there is no mention of steak cooked in resin.

I'll post this. Maybe a reader is familiar with it., but if he can recall the name of the restaurant, send it on.


-----Original Message----- 
From: John 
Sent: Tuesday, December 06, 2016 10:22 AM
To: Phaedrus
Subject: Re: steak cooked in Resin.

Hello, my Father was stationed in the Buffalo area and he says he use to 
belong to the Buffalo Athletic Club around 1952. He says they would drench 
the steak in some type of course salt and then cook it in pine resin? Says 
it was the best steak ever. I am trying to reproduce this method and your 
help is a great help. Thanks John 

Hello John,

Sorry, I cannot find any mention anywhere of cooking anything in pine resin except for potatoes. Everything that I see indicates that meat cooked in pine resin would be inedible. If you find out different, please let me know the source.


Bunker Hill Rolls

-----Original Message----- 
From: Marcy
Sent: Monday, December 05, 2016 3:00 AM
Subject: Bunker hill rolls

Do you have a recipe for BunkerHill rolls please?
Thank you,

Hello Marcy,

I cannot find any mention of these except in reference to a couple of bakeries in Pennsylvania. No recipes at all. I did find a recipe here for "Bunker Hill Biscuits": Bunker Hill Biscuits


Dromedary Fudge Mix

From: Susannah
Sent: Wednesday, December 07, 2016 9:13 PM
Subject: Dromedary Dark Fudge Mix


When I was young and growing up in Santa Monica CA, back in the late fifty’s,  (I would have been 10 in 1957)  
my parents both traveled quite a bit but separately for their businesses. My dad was a white oil salesman and 
my mom was also a traveling saleswoman.  She had her own company and her territory was the Hawaiian Islands.  
The woman who lived with us to take care of me made this dark chocolate fudge from a boxed mix from a company 
called Dromedary.  Occasionally I used to see a cake mix from them but have not been able to locate this fudge 
or that company today..   I have never found anything quite as extraordinary and would love to know if it’s 
available or if the company would share the recipe?

Your site is so interesting!

Thanks for the help.

(Susy in those days.)

Hi Susanna,

The Dromedary Company went out of business and their products were discontinued. The only mention that I can find at all of “Dromedary Fudge Mix” is in old newspaper ads from years ago.

I’ll post this. Perhaps someone can recommend a “tastes-like”.


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