Sent: Saturday, July 08, 2017 11:16 AM
Subject: Recipe search: hush puppies poem/recipe
My name is Sue. I am searching for a recipe for hush puppies that was
written as a "poem". I put that in quotes because as I remember it was
not all rhyming or any consistent meter, but still, roughly, a poem. It
was printed in the Greenville Cookbook, which was self-published by the
Civic League of Greenville PA in 1971.
I used to own the cookbook, but it was damaged, so I took out a few recipes
to save but then threw out the rest of it. Now I help with a dog rescue
program and we want to do a fund-raiser cookbook. I thought this quirky
humorous hush puppy recipe would be good for that type of book, but I have
not been able to locate a copy of the book. I found a reference and
description at a cookbook search site but it said there are none available
at this time. I also looked at humorous recipes, hush puppy recipes, etc.
but do not see anything like it.
Good luck and thanks in advance for trying.
I had no success at all with this. I cannot find a hush puppies recipe
written as a poem. I cannot find any mention at all of a cookbook named "The
Greenville Cookbook." I cannot find any mention of the Greenville, PA Civic
League. Not one mention. There is no "Greenville Civic League" on this list
of non-profit organizations in Greenville, Pennsylvania:
Tax Exempt World
There are some clubs referred to as "civic", but they aren't named "Civic
Your best bet is probably to call the local Greenville, PA public library
and ask their help. The local library there might have a copy of that
cookbook. If you find a different name for the Greenville organization that
published the cookbook, then contact them directly.
I will post this request on my site in case one of my readers knows anything
about this, but it will be over a month before it appears.
Thanks for your reply. I have one last thing to try. The recipe came from a friend
at the time, and I will see if she is on Face Book (or even still alive), in which
case she might remember it. It was almost like a rap song, just a jig-along string
of words describing how to make hush puppies. Thanks for trying. If I get it I will
send it to you. I am a librarian and I enjoy doing these searches. I enjoy it more
when I find something! Sue
Subject: "What's Cooking in Greenville" cookbook by The Civic League of Greenville, Pennsylvania, 1968
Date: Sunday, August 20, 2017 6:30 PM
"What's Cooking in Greenville" cookbook by The Civic League of Greenville, Pennsylvania, 1968
Timm in Oregon
Sent: Monday, August 21, 2017 8:05 AM
Subject: Re: Recipe search: hush puppies poem/recipe
The one I was looking for was 1971, blue cover, white spiral binding. I will bid on this just to look at it,
but the person with the hush puppy recipe moved there a year or two after 1968. I contacted her on FB but
did not get a reply. It seems odd that the same group, the Civic League, would have done a cookbook project
twice in 3 years, doesn't it? Makes me think the 1971 was a reprint with some new additions...
I really appreciate your help. I found the book at a fund-raising cookbook collectors' website but there were
no copies available. I will probably end up calling the public library. And believe me, if I ever find the
recipe, I will send it to you.
Sent: Saturday, July 08, 2017 11:03 PM
Subject: Bills BBQ pork recipe...Richmond VA chain, now closed
Hi there. Looking for a recipe for just pork BBQ not cooked in sauce. My
name is Pam, and I do not own a restaurant, just loved this BBQ.
Sorry, I had no success with this. You can smoke pork on your charcoal or
gas grill/smoker, but Bill's may have used a rub of their own making to coat
the pork before cooking.
I had no success with Bill's pork, or sauce, or a rub from there.
I'll post this for reader input.
I did find a copycat recipe for Bill's BBQ limeade.
Billís Barbecue Limeade
Copycat Restaurant Recipe
1 cup fresh lime juice (about 7 limes)
4 cups cold water
1 cup sugar
lime slices (1 lime)
Combine lime juice and water in a large pitcher. Add sugar; stir until well dissolved.
Add more sugar to taste if desired. Pour into glasses with ice cubes. Garnish with one
lime slice for each glass.
Sent: Tuesday, July 11, 2017 3:31 PM
Subject: Tuck Right In!
It's been a while, Uncle P., since I wrote, but don't think I don't keep up
with your site, although the decline in requests and that they are so often
for something one-off, obscure, and a search disappoints--but it's pleasant
there are still wins to be had.
Anyway, my request is not so much for a recipe, but maybe some information,
if any is to be found. I have a long association with the White
Mountains--no longer that active, save via computer--and back in the late
eighties some boutique, neo-hippie(?) rural folks made something called a
Tuckerman Bar--Or "Tuckerman's Bar," or "Tuck's Bar," that was confected in
Brownfield, Maine (if memory serves). I think I ate at least one, and it
was the usual dense, brown, fruity-nutty thing that cried out "Organic!
Natural! Eat me and be absolved!" It was OK, but I think I remained more
or less as usual.
Tuckermans Ravine (somewhere it lost the possessive apostrophe) is a
dramatic former glacial cirque on the side of Mount Washington (NH), where
the last snow east of the Mississippi (in the U.S.) lingers--formerly to
August, but now in this climate warming world, only to July, usually. So,
the product made locally (Brownfield is just across the NH/ME border), but
probably not for nearly thirty years--unless it STILL is to be had, but I
think I recall its short life.
Good to hear from you. I hope you're doing well.
Tuckerman's Ravine is a notable skiing area. I can't find anything at all
about a candy made in either New Hampshire or Maine, including Brownfield,
named "Tuck's" or "Tucker's" or "Tuckerman's", except for Tuck's Candy
in Rockport, Maine. However, that store was founded by twins Walter &
George Tuck in 1929 and appears to have been in Rockport throughout its
Pre-Internet things are often extremely difficult to find anything about. I
suspect you are right. It was likely a local thing, made by a family in the
area, and had limited distribution. If anything occurs to me, I will look
About the note I wrote about "Tuck Bars," or however they were termed--I
wrote a friend who actually lived close to the manufacture source, a rural
community/commune just over the border from NH in what is Brownfield Maine,
and her reminiscence (from ca. 1988) was:
OK, Tuck Bars: I think they originated with our neighbor, Vinnie. He had the
"Sunflower Farm" pizza truck that frequented fairs like the Common Ground
Fair and the Fryeburg Fair. He employed a bevvy of New Zealand beauties to
work his food truck and gardens each summer but then I think one year, they
got raided at a fair for not having proper documentation. They were always
great people, lively and kind bunch, we visited with them a little bit
sometimes, one was named Claire, I remember one was a Maori. They explained
that they were "interning" with Vinnie because it was next to impossible to
own land and farm in New Zealand so this was a way to learn and gain skills
while they saved enough $$ to be able to buy highly coveted NZ farmland.
Currently, Grandy Oats granola is based out of Brownfield. Vinny also made
and sold granola back when we were there and I wonder if early on, Grandy
Oats might have bought his business, or might at least be familiar with Tuck