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(Slate)   Meet the woman who invented the chocolate chip cookie   (slate.com) divider line 51
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2014-03-20 08:31:39 PM
And here is Her Prophet
evrd.net
 
2014-03-20 08:33:36 PM
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2014-03-20 08:43:40 PM
For Whom the Toll House Bells.
 
2014-03-20 08:45:36 PM
Nestlé Tollhausen?
 
2014-03-20 08:45:43 PM
See, things workout when women stay in the kitchen.
 
2014-03-20 08:46:30 PM
"Julia Child and James Beard have nearly as much name recognition to many Americans as the Founding Fathers."

Oh, really?

img.4plebs.org
 
2014-03-20 08:46:46 PM
You would have thought the Nazis could have followed the smell to find  a hiding Helen.
 
2014-03-20 08:46:54 PM
img.fark.net
 
2014-03-20 08:47:03 PM
Just think how differently history might have turned out...

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2014-03-20 08:47:12 PM
There is no better cookie than the from-scratch Tollhouse chocolate chip cookie.
 
2014-03-20 08:49:22 PM
FTFAJulia Child and James Beard have nearly as much name recognition to many Americans as the Founding Fathers. But when was the last time you ate one of their dishes? I'm betting it's a lot longer ago than your last chocolate chip cookie.

You'd lose that bet.  I hate chocolate chip cookies.  Hate 'em.  I can't remember that last time I ate one.  Probably the 1990s.

But, I love Julia Child's garlic mashed potatoes (purée de pommes de terre à l'ail) and French onion soup (soupe à l'oignon gratinée).  In fact, I pretty much love all her recipes...expect for the aspics.  Those are gross.

I also love Jacques Pépin's recipes.
 
2014-03-20 08:49:48 PM
Hero is an understatement.  She's a farking saint.
 
2014-03-20 08:50:15 PM
fc07.deviantart.net
 
2014-03-20 08:55:25 PM
Why is her likeness not on Mr. Rushmore?
 
2014-03-20 08:56:03 PM
Wait...that was supposed to be MT. Rushmore.
 
2014-03-20 08:57:07 PM
There can be no greater hero.

All I ate today was a cookies and cream quest bar. Should I give her credit for that too? What a legend.
 
2014-03-20 09:04:11 PM
I thought Famous Anus invented the chocolate chip cookie.
 
2014-03-20 09:09:14 PM
I think the persistence of the "dumb luck" story says less about her than it does about us, specifically about pervasive sexist attitudes. That Ruth Wakefield invented the chocolate chip cookie by dint of training, talent, and hard work may not appeal to people who like their women quiet, passive, and unassuming. But people who knew Wakefield know she was a gifted cook and a shrewd entrepreneur-the furthest thing from a shrinking violet.

Well, that's one way to slant it I guess. I would think it's because people don't want to acknowledge that hard work and ingenuity pay off; that everyone who's done better than them in life got there by birth or accident.
 
2014-03-20 09:12:28 PM
Meh. Still waiting for someone who will invent the chocolate-and-bacon chip cookie.
 
2014-03-20 09:21:19 PM

John Dewey: Wait...that was supposed to be MT. Rushmore.


Mr. Rushmore like her on him, too.
 
2014-03-20 09:32:54 PM
oh my, how low Fark has fallen.

19-something called
 
2014-03-20 09:38:43 PM

eraser8: FTFA:  Julia Child and James Beard have nearly as much name recognition to many Americans as the Founding Fathers. But when was the last time you ate one of their dishes? I'm betting it's a lot longer ago than your last chocolate chip cookie.

You'd lose that bet.  I hate chocolate chip cookies.  Hate 'em.  I can't remember that last time I ate one.  Probably the 1990s.

But, I love Julia Child's garlic mashed potatoes (purée de pommes de terre à l'ail) and French onion soup (soupe à l'oignon gratinée).  In fact, I pretty much love all her recipes...expect for the aspics.  Those are gross.

I also love Jacques Pépin's recipes.


Why are you comparing a sweet baked good with potatoes and soup? And why are you writing said things in two languages?

/inquiring minds
 
2014-03-20 09:38:46 PM
My wife makes absolutely killer chocolate chip cookies.

Been married 34 years.
 
2014-03-20 09:42:14 PM

sharksfin: Meh. Still waiting for someone who will invent the chocolate-and-bacon chip cookie.


Could probably just add cooked bacon bits to the dough.

/you are a genius
 
2014-03-20 10:11:22 PM

lindalouwho: eraser8: FTFA:  Julia Child and James Beard have nearly as much name recognition to many Americans as the Founding Fathers. But when was the last time you ate one of their dishes? I'm betting it's a lot longer ago than your last chocolate chip cookie.

You'd lose that bet.  I hate chocolate chip cookies.  Hate 'em.  I can't remember that last time I ate one.  Probably the 1990s.

But, I love Julia Child's garlic mashed potatoes (purée de pommes de terre à l'ail) and French onion soup (soupe à l'oignon gratinée).  In fact, I pretty much love all her recipes...expect for the aspics.  Those are gross.

I also love Jacques Pépin's recipes.

Why are you comparing a sweet baked good with potatoes and soup? And why are you writing said things in two languages?

/inquiring minds


did you miss where he quoted TFA?
 
2014-03-20 10:21:19 PM
No Famous Anus love in here?
 
2014-03-20 10:27:57 PM
In these days of Oreo-stuffed cupcakes


Wait what?! Must have.


Related: I love chocolate chip cookie DOUGH, but not the farking chocolate in it. Why can't you just find the dough!
 
2014-03-20 10:28:16 PM

That Guy Jeff: I think the persistence of the "dumb luck" story says less about her than it does about us, specifically about pervasive sexist attitudes. That Ruth Wakefield invented the chocolate chip cookie by dint of training, talent, and hard work may not appeal to people who like their women quiet, passive, and unassuming. But people who knew Wakefield know she was a gifted cook and a shrewd entrepreneur-the furthest thing from a shrinking violet.

Well, that's one way to slant it I guess. I would think it's because people don't want to acknowledge that hard work and ingenuity pay off; that everyone who's done better than them in life got there by birth or accident.


Does a cookie involve "hard work"?

I mean, it's a cookie.
 
2014-03-20 10:28:20 PM
I actually remember that place as a kid.  It was old as hell and there were cookies.  Went there once in a while heading through Whitman to my grandfathers house in Hanson.

People were very sad when it burned down.  That is all.
 
2014-03-20 10:31:41 PM

John Dewey: Why is her likeness not on Mt. Rushmore?


Heck with that... she should be canonized.
 
2014-03-20 10:33:16 PM

chitownmike: lindalouwho: eraser8: FTFA:  Julia Child and James Beard have nearly as much name recognition to many Americans as the Founding Fathers. But when was the last time you ate one of their dishes? I'm betting it's a lot longer ago than your last chocolate chip cookie.

You'd lose that bet.  I hate chocolate chip cookies.  Hate 'em.  I can't remember that last time I ate one.  Probably the 1990s.

But, I love Julia Child's garlic mashed potatoes (purée de pommes de terre à l'ail) and French onion soup (soupe à l'oignon gratinée).  In fact, I pretty much love all her recipes...expect for the aspics.  Those are gross.

I also love Jacques Pépin's recipes.

Why are you comparing a sweet baked good with potatoes and soup? And why are you writing said things in two languages?

/inquiring minds

did you miss where he quoted TFA?


No.
 
2014-03-20 10:33:58 PM

twiztedjustin: In these days of Oreo-stuffed cupcakes


Wait what?! Must have.


Related: I love chocolate chip cookie DOUGH, but not the farking chocolate in it. Why can't you just find the dough!


That's... that's a good point. Now that I think of it, I like the chocolate, but the actual cookie in a good chocolate chip cookie is one of the great joys of life.
 
2014-03-20 10:44:34 PM

I May Be Crazy But...: twiztedjustin: In these days of Oreo-stuffed cupcakes


Wait what?! Must have.


Related: I love chocolate chip cookie DOUGH, but not the farking chocolate in it. Why can't you just find the dough!

That's... that's a good point. Now that I think of it, I like the chocolate, but the actual cookie in a good chocolate chip cookie is one of the great joys of life.


Why not both?.

/The secret of a good chocolate chip cookie
//Is that the dough is not really that sweet
///At least that's what I think
 
2014-03-20 11:11:58 PM

eraser8: I hate chocolate chip cookies.


I now have you farkied as "terrorist".
 
2014-03-20 11:24:57 PM

eraser8: FTFA:  Julia Child and James Beard have nearly as much name recognition to many Americans as the Founding Fathers. But when was the last time you ate one of their dishes? I'm betting it's a lot longer ago than your last chocolate chip cookie.

You'd lose that bet.  I hate chocolate chip cookies.  Hate 'em.  I can't remember that last time I ate one.  Probably the 1990s.

But, I love Julia Child's garlic mashed potatoes (purée de pommes de terre à l'ail) and French onion soup (soupe à l'oignon gratinée).  In fact, I pretty much love all her recipes...expect for the aspics.  Those are gross.

I also love Jacques Pépin's recipes.


I thought it was spelled asspick.
 
2014-03-20 11:25:03 PM
I guess I'm in the minority...I think chocolate chip cookies are meh. A good oatmeal raisin on the other hand, is divine.
 
2014-03-20 11:33:47 PM

That Guy Jeff: I think the persistence of the "dumb luck" story says less about her than it does about us, specifically about pervasive sexist attitudes. That Ruth Wakefield invented the chocolate chip cookie by dint of training, talent, and hard work may not appeal to people who like their women quiet, passive, and unassuming. But people who knew Wakefield know she was a gifted cook and a shrewd entrepreneur-the furthest thing from a shrinking violet.

Well, that's one way to slant it I guess. I would think it's because people don't want to acknowledge that hard work and ingenuity pay off; that everyone who's done better than them in life got there by birth or accident.


I audibly sighed when I read that part. Good to see slate sticks to the narrative.

/wife asked me if I was depressed
//then offered to service me
///thank you slate
 
2014-03-20 11:36:01 PM

SpookyEyes: I guess I'm in the minority...I think chocolate chip cookies are meh. A good oatmeal raisin on the other hand, is divine.


There are no words.
 
2014-03-20 11:37:22 PM
My mother worked there. Yes, I'm old. They were always called Toll House cookies when I was growing up at home. Yes, I could lose some weight.
 
2014-03-21 12:13:40 AM

SpookyEyes: I guess I'm in the minority...I think chocolate chip cookies are meh. A good oatmeal raisin on the other hand, is divine.


One of the worst possible experiences in life is biting into what you think is a chocolate chip cookie and getting a mouth full of raisins and oatmeal.
 
2014-03-21 01:15:19 AM
Finally, one of the Great Inventors making money off their work.

/meucci
//tesla
///ferrarin
 
2014-03-21 01:26:27 AM
People always ask me what our secret recipe is.  I tell them just to look on the back of a Nestles bag.  Don't mess with perfection

/family cookie co for 30+ years
 
2014-03-21 06:59:05 AM

Disappearing Hitchhiker: I thought it was spelled asspick.


I thought it was assburgers.

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2014-03-21 07:00:30 AM
So by "Meet the Woman" we don't get one pic of her? Really?

And who cares about Julia Child and Amanda Beard anymore?
 
2014-03-21 08:21:05 AM

CK2005: SpookyEyes: I guess I'm in the minority...I think chocolate chip cookies are meh. A good oatmeal raisin on the other hand, is divine.

One of the worst possible experiences in life is biting into what you think is a chocolate chip cookie and getting a mouth full of raisins and oatmeal.


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2014-03-21 08:25:24 AM
Am I in before Phobe from Friends?
 
2014-03-21 10:10:22 AM

Persnickety: CK2005: SpookyEyes: I guess I'm in the minority...I think chocolate chip cookies are meh. A good oatmeal raisin on the other hand, is divine.

One of the worst possible experiences in life is biting into what you think is a chocolate chip cookie and getting a mouth full of raisins and oatmeal.

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I laughed so hard, I cried.  Then the tears fell in my coffee and ruined it.  Then I cried for real.
 
2014-03-21 10:42:04 AM
Via Wikipedia:

Ruth died in 1977, and the Toll House Inn burned down from a fire that started in the kitchen on New Year's Eve 1984. The inn was not rebuilt. The site is marked with a historical marker, and that land is now home to a Wendy's restaurant and Walgreens pharmacy.

Great, now I'm sad.
 
2014-03-21 11:57:47 AM
www.recipegirl.com
 
2014-03-21 03:31:41 PM
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