Mark Twain's love of American foods

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2012/03/03 10:36:30 (permalink)

Mark Twain's love of American foods

From "Lists of Note," a site I visit frequently, comes Twain's "little bill of fare" -- foods he missed while travelling in Europe and of which he intended to avail himself once back home.
 
http://www.listsofnote.com/2012/03/little-bill-of-fare.html
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    Re:Mark Twain's love of American foods 2012/03/03 11:01:23 (permalink)
    Thanks so much for that link!
     
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    Re:Mark Twain's love of American foods 2012/03/03 11:02:55 (permalink)
    I noticed one item on Mark Twain's list that I have no idea what it is: "Prairie liens, from Illinois".   I am old, but I guess not old enough to have heard of them.  Does anybody have any idea what he might be talking about? 
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    Re:Mark Twain's love of American foods 2012/03/03 11:17:55 (permalink)
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    "Prairie liens, from Illinois".   I am old, but I guess not old enough to have heard of them.  Does anybody have any idea what he might be talking about?  

    I suspect it has something to do with either a liaison or binding if taken from a food context, but a liaison of what...good question I'd also be interested in any insight to its origin.
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    Re:Mark Twain's love of American foods 2012/03/03 11:18:28 (permalink)
    Very interesting list, but I believe I will pass on the possum and the 'coon.
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    Re:Mark Twain's love of American foods 2012/03/03 14:08:36 (permalink)
    Did the ol' Google search on "prairie liens"; they appear to be some sort of wild fowl, perhaps similar to the grouse, and apparently, at least according to Mr. Twain, who I have no reason to doubt, they are indigenous to my home state.  Couldn't be prouder!
     
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    Re:Mark Twain's love of American foods 2012/03/03 17:19:49 (permalink)
    Loved it!!---and I think that "liens" may well be Prarie Chicken.--tasty--but now endangered.
     
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    Re:Mark Twain's love of American foods 2012/03/03 18:14:11 (permalink)
    It is prairie chicken, and they are delicious.
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    Re:Mark Twain's love of American foods 2012/03/04 11:03:09 (permalink)
    You folks might be interested in a 2010 publication: Twain's Feast, Andrew Beahrs, Penguin. In about 300 pages the author tells a wonderful tale of his own search for the products and dishes on Twain's 1879 list of the foods he most missed while traveling in Europe. 
     
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    Re:Mark Twain's love of American foods 2012/03/04 13:01:30 (permalink)
    Very cool! Thanks John!
     
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    Re:Mark Twain's love of American foods 2012/03/05 11:39:00 (permalink)
    Oh, I've got to read that book.
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    Re:Mark Twain's love of American foods 2012/03/05 15:22:27 (permalink)
    my wife is a librarian--:) it is on it's way to me right now!
     
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