[Sca-cooks] OK, since we're all kids burning food, here's another one...
phlip at 99main.com
Tue Aug 29 10:33:09 PDT 2006
On 8/29/06, Phil Troy / G. Tacitus Adamantius
> Incidentally, you could do all sorts of cool and highly dangerous
> stuff in big cities, once upon a time, back when people had common
> sense, took responsibility for their own screw-ups, and fun was
> legal. Some of these hijinks included fire use of some (theoretically
> benign) form, and apparently people used to cook over open fires on
> city streets somewhat more often than they do now. There was a well-
> known NY gangster and Tammany thug at the turn of the 20th century
> named Chuck Connors (not the "Rifleman" star) who, even after he
> became quite a wealthy man, would still enjoy a chuck steak cooked
> over an open fire of scrap lumber at the side of the street, for old
> times' sake, and this was said the be the source of his nickname.
Well, Adamantius, one reason nowadays not to cook anywhere, including
on city streets, using scrap lumber, is that most lumber nowadays id
treated for rot-and-what-not resistance, and the treatments, when
burned tend to give off lovely chemicals like cyanide- not exactly my
preferred seasoning for a cook-out. And a lot of wood today is
plywood, or else pressed chip board, and Heaven only knows what's in
the various glues they use....
Heat it up
Hit it hard
Repent as necessary.
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