[Sca-cooks] Not just Fabulous Feasts

David Friedman ddfr at daviddfriedman.com
Wed May 30 19:29:23 PDT 2007

I noticed recently a reference to a "Madeleine Cosman" in a context 
unrelated to cooking. Lou Dobbs, who I gather is a television 
commentator hostile to immigration, asserted that there had been 7000 
cases of leprosy in the past three years, which he attributed to 
immigrants. He offered, as his source, "a medical lawyer named Dr. 
Madeleine Cosman." I did a little online checking, and it is indeed 
the same Madeleine Cosman who wrote _Fabulous Feasts_. For an article 
by  her making the claim see:


The figure is false--7000 is actually the number for the past thirty 
years, not the past three years. Apparently cooking history wasn't 
the only field where she was careless with facts.
David Friedman

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