[Sca-cooks] Not just Fabulous Feasts

Johnna Holloway johnna at sitka.engin.umich.edu
Thu May 31 09:10:07 PDT 2007

Given that she died a year ago in March this may say
more about Lou Dobbs than it does about Cosman.
notes that she is best known for Fabulous Feasts.
That book continues to haunt us.

> Ooof.  She's kinda got an immigration axe to grind, too....Guess she doesn't
> want facts to stand in the way of a favored idea....
> --Maire, suspicious, as always, of people who fling random and inaccurate
> factoids about in attempts to bolster personal opinions.....
> ----
>> 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:
>> http://www.newswithviews.com/Cosman/madeleine3.htm
>> 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.

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