[Sca-cooks] Cooking steaks was Re: lethal drinks

Johnna Holloway johnnae at mac.com
Wed Jul 23 14:13:19 PDT 2008

Decatur Illinois was the home of Staley's which processed corn and 
soybeans into various
food products. On certain days a distinctive stench hung over the city. 
I can well remember
gagging up at times and rolling up the windows until we were well past 
the plant. Likewise Kraft's processing
plant in west Champaign has certain days when one doesn't want to 
breathe the flumes.

Trivia fact-- The Staley company helped found a football league in 1920. 
The members of his team, 
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chicago_Bears>worked as semi-professionals 
in his factory.
This team went onto become the Chicago Bears. 

> On Jul 23, 2008, at 4:54 PM, Lady Celia wrote:
>> Adamantius said: <<You want torture???>>
>> When you said "You want torture???" the *first* thing that came to 
>> mind was
>> the summer that I lived next to a Vietnamese family and learned what kim
>> chee was...
> Sauerkraut with garlic and chilies, which improve it vastly...
> I recall travelling through the Adirondacks and driving through a 
> town, whose name  escapes me, but which billed itself as the 
> Sauerkraut Capital of the USA. It was surrounded by cabbage farms and 
> processing plants large and small. I probably only imagined birds 
> dropping spontaneously from the sky overhead...
> Adamantius

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