[Sca-cooks] Oatmeal was Buttered wortes/oatmeal

Sandra Kisner sjk3 at cornell.edu
Tue Feb 9 11:56:32 PST 2010

> The term "Irish oats" appears to be steel cut oats, from Irish-grown 
> oats.  The McCann's blurb says Counties Meath & Kildare, humid 
> conditions and clean water make for "fuller, plumper grains".
> And there's "Scottish Oats are steamed steel-cut oats that are then 
> ground by stones into an oat meal." (Wiki)
> And the definition of "steel cut", which is pretty familiar, eh?: "whole 
> grain groats (the inner portion of the oat kernel) which have been cut 
> into only two or three pieces by steel rather than being rolled." (Wiki)
> "Oatmeal" can cover a lot of ground, from fine-ground groats to rolled, 
> to steel-cut.  See the Wiki article.

Anybody here been hearing in the back of their mind "<twang> ... Raw 
Bits - made from oat hulls and wheat chaff"?  I kind of miss that 
"commercial."  As I recall, you had to send in two references before you 
could even buy any!

Sandra, who grew up in a town no bigger than Lake Wobegon (and one just 
as hard to find, since it doesn't exist any more)

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