Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Baking Today? Try Alice B. Toklas' Recipe for "Haschich Fudge"!

Posted By on Tue, Apr 20, 2010 at 1:00 PM

It's a holiday of sorts for the world's stoner subculture, and if you'd like to celebrate with a cannabis-infused culinary endeavor, well, look no further.

This recipe for "Haschich Fudge" was handed out on little scrolls of parchment Friday night at the wild opening for the art exhibit "Alice" at the Koken Art Factory. The show features works from more than 50 local and regional artists, all inspired by Charles Lutwidge Dodgson's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.

More info after the jump...

click to enlarge Alice B. Toklas wants you to enjoy 4/20 the old fashioned way. - WIKIMEDIA COMMONS
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  • Alice B. Toklas wants you to enjoy 4/20 the old fashioned way.
The text is taken from The Alice B. Toklas Cookbook, which Amazon calls "one of America's great works of recollection, culinary and otherwise."

Toklas was Gertrude Stein's life partner (and an accomplished writer and editor in her own right), but this recipe has become perhaps the most famous aspect of her legacy.

Her Wikipedia entry claims she got the recipe from fellow expat artist Brion Gysin. It also adds this little nugget:

Her name was later lent to the range of cannabis concoctions called Alice B. Toklas brownies. Some believe that the slang term toke, meaning to inhale marijuana, is derived from her last name, though it is more likely to originate in the Spanish verb tocar, meaning to touch or taste. The cookbook has not been out of print since it was published, and has been translated into numerous languages, most recently into Norwegian in 2007.
Anyhow, be careful obtaining the cannabis -- like the little old lady says: "It may present some difficulties."

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