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#26002 - 04/06/01 11:53 AM Re: marshmallow
rodward Offline
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Marshm-a-llows (only sound I've heard) are the same in UK. And are not worth while eating until they have a carcinogenic layer from holding them on a stick over a camp fire.
Rod


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#26003 - 04/06/01 02:19 PM Re: marshmallow
Faldage Offline
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Rod won't eat them until until they have a carcinogenic layer from holding them on a stick over a camp fire.

Also common practice among US'ns. We also drop them alive into steaming cups of hot chocolate, but only the immature ones before they grow too large.


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#26004 - 04/06/01 02:23 PM Re: mad cows and englishmen
inselpeter Offline
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Registered: 03/14/01
Posts: 2379
Loc: New York City
"Beware the British marshmallow, it is made of British beef!"


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#26005 - 04/06/01 02:32 PM Re: marshmallow
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Rod won't eat them until until they have a carcinogenic layer from holding them on a stick over a camp fire.

Also common practice among US'ns. We also drop them alive into steaming cups of hot chocolate, but only the immature ones before they grow too large.


had to giggle at that, faldage. and also had to state the obvious (at least to US'n's): A camping prerequisite is roasting marshm-A-llows over the campfire by spearing them with straightened hangers, then placing them atop squares of sweetened chocolate while they're still piping hot, then squashing the mixture between two graham cracker halves, producing "s'mores".

it's rather foul to me, since i'm not a fan of brown chocolate, but everyone else seems to like it =)




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#26006 - 04/06/01 03:03 PM Re: marshmallow
of troy Offline
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marshmallows They are made from sugar syrup whipped with gelatine.

And egg whites--to make a meringue that is stiffened by gelatin-- and i have read that the plant ( a marsh mallow) produces an effect like gelatin-- just as some sea weeds do, and was used in the past to make a meringue confections --marshmallow candys -- which have degenerated into current day marshmallows-- as well as having other uses. No mention yet of mallomars--(I can't stand them-- but are there any fanatics out there?)

Nougat is an other form of meringue only it is cooked to stiffen it. (and some say, properly made with honey)

My daughter was able to convince her "Food Policeman" father that Fluff was healthier food than grape jelly because of trace amounts of "protein" found in Fluff.( I was rather impressed with that!)

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#26007 - 04/06/01 05:46 PM Re: marshmallow
Fiberbabe Offline
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Registered: 01/12/01
Posts: 771
Loc: Portland, Oregon
Si, Emanuela, there is a plant called marshmallow. It's commonly used to treat kidney and bladder problems, and its mucilaginous qualities make it useful in treating internal inflammations and healing mucous membranes.

Did I mention I take an active interest in herbal medicine?


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#26008 - 04/06/01 08:38 PM Re: marshmallow
Marianna Offline
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Registered: 01/09/01
Posts: 427
Loc: Spain
My only contribution to such a sweet thread must be to point out that the Spanish form of marshmallow (longer, tube-like sweets instead of roundish) is referred to as "nube" (cloud). There is no traditional roasting of marshmallows in Spain, except by those who have heard that they are roasted over campfires in the US.


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#26009 - 04/07/01 08:20 AM Re: marshmallow -sweet tooth
wow Offline
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Registered: 11/25/00
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Loc: New England, USA
If you have a "sweet tooth" and are not allowed chocolate (sigh) marshmallows cure the dis-ease!
Please note that US marshmallows contain no fat ... a sweet dodge for those counting fat grams and not calories!
How about that phrase : sweet tooth meaning a craving for something sweet. Does it translate?
wow



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#26010 - 04/07/01 05:15 PM Re: marshmallow
BlanchePatch Offline
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Registered: 03/02/01
Posts: 76
Loc: New York City
I once got interested in the word mushroom (I'm an amateur mycologist) and discovered that it is related to mousse, moss and marsh (and marshmallow) -- all things that are kind of foamy and spongy and damp. I can't think of any other common words in this family....


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#26011 - 04/09/01 08:17 AM Re: marshes
Sparteye Offline
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Registered: 01/05/01
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And speaking of terms for foamy, spongy, and damp, while on a walk yesterday, my son decided to take a "short cut" which went through a marshy area. He ended up marooned in the middle of a swamp, clutching a dead tree trunk, until he was rescued.

He summarized the lesson learned by saying that "some ponds have glue water."


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