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"curtis candy" Discussed on WGN Radio
"I also love talking about local culture and history so you put that all together and you get an organization called the culinary historians of Chicago this group has events and studies the history of food and drink in human cultures Katherine Lambrecht is the vice president of the culinary historians of Chicago be sure to check him out culinary historians dot org online and Catherine is here with us and outside the loop today hi Katherine how are you I'm fine how are you doing this morning well you know just right not a pandemic still great doing great all right so let's talk about the culinary historians of Chicago I think this is pretty cool so first of all let's explain what it is that you actually do tell us a little bit what color is Dorian started in the last twenty seven years old Bruce Craig was one of the founders the program was basically to have a place to talk about food and culture an early supporter was the Chicago history museum and so for many years we bet there until we basically grew out of that location and then we were at Kendall college for a good ten years until they've effectively move done and done and now were beating at various locations actually now we're meeting via zoom because we're so progressive just like everyone these days right so we're talking about food and culture explain to us why that is important because I think you know we think of food a lot of us jump to go to a restaurant and get a bite to eat maybe ordering takeout and culture sometimes we don't the media lead link with food but explain the significance between the two well first of all everybody can identify with food even people who don't have very much of interest do you still have to eat no matter what happens and so there's there's choices that we make that are kind of like influenced by your environment there are choices that we make because it's our family tradition your choices that we make because we don't really know why but we've seen other people do it so we follow along and so there's there's that aspect there's the there's always something to learn there's always something where you come into a meeting to go I don't I know everything about that and then you have an aha I didn't know that before and so people can walk in I remember my very first meeting with my catch up and I live in Highland Park it's a fifty mile round trip for me to go to a meeting and I'm like yeah I catch up I feel so silly and there were twelve people at that particular B. was the very first one I ever went to and he really got into a big discussion and I didn't associate catch up with with socks I did dissociated with you know with with the car and you know like with the with the Romans would eat I just associated with you know the not pace that they make in England it was like there's a whole lot of things going on about collection that isn't a red sauce in a bottle well that's right and that's that's kind of a cool thing when again you talk about history in general I think it's about just anything really how people might think of something that maybe we're so used to seeing every day and there is some history behind that thing and just like catch up there's a history behind that and a lot of us don't know that and we get that information there is that sort of light bulb that goes off or you move beyond the order called the Chicago land area and you think that everybody has an Italian beef and you find out they don't or you think you could go and find good pizza in many places you find out your doctor or your dog you also were also the first thing the product you're like Chicago's you gotta keep your mouth shut because they're gonna look at you go you're from Chicago arch but is that that is such a cool I think a really cool thing and we talk about culture and history and sort of that identification of who we are and how food sort of tells the story even something as I don't know an oculus is catch up can really tell the story of who we are as a people that's a great example of that well here's the funny thing about catch up you probably didn't realize it nor did I all the ketchup we eat have a slight burnt taste to it and I think it was like about fifteen twenty years ago Hines came up with a method for making catch up where it didn't get scorch of the pan people didn't like it because it didn't have that special taste they expect yup I never thought by the way I don't think in fourteen years of doing this program I've ever talked about catch up as much as I have today I'm alive right but it's an education but that again is an example of what you're all about at culinary historians of Chicago so you have these meetings and now they are online on zoom about things like catch up but I know you had a an in depth discussion about potatoes recently so that's how we do not channels as is potato field as prisons as prisons yes this goes back to World War two and this wasn't just the camera this would happen the specific examples related to a potato producing in of the country county but it was scattered all over the country so instead of there were World War two German prisoners but there were also some of the Japanese that were being you know entered and they were brought they were allowed to come and cultivate the fields and there were all sorts of like the fifth time in McEnery county the Japanese was more of a foreign person to them than the German POW's because there was a lot of German people that own the farms of the region so they were more relatively welcoming of the Germans than of the Japanese and it all had to do with the tables were a strategic crop and it was the Curtis candy company bought the field and oversaw the production of the potatoes at that location yeah it was about the tables can you imagine and that's all within the last six weeks we've had two programs on potatoes probably more than you thought about potatoes is what that looks like to catch up right now you don't get an education today words get education and I like it so we can go and we can participate so we can go on line and we can be part of these meetings for interested in some of the topics that you're doing at the culinary historians of Chicago absolutely at the moment we're doing we're doing so now we have a limit of a hundred people and I don't know I mean our email list several thousand I don't know how many people try to show up which I've already put out a pre emptive strike it said you can't get on go to Facebook will have it running on their mac I'm good and you and we also do podcast we've been doing podcast about programs since two thousand eight so a lot of our stuff is available just to listen to whatever you feel like it so there's a lot of opportunity if you are interested in some of the events that's about culinary historians of Chicago have coming up and again this is on the website you can go to culinary historians dot org and I I have to ask you Catherine about the current pandemic time that we're living in right now you know we think about how this impacts our society and there is a lot of conversation about that but from the lens of a culinary historian what what's this impact Bennett when we talk about the covert nineteen pandemic it and and food and culture and in that sense well okay I'm going to I'll look at it from my personal view because only you know what I don't have the big picture yet sure but I can tell you this it's been an excellent opportunity to clear the shelves of oddball ingredients that have been sitting there for a long time where I had this I'll get to it some day I'm getting to it now she like the I found I had a jar of lotus a can of lotus seeds well eleven that I mistook and then I saw I had a can of lotus roots I thought this to be a mistake well it turns out I have a kid each one of lotus root one of lotus seeds so both of them are gonna get cooked up this week one of the lotus root can be made many different ways like a you know like a stir fry or something like that lotus seeds I'm going to probably make a door curry I never thought about lotus seeds you talk about the car you know to catch up with lotus seeds I've spent more time thinking about lotus seeds of the last few days trying to figure out what to do but it's really good opportunity to kinda like stretch my abilities you know it's like I have mushrooms I have court bill of the house so I made polenta and put mushrooms on top it was a really good job and I got it I it it's now to the point where I took a picture of everything and then I talk about how I got to it so I posted that on Facebook I also posted a L. T. H. forum dot com which is another website I interact with it is great because I go and make a pizza mix you know five other people are making the same recipe I coasted control kind of influencing each other yeah I'm trying to kind of keep us let's face it everything's the same the only thing that's different is what we have for dinner that's that's the only variable in fact I've even baking recipes to avoid having leftovers because the real pleasure the date is that exercise of cooking yeah I totally agree I I look forward to the end of the week whatever that is because all the days but on the other you have it at that I just know I have to do the show on Saturdays that's all that's that's everything revolves around that and so I I try to do a big cook cook out cook something on Saturdays I really look forward to that I think you're right we're all sort of United in that sense and maybe we are influencing each other with recipes and discussion and again we should check out culinary historians dot org because the discussion about all of this continues and it's fascinating and it's open.
"curtis candy" Discussed on Newsradio 1200 WOAI
"AMD and the the more famous we know is a red headed sister the more famous one raggedy Ann board was born as a doll were their trademark red yarn in here in but not as in nineteen fifteen and a book in nineteen eighteen soon after in nineteen twenty raggedy Andy was introduced to the public the adorable do was created by cartel cartoonist and illustrator Johnny gruel who wrote more than forty books featuring them so she looks pretty good for being a huh yes he does he's over a hundred a hundred little work done yes you had a lot of work done snap on tools day snap on tools a popular to manufacture which now supplies the automotive marine aviation and railroad industries started life in nineteen twenty in Milwaukee in response to the growing automotive culture and thus the need for car repairs in America the product was unique and it had five unique handles and ten sockets that snapped on interchangeably tell you got their name doctor Doolittle we know who doctor Doolittle is the most most of the animal communicating doctor do little for the famous movies which by the way there's a latest version is gonna be released next year twenty twenty right the first book in the legendary series the story of Dr do little being the history of this peculiar life at home an astonishing ventures in the foreign ventures in the form part was written it was illustrated by British author Hugh lofting a full century ago I loved that movie as a kid the first one with your hair should your details and yes I do not like the one with Eddie Murphy I'm not so sure I'm gonna like the one with the Robert John Downey Jr Iron Man cannot be doctor do little we'll just see about that Marable he's doctor and come on he he he cannot be is a smart aleck he's a professional smart aleck I think you're right in all right in nineteen twenty the Curtis candy company refashioned it's candy cake into the baby Ruth candy bar became the best selling confection it it's five cent confectionery category by the late nineteen twenties but it was invented one hundred years ago in twenty four Swisher you gonna say fruit cake nettle fruitcakes still it's still saying fruitcakes been around for a hundred years but other than that no sorry no I do not do fruitcake all right coming up it's seven fifty were checking with that some news correspondent Michael Bauer get the latest on GOP senator Lisa more Caskey says she's disturbed by Mitch McConnell's comment about an impeachment trial in the Senate Garcia is making it easy to hold on you E. ninety two E. optimum they just two seventy five down and only two seventy five a month like a twenty nineteen to use a rental just two ninety five down and only two.
"curtis candy" Discussed on WGN Radio
"Which for a whole weekend it has to be two X. they were sure I you know I'm not really a candy yeah party need to put no wait I was bring mine in red Mary back me up close every does he bite you by the best with buying stuff and we never get trick or treat yes yes seconds Dave give apple Roger brought some candy and there's a ton in here in the newsroom because the more the and just seconds I'll give you the derivation of some of your favorite candy names it's a bit I've been working on a that are gonna be good how did you fit that into your busy weekend I don't know how this is incredible day for news at ten watch WGN Mike mature Joe Donnelly Dan roan and Chicago's most trusted meteorologist Tom skilling for TV news at ten watch Chicago's very own WGN three musketeers how is it there of how is it name three musketeers why was it called three musketeers third nineteen thirty two now was it because of the book when they first were introduced three musketeers consisted of three flavors service chocolate vanilla and strawberry strawberry three bars in a package I want to go back to that why would we give that feel cheated now seems like a good idea so I have to say they're fluffy nougat yes it was a band I was in their fluffy nougat is delightful only got that is so the name of your other alternate Twitter account you get Butterfinger US manner yeah but it'll be good finger the actual truthful definition and story behind butter fingers the legend the Curtis candy company of Chicago decided to run a contest to name the new candy bar somebody suggested Butterfinger a term used in the form of butter fingered sincerely seventeenth century to describe somebody let's things fall from their hands and might point to this is that the entire text yeah we know that so why'd you call the candy bars voter figure is supposed to drop it when you eat it it's so you open another one get it I'm a butter fingers I like the new butter fingers the other part and I have to be a little better figures in here G. move is that.
"curtis candy" Discussed on 77WABC Radio
"Yeah right. fifty cents. he said that he. he appropriated my name fifty cents as some of us like two hundred although most guys have ever met with the name Curtis happen to be black they claim. appropriated mine name from their culture I don't know what's a who is the oldest Curtis back in the what what's the fifth century well actually my dad my father explained it to me chest because he chose the name. it's an English name you'd like this comes from before the Magna Carta. so all the things well the African Americans who want to give me a beat down thinking that I culturally appropriated the name Curtis blame my father chess who who's no longer here on this plane but he claims that in as many readings as a merchant mariner for many years he would always see this name pop up historically in the past in the UK any like that name and it's not Curtis with double less like sometimes people have I've never seen that before candy bars remember the candy bars Curtis candy but now that come out you millennials and hipster candy bars I've never heard of yeah you never heard of the Kurdish candy bars come about when you were doing once you stole their you know and Huntington station as a kid from the candy store I've never heard of these in my life now when I may act old but I do not occur when were they created. it was a brand well what we're gonna let you go to Google and I don't know about because the reason we were playing the party song of Curtis Jackson achei a sense is that. our own judge said Juliet has been absolutely flying high and I thought it was all because she thought that president trump was going to be impeached well that's one of the reasons obviously you all its society I'm just tickled but it's secondary to the big big big day tomorrow in which you join my tribe those who made it to the half century mark ambience yeah the A. R. P.. they're just Deleuze's me with with it documents and membership cards and little chips for things yet it's I'm I'm officially a half century old tomorrow but he shall be morose. they would feel like oh my god the clock is beginning to take I felt like that about fifteen years ago the form room temperature and I got to take a third pass all I become a cadaver in formaldehyde but you seen I've never seen you so happy why something must have happened in this process. we liberate you from what generally chains and shackles the rest of her life I you know it honestly it's that my husband has been telling me that he has a surprise for me that's coming today some gift and I'm I can literally losing my mind he told me this about a month ago and every day I try to ask him give me little hence what's going to happen but he says when I get home and I walk in my front door there will be a giant box with the gift inside and I can't I've asked him I try to cover everything I said is it art is it a karaoke set up is it and he just he won't he won't give me anything let me make a suggestion of what it might be. don't give it away do you know you have not. you know your husband the heavy metal rock star Johnny boy has no time for me membisu valley stream toy that went through the school caught but anyway this is my prediction. remember when you first started breaking in to the New York social scene the party scene a Chechen truly as I do yeah place right below the fifty ninth street bridge on First Avenue I think call may chic now it originally been a disco and then they turned it into something with a B. no no it's not a place where women could go and actually watch guys flex yes yes the Chippendale crew you should now god please tell me that that you is this please tell me it's not some shipping to be great if god heavy metal you don't have you don't say that Brian this should be so good I swear to god if you drop down there what a joke like a stripper I'm gonna be really test with a G. string who starts John you know have you you don't you wouldn't tell me if that's what it was I know it's a big box yeah because I told you that I just right now Jonathan Twomey this early this morning the text me. yeah it's a big box so it's got to have so that could take me that could fit a male dancer but I don't want a man I want my husband he's the only one but all right well so you know what it is. I do you do. only my mother. now when you say mother of god you mean the queen mother of the U. K. I know she's not the mother okay I who is the mother of culinary it's good about I understand that this is incredible you've actually done due diligence stopped watching **** in plagiarizing yourself Christian you have discovered what he Curtis candy company produced yes that is the baby Ruth well that they still make them well but it's owned by a different company. the baby yeah the staff something if we can one of my favorite my favorite us access big nose a Biggie. Michael I mean a lot to candies out there but a lot of these old Babe Ruth tell them what okay trivia question what movie did baby Ruth make an appearance at a very memorable parents old jeopardy king Brian manga lose to like a local much in one once an Alex Trebek every night a baby Ruth make an appearance. in what I don't know me I number is one eight hundred eight four eight W. ABC let. get out to get remember this jet Ted Juliet Curtis booby prize don't ask don't tell because we are so cheap we throw Nichols round like man manhole covers I never understood what that meant by the way well it means if you're wealthy they call you frugal in the old neighborhood we'd say you throw Nichols around like manhole covers because you a cheapskate yeah I have always had alligator on so how does like I get alligator arms will Nichols lake do who throws around manhole cover exactly you don't even throw Nichols around that's the whole while I get it okay if somebody while my brain I know. you got in the cool you know so I can make yeah no no yeah it's a you you you thrown around like man okay I think anyway that trivia question one eight hundred eight four eight W. A. B. C. in the meantime the pressure is on our afternoon show tonight I. N. Nancy will be attending in your absence because this is your night this is your birthday nights that I will be playing with the Chippendales dancer apparently we will be going to the comedy night it's my second in a row back to back belly to belly for our colleagues in the morning Bernat McCurry concede Rosenberg. and the the pressure is on because Brian Mongol unexpectedly decided to have his friend the comedian perform with a really great comedian said Bernie and sit is lined up. good thing though he better nine palms Arden letter back is what about you so he will be on stage he'll be sharing the green room with some pretty big people I mean a hundred percent yes he's a funny guy so he's a real funny guy okay so then you're all over the Long Island circuit he's at governors he's emic wires okay broker challenges Beck all right I mean this could really expose him to maybe the big time well I mean I I've been trying to tell me how to get to the city go do more clubs in the city get more exposure so to suits came to me they actually if there was any but I knew who can do a you know a couple minutes for the brings a comedy shows of course call the Jordan he said no problem available so tonight so what I've been saying he bomb is that going to bomb well how do you know that because I know that you've seen of course is the big time this is Broadway your stay calm. out in bold. he doesn't write. ever work again no. he really likes some Canadians where they start they start like the brokerage house governors well that's not you don't have to start there those are great places comedy circuit around the country exactly I mean guys who the big guys go there just to do some you know open Mike Tyson out there tried to I would say the Klay wind change you and I will be on the stage introducing your friend yes. if he bombs because sometimes comedian so even a good one okay that's all we're going to you tomorrow morning from Bernard urgency Rosenberg let's find is how we bombed out because of you and you'll find listen I I I will take the sword I will fall on the sword nope that's very nice of you to where you live one of us some midnight if you. can you take video without or face time yelling weed out. introduction so you're gonna be on stage to be honest. when are you going with Curtis is Christian going he's talking the fun sorry Sir is it what is okay he wasn't talking to Tony doing other things what's up so you have to give like a little skit yes so to be funny I mean no. of a couple things lined up for Jordan encouraged to be right next to me so it's easy to make fun of him so that's how that's your tactic making fun of your your a colleague tell you what hi tell you what it would not have been my choice the I am preparing for the worst I really am Hey I really am yeah listening to this right now is he sleeping it like a true comic yeah exactly because you have no faith in me that I I can bring a comedian to the state to be funny now. it's from the south who are you what's going to happen he's he's from south. oh god that's even worse why this I'm sure I give you nor sure well through. I'm but that is good it's going to be good don't worry is he Jewish knows ours is the Italian now that he's going to be a lousy comedian I'm sorry not at all I'm sorry it's just the way the ladder back yes that we do not black right not black okay so there's no way I just gave you the tri factor of the really great comedians he doesn't fit in any of those kind of problem is that you. even if he is good Curtis is going to make a big production tomorrow about how horrible horse so make sure that you stick up for this guy of course I will I will to the funny guy and Christian is seen until you see him live Christian right yeah know he's a he's a funny guy are you going to be mocking Gallucci modeler twenties ups on the state no not at all why but hold on hold you'll it might not have a contest running here let's you asked that question again on in what movie to the baby Ruth candy bar make an infamous appearance. then let's go to Chris from Jersey Christie you know the answer to the jets had Juliet jeopardy question. parents guide to the best thanks in show every day can't get enough of it the answer is the groovy Ghoulies that was not my movie that I'm thinking of is that true was a baby what was the scene and why was it used. part of the movie John Matuszak played sloth and he the kid was held in hostages on my back to drop the baby Ruth bar and slots are gone all right well do you by the way Chris how how old are you by the way. five forty five. but that was my candy company the Kurdish come could produce to essence that put out for consumption the baby Ruth candy bar well that was a that was like I so obviously there have been a couple movies but that was not the movie I was told this is of it even more probably of an existing let's give another about call is an opportunity to see if they have been channeling you for your pick let's go to Dan touches is get said Juliet. linkedin to you right now then I think it would caddy shack you got it baby. I thought that was one of the funniest scenes ever especially when you're like ten years old watching the movie and you just think it's so brilliant you don't remember that scene Curtis do you wear that there's a. a baby Ruth bar floating in the water at a public pool. golf I hate okay well please it's one of the funniest movie of all time I I I I know it's hysterical I know so yeah they had to they had to evacuate sorry it's very very wooden what yet but now of next and this is a special T. unique to New Jersey home rule there with all the property taxes you pay all the ants you every taxes that you found an older survey steam this is like ghosts bus this makes sense though if you've driven a new Jersey's goes everywhere and my favorite part of Jersey bay only gateway to the world world cruise line stop yeah they have a shrink the city cannot find and they cannot figure out where it's coming from maybe all of you out there that can be helpful because the owners surveillance team sent in from Trenton knows absolutely Jack diddly squat about this one eight hundred eight four ray W. 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"curtis candy" Discussed on Something You Should Know
"She he became inspired to become an entrepreneur and start his own candy company as well. So he started making different types of chocolate and peanut candies named after members of his family. And then he heard from a supplier that it was. There was a shortage of keynote flavored peanut butter type candy that was covered in chocolate people were demanding it and so Harry Reid's decided to start making peanut butter Cup. And the reason why reese's peanut butter cups became so popular is because they have this unique taste, you know, you might try one from a competitor. It doesn't quite have the same taste, and the reason for this is actually caused by an accident when Harry Reid started manufacturing, the peanut butter cups. He was using old equipment and disa- Quinton. It was slightly burning the peanuts. When. It was roasting them. And here he didn't even realize that this was happening until the peanut butter cups. Started becoming so popular. He bought new equipment and expanded operation when he did that he discovered that the peanut butter cups had lost that magical taste, and so he had to find a way to reproduce it with a modern the Sheena Reyes. So that it kept that special flavor. What about Snickers bars where did they come from, HUD? They get their name. It's one of my favorites. So I I'd like to hear that one some people might know this, but a little bit of trivia about the Snickers bar is that it was named after the Mars family's favorite horse knickers and here in America. We have known the Snickers bar back from when it was introduced in nineteen thirty but overseas in the United Kingdom for the longest time up until the nineteen nineties. It was called the marathon bar, and there's no official reason. Zain to give given to explain this. But the rumor is that the Mars company didn't like the idea that Snickers rhymed with the word knickers the name over there for women's underwear. Well, what an odd thing in our these candies like this knickers bar and the Tuzi role. Are they basically the same as they've always been or have? They changed. Andy has more or less. Stay the same in flavor over the years over the decades until really recent times, we've seen a lot more changes in the recipes of candy bars. A lot of that has to do with the economics of the cost of cocoa. But one interesting story when it comes to a change the recipe is with the butterfinger bar, which is another top Halloween candy. The butterfinger bar was originally made by the Curtiss candy company back in nineteen twenty three and they were looking for a follow up to their hugely popular baby Ruth bar. And so they came out with the butterfinger. It was a huge hit and Curtis candy thrived for many decades. But after a while they sold the company, and then they sold it again. And they sold it a third time to Nestle. In nineteen eighty nine. And during the transfer of ownership, apparently as the story goes the recipe was lost. And so nasty had to frantically look to recreate the recipe. So I can't say as a person eating better fingers back then that I noticed..
"curtis candy" Discussed on WGN Radio
"Might be her she like a lot of these great brands they've gone through mergers it's still made it's one of those candies it's hard to find but sometimes you have a lock if you go to some of the independent grocery stores that's where i found things like oh henry and freight old brands seven seven three do they still carries candy cigarettes yeah they do they do again they're hard to find a tradition of selling candy and tobacco together for them to get kids into the habit i have an early seventies cigarette machine that we rehab and it has candy cigarettes in it for a quarter exactly they used to put little trading cards in packets of cigarettes and kids would hang outside the tobacco stars to try and get him they started putting them in candy packages to eight four seven asked do they sell they still sell physicians they do now that's not a brand that was from chicago so i don't know the specifics it might be fun to try like vermont country store i think might have a lot of retro candies i've seen for a couple of texts came in and says my grandpa in the is in his sixties oh excuse me my grandpa in the sixties and seventies is from six one two in minneapolis drove a tanker for quality carriers in which he delivered liquid sugar to curtis candies badgered i mean curtis is using tons several tons of products like sugar and corn yeah firm up in curio annoyed did they release so they so they kind of did it for themselves fresh milk and fresh eggs and even did cattlebreeding up there while seven seven three superior nut.