Tue 16 Oct, 2007 03:42 am
Being a big fan of the TV series The Sopranos,and because we're months behind US broadcasts,I've just seen Carmela Soprano offer Lincoln Logs to her son.They looked like a normal hot-dog but the dog was sliced length-ways and spread with cream cheese.
Looked this up on Google and it came up with an intricate recipe
involving wrapping pieces of bread,with various toppings,wrapped in Saran wrap/clingfilm.
How can there be such a difference in foods bearing the same name?
I remember that episode Barry.
I remember thinking, "huh"? because I grew up in basically the same area where the Sopranos was done, and I'd never heard of lincoln logs as far as food. I couldn't even remember them being hot dogs...if you were to ask me, I'd probably wrongly remember it as Carmela offering him some kind of dessert.
I don't know the answer to your question Barry, but I've had the same experience with simple vs. (more) complicated.
For the longest time, my husband would go on about how much he missed the "stewed tomatos" of his childhood. He never described them, just said he really loved them.
So, one day I picked up some cans of stewed tomatos at the store. The only way I remember them...it was something we had once in a blue moon as a side dish at dinner when I was a kid. Nothing special to me personally.
When he saw them, he explained how "his" stewed tomatos involved some kind of receipe with bread and some sugar and I don't remember how they were cooked...maybe in the oven?
Anyway, he was raised in the Midwest, so I figured it was a regional thing.
I remember Lincoln Logs. They were round sticks with notches at both ends. You could build small cabins and stuff with them. We did not eat them. Not more than once, anyway