OK, cj, return that book! As I recall, there was a recipe for a cookie in there that Lucas was famous for.
I'm making fun of jello, but it seems to be making a revival. One of the things my mother did was whip cream with jelled jello, mold it in a fluted ring, and put berries in the middle. I did that a couple of weeks ago, and it did not receive such a great welcome.
Here is the address for an article that appeared in the Food Section of today's New York Times. It talks about some strange and not so wonderful things cooked up by various chefs. From it I also learned that licorice is not a taste, but a smell!
Come to think of it, I think I ate shrimp in aspic once, too. very strange taste and feel.