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Cassava Pone

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Victoria" 
To: phaedrus
Sent: Wednesday, August 04, 2004 3:17 PM
Subject: questions

Hi - I did check your site to see if my questions were there and they're
not so I'm asking about them now:

Can you locate a recipe for me for any of the following:

Trinidad pone (a type of sweet bread made with cassava/yucca)

Thanks so much for your help.


Hello Vikki,

I did not find anything with the name "Trinidad pone". However, I did find Trinidad recipes for "cassava pone." See below for two.


Cassava Pone

2 cups grated cassava (yucca)
1 cup grated coconut, fresh or dried, unsweetended
1 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
4 tablespoons butter, melted
1/2 cup evaporated milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1. In a large bowl combine all ingredients. Transfer to a greased 8 inch
square baking dish in a 350 degree F over until brown and firm to the touch
2. Cut into small squares and serve.
Cassava Pone


3 lbs Cassava
1 1/2 lbs Pumpkin
1 dry Coconut
1 pk Evaporated Milk (1/4 L)
1 tbsp Vanilla Essence
1 1/4 lbs Margarine
1 tsp Angostura bitters
sugar to sweeten
Dashes of Spices - Cinnamon & Nutmeg


Grate cassava, coconut and pumpkin and mix together
Add balance of ingredients and mix well adding water to bind
Place in a greased pan and bake for 1 hour at 350°


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Bob" 
To: phaedrus
Sent: Thursday, August 05, 2004 6:16 PM
Subject: buying kanises

Dear Phaedrus , I'm trying to find the company or, companies who supply the
delicatessens, and food stores of the potato kanish .I understand they come
in a box frozen . I have Recipes for them , but they just don't taste like
the  commercialized New York Kanish you know, kind of like a hot dog at a
ball game. If I can order a box from one of these companies that would be
great,. I was raised on long Island, and currently live in Los Angeles
county. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thank You.

Hi Bob,

I couldn't find a source that advertised bulk frozen knishes online. But try these sites for buying knishes online.

New York First


Cohen's Knishes

Gabila's Knishes

Foods of New York


See also: Knishes

Frosted Animal Cookies

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Pete"
To: phaedrus
Sent: Tuesday, August 03, 2004 11:36 PM
Subject: recipe request -if you remember these-

> Dear Uncle P,
> I'm having a mini-midlife crisis (I'm just 45) which can only be
> treated with baby cookies.  I know it's weird but that's what I need.
> To complicate the situation the kind I NEED are no longer being
> manufactured.  When I think about what they were like I can see why
> "modern" parents would probably not be buying them for their kids.
> Still, my folks fed them to us and we turned out to have great teeth
> and be healthy (except for this midlife food compulsion crisis).
> I've Google searched your site and the Web in general and all I've
> found is confirmation that my little friends are gone for good.  Do you
> think you could turn up any recipe clues for those dear old Frosted
> Animal Cookies which for so many, many years were put out by Gerber
> Foods??  I hope you won't be fooled into thinking I'm talking about
> Animal Crackers (which they still manufacture), no-no, I mean those
> little cookie beauties with the smear of yellow frosting-glaze on the
> top.  I doubt if I could even approximate making the animal shapes but
> it's really the flavor and texture I have the yen for.  Just to lick
> the frosted part and revisit a similar taste experience would improve
> my world view greatly.
> If nothing else I hope I win the weird request of the day award, but
> perhaps I've nudged some long-lost inner child and you can forgive my
> peculiar craving.  Would this qualify as an interesting search/quest
> for you?
> With sincere thanks (and happy-baby eyes),
> -Pete

Hello Peter,

Well, I'm sad to say that there are no recipes, at least none on the Internet, for the Gerber's product. Actually, no recipes for any kind of frosted animal cookies.

The only slim thread that I can offer you is the fact that there are other brands of frosted animal cookies. "Mother's" makes one, and so does Keebler. See:


There's another kind here:

Mountain Man Nutrition


Filé Powder & Special Characters

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: "Ellen"
  To: phaedrus
  Sent: Monday, August 02, 2004 3:20 PM
  Subject: Filet powder

  HELP--I am trying to find a recipe for filet powder. I would like to make
  some mushroom gumbo(we don't eat meat).

  The directions call for filet powder--I have heard of this--but our local
  grocery store doesn't carry it and I have no idea what it should taste
  like to allow substitution. Any help would be wonderful!!

  Thank you,


Hello Ellen,

It's "filé", not "filet". "Filé powder" isn't something you make with a recipe. It's dried, powdered sassafras leaves. There's no substitute. Most large supermarkets have it in the spice section. Wal-Mart Super Center does for sure. You can buy it online here:

Cajun Grocer


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Ellen" 
To: "Phaedrus" 
Sent: Wednesday, August 04, 2004 2:31 PM
Subject: Re: Filet powder

Thank you for your response--I looked through some old cookbooks and found
that file powder (I then saw that I had misspelled it) is actually dried
sassafras leaves ground to a powder and usually optional--I just happen to
have some sassafras trees in our woods--they reseed themselves all over the
place--so I will dry a few leaves and see what happens. I already have the
portabelllo mushrooms and will have to make the gumbo sans the file powder
this time.

I'm dying to try this, though, a rootbeer flavor will be quite unexpected!!!

Okay, so how do you get to make the accent aigue on your keyboard? I have no
such mark though I do see a tilde and an accent grave---wish I had a degree
sign when sharing recipes, too--ah well, I guess I can live without

Thanks once again,

Hi Ellen,

Good luck. Don't use too much sassafras powder.

As for the characters, there are two ways:

1) On your Windows desktop, go to:

Open this, and you'll see a chart of all of the special characters that the font you are using can produce. You can copy and paste from this character map.

2) That's slow, though. If you know the code for a special character, you can produce it using the numeric keypad on your computer.
The code for é is ALT + 0233
The code for the degree symbol ° is ALT + 248
Make sure the "Num Lock" light is ON
Just hold down the ALT key on your computer and type in 0233 on the numeric
Release the ALT key and ... viola! é


Welbilt Bread Machine

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Renee" 
To: phaedrus
Sent: Monday, August 02, 2004 9:45 PM
Subject: welbilt bread machine


I recently purchased a Welbilt Breat Maching, 
Model # AMB6200, without the manual.

I would really appreciate it you would be able to 
e-mail where I could find one.

Thanks, Renee

Hello Renee,

Welbilt is owned by Tritronics. Go here to order manuals:




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