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Hush Puppy Poem Recipe

-----Original Message----- 
From: Sue 
Sent: Saturday, July 08, 2017 11:16 AM
Subject: Recipe search: hush puppies poem/recipe

My name is Sue. I am searching for a recipe for hush puppies that was 
written as a "poem". I put that in quotes because as I remember it was 
not all rhyming or any consistent meter, but still, roughly, a poem. It 
was printed in the Greenville  Cookbook, which was self-published by the 
Civic League of Greenville PA in 1971.

I used to own the cookbook, but it was damaged, so I took out a few recipes 
to save but then threw out the rest of it. Now I help with a dog rescue 
program and we want to do a fund-raiser cookbook. I thought this quirky 
humorous hush puppy recipe would be good for that type of book, but I have 
not been able to locate a copy of the book. I found a reference and 
description at a cookbook search site but it said there are none available 
at this time. I also looked at humorous recipes, hush puppy recipes, etc. 
but do not see anything like it.

Good luck and thanks in advance for trying. 

Hello Sue,

I had no success at all with this. I cannot find a hush puppies recipe written as a poem. I cannot find any mention at all of a cookbook named "The Greenville Cookbook." I cannot find any mention of the Greenville, PA Civic League. Not one mention. There is no "Greenville Civic League" on this list of non-profit organizations in Greenville, Pennsylvania: Tax Exempt World There are some clubs referred to as "civic", but they aren't named "Civic League."

Your best bet is probably to call the local Greenville, PA public library and ask their help. The local library there might have a copy of that cookbook. If you find a different name for the Greenville organization that published the cookbook, then contact them directly.

I will post this request on my site in case one of my readers knows anything about this, but it will be over a month before it appears.


Thanks for your reply. I have one last thing to try. The recipe came from a friend 
at the time, and I will see if she is on Face Book (or even still alive), in which 
case she might remember it. It was almost like a rap song, just a jig-along string 
of words describing how to make hush puppies. Thanks for trying. If I get it I will 
send it to you. I am a librarian and I enjoy doing these searches. I enjoy it more 
when I find something! Sue
From: Timm
Subject: "What's Cooking in Greenville" cookbook by The Civic League of Greenville, Pennsylvania, 1968
Date: Sunday, August 20, 2017 6:30 PM

"What's Cooking in Greenville" cookbook by The Civic League of Greenville, Pennsylvania, 1968 
Timm in Oregon 
 -----Original Message----- 
From: Sue
Sent: Monday, August 21, 2017 8:05 AM
To: Phaedrus
Subject: Re: Recipe search: hush puppies poem/recipe

The one I was looking for was 1971, blue cover, white spiral binding. I will bid on this just to look at it, 
but the person with the hush puppy recipe moved there a year or two after 1968. I contacted her on FB but 
did not get a reply. It seems odd that the same group, the Civic League, would have done a cookbook project 
twice in 3 years, doesn't it? Makes me think the 1971 was a reprint with some new additions...
I really appreciate your help. I found the book at a fund-raising cookbook collectors' website but there were 
no copies available. I will probably end up calling the public library. And believe me, if I ever find the 
recipe, I will send it to you. 

Bill's BBQ Limeade

-----Original Message----- 
From: Pamela 
Sent: Saturday, July 08, 2017 11:03 PM
Subject: Bills BBQ pork recipe...Richmond VA chain, now closed

Hi there.  Looking for a recipe for just pork BBQ not cooked in sauce. My 
name is Pam, and I do not own a restaurant, just loved this BBQ. 
Thank you!

Hi Pamela,

Sorry, I had no success with this. You can smoke pork on your charcoal or gas grill/smoker, but Bill's may have used a rub of their own making to coat the pork before cooking.

I had no success with Bill's pork, or sauce, or a rub from there.

I'll post this for reader input.

I did find a copycat recipe for Bill's BBQ limeade.


Billís Barbecue Limeade
Copycat Restaurant Recipe
5 servings

1 cup fresh lime juice (about 7 limes)
4 cups cold water
1 cup sugar
ice cubes
lime slices (1 lime)
mini juicer

Combine lime juice and water in a large pitcher. Add sugar; stir until well dissolved. 
Add more sugar to taste if desired. Pour into glasses with ice cubes. Garnish with one 
lime slice for each glass.

Tuck Bar Candy

-----Original Message----- 
From: Ray
Sent: Tuesday, July 11, 2017 3:31 PM
Subject: Tuck Right In!

It's been a while, Uncle P., since I wrote, but don't think I don't keep up 
with your site, although the decline in requests and that they are so often 
for something one-off, obscure, and a search disappoints--but it's pleasant 
there are still wins to be had.

Anyway, my request is not so much for a recipe, but maybe some information, 
if any is to be found.  I have a long association with the White 
Mountains--no longer that active, save via computer--and back in the late 
eighties some boutique, neo-hippie(?) rural folks made something called a 
Tuckerman Bar--Or "Tuckerman's Bar," or "Tuck's Bar," that was confected in 
Brownfield, Maine (if memory serves).  I think I ate at least one, and it 
was the usual dense, brown, fruity-nutty thing that cried out "Organic! 
Natural!  Eat me and be absolved!"  It was OK, but I think I remained more 
or less as usual.

Tuckermans Ravine (somewhere it lost the possessive apostrophe) is a 
dramatic former glacial cirque on the side of Mount Washington (NH), where 
the last snow east of the Mississippi (in the U.S.) lingers--formerly to 
August, but now in this climate warming world, only to July, usually.  So, 
the product made locally (Brownfield is just across the NH/ME border), but 
probably not for nearly thirty years--unless it STILL is to be had, but I 
think I recall its short life.

Any info?


Hi Ray,

Good to hear from you. I hope you're doing well.

Tuckerman's Ravine is a notable skiing area. I can't find anything at all about a candy made in either New Hampshire or Maine, including Brownfield, named "Tuck's" or "Tucker's" or "Tuckerman's", except for Tuck's Candy in Rockport, Maine. However, that store was founded by twins Walter & George Tuck in 1929 and appears to have been in Rockport throughout its existence.

Pre-Internet things are often extremely difficult to find anything about. I suspect you are right. It was likely a local thing, made by a family in the area, and had limited distribution. If anything occurs to me, I will look some more.


About the note I wrote about "Tuck Bars," or however they were termed--I 
wrote a friend who actually lived close to the manufacture source, a rural 
community/commune just over the border from NH in what is Brownfield Maine, 
and her reminiscence (from ca. 1988) was:

OK, Tuck Bars: I think they originated with our neighbor, Vinnie. He had the 
"Sunflower Farm" pizza truck that frequented fairs like the Common Ground 
Fair and the Fryeburg Fair. He employed a bevvy of New Zealand beauties to 
work his food truck and gardens each summer but then I think one year, they 
got raided at a fair for not having proper documentation. They were always 
great people, lively and kind bunch, we visited with them a little bit 
sometimes, one was named Claire, I remember one was a Maori. They explained 
that they were "interning" with Vinnie because it was next to impossible to 
own land and farm in New Zealand so this was a way to learn and gain skills 
while they saved enough $$ to be able to buy highly coveted NZ farmland. 
Currently, Grandy Oats granola is based out of Brownfield. Vinny also made 
and sold granola back when we were there and I wonder if early on, Grandy 
Oats might have bought his business, or might at least be familiar with Tuck 

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