Join Early Retirement Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Evil Foods?
Old 01-27-2006, 08:46 AM   #1
Dryer sheet wannabe
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 18
Evil Foods?

I was taking out the trash and I noticed a box of devil cakes and another box of devil dogs, this made me think. What makes "devil" Food? Both are snacks (I guess) are the made with devils food cake? Then I started thinking about deviled eggs...what makes the eggs evil? Sorry in advance for the off topic-ness of this I just want to know if itís marketing by saying "itís so good its sinful" or if there is a reason behind using devil in the name.

Cambece
__________________

__________________
jacambece is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 Early Retirement and Financial Independence Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

Are you planning to be financially independent as early as possible so you can live life on your own terms? Discuss successful investing strategies, asset allocation models, tax strategies and other related topics in our online forum community. Our members range from young folks just starting their journey to financial independence, military retirees and even multimillionaires. No matter where you fit in you'll find that Early-Retirement.org is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with our members, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create a retirement blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Re: Evil Foods?
Old 01-27-2006, 09:30 AM   #2
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
SteveR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 2,803
Re: Evil Foods?

"Devil's food. A cake, muffin, or cookie made with dark chocolate, so called because it is supposedly so rich and delicious that it must be somewhat sinful, although the association is clearly made with humor. Its dark color contrasted with the snowy white of angel-food cake, an earlier confection. The first devil's food recipe appeared in 1900, after which recipes and references became frequent in cookbooks. The "red devil's food cake," given a reddish-brown color by the mixture of coca and baking soda, is post-World War II version of the standard devil's food cake."
---Encyclopedia of American Food and Drink, John F. Mariani [Lebhar Friedman:New York] 1999 (p. 111)

Angel food belongs to the nineteenth century but devil's food to the twentieth. How this chocolate cake came to be called devil's food no one knows alothough it may have been a play on opposites: it was as dark and rich as angel food was light an airy...In the early 1900s there were a number of bizarre variations on Devils Food Cake. Once called for mashed potatoes and a number for ground cinnamon and cloves in addition to chocolate..."
---American Century Cookbook: The Most Popular Recipes of the 20th Century, Jean Anderson [Clarkson Potter:New York] 1997 (p. 452-3)

Some food historians believe this might be the first mention of Devil's food. It appears in a memoir written by Caroline King's of her childhood in 1880s Chicago. Ms. King was a popular food writer in the 1920s-1930s.

source: http://www.foodtimeline.org/foodcakes.html
__________________

__________________
Work? I don't have time to work....I'm retired.
SteveR is offline   Reply With Quote
Re: Evil Foods?
Old 01-27-2006, 10:27 AM   #3
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
BigMoneyJim's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: DFW
Posts: 2,627
Re: Evil Foods?

I have no insights into the matter, but don't forget about deviled ham. It's been a while since I had some, but then since an acquaitence started calling my deviled ham sandwiches "cat food sandwiches" they didn't seem so good anymore.
__________________
BigMoneyJim is offline   Reply With Quote
Re: Evil Foods?
Old 01-27-2006, 10:30 AM   #4
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
cute fuzzy bunny's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Losing my whump
Posts: 22,697
Re: Evil Foods?

http://www.straightdope.com/mailbag/mdeviledeggs.html
__________________
Be fearful when others are greedy, and greedy when others are fearful. Just another form of "buy low, sell high" for those who have trouble with things. This rule is not universal. Do not buy a 1973 Pinto because everyone else is afraid of it.
cute fuzzy bunny is offline   Reply With Quote
Re: Evil Foods?
Old 02-02-2006, 09:26 AM   #5
Dryer sheet wannabe
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 18
Re: Evil Foods?

Ohh, well then cant forget the ham...

Cambece
__________________
jacambece is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Foods that Fool Eagle43 Other topics 2 08-09-2006 07:21 PM
organic produce - is it worth the cost? claire Other topics 8 07-20-2006 09:13 PM
Life Insurance - necessary or necessary evil? Rich_by_the_Bay FIRE and Money 64 03-10-2006 12:08 PM
re-post "Money, an evil and forbidden subject?" Enuff2Eat FIRE and Money 8 03-08-2006 09:07 AM

 

 
All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:08 AM.
 
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.