Still more news re: the Titanic

Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by rockgor, May 5, 2011.

  1. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Well, as all you gourmets already know, Hellman's and Best Mayonnaise are
    now the same. Kinda like Clark Kent and Superman.

    But in the early days they were separate. Not only that, Hellman's was
    originally an English Corporation (LTD) that started out importing spices in
    the 18th century and gradually moved into the business of manufacturing some
    of its products such as Coleman's Mustard.

    Late in the 19th century it began producing mayonnaise. 1200 cases were aboard
    the Titanic. The ship was scheduled to sail to New York, then south to Vera
    Cruz, the first shipment ever to Mexico.

    When the ship sank in the N. Atlantic, the people of Mexico who had been
    eagerly awaiting this new delicacy were distraught. A national day of
    mourning was declared.

    Cinqo di Mayo.

    Heard this little joke before? I post it ever year at this time. Except one
    year I forgot and was a few days late.

    Bon appetit!

  2. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Nice to hear from you. I admire your ability to cope w/ a library computer.
    I tried a couple times. Couldn't figure out how to get on the internet, how to
    turn it on, how to turn it off, etc.

    The link you posted shows a spread that looks like a Dutch still life.
    Looks like enchiladas. Not sure about the other stuff.

    Went to the dentist this AM to about my new plates. That's about all
    the news from this berg. Maybe I'll go sip a glass of water w/ some ice.