WOW ~ Word of the Week ~ Cackling Farts

WOW ~ Word of the Week ~ Cackling Farts

If you’re anything like me, you’re about to run out of ideas for things to cook and bake during this “corn-teen.”

I happen to be someone who loves to do both, but three meals a day for the past six weeks has about cured me of this. We’ve not been ordering to-go meals, either, out of an abundance of caution and a belief that since this is a “novel” virus, and we’re still learning everything from its origin to its spread to its prevention and/or cure, we’d just hunker down and keep away from everything possible.

Last week I mentioned my family decided to switch from Netflix to the Disney+/Hulu/ESPN package about a month before all sports ended; our timing is always impeccable. It didn’t take us long to burn through all we hadn’t seen or owned already on Disney+, and Hulu was…disappointing. Hence my deep dive into YouTube. This week once again yields a bounty for both my viewing and cooking woes.

Cackling Farts

Eggs. CANT.

If your area is like mine, food shortages wax and wane, and whatever the crazed masses are hoarding changes inexplicably from week to week. Eggs and butter seem to be extremely popular here, so much so that our local city and county news Facebook pages post alerts when stores actually have some on their shelves. Evidently memes about the quarantine will be true for our area: people will be emerging from their lairs with unkempt hair and serious spare tires.

Despite this, I’m going to share the variety of recipes I’ve stumbled upon from Ann Reardon, the witty food scientist and dietitian from Australia and creator of How to Cook That, who uses her husband (and occasionally other family members) as taste testers for her food experiments. She has videos on everything from creating gorgeous desserts to debunking food hacks touted by popular but suspect YouTube channels. The videos I’m sharing appeal to me twice-over: they’re recipes, and they’re over 200 years old.

Here we go.

The 200 Year Old Cookbook dessert recipes │ How To Cook That Ann Reardon

The 200 year OLD cheesecake recipe | Ann Reardon How To Cook That

200-year-old fruit pie | How To Cook That Ann Reardon

Wedding Cake Recipe from 200 years ago | How To Cook That Ann Reardon

200 year old CANDY recipes | How To Cook That Ann Reardon


Slang term taken from the 1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue.