Quoting Gertrude Stein # 94: Happy Birthday, Gertie!
Written by
Renate Stendhal
February 2013
Written by
Renate Stendhal
February 2013


Another Happy Birthday, Gertrude Stein!

What is eternally 39 year-old Alice bringing Gertie for her celebration on Super Bowl Sunday?

You bet it's something she baked, some "entertaining refreshment," "effective," "ecstatic," "brilliant," "ravishing" -- in short, a "food of paradise". To be exact: "the food of Baudelaire's Artificial Paradises." Often quoted, often repeated, sometimes verboten, always imitated, the stuff of Urban Legends: here is the recipe. Not just from her famous Cookbook  -- no, here recited by Alice in 1963, in old Alice's original, delicious-malicious, slightly trembling but still snooty cigarette voice, recited for all eternity:

on Pacifica Radio  [MP3 link] (4'46"): http://t.co/wqWfraRG

This little radio gem was sighted by friend Tom Hachtman, cartoonist extraordinaire, who also sighted G & A on a heavenly Super Bowl Sunday cheerleading team:


Enjoy a small sample appetizer of the whole cartoon here:

Then put the brownies in a super bowl and Bon Appetit, Gertrude and Alice, in Saint Tom's, Saint Theresa's (or some other) artistic paradise!

Let's be friends

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