Baking Today? Try Alice B. Toklas' Recipe for "Haschich Fudge"!
This recipe for "Haschich Fudge" was handed out on little scrolls of parchment Friday night at the wild opening for the art exhibit "Alice" at the Koken Art Factory. The show features works from more than 50 local and regional artists, all inspired by Charles Lutwidge Dodgson's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.
|Alice B. Toklas wants you to enjoy 4/20 the old fashioned way.|
Toklas was Gertrude Stein's life partner (and an accomplished writer and editor in her own right), but this recipe has become perhaps the most famous aspect of her legacy.
Her Wikipedia entry claims she got the recipe from fellow expat artist Brion Gysin. It also adds this little nugget:
Anyhow, be careful obtaining the cannabis -- like the little old lady says: "It may present some difficulties."
Her name was later lent to the range of cannabis concoctions called Alice B. Toklas brownies. Some believe that the slang term toke, meaning to inhale marijuana, is derived from her last name, though it is more likely to originate in the Spanish verb tocar, meaning to touch or taste. The cookbook has not been out of print since it was published, and has been translated into numerous languages, most recently into Norwegian in 2007.