Kook's Korner: Maybe Hydrox.

by Robrt L. Pela

I can’t stop staring at the cover of Plain and Fancy Desserts, which I found at an antique store in Cleveland last year.

There’s some kind of conspiracy going on here. I think Nabisco is involved. And I love how this big, white, gelatined dessert is draped in red velvet and framed in gilt, like it’s a portrait of Great-Great Grandma and not a three-color photo of some kind of spastic marzipan.

Are those Oreos?

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Robrt L. Pela has been a weekly contributor to Phoenix New Times since 1991, primarily as a cultural critic. His radio essays air on National Public Radio affiliate KJZZ's Morning Edition.
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