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Friday, July 6, 2012

Jack-in-the-box




Many sports have associated with them a song known to fans, and perhaps even a specific food. At Wimbledon, one eats strawberries and cream and sings God Save The Queen. At a baseball game, you eat hot dogs and peanuts in the shell Cracker Jack and sing “Take Me Out To The Ball Game.” To sing it, one stands up during the seventh inning stretch and raises one’s voice with gusto.


Boxes of Cracker Jack are considered the first junk food and used to come with a small prize inside the box. Nowadays the prize is made of paper to avoid becoming a choking hazard.


Here is a recipe for Cracker Jack from 1919 — a year of infamy in baseball.

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