I don’t know what year this video was made but it was probably about 10 years before I had Ms. Judith Engel as a math teacher at Bronx High School of Science.
She was the worst teacher I’ve ever had. She was notoriously awful at handling a class - she treated 15-year-olds like 5-year-olds, and there’s nothing a teenager wants less than to be taught math in a kindergarten setting.
And yet she got write-ups in the New York Times for her teaching methods.
I believe I dropped out of high school halfway through her class, sophomore year…
Baking chocolate was melted before its incorporation into cookie dough until the 1930s, when Wakefield, the owner of the Toll House Inn in Whitman, Massachusetts, created the “Toll House Chocolate Crunch Cookie,” which later became known as the chocolate chip cookie. Her original recipe, from Toll House Tried and True Recipes, calls for cutting bars of Nestlé semisweet chocolate into very small pieces, which are then added to a basic butter cookie dough. When sales of semisweet chocolate soared in New England, Nestlé investigated, and the company began producing scored chocolate bars packaged with a small chopper. In 1939, the company introduced semisweet chocolate morsels and signed a contract with Wakefield allowing the company to print her recipe on every package. The shortcut formula for adding chocolate to cookies was a big success, and the chocolate chip continues its reign as America’s favorite homemade cookie.
From the “Cookies” entry by Becky Mercuri in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America, Second Edition, edited by Andrew F. Smith. The entire entry is available to read for free until the end of the month.
And stay tuned for pictures from OUP USA office bake-offs!
Photo by Alice Northover, cookies by Alana Podolsky for Oxford University Press.
QUESTION: Can we attend the bakeoff if we have not baked a cookie?
I have a friend named Kaitlan: she’s beautiful and kind and is a great cosplayer, and she’s been getting these slipped under her apartment door for months.
I asked her if I could make this post because I’ve been seeing this happening and I just want something to be done. Whether it’s people supporting her or someone telling her how to get this to stop. How to get these people to get the punishment they deserve.
She has literally done anything that she knows to do. She even went to the police:
They told her to come back if it got more serious. What does that even MEAN? Apparently, someone has to actually kill themselves for this to be serious to the police.
Apparently, this behavior is acceptable at Indiana University of PA. Apparently, this behavior is acceptable to the Indiana County Police. Apparently, bullying like this is completely acceptable until someone ends up dead.
I’m just absolutely infuriated right now. This should not go unpunished. Absolutely fucking not.
This is sickening. Indiana University of PA should be ashamed at their lack of response.