EA1309H: American Classics V

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Title American Classics V
Alt Title American Classics V: A Pound of Cake
Transcript American Classics V
Show # EA1309H
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Topics Pound Cake, Creaming Method, Butter, Cake Flour
Synopsis     The pound cake may have been born in Britain but host Alton Brown considers it to be an American classic. Join him as he explores the history and preparation of this delicious treat. (foodnetwork.com)
Recipes 1) Pound Cake
2) Buttermilk Pound Cake
Show No. 216th
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"Pound of Flesh", from Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice

What judgment shall I dread, doing no wrong?
You have among you many a purchased slave,
Which, like your asses and your dogs and mules,
You use in abject and in slavish parts,
Because you bought them: shall I say to you,
Let them be free, marry them to your heirs?
Why sweat they under burthens? let their beds
Be made as soft as yours and let their palates
Be season'd with such viands? You will answer
'The slaves are ours:' so do I answer you:
The pound of flesh, which I demand of him,
Is dearly bought; 'tis mine and I will have it.
If you deny me, fie upon your law!
There is no force in the decrees of Venice.
I stand for judgment: answer; shall I have it?

The Merchant of Venice
Act IV, Scene 1

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