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In praise of the mighty biscuit

There was a time when the coast of Maine ran on biscuits.  Cold biscuits were standard dinner pail fodder for lobstermen headed down the bay in the morning; there was a good chance you’d find a tin of biscuits (in the pre-Tupperware days) in the foc’sle of most sardine carriers; and any dragger cook that could bake a good biscuit was revered.
This reminds me of the story about the skipper yelling down to the cook, “Cookie!  What’s for dinner?”

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