This is the food of paradise — of Baudelaire’s Artificial Paradises: it might
provide an entertaining refreshment for a Ladies’ Bridge Club or a chapter
meeting of the DAR. In Morocco it is thought to be good for warding off the
common cold in damp winter weather and is, indeed, more effective if taken
with large quantities of hot mint tea. Euphoria and brilliant storms of laughter;
ecstatic reveries and extensions of one’s personality on several simultaneous
planes are to be complacently expected. Almost anything Saint Theresa did,
you can do better if you can bear to be ravished by ‘un évanouissement reveillé‘.
Alice B. Toklas’ introduction to the recipe for “hashish fudge” in her 1946 Alice B. Toklas Cookbook.
Read the rest of the recipe and trip once again on the heart-of-the-art love story of Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas here.