Saturday, August 8, 2015

The Story of the Motorloaf & The Buff A Lo Nic`Coal

The “Motorloaf” comes from a turn-of-the-century English recipe that has been passed down for four generations. This bread was traditionally used as a picnic item to be taken with you when you go “motoring” in your car, and was aptly named the“Motorloaf”. The specialty semi-sweet dark bread contains raisins and walnuts, and is delicious when paired with savory or sweet tea sandwich fillings.

In Reality & As The Story Lens: 

Tally Ho 

We thought we'd lost the motorloaf forever. Then we checked the phone book.

I am haunted by the Red Crane. And by Square One. And by the lingering memory of napolitas and hunky waiters at Pozole. If you live in this town long enough, eventually you, too, will be haunted by the ghosts of restaurants passed. One day you'll be walking around whistling a happy tune, reliving the memory of fresh-baked biscuits at the Meetinghouse, and the next you'll be cursing the gods of exorbitant real estate when you pass by and see there's nothing left but a shuttered building.
And then, every once in a while, something happens to restore your faith in this cruel, fickle foodie town. So it was that I was thumbing through the phone book looking for western attire (do you really want to know?) and stumbled on a listing for the Waters Upton Tea Room, which was the name of a fantabulous tearoom that occupied the spot across from Kaiser Hospital throughout the '80s. My mind raced across the years to lazy afternoons spent sipping Yorkshire Gold and nibbling on sherry trifle and the famous "motorloaf," and to the bitter tears I shed when it covered its windows and a Walgreens sprouted up on that corner. Could it possibly be the same place? If it was a misprint, I wasn't sure I could bear the disappointment. But then, nothing ventured, nothing gained, so with trepidation I set out to investigate.
Wonder of wonder. Joy of joys. Turns out it was a misprint, but only in name. The Meakin family – Hugh, his wife Melba, and son Philip – indeed reopened its tearoom (in 1995, no less) in a smaller, far less conspicuous locale in the Outer Richmond (bring your binoculars to find the sign). Its name is Tal-Y-Tara (Gallic for "By the Kings"; 6439 California, 751-9275), and it doubles as an English equestrian/ polo shoppe, replete with crops and mallets and an array of those smart little riding hats. Wade through the saddles to the back, however, and you'll be greeted by the sight of small benches and flowery love seats, tea canisters and china cups, a sunny patio with umbrella-ed tables, the smell of warm scones, and – yes, indeedy – that famous motorloaf.
Tucking myself into a sunlit spot in the back yard with a steeping pot of tea, I slowly savored the sight of this tidy bread loaf, served exactly as I remember it: a hollowed-out rectangle stuffed neatly with a variety of traditional English tea sandwiches – cream cheese and cucumber, watercress and turkey or ham, egg salad and capers, and cheese and chutney – all made on the same bread and all delicious in their own right.
The motorloaf recipe is a turn-of-the-century relic, salvaged from Melba's great-aunt, that hearkens to the early days of the automobile. Made with wheat flour, molasses, walnuts, and buttermilk, it is a solid, flat-bottomed bread designed for travel – a sort of edible carrying case – that ladies of the day could pack for an afternoon of motoring.
"Melba's Great-Aunt Laura collected ladies' magazines and periodicals," explains Hugh. "She used to cut out recipes and file them away, and in an old issue of McCall's, under the heading, 'The Tea Room I Did Not Have,' we found the motorloaf."
The family adopted the recipe as its own, and along with English trifle, it became the Waters Upton signature dish. Moist, ever-so-slightly sweet, and packed with the nostalgia of a bygone San Francisco, the motorloaf – and my rediscovery of Tal-Y-Tara – might just carry me through several more years of restaurant heartbreak.

Tell A Phone Pulled

How small the world is in the connect,
on that is A hand to park the trick on sand,
in the grain of the Salt is par done in S cues`d,
their Pool on the stick to a grip per carp mile.

Trip on that is a journey asking that the mouth of language in bile,
vomit a dish satellite list and speak to the throat of deep throttled,
did that Than be ground on the Spark or a file,
does that just a booth or a Boot tier E ores meel`d!!

Chance`d buy the board in that is the Card,
mono on Opp oh Lee in Wash in Tons flew,
cliff carver Mountain the buffalo Nickle,
whom has checked the 5 Cent in small.

Charged to that Min in the spook of the Head,
the Tail is a beat and that makes a Squawl,
cyclone to Blizzard the ice Cream gone Tile,
sprout at the Pour and Grout grows a Soar!!

Flight of the flight in the Flight of Ignored,
stair in the Steep and chairs for the Realed,
dim oar the Switchers Yet wah is the Squab,
clement on that is the Vegetable Poe leased.

So the Disappear is there and the House gone to Call,
in the Hall of the Full is the Barn of a Cost,
round that is the Tiled in the mat,
on the Sync is a Yak and the shovel grips Cups!!

Chimp said to Ape that Digit spoke Speak,
a Tunnel of dial at the Phone in a glupe,
to that sound of the Same in Exact is a Larp,
does then the Ignorance cause a Quick to the Cole`D!!

Prism do Pry to the Shipping new`d Cap,
swinging that Guard pen to mic of the Filed,
Harp ain't the Break its a Bigger die Style.

Sew Glad is the Serra of the Hill flop in Flacid,
mere is the Loc at a Monster say Steal`d,
that then quits to answer Until it is Them`d,
the power of Cell bone is the Humor ore Us squeal.

Properties of the number 456500

Properties of the number 456500

French Class At Convent of The Sacred Heart ~ "Magdalen or Madonna?"

True Story (magazine)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

True Story is an American magazine published by True Renditions, LLC. It was the first of the confessions magazines genre, having launched in 1919. It carried the subtitle Truth Is Stranger Than Fiction.


With a circulation of 300,000 by 1923, the trend-setting publication remained a huge success through the 1920s and was a key title in Bernarr Macfadden's publishing empire of Physical CultureTrue DetectiveTrue RomancesDream WorldTrue Ghost Stories,Photoplay and the tabloid New York Graphic. It sprang from Physical Culture, stemming from the many letters written the magazine by women about their experiences.[1] By 1929, the circulation of True Story was nearly two million.[2][3]
True Story offered anecdotal experiences, and the articles it presented, rewritten by staffers, were purportedly true. However, by the mid-1920s, many stories were professional submissions from fiction writers or were staff-written by Macfadden's stable of writers, including Fulton Oursler and Lyon Mearson. The language was kept relentlessly simple; Mcfadden would test language on the elevator operator, and reject whatever he could not understand.[1] Articles were illustrated with photographs of posed models, breaking away from the idealistic illustration common in magazines.[4]
The magazine's approach and its audience were detailed by Jackie Hatton:
Sensing a widespread interest in the changing social/sexual codes of modern America, Macfadden put out a new magazine filled with first-hand accounts of social problems such as pre-marital sex, illegitimacy, adultery, unemployment, social relations, and crime (alongside ever-so slightly risque movie-stills of each story's most dramatic moments---the kiss, the temptation, the horrible realization). The magazine personalized issues that were hotly debated in Jazz Age America (dancing, drinking, partying, petting) and offered a unique working-class perspective on issues that were not necessarily unique to the working class. Sensational, emotional, and controversial, True Storydisseminated tales of sex, sin and redemption that seemingly revealed the ubiquity of modern sexual and social "irregularity." Most educated observers hated the magazine, figuring that it depicted the worst aspect of the "revolution in manners and morals" that occurred in the 1920s. But workaday America loved the new confessional magazine.[2]
The formula has been characterized as "sin-suffer-repent": the heroine violates standards of behavior, suffers as a consequence, learns her lesson and resolves to live in light of it, unembittered by her pain.[5]
Advertisers were at first reluctant to buy ads, even as the circulation grew, but by 1928, many major companies placed ads, which copied the style of "short words and shorter sentences" and also imitated the sensational style.[6] "Because I Confessed. . . I found the Way To Happiness" titled an Eagle Brand Condensed Sweetened Milk ad for a cookbook; the title character confessed to a married friend that a man would never propose to her because he wanted a good girl, who could cook, and received the advertised cookbook as a loan, using it to win him.[7] "Some Wives Do It, But I Wouldn't Dare" advertised Wheatena; the narrator would never dare send her husband off without a good breakfast.[8]

1930s and 40s[edit]

During the Great Depression, the emphasis lay on feminine behavior, maternity, marriage, and stoic endurance.[9] Women who dedicated themselves to work were unable to marry or maintain a happy marriage; women who remained independent could not conceive or suffered miscarriages and stillbirths.[10]
With the outbreak of World War II, the stories began to feature war work favorably.[11] However, it continued the sexual themes, such as having war workers be seduced, have affairs with married men, or engage in many casual affairs; the Magazine Bureau objected to this, as hindering recruitment, and argued that war workers should not be shown as more prone to dalliance than other women, and the magazine removed such themes from stories dealing with war workers.[12] The ambitious career woman still appeared; women, however, who worked from patriotic motives were able to maintain their marriages and bear children.[13] During post-war reconversion, the emphasis changed to marriage and motherhood.[14]

1950's Editions[edit]

In the 1950s, themes changed again, now employing more stories involving teenage girls reflecting on their "lot in life" and the outcomes of their poor life choices. Many of the "True Story of the Month" featured girls who had married young, and had married wrongly. These tales included hostile in-laws, brutal living conditions and feelings of hopelessness and reached resolution when the person telling the story accepted her situation and promised to accept her position in life for the sake of her family. The magazine spoke out loudly on the issue of abortion (it was against it), birth control (against it because it led to situations in which girls could be taken advantage of) and the duties of raising children with profound developmental issues.
Advice columns, a regular feature, were written by True Story "authority" "Helen Willman." Marital advice, under the title "The Marriage Desk," was given by "Dr. Lena Levine, M.D." The columns glossed over issues of physical abuse toward women by the men that they had chosen as their boyfriends and husbands. The physical abuse was often rationalized as the letter writers' fault for not understanding their boyfriend/husbands needs. In one notable 1956 response to a "letter from a reader" who asked why her husband beat her when he came home from work, the magazines response from "Helen Willman" advised the writer that she needed to understand that "your husband works hard," and when he returned from work he "doesn't want or need her burdening her husband with her needs," but that she should better serve her husband and keep the children quiet so he can relax. "Try not to complain," wrote Willman.
The 1950s also brought about double page color photographs posed in dramatic fashions, which played to the leading titles given the works.
Goods advertised in True Story in the 1950s were relied heavily on inexpensive beauty treatments (shampoos, toothpaste, and creams, feminine hygiene products) and inexpensive kitchen remodeling projects and appliances. The backs of the magazines were heavily filled with "penny ads" for correspondence courses in nursing, dog grooming, hotel management and holiday card sales.
Production value wise, the magazine relied single and triple column layouts, printed upon folios of inexpensive papers that alternated between heavy newsprint and low weight, low luster paper used for color print sections. Stories often started in the second section of the magazine, usually with dramatic photographs, and then readers had to flip to the rear of the magazine to complete the articles. Articles were tagged as "True Story of the Month", "Award Winning Story" and "Special Double Article" headers. It should be noted, however, that "who" or what gave the award to the story was never disclosed.

Editorial history[edit]

From 1919 to 1926, John Brennan Willian edited True Story. Jordan Rapp was the editor from 1926 to 1942, serving under Editor-in-Chief Henry Lieferant.
Macfadden's consumer division merged with Sterling's Magazines in 1991; Dorchester Media acquired Sterling/Macfadden in 2004. True Renditions, LLC, acquired True Storyand additional confession magazines from Dorchester Media on March 9, 2012.


True Story was the basis for a radio series, The True Story Court of Human Relations, produced by an advertising agency to promote the magazine. The program was directed by radio historian Erik Barnouw and broadcast live on NBC beginning in 1935 and continuing through the 1930s.

British edition[edit]

The UK edition of True Story duplicated the American magazine but also added British material. It was first published by Hutchinson's in 1922. The Argus Press became the publisher in 1949.

Pocket Rice

Lat Onions on that is the Book bind of Digit ties`d to Scum the scope to said in the Common mans bunned,
a extra Fry to that is Poe Tae tow`d Carriage of the Text Original to a Court of coral at Reef,
should the Stone go to Twine the Task to Wine that grape Touching sap as the Paddle and ore,
treat to a gift The Boar and the Milk as Twice little pig Geez go round the box`d Soap.

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in shropshire Cat the deal gone Pi score to the Wep Pawn and stick the dog a Scat,
at foot Time Ages these are the fare Owes lead In a scrap of Met Ole to oper^Ates off crated!!

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in that the On deck got A horse New of the girth and Twice down the Courts,
judge on that is the So kind of stubble Once up^Pawn a story the tiers ran a Shake,
the salt said Sneeze the Pepper rate a Sloat boat on Gough the lombard buy Miss .........

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