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In 1954, Alice B. Toklas (1877-1967), the life partner of writer Gertrude Stein, published a cookbook, which included a recipe for hashish fudge, given to her by Moroccan-based artist Brion Gysin. The recipe of this sweet delicacy was embraced by hippie culture and referenced in the 1968 film I Love You, Alice B. Toklas.
Her recipe: “Take one teaspoon black peppercorns, one whole nutmeg, four sticks of cinnamon, one teaspoon coriander. These should all be pulverized in a mortar. About a handful each of stoned dates, dried figs, shelled almonds and peanuts: chop these and mix them together. A bunch of Cannabis sativa can be pulverized. This along with the spices should be dusted over the mixed fruit and nuts, kneaded together. About a cup of sugar dissolved in a big pat of butter. Rolled into a cake and cut into pieces or made into balls about the size of a walnut, it should be eaten with care. Two pieces are quite sufficient. Obtaining the Cannabis may present certain difficulties. It should be picked and dried as soon as it has gone to seed and while the plant is still green.”
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