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BELLING DANDELIONS FOR SOUP.
A N— lMw sight in East Side Italian neighborhoods.
THE BLACK EYE DOCTOR.
/'< • • g Hurt in Accident
r l\j J .t Presentable.
-■ • r to g^t thr.r. to Use; and
.■••:• •■ ■■ • . . h it is
. ■ ■
■•■ • - •
. ■••••'■! loos — you'd
j t to you— that had bad
• .. • dace her honeymoon
make their black eyes pay.
too - to me that I knew
me. from seeing her
. ' fashionable society.
r Eaoe, and I did
& for 1 paint the black •. ye for
— ■ . - to go into court, for preachers
»bo fca.ve - ■ er, and for men who
Exi inge, before they
in to have the blackness
i sht came to me to have
:; day she said she war. ted
to ha - " -:. away, She told me at first
lent. I knew better, but
t ■ ■ i v. : •r. she came the fifth day
:.:. : come home from the club
.'. • • _- and she went up to
: • ■ • her hand on his shoulder.
: • • r: not mertnlns to strike
■ • • .- did. When he saw her
rex: r • . •■ w\t.-< broiaed. and he told
■ - Bbc ibe wouldn't, but
. :•. :.X= see tat a brute he'd been
• -•••<* g^-ir«> d^Trto-^Ti e v e . came to me to
I ; . I ■ ■ co fiho;>p:r.g, but
•• • • • : • : ■•■■ her at Stnner the had
•_•• peist off. Bile got ?10u from him to
more tr en day to Say till she
. ■be came to me and
■- • '
o ol : their
M:\V-YORK TBJBUNE ILLUSTRATED eUPPLEMENT.
faces cleared up before their friends see them.
"The athletic clubs furnish a good percentage,
too. I once had to cure a black eye for the
Duke of Manchester, and once for his father
"No, the <luke hain't been in a fight. He got
his eye bl.i:ked playing racquets. There s lots
lots more of the
sw'll young fellows who play polo; so you see
black eyes don't always mean bad tempers. I
DO FIERY FOODS CAUSE FIERY XJTIHES ?
Italian Ij,vc for Red Peppers May Explain the Combativene** of
Sjtirit of Men of That Nation,
?cvf>ral years asn the agent of a breakfast
cereal, who conceived the plan of giving public
demonstrations of Ita efficiency as a food, used
to Bay in the talks which he gave in connection
with them, "Tell me what ;.ou eat arid I will
tell you what you are." It mi^ht t>e Interesting
to knov. how far or;« could use a knowledge of
the di"t of an Italian in forming an eFlimate of
him. So:: c persona— they are the vegetarians —
declare that a %eg;<n a ble diet tempers the animal
tendencies of man. Assuming this to be true,
what will be the effect of red peppers on his
nature? Will he become milder in spirit and
more tractable? Or will the effect be to the
• la r-. vegetarian to a greater extent
• That he eats
dand- to many people, for Is not
the sv ■ rare of the Italian woman, with
1 familiar one In the sub~
I every town where the laborers of that
live? She i= no respecter of persons.
The lodges of the wealthy have no more ter
■ than the open barway of the poor
L She passes both with equal Impar
THE RED PKPPER IIOUSE.
Italian tenement boos*. In Crosby-st. as it looked the other day. I stooned with peprfrs curing In
TOMATOES DRYING IN THE SUN.
For a favorite Italian dish, "pomidore seccatL"
should Bay that there were about four from ac
cidents to one from fighting.
"Pay? Well, yes, there's a good living In it.
Sometimes I've had big fees from people that
were especially anxious to get rid of their black
eyes; $10, $2f>. and once fSOQ, Sometimes, too.
I've had to shut the door on a patient before I
jrot my money, for he'd think he could walk
off with his fnce and I'd have nothing to show
for the work I'd done."
:...•: ...• one of the articles of
The thought la common to many persons that
she and !!▼• on tl'.is food be
: .. . [n part thla may be
tru<:-, but it 1 ... oomlcal rea
that she gathers dandelions or that they
are eai A walk through to
ian qoari Parts would
■ that the woman had commercial rea
sons for gathering the "greens.** There one may
find bei th< in out to customers, a wa^h
■ :1 for five cents. There on the sidewalk
lie the fruits of a day's toil in The Bronx or the
country across the Hudson River. Late the
night previous she could have been seen enter
ing the Italian quarter, balani Ing a bag on her
bead and carrying others on her back and un
der her arms.
"Cicorie." aa the Italian calls the weed, has
many uses for the Italian. It Is made Into a
soup by taking the freshly picked dandelions
and boiling them, adding as a dressing a dose
of red pepper. Then there Is "cicorie frittl." or
fried dandelion. After the "greens" have been
bolled. the vegetable mass Is squeezed dry and
fried In olive oil with tomatoes and a seasoning
of red pepper. A tonic called "aqua dl cicorie."
or dandelion water, is made by filtering the
liquid drawn from dandelions after boiling fi r
several hours. When cool it is bottled and used,
for a number of illnesses, including dyspepsia
and general weakness.
The dandelion is not the only vegetable which
finds a large use among the Italians as food.
"l"i pperonl russi." or red pepper, is in gTeat
demand. Strings of red peppers may bfl
at certain seasons of the year -- from
the fir- like vines from the branches of
•. There they fa
drying in the sun. The curing of peppers in
this way is one of t'. • lof income for a
number of East Italians. After drying
they ar<- sold to the hacksi
It is rem&rkabl< . .. I any ways the I
from the neighborhood of Naplea uses the
rani roasL" It is said that he can make
an entire meal from it. Olive oil serves I
per its fiery quality. When they are to be used
ire soaked in water for several hours,
usually overnight. After squeezing them dry
they are slk ed and fried in olive oil.
and sometimes with e«jgs, D
; ■• s or other vegetables. So l
the use of the pepper on the Ea*t Side that of
all the hucksters' pushcarts which line the side
walks from corner to corner hardly one car: be
found on which there is not a compartment, con
taining shining red and green peppers;
Tomatoes are also used extensively by Ital
ian* They are bought by the crate, green, and
are salted down for "pomidore salate," or I
salad, in winter. The green tomatoes are sliced
and put in a barrel and covered with brine,
Tb* y will keep in this way for months. When
they are to be used they are taken out and the
salt removed by soaking them In fresh water
overnight Without further treatment they cay
be eaten as a salad. They may also oa
fried with peppers. Dried tomatoes, or "■porru
dore surest!,** are simply slices of tomatoes
dried In the sun. The drying process rnai-es
them hard. They are soaked in water over
night before being used. They may then be
fried with peppers or dried eggplant or mads
into tomato soup.
The eggplant is dried In strings. From it a
good soup may be made, peppers being used aa
a seasoning. After being boiled until soft the
eggplant is fried in olive oil with peppery
Pumpkine, calied "cocozze," and the skin of thm
musknielon are also dried and used in soups and
are fried In olive oil, peppers again serving t*
give the dish palatablene3s.
Pie has usually been considered a Yankee
dish exclusively, but apparently the Italian has
Invented a kind of pie. The '"pomidore pizza,"
or tomato pie, is made in this fashion. Take
a lump of dough, and, under a roller, flatten it
out until it is only an inch thick. On thi^ scat
ter tomatoes and season plentifully with pow
dered red pepper. Then bake the compound.
"Salami pizza," or bologna pie. is made with
this under layer of dough and a eombinai t
tomatoes, cheese, red peppen and bologna. To
use a slang expression, this might be sai<i to bs
a "red hot" combination.
CHANGED THE MOOD.
General Leonard Wood attended in hi
hood a school in Middleborough, Mass., i a
Midvlk-borough they will speak of th<_ J
.. mind that the boy had.
"I rerr.en.ber one da] . ' sai 1 a Mi ldl«i
h man recently, "Wood was called up In
ar lesson. The teacher said:
" X* i nard, give me a sentence, and we"U sea
if we can change it to the imperative mood.'
"The h.irso draws the cart," said Leon
" V- ry good. The horse draws the cart. Now
change the sentence to a noat imperative.'
" 'Gee-up,' said young Wood."