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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 . ■ ■ ■•■ • - • ■ S ■ - ■ - ■ eye is ■ r ■ ■ . ■••••'■! 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 • ry. :.:. : 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 l ored. ■ '. :. ■- • ' ■ 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 before him. "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 contrary? • 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 the sus> 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." _8^