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The Writer’s Almanac for December 11, 2014

December 11th, 2014

Episode 51 of 994 episodes

I remember how the upper crust in my hometown pronounced it—care-a-mel. Which is correct, I guess, but to everybody else it was carmel. Which led to the misconception about the order of Carmelites. I imagined they served God by heating sugar to about 170 C, then adding milk and butter and vanilla essence while they... Read more »

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