Thursday, October 25, 2007

Martha White

Goodness gracious, good 'n light, Martha White.

Anyone who grew up within earshot of radio broadcasts of the Grand Ole Opry knows well the Martha White song. The self-rising flour sponsored the Opry for years with the catchy bluegrass jingle sung by Flatt & Scruggs. "For the finest biscuits ever was..."

Brother Dave sent me a note yesterday saying he'd spent some time browsing the Martha White Website. Not only do they have downloadable versions of the song, there's also a page about the company's long association with the Opry, Tennessee Ernie Ford's role as company spokesman, and more.

And there are recipes. Cakes, pies, cookies, cobbler, and of course, biscuits. How does a batch of blood-sludging Cheesy Country Ham Biscuit Bites sound?

The site is a treasure trove of comfort foods for the body, mind and ears.

We'll take it out today with the aforementioned Flatt & Scruggs picking the "Randy Lynn Rag" from their classic TV show.


1 comment:

Chef JP said...

Ahhh, Martha White--that flour brings back childhood memories from my time in New Orleans. Thanks for jogging the old brain cells. Prior to reading your post, I would have said that Martha lives down the street and is President of a popular scrapbooking club that meets every Wednesday night at The Blind Donkey bar here in town.