The following is an excerpt from OpinionJournal’s “Best of the Web” at WSJ written by the editor, James Taranto.
Other Than That, the Story Was Accurate
From Nov 26’s New York Times :
An article last Wednesday recommending a Thanksgiving dish from each state, with a recipe, contained numerous errors.
The recipe from Connecticut, for quince with cipollini onions and bacon, omitted directions for preparing the quince. It should be peeled, cored and cut into 1-inch chunks. An illustration with the West Virginia recipe, for pawpaw pudding, depicted a papaya — not a pawpaw, which is correctly depicted above. The introduction to the recipe from Arizona, for cranberry sauce and chiles, misstated the origin of Hatch chiles. They are grown in New Mexico, not in Arizona.
The introduction to the Delaware recipe, for du Pont turkey with truffled zucchini stuffing, referred incorrectly to several historical points about the Winterthur estate. It was an ancestral home of the du Pont family, not the sole one; it was established in 1837, not in 1810; the house was completed in 1839, not in 1837. The introduction also misstated the relationship of Pauline Foster du Pont to Eleuthère Irénée du Pont. Pauline was the wife of Mr. du Pont’s grandson, not his daughter-in-law.
And, finally, the label for the illustration for the nation’s capital misspelled the District of Columbia as Colombia.
Bottom Story of the Day
“Palestinian President Against Jewish State Bill”—headline, Associated Press, Nov. 26
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“Don’t Ignore Monkey Bites, Say Experts”—headline, Hindu (India), Nov. 26
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