A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from August 21, 2014
“You can’t make a soufflé rise twice”

In 1948, New York Governor Thomas E. Dewey (1902-1971) ran for president of the United States—and lost again. After Dewey’s defeat in November 1948, Alice Roosevelt Longworth (1884-1980) said:

“Any woman knows you can’t make a souffle rise twice.”

“They have never learned what every woman knows—that you can’t make a soufflé rise twice” was said by Margaret Thatcher (1925-2013), Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, in 1989. The popular barb has also been used in the politics of Australia.


Old Fulton NY Post Cards
8 November 1948, Philadelphia (PA) Inquirer, Ed Sullivan column, pg. 21, col. 6:
TART Alice Roosevelt Longworth’s explanation of the Dewey defeat: “Any woman knows you can’t make a souffle rise twice.”

16 December 1955, San Diego (CA) Union, “George E. Sokolsky Says: Colorful Candidates Get News Coverage,” pg. B-2, col. 7:
It has been repeated that Alice Longworth, the most intelligent of living Roosevelts, once said of Thomas E. Dewey, “Who ever saw a souffle rise twice?” I did not verify the remark because it is too good to question. It can apply as well to Adlai Stevenson.

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As I said to Denis...:
The Margaret Thatcher Book of Quotations

Edited by Iain Dale
London: Robson Books
1997
Pg. 143:
As for the leaders of the former Alliance parties, I will say no more than this: they have never learned what every woman knows - that you can’t make a soufflé rise twice.
Conservative Party Conference, 13 October 1989

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Distory:
A Treasury of Historical Insults

By Robert Schnakenberg
New York, NY: St. Martin’s Press
2004
Pg. 71:
You can’t make a soufflé rise twice.
—ALICE ROOSEVELT LONGWORTH, DAUGHTER OF THEODORE ROOSEVELT, ON DEWEY’S SECOND RUN FOR THE WHITE HOUSE

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Comic Commentators:
Contemporary Political Cartooning in Australia

Edited by Haydon R. Manning
Perth, WA: Network Books
2008
Pg. 154:
Equally memorable, perhaps, was the incumbent Treasurer Paul Keating’s comment when Peacock returned to the Liberal leadership, that ‘a soufflé doesn’t rise twice’.

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From Leah’s Kitchen:
The Gluten-Free Diet

By Leah Saban
Bloomington, IN: AuthorHouse
2013
Pg. 32:
You can’t make a soufflé rise twice.
Alice Roosevelt Longworth

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Thursday, August 21, 2014 • Permalink