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. Now a Popeyes fast food restaurant on Google Maps.

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Entry from April 30, 2021
“This recipe says to separate two eggs, but it doesn’t say how far to separate them”

Some recipes state to separate eggs. “This recipe is certainly silly. It says to separate two eggs, but it doesn’t say how far to separate them” was printed in the book Say Good Night, Gracie!: The Story of George Burns & Gracie Allen (1989) by Cheryl Blythe and Susan Sackett. Gracie Allen (1895-1964) said it on The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show, possibly the episode that aired on December 11, 1952.

“I’m following the recipe but nothing seems to happen. It said to separate two eggs, so I did. I put one at this end of the table and the other down there—and nothing happens!” was printed in Decatur (IL) Review on June 9, 1955.

“When a recipe tells you to separate two eggs, how far is acceptable? I’ve just put one on a megabus to Leeds” was posted on Twitter by Olaf Falafel on November 28, 2016. “When a recipe tells you to separate two eggs, how far is acceptable? I’ve just put one on a train to Edinburgh” was posted on Twitter by 𝕸𝖆𝖙 𝖙𝖍𝖊 𝕯𝖆𝖒𝖓𝖊𝖉 on February 15, 2017. “When a recipe tells you to separate two eggs, how far is acceptable? I’ve just put one on a train to Edinburgh...” was posted on Twitter by The Dad Joke Man on May 1, 2021.


Wikipedia: Gracie Allen
Grace Ethel Cecile Rosalie Allen (c. July 26, 1895 – August 27, 1964) was an American vaudevillian and comedian who became internationally famous as the zany partner and comic foil of husband George Burns, her straight man, appearing with her on radio, television, and film as the duo Burns and Allen.

Newspapers.com
9 June 1955, Decatur (IL) Review, “Words, Wit and Wisdom” by William Morris, pg. 8, col. 5:
“I’m following the recipe but nothing seems to happen. It said to separate two eggs, so I did. I put one at this end of the table and the other down there—and nothing happens!”

Google Books
Say Good Night, Gracie!:
The Story of George Burns & Gracie Allen

By Cheryl Blythe and Susan Sackett
Rocklin, CA: Prima Pub.; New York, NY: St. Martin’s Press [distributor]
1989
Pg. 112:
(LEFT) From Show #10. Gracie teaches a gangster (Sheldon Leonard) how to cook: “This recipe is certainly silly. It says to separate two eggs, but it doesn’t say how far to separate them.” (Courtesy USC)

Google Books
Up Words for Down Days
By Allen Klein
New York, NY: Gramercy Books
1998
Pg. 42:
It says to separate two eggs , but it doesn’t say how far to separate them.
Gracie Allen

Twitter
Fiona Pinsker
@Fionap19
This recipe is certainly silly. It says to separate two eggs, but it doesn’t say how far to separate them.”—Gracie Allen
5:37 PM · Jun 5, 2009·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Olaf Falafel
@OFalafel
When a recipe tells you to separate two eggs, how far is acceptable? I’ve just put one on a megabus to Leeds.
10:47 AM · Nov 28, 2016·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
⸸ 𝕸𝖆𝖙 𝖙𝖍𝖊 𝕯𝖆𝖒𝖓𝖊𝖉 ⸸
@MaidenWatford
When a recipe tells you to separate two eggs, how far is acceptable? I’ve just put one on a train to Edinburgh.
12:25 PM · Feb 15, 2017·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Sigred Philipsen aka
@Planet_Irony
This recipe is certainly silly. It says to separate two eggs, but it doesn’t say how far to separate them. ~ Gracie Allen #Quote
9:14 PM · Oct 21, 2019·TweetDeck

Twitter
Ev Lenz
@EvLenz
When a recipe tells you to separate two eggs, how far is acceptable? I’ve just put one on a train to Leeds.
2:20 AM · Feb 13, 2021·Twitter for Android

Twitter
The Dad Joke Man
@DadJokeMan
When a recipe tells you to separate two eggs, how far is acceptable?
I’ve just put one on a train to Edinburgh…
5:20 AM · May 1, 2021·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Shoeb Molvi
@ShoebMolvi
When a Recipe tells you to separate Two Eggs, how far is acceptable.??
I’ve just put One on a Train to Aberdeen
6:11 AM · May 1, 2021·Twitter for iPhone

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Friday, April 30, 2021 • Permalink