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 November 07, 2012
“Love, like chicken salad or restaurant hash, must be taken with blind faith or it loses its flavor”

Helen Rowland (1875-1950) wrote in her column “Bachelor Girl Reflections” in the Washington (DC) Post on June 5, 1919:
 
“Love, like a chicken salad or restaurant hash, must be taken with blind faith or it loses all its flavor.”
 
The quotation has been cited in many books and articles about the subjects of love and food.
 
   
Wikipedia: Helen Rowland
Helen Rowland (/ˈroʊlənd/; 1875–1950) was an American journalist and humorist.
 
5 June 1919, Washington (DC) Post, “Bachelor Girl Reflections” by Helen Rowland, pg. 7, col. 4:
Love, like a chicken salad or restaurant hash, must be taken with blind faith or it loses all its flavor.
 
10 June 1919, San Diego (CA) Union, “Round-A-Bouts” edited by A. Roundabouter, pg. 4, col. 6:
Love, says Helen Rowland, like a chicken salad, or restaurant hash, must be taken with blind faith or it loses its flavor. That’s pretty clever, Helen, but why kick all the romance out of love by comparing it to hash? You should speak of it in the same voice with something sweet and refreshing—a nut sundae, for example.
 
Google Books
A Woman’s Journal:
A Blank Book with Quotes By Women

By Running Press
Philadelphia, PA: Running Press Book Publishers
1985
Pg. ?:
Love, like a chicken salad or restaurant hash, must be taken with blind faith or it loses its flavor.
—HELEN ROWLAND (1875-1950)
American writer
   
Google Books
The New Basics Cookbook
By Julee Rosso and Sheila Lukins
New York, NY: Workman Publishing Company, Inc.
1989
Pg. 170:
“Love, like a chicken salad or restaurant hash, must be taken with blind faith or it loses its flavor.” —HELEN ROWLAND
   
Google Groups: alt.abuse.recovery
Liz
4/19/02
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Love, like a chicken salad or restaurant hash, must be taken with blind faith or it loses its flavor - Helen Rowland
   
Google Books
The 2,548 Wittiest Things Anybody Ever Said
By Robert Byrne
New York, NY: Touchstone (Simon and Schuster)
2012
361
Love, like restaurant hash, must be taken with blind faith or it loses its flavor.
Helen Rowland (1876–1950)

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Wednesday, November 07, 2012 • Permalink


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