How to eat your Christmas tree

Artisan baker Julia Georgallis recently came out with a book that promises to tell you How To Eat Your Christmas Tree.

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That sounds like an interesting challenge. Unfortunately, as far as I can tell, the book doesn't tell you how to eat the entire tree. Instead, it's mostly about using the needles and bark in recipes.

But some searching on YouTube produced a video that delves into how to eat the entire tree. The catch is that to do so you'll need to pulp the wood and transform it into cellulose powder. Which is probably beyond the means of most people. But the video notes that cellulose powder derived from spruce trees is in many products, including parmesan cheese, pasta sauce, and ice cream. So almost everyone has eaten (highly processed) Christmas trees already.

     Posted By: Alex - Fri Jan 15, 2021
     Category: Food | Cookbooks | Christmas

I have a mid-20th Century copy of the National Formulary (approved methods of making prescription medicines). It lists both pine wood and pine tar as stock items for any druggist.
Posted by Phideaux on 01/15/21 at 04:43 PM
Not a problem for Monsieur Mangetout ("Mr. Eat-All"), who ate several bicycles, televisions, and a Cessna 150, among other things. He holds the record for the 'strangest diet' in the Guinness Book. They awarded him a brass plaque, which he ate, of course.
Posted by Virtual in Carnate on 01/16/21 at 06:55 AM
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