Susan Olsen, who you may know as Cindy Brady, from The Brady Bunch, also makes Fluff art. Her work is currently showing at Bloc 11 Cafe in Union Square, Somerville. Union Square is the home of this weekend’s Fluff Fest. I know all of this because that’s me on the Cooking Contest Judge page right under the astronaut and State Representative. No offense, Mr. Astronaut and Ms. State Representative.
Plus this. Sorry for the horrid object frame…
Photo by Flickr user define23
Back in the beginning of February, I posted about bill H-2932 in the Massachusetts legislature. The bill aimed to make the fluffernutter the official sandwich of the Commonwealth. According to the Globe, there will be a hearing tomorrow to determine whether Marshmallow Fluff, Necco Wafers, and Charleston Chews will make the cut as state foods.
Massachusetts already has five official state foods, among the most in the country: the baked navy bean, corn muffin, chocolate chip cookie, Boston cream pie, and Boston cream doughnut.
After my initial post about this in February, I emailed everyone in both the House and the Senate, as well as several Somerville politicos. Only a few responded (but I’ll email everyone again regarding this matter) and their responses are below the fold. I’ll continue to add responses as they come in.
Continue reading “Hearing for Fluffernutter Bill”
Back for year number 4, Union Square Main Streets has their What the Fluff fest on Saturday, the 26th from 4-7PM. Lots going on including:
Vendors with lots of Fluff treats will make this a real party. You’ll find a wacky collection of times, from Fluff t-shirts to soaps that look like ‘smores, from savory barbeque to whoopie pies. Food vendors include: Kickass Cupcakes, Pao de Acucar, India Palace, Cantina la Mexicana and Somerville High School. Other vendors include: Union Square Main Streets, Groundwork Somerville, Neighborhood Health Plan, Grand, Yelp, Dirty Ass Soap.
Fluff was invented in Union Square, Somerville in 1917. For the last 3 years, Union Square has celebrated by holding a What the Fluff Festival. It’s a lot of fun with lots of activities for young and old alike. This year, there’s even a comic book. FYI, the What the Fluff Festival has changed it’s date from 9/27 to 9/28 from 4 PM to 7 PM. See you there!
This post from Bostonist has more about the whats of this year and the whys of all years.