A Dessert Fit For The Washingtons

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George Washington's Mount Vernon : Thank you Townsends for stopping by George Washington's home! We enjoyed making these videos with you, and hope to see you again soon. The General would be proud.

Jive Turkey : This guy needs to get his show on pbs. a definite lazy day weekend watcher.

Jerry Oven : What kind of idiot interpreted a political message in this wonderful video. Grow up!

Jan CW : I went there and was confronted by a turkey that was nearly as tall as I am.  I'm never going back.

Dustin Smith : "Juice from 6 oranges" *pours in tang*

Worm Boi : this man's innocent love of colonial times gives me faith in humanity

P F : Much credit to Jas Townsend and his people for not removing this video or disabling comments! It takes a strong tree to resist the hurricane.

NOn Playable character : Omg its a 300 year old Orange Julius :)

Natalie Ferguson : Made the orange fool yesterday...and it made a fool out of me. Life lesson: never stop stirring while the custard is cooking or it will go from velvety to curdled and you'll have orange scrambled eggs. Stay at your post and stir, stir, stir! All was not lost, however: I took the scrambled mess, added more nutmeg (!), beat it to break up the pieces into what resembled wet cornmeal, made up a pie crust, poured it in, and baked it. The result was tasty and all the eggs, oranges and cream were not wasted.

The Ancient Gamer : I can see no reason why this video was taken as a modern political statement. Five seconds of research proves the drink name is centuries old. :/

spigotsandcogs : "Lists ingredients". Hmm maybe I could make this at home. "Stir for 45 minutes." Nope

Michael Alford : it took me almost 20 minutes of contemplation before it dawned on me how the name of this episode could possibly be in anyway connected to modern politics. Then when it finally did hit me, I laughed for another 20 minutes, not straight through but little outbursts when I thought about it. He ya'll keep up all the good work on this YouTube channel and you got me as a subscriber for life.

Scott Hannan : A fool is an English dessert. Traditionally, fruit fool is made by folding pureed stewed fruit (classically gooseberries) into sweet custard. Modern fool recipes often skip the traditional custard and use whipped cream. Additionally, a flavouring agent like rose water may be added. Foole is first mentioned as a dessert in 1598 (together with trifle), although the origins of gooseberry fool may date back to the 15th century. The earliest recipe for fruit fool dates to the mid 17th century. Why the word "fool" is used as the name of this fruit dessert is not clear. Several authors derive it from the French verb fouler meaning "to crush" or "to press" (in the context of pressing grapes for wine), but this derivation is dismissed by the Oxford English Dictionary as baseless and inconsistent with the early use of the word.

Matthew Antonello : this is the most wholesome channel on youtube, i just cant believe anyone could find a beef with anything and am so curious as to how.

Uncle Rhea : Sad, pathetic trolls will always read too much into something. Keep at it. I've loved you channel for a long time. No politics at the dinner table.

Laeeq Ahmed : Came from your video where you are frustrated. You don't need to. You have such a unique channel for food and history lovers. Keep up the good work and don't care about political comments.

tohopes : I'm gonna grow some Seville oranges and make myself some Orange Fool.

Nunya Biz : how did this trigger anybody? its historical and great,keep doing what you do townsends keep up the excellent work!

Broadfall Productions : watched ur frustrated video. you already wasted enough time on these trolls. only a fool walks a way from a cooking show offended. keep up the good work. dont let the few spoil it for the rest who enjoy ur videos

Twinkie : The "scandal" brought me here- and I am so grateful. What a relaxing escape.

Carlo Rufio : "Hi, I'm John Townsend and this is the final episode..." that long pause scared me for a moment

John Sabp : I honestly could figure out what was political about this episode. Once I figured out what it was, it made me sad people think like this .

Jenn Cavallari : Stumbled here over political fracas. Stayed for the delicious custard!

Rubu Tani : So im not the only one who came to see this video to find the 'political' controversy' part.😅

CCJJ160Channels : Her: “This is our last episode . . . “ Me: ‘Wait, WHAT?!’ Her: “. . . to do a dessert.’ Me: ‘WHEW!’

CassieLino : if jon isn't careful, he may turn into a nutmeg :'D

rs 4h5 : Found your channel via a New Yorker post about people getting upset over the title of this dish. I just wanted you to know that even though this caused you some grief something good came out of it. I really love your channel and how you highlight cooking techniques that can be used today and also how you showcase slave cooking which contributed a great deal to southern cuisine. As a black, muslim woman there is almost no way for me to escape the current political sphere except when I watch things like this. So I want to thank you for providing a fun escape.

George : He changed the name, it was "fit for a president" before, hence why the controversy. I'm not saying that justifies anything but I didn't hear him elaborate on that.

71dembones : So people saw "Orange Fool" and flooded the comments with "muh Drumpf" memes? That is indeed quite sad.

Zach Crawford : John's got a fever, the only prescription is more NUTMEG!

matthew hill : John, I have used your videos to help the homeless! They suffer from many different reasons for their state. Some of them have enjoyed your cooking video, the soldier cooking is very close to some, of how they live every day. Hope is something that they are lacking , a full stomach and a warm bed is everything to them. So thank You for your great videos and cooking ideas it does make a difference in the poor and homeless person that I try to help! God bless you and your family and your workers, they are helping others! Best Regards. Matthew Hill from Virginia.

Billy : Nutmeg is to John what olive oil is to Gordon Ramsey

Grahf0 : Hannah Glasse's 310th birthday today. She is today's Google Doodle.

Sky High : John, don't take these negative comment personally. I am a Historical Guide, I have been attacked or had negative comments more than once. I simply say "I am stating facts." keep up the great show and let the fool's comments roll off your back.

Matt S : The orange fool is political because trump's face is orange? Not sure what else could be political, but if the Washingtons could figure that one out, that's quite a prophecy

Joseph Demetrio : Just came from the frustration video. While I am a ardent supporter of our president, I come here to escape modern politics and enjoy the food ways and ways of life of our ancestors. To my fellow Trump supporters. Stop being triggered, grow up, and act like the adults we claim to be, or else we are nothing but hypocrites. To John: keep up the good work and keep the videos coming. I wholeheartedly love them and watch them religiously. This channel is one of the few channels that I get notifications for when videos come out!

Wasno : More nutmeg will take the politics away. Survival necessity.

dancing in the rain : lol the original Creamsicle, just after being left out a little too long on a summer's day b/c not everyone could afford ice like the Washingtons

Tad Flexington : Came back to peep all the political and controversial comments but all I see is a lot of spicy nutmeg talk. Nutmeg: It goes well with controversy....and absolutely everything else.

On the Lamb : “Hey do you mind stirring this Orange Fool while I quickly go do something?” *”Sure, but hurry back now.”* “Thank You!” *”Hey! Why are you running? Why are you running? Come back! Nooooooo!”*

Elmo : I found this video very offensive and political. The title is synonymous for Oompa Loompas residing in Oompa Loompa land. It seeks to poke fun at the impoverished environment these indiginist people live in. I demand a public apology!

Chris Wilds : I've watched this video twice and have yet to discern any political views what so ever. I just don't understand people these days. I am not a subscriber but I watch them once in a while and I love them. I am just not seeing what I think others are.

Alexander Bibbs : This drink is the great great grandpapi of the orange julius

Iris Trismegistus : Nutmeg is to James what Cayenne is to Chef John of Foodwishes

Helene L : I've been escaping to various sites on YouTube to hide from the verbal civil war occurring 24 x 7 in US media. At least now I can better understand silly, offensive name-calling and spreading of lies and calumny that infected the vicious election season of John Adams vs Thomas Jefferson. Please - anyone who wants to fight about modern politics and political figures - go somewhere else. Please. The receipt for Orange Fool (or call it Orange Zabaglione, or Orange Custard, if you wish) looks delicious. I daresay President and Lady Washington would have enjoyed it.

Ron Charles : When I was a child growing up in Virginia, people from old Virginia families still occasionally made Fools and Syllabubs. Having said that, they were viewed as old-style dishes more for special events than regular desserts. Fools were cooked if I require correctly, but Syllabubs were not. Also, often Syllabubs had alcohol in them. Thanks for making this video and bringing back some memories.

Leo Hendon : Glad to see this one still up. Was torture to see him have to take the heat for something he did not intend. Just remember, this is a HISTORY channel, not one for political commentary.

Dottore ' : comfy video

ryoga316 : In a modern kitchen, you can place it in a double boiler and keep stirring until the custard thickens up. Then cool it in cold/ice water to keep it from overcooking. Given that cream is used and with the methods seen, I would think it is also possible Orange Fool can be turned in a Orange Semifreddo by preparing it as usual, but separate the cream. After the custard is made and cooled down, whip the heavy cream until thick, then pour and fold the custard until well incorporated. Then poured into a container and freeze it for 8 hours. If done right, you should have an orange custard-like ice cream that's great as a dessert in the summer months.

Lama : *NUT* meg