Toke Up and Chow Down on Netflix’s Pot-Infused Cooking Competition

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Culinary cannabis made its first great leap into the media world in 1954, when Parisian avant-gardist Alice B. Toklas published a cookbook containing a recipe for something she called “Haschich Fudge.” It was less a revolutionary act than an accident. The dish wasn’t really fudge (more like a sticky ball of bud and nuts) and Toklas had never actually prepared it; still short of recipes as the cookbook deadline approached, she put out a desperate call for help from her friends, one of whom supplied the Haschich Fudge instructions with an apparently straight face. Hardly anybody noticed it until the recipe turned up as the intellectual underpinning, if that’s the right phrase, of the 1968 movie I Love You, Alice B. Toklas!

Fast-forwarding 85 years to the

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