"I have long believed that good food, good eating is all about risk. Whether we're talking about unpasteurized Stilton, raw oysters or working for organized crime 'associates,' food, for me, has always been an adventure."--Anthony Bourdain
Add 2/3 c. raisins to 2/3 c. hot water and let cool. Cream together 2/3 c. shortening, 2 2/3 c. sugar, 4 eggs, 2 c. pumpkin. Sift together 3 1/3 c. flour, 1 tsp cinnamon, 1 tsp. soda, 1/2 tsp cloves 1/2 tsp. allspice, 1/2 tsp. baking powder, 2 tsp. salt, 2/3 c. nutmeats. Combine all ingredients and pour into 2 greased loaf pans. Bake for one hour at 350º.
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