"The tradition of Italian cooking is that of the matriarch. This is the cooking of grandma. She didn't waste time thinking too much about the celery. She got the best celery she could and then she dealt with it."--Mario Batali
2 c. sugar 3/4 c. light corn syrup 1/3 c. boiling water 1/4 tsp. flavoring Drop coloring
Combine sugar, corn syrup, and water. Stir until dissolved. Cook to hard crack stage (300º). Remove from heat and add flavoring and coloring. Pour on buttered cookie sheet. Break into pieces when cool. Be careful. Do not burn yourself. Do not put hot candy thermometer into cold water.
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