Sylvester Graham

Sylvester Graham

I’m not much of s’mores guy, but clearly that’s the first thing a lot of folks think of when camping is discussed. Hell, I think some people go camping because they get to make s’mores. Is that stupid? Sure, but why the hell not, right? And though I would never pack graham crackers for a long excursion (for obvious crumbly reasons), those things are REALLY FUCKING GOOD. (Seriously, when was the last time you had a graham cracker by itself? Go now.)

And who do we have to thank for the “bread” of our favorite camping dessert sandwich? His name is Sylvester Graham, a dietary reformer who preached an emphasis on a vegetarian diet as a cure for alcoholism and sexual urges.

Think he’d be happy that his claim to fame has now been turned into a vehicle for chocolate (aphrodisiac?) and marshmallow (not vegetarian)?


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