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Oats + Water

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The above claim has never been disproven. It was authored by Kay Thompson and uttered by a 6-year-old girl named Eloise, who lived in The Plaza Hotel in New York with Weenie the dog and Skipperdee the turtle. Ever since I first saw that quote, in the margin by the oatmeal raisin cookie recipe in the “Silver Palate Cookbook,” I’ve wondered what she meant.

How to Milk an Oat

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In what was perhaps the most unusual and divisive Superbowl ad of the year, the CEO of Oatly, which makes oat-based foods and heavily promotes the oat-based lifestyle, sang two verses in a field of oats. Over, and over again. His voice — well, he shouldn’t quit his day job, but like the commercial it wasn’t quite off-key. 

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