Happy New Year! The proof is in the Pudding; On This Day in Irish History

Happy New Year! 
What a year 2019 was; the good, the bad and the ugly all presented themselves, but the good won out in the end.  We had a tremendous year in growth, in quality and, best of all, in paying it forward, due to that growth and quality. 

I see so many of you out & about Ohio, and sincerely appreciate the comments and helpful suggestions, which we have incorporated to provide the best OhioIANews we can. The proof is in the pudding.

Gramarist says that “The idiom is usually stated the proof is in the pudding means that the end result is the mark of the success or failure of one’s efforts or planning…

“The original phrase was the proof of the pudding is in the eating and was generally used to say that one had try food in order to know if it was good. The word proof is more synonymous with test than evidence. The pudding is good or bad and the trial of eating will decide it; rather than evidence that would prove it is in fact pudding.

“It was a particularly apt phrase because pudding did not mean a creamy dessert, it was the term for a kind of mixture of meat and seasonings stuffed into a casing like sausage. And with meat in the very early 1600s, when the first example of the idiom appears in print, or in the 1400s, when the OED states the phrase originated, it was very easily contaminated. One would not know if it was going to be good or bad until one ate it.”

We greatly appreciate your consuming the OhioIANews: in print; on the ever growing website; on social media; and our booming bi-monthly eBulletin that over 12,000 opted-in subscribers receive twice a month. Thank you. I hope the proof you find in the pudding is that we are on the right path, still evolving, with technology, and making a difference for those that live, work and play in and around Ohio. 

Find the creamy desert or other foods in Katie Gagnes Cooking Up a Hooley in the Kitchen. Tastebuds Restaurant’s bold big move; Columbus Legends introduce a new Irish Whiskey in Columbus Irish; the year in Irish sports in Taking the Fields of Glory in Vincent Beach’s column; profiles, preparation, Old Dublin and the newest U.S. Navy Graduate, Caitlin Collins, granddaughter of Toledo Irish columnist Maury Collins; and so much more, throughout this first issue of our fourteenth year.  Happy Anniversary indeed!

For the good & welfare, we are delighted to have crossed a very meaningful Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year – our wishes for health, wealth and happiness is extended to each of you.

We also extend best wishes for a quick recovery to Terry from Derry Columnist Terry Boyle, undergoing back surgery this month. Happy New Year!  

Nuair a stadann an ceol, stadann an rince

(When the music stops, so does the dance)

John

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