The Soup That Got the French Kings Laid

Chinese Soup WONTON SOUP INGREDIENTS 2 green onions (1 more later) 1″ ginger root ½ teaspoon brown sugar ½ pound ground pork 2 teaspoons Chinese rice wine or sherry 1 tablespoon soy sauce (2 teaspoons […]

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You Say Tofu, I Say Tofu

Vietnamese Appetizer LEMONGRASS AND FIVE SPICE TOFU INGREDIENTS 2 stalks lemongrass 3 garlic cloves 1¼ pounds firm tofu 1 cup vegetable oil (2 tablespoons more later) 2 tablespoons vegetable oil ½ teaspoon red chile flakes […]

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Bad Advice Friday +1, 08-11-17

I am ready. I am able to dispense with stupendously bad advice. It’s one date late because: 1) I was serving on the Neighborhood Plate Tectonics Watch. 2) I was wondering where all my orphan […]

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Looking for Toilets, My Travels Through Europe: Venice

VENICE Doge’s Palace has a public toilet. See Venice while you can for many parts of it are sinking into the sea. It’s kinda like California slipping into the ocean at the rate of a […]

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Crab Rangoon and the B-2 Bomber

Chinese Appetizer CRAB RANGOON INGREDIENTS 1 garlic clove 1 green onion ½ pound canned crabmeat 1 egg ½ pound cream cheese (room temperature) ⅛ teaspoon pepper ½ teaspoon light soy sauce 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce […]

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Bad Advice Friday, 4-07-17

  Today is once more Bad-Advice Friday. I shall be dispensing bad advice to all comers. The advice will stupendously bad. RP asks: Pop Tart wine pairings, please. Dear RP: While many people and all […]

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How to Say All Over the World, “No lutefisk, please, it makes me ill. Where is the nearest taco truck?”

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  “No lutefisk, please, it makes me ill. Where is the nearest taco truck?” I used GoogleTM Translate to translate the above phrases into the following languages. You might never need to use these words […]

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Beef Noodle Soup and Susan’s Ladder to Mars

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Taiwanese Soup BEEF NOODLE SOUP INGREDIENTS 5 garlic cloves 1 inch ginger root 6 scallions (white part of green onions) 1 Roma tomato 2 Thai chiles or red chiles 8 cups water (or enough to […]

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Shrimp Fried Rice and the Ascent of Humanity

Chinese Entree SHRIMP FRIED RICE INGREDIENTS 1 cup rice 2 medium carrots 1″ ginger root 2 stalks green onions 2 eggs ½ tablespoon sesame oil (1 more tablespoon later) 1 tablespoon sesame oil 2 tablespoons […]

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Shrimp Ceviche and the Viking Settlers of Ecuador

Ecuadorian Appetizer SHRIMP CEVICHE INGREDIENTS 8 limes or ¼ cup fresh lime juice 3 oranges or 1 cup fresh orange juice 1 large red onion 3 tomatoes 2 pounds shrimp, peeled and deveined ¼ cup […]

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