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Tropicalsenior

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  1. Are you kidding? They most certainly did. Railways all over the world offered and produced fine dining. I don't know how true it is, but I read years ago that french fries, as we know them now, were first made in the kitchen car of a train.
  2. You would be out of luck. Bears have toes therefore it would be tofued.
  3. Thank you, that clears up a lot. Personally, if I were to eat bear (I have been offered bear meat by friends who are hunters, I declined) the paw would be the last part that I would choose.
  4. I can understand eating bear and I don't think that there is any culture that hasn't done it, because when you think about it, that is a big hunk of meat that will serve a lot of people when you're hungry. Primates are in a whole different category. They look like us. Who hasn't gone to the zoo and seeing somebody that looks just like their brother-in-law or the nasty neighbor down the street looking back at them. And most of them are pretty slim pickings when it comes to getting meat. My question is, @liuzhou, has there ever been a time when monkey meat has been a common item in the diet
  5. Not to mention Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark.
  6. Years ago, I worked in the deli section of Bud's Meats, the best meat market in the Seattle area. The manager, Roy, was an older man who was never happy unless he was unhappy about something. He had a shock of white hair that stood straight up on his head and a perpetual frown but Roy was a real sweetheart underneath. Years later I had a job delivering flowers. One of the best jobs I ever had because you usually make people happy. The one downside of the job was delivering flowers to families who had lost a loved one and when it was someone you knew it could turn into the worst job in the
  7. To address the multiplicity of some of the animals, it just looks to me like the artist was trying to "fill up his plate". The dog definitely looks like a hyena (maybe he couldn't find a good dog stencil) to me. Are there hyena in China? And why the alligator and the vulture? It was my understanding that the coronaviruses only affected mammals, I may be wrong. I often am. I found this article on animals and the virus and none of them mentioned are on the chart. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/animals.html#:~:text=Many studies have been done,become infected with the
  8. This is one of my very favorite subjects, thank you. I came across this article the other day.
  9. Thank you, I have always wondered what those were used for. The restaurant supply in Chinatown that I go to has quite a few of these in all sizes. They also have every other one that you have shown. Do the ceramic ones need to be tempered in the same way that the clay pots do?
  10. So sad to hear this. She was a very kind lady.
  11. Tropicalsenior

    Dinner 2021

    Actually, I thought they were more like a frittata. (At least the ones that I make are). I don't care what you call that in the picture, I would eat it by any name. It looks a little bit like a Joe's Special, it just doesn't have spinach.
  12. That reminds me of the time that my brother-in-law and his wife were in Africa. They were served bat soup. They didn't take it seriously and thought it was just an interesting name for a soup. They were with a large group and they were all served from a big tureen in the middle of the table. He was the last to be served and he got the bat.
  13. Externally, the diameter is 5½ inches Quite a bit bigger than this one. This one is too small to have ever held anyone that had gotten old enough to have become an ancestor.
  14. @liuzhou I forgot to ask, how big is your funerary urn? Mine is 3 1/2 inches across the bottom. I bought mine in my favorite Chinese restaurant supply house, right between the soup tureens and the sand pots so apparently, they didn't know what it was, either. They had two sizes larger than this one. One of them was big enough for the whole family.
  15. Tropicalsenior

    Dinner 2021

    Thank you so very much. I think I have a package of Mortadella in the refrigerator. Will make some up.
  16. It looks like they are those horrible little things that the cheap restaurants stick in their ice cream ice cream to look oh, so, elegant.
  17. They look more like Mexican taquitos to me. Just push a few jalapeños inside of them and you won't need the mustard.
  18. I don't believe it! I used mine for kosher salt but I feel cheated. Mine doesn't have any inscription on it or I probably would have known instantly that it was for ashes.
  19. Tropicalsenior

    Dinner 2021

    Wow, @heidih The Inquisition could have learned things from you on the method of torture. I'll be dreaming about that all night and not wanting to wake up.
  20. Tropicalsenior

    Dinner 2021

    I'm with @rotuts. I already know what it is but I would like to know how to make it. I looked up a recipe on the internet and they said if I couldn't get the German ingredients, forget it. Do you think it would be possible to get a good flavor with local ingredients? And would you share a recipe? It looks delicious and it looks like something that I remember that my grandmother used to make. She also used to make the big, fat, soft pretzels every Saturday. I sure wish I had some now. Please don't post any pictures of those oh, I don't think that I could take it.
  21. Have you made this yet? With just two cloves, did the flavor even come through?
  22. Tropicalsenior

    Dinner 2021

    Oh boy, does that bring back memories! German sausage is something that I really missed because it is non-existent in Costa Rica. The area where I grew up was predominantly German and we had the best sausage maker in the state. Oscar was kind of a character and a jack of all trades. He was the town plumber and fixed all the windmills in the area. Whenever any of the farms had anything to butcher, they called Oscar. He was often at our farm but we were never allowed to go anywhere near him. He talked to himself constantly and used a few words that our mother did not want us to add to our vocabu
  23. Tropicalsenior

    Dinner 2021

    If I ate at your house I might happily go vegetarian. Your variety and your flavor combinations are wonderful. I'm glad to see your take on the "meat substitutes". I have never quite understood them because they definitely are not and some of the attempts border on the ridiculous. We even have a brand of frozen prepared dinners down here called Chick'n NO Chicken.
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