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Old 03-08-2015, 08:54 PM
Status: "Support the Mining Law of 1872" (set 15 days ago)
 
Location: Cody, WY
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This sounds so delicious I can taste it, yum. Under $10!!!

When I order Chinese I say up front low salt and no MSG (not sure they even use that anymore, but anyone watching their sodium should avoid it). Corn starch is the only thickener they use, but in fairly small quantities.

When we were young married college students in Boston we loved going by trolley car to a Japanese restaurant down on Boylston Street called the Seventh Inn (and cooking school). Hiroshi Hayashi was master chef who used only the finest fresh ingredients, fish and brown rice. He employed many apprentices. Such happy years going there, getting our very first introduction to whole foods.

So we bought a classical Japanese cookbook and went home and emptied out all the terrible food from our pantry. As young kids it was the start of a great culinary experience.

You must love living in Philly with the great eateries. I do miss Boston in that respect.
You've apparently never heard of umami, one of the five basic tastes. Glutamates are responsible for it. If you've ever eaten a ripe tomato you've experienced it from the MSG that naturally occurs in ripe tomatoes.

The ancient Romans loved the flavor of garum because of it although they didn't understand the chemistry.

Japanese food relies strongly on glutamates. Glutamates are beneficial to the elderly who have lost their sense of smell as they stimulate the appetite.

Umami - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Monosodium glutamate - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Garum - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 03-09-2015, 06:12 AM
 
Location: UpstateNY
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LOL. going to a restaurant where you cook your own food, what will they think of next?? Just kidding, Clark.

BION, I am looking forward to some civilised culture in FL. Going out to eat here happens 3 or 4 times a year when I drive an hour to meet up with my BFF for birthdays.
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Old 03-09-2015, 07:41 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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Yesterday at the local art house I saw a remarkable documentary, "On the Way to School" The film crew followed four sets of siblings (or in one case a girl and two friends) on their long, and in one case hazardous, journey to school. There are four countries involved:

1. In Kenya, an 11-year-old boy and his younger sister make a journey of a couple of hours on foot.
2. In Argentina, a 12-year-old boy and his younger sister ride a horse across the pampas (also quite some distance).
3. In Morocco, three girls, about 12, cross the Atlas Mountains on foot once a week to attend a boarding school.
4. In India, a 13-year-old boy travels 4 km. (3 miles) to school in a wheelchair pushed by his two younger brothers. It isn't as easy as it sounds.

My summary does not do justice to these amazing stories. It is a stunning film.
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Old 03-09-2015, 01:18 PM
 
Location: State of Being
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Yesterday at the local art house I saw a remarkable documentary, "On the Way to School" The film crew followed four sets of siblings (or in one case a girl and two friends) on their long, and in one case hazardous, journey to school. There are four countries involved:

1. In Kenya, an 11-year-old boy and his younger sister make a journey of a couple of hours on foot.
2. In Argentina, a 12-year-old boy and his younger sister ride a horse across the pampas (also quite some distance).
3. In Morocco, three girls, about 12, cross the Atlas Mountains on foot once a week to attend a boarding school.
4. In India, a 13-year-old boy travels 4 km. (3 miles) to school in a wheelchair pushed by his two younger brothers. It isn't as easy as it sounds.

My summary does not do justice to these amazing stories. It is a stunning film.
I will look for it!

Amazing how children in this country take education for granted. I believe that starts with parenting and the attitude the parents and community have about education.
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Old 03-09-2015, 04:04 PM
 
Location: Edina, MN, USA
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I saw a documentary recently where 3 kids had to walk hours along a narrow path on a mountainside with a drop off of several hundred feet to get to school.

It's 58F!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Tomorrow it will be 61F!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

"I'm in heaven~~~~~~~~~~~~~"
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Old 03-09-2015, 04:34 PM
 
Location: Near a river
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It's 58F!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Tomorrow it will be 61F!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Wow I'm moving to Minnesota! Only 50F here today. I heard an odd sound outside in the street: kids screaming and laughing. I would've gone out to strangle the little devils if it weren't so good to hear life out there.
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Old 03-09-2015, 05:31 PM
 
Location: SoCal desert
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I heard an odd sound outside in the street
Last night during the 6 PM news, I heard my sign of spring coming through the open front door ...

The ice cream truck is back, after a 3 or 4 month hiatus.
(Played "Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer" and "La Cucaracha", LOL)
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Old 03-09-2015, 06:22 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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I saw a documentary recently where 3 kids had to walk hours along a narrow path on a mountainside with a drop off of several hundred feet to get to school.
Sounds like the episode from Morocco in the film I saw - three girls about 12 years old.
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Old 03-09-2015, 07:58 PM
 
Location: University City, Philadelphia
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I do miss Boston in that respect.
I haven't been to Boston in a dozen years, but next time I'm there I'm going to allot more time in the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. Last time I was there I had to rush through in an hour and didn't have time to savor the place.

I wonder if they will ever recover the stolen Rembrandt (his only seascape!) that disappeared from the place???
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Old 03-09-2015, 09:12 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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I'll have you know I'm a very conscientious person; when I throw rocks at seabirds I leave no tern unstoned.
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