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Post by TollandRCR » Tue Nov 21, 2017 5:29 pm

Jez, it is impossible to make gumbo without a roux, the darker the better. I would investigate your roommate’s origins. She may be from northern LA, where nothing is Cajun.


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TollandRCR wrote:
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I have never had Lutefisk made from shark, so far as I know. It worries me a bit: several species of shark are at risk or endangered, principally due to the Chinese hankering for shark fin soup. I have had many soups that I preferred. I loved turtle soup when it was available.
Lutefisk from the North Atlantic will likely not be in danger from the Chinese until the Pacific is void.



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Post by Jez » Tue Nov 21, 2017 5:39 pm

TollandRCR wrote:
Tue Nov 21, 2017 5:29 pm
Jez, it is impossible to make gumbo without a roux, the darker the better. I would investigate your roommate’s origins. She may be from northern LA, where nothing is Cajun.
Nah, born and raised in SW Louisiana. She's just an idiot. I mean, entirely unintelligent and incurious. Drives me crazy.


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Post by vic » Tue Nov 21, 2017 6:59 pm

AndyinPA wrote:
Tue Nov 21, 2017 4:42 pm
:snippity:

I've not had lutefish, but I've heard of it. The really bad one is supposed to be hakarl, Iceland's decomposed shark carcass. I understand it's very much an acquired taste and smell. I've been warned not to even go near a room where it's being kept, let alone eat it. People who aren't used to the smell can get physically sick. Actually, the directions of how to make it make me a little ill.
:snippity:
Thankfully, I've never had that. A similar product called Surströmming is made from herring (haven't had that, either). There's a YouTube channel "Facts" which does short videos with names like "Irish People Try ..." showing their panel of Irish people tasting various foods (usually) from other countries. They also do videos of them watching for example videos produced by Westboro Baptist Church, or Scientology, or TV shows like Finding Bigfoot.

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RTH10260 wrote:
Tue Nov 21, 2017 5:31 pm
TollandRCR wrote:
Tue Nov 21, 2017 5:03 pm
I have never had Lutefisk made from shark, so far as I know. It worries me a bit: several species of shark are at risk or endangered, principally due to the Chinese hankering for shark fin soup. I have had many soups that I preferred. I loved turtle soup when it was available.
Lutefisk from the North Atlantic will likely not be in danger from the Chinese until the Pacific is void.
Soon

On the left, Korea. On the right Japan.

Between, cities of fishing boats. Always shocks my new copilots.
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TollandRCR wrote:
Tue Nov 21, 2017 5:03 pm
I have never had Lutefisk made from shark, so far as I know. It worries me a bit: several species of shark are at risk or endangered, principally due to the Chinese hankering for shark fin soup. I have had many soups that I preferred. I loved turtle soup when it was available.
Brennan’s in Houston and NOLA still have it.


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TexasFilly wrote:
Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:00 pm
TollandRCR wrote:
Tue Nov 21, 2017 5:03 pm
I have never had Lutefisk made from shark, so far as I know. It worries me a bit: several species of shark are at risk or endangered, principally due to the Chinese hankering for shark fin soup. I have had many soups that I preferred. I loved turtle soup when it was available.
Brennan’s in Houston and NOLA still have it.
There are at least a dozen restaurants in NOLA that have it. Commander's, Muriel's, Felix, etc. and my favorite, Court of Two Sisters.



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Post by Somerset » Wed Nov 22, 2017 5:25 am

GreatGrey wrote:
Tue Nov 21, 2017 10:29 pm
RTH10260 wrote:
Tue Nov 21, 2017 5:31 pm
TollandRCR wrote:
Tue Nov 21, 2017 5:03 pm
I have never had Lutefisk made from shark, so far as I know. It worries me a bit: several species of shark are at risk or endangered, principally due to the Chinese hankering for shark fin soup. I have had many soups that I preferred. I loved turtle soup when it was available.
Lutefisk from the North Atlantic will likely not be in danger from the Chinese until the Pacific is void.
Soon

On the left, Korea. On the right Japan.

Between, cities of fishing boats. Always shocks my new copilots.

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Post by Tiredretiredlawyer » Wed Nov 22, 2017 10:18 am

Super Preem Dick Tater corners market on Christmas Trees!
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If you want a real tree this Christmas, get it early. Here’s why they may not last.

This year, a Christmas tree shortage might keep some families from having that experience. It’s a result of the recession that began nearly a decade ago, and it’s affecting tree farms nationwide. When the economy folded in 2008, demand for real Christmas trees was low, so farmers didn’t plant as many.

North Carolina is a major grower and exporter of Christmas trees, with the state Christmas Tree Association reporting about 1,300 growers in the state. Only Oregon exports more trees each year, according to the National Christmas Tree Association.

Tree prices are expected to increase because of the shortage, a cost that had already been trending up in recent years, said Doug Hundley, seasonal spokesperson for the association.

“Anytime you have a supply demand balance that changes in favor of the demand, people can get more (money) for them,” Hundley said.

A report from the GWD Forestry predicts the shortage could last until 2025, citing droughts and wildfires in major growing states as an additional factor.


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Post by Tiredretiredlawyer » Wed Nov 22, 2017 11:06 am

What a shot!!!!!!!!! :-D


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Sekrit Stuffs!
About 1/2 way down the tree move eyes to the left. Just to the right of the clump of grass. A very small one. Not really sure if this is a real photo though, in some ways it doesn't look real.


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The design review board has some 'splainin' to do...


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Is that a potato in your hand or are you just glad to see me.



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Estiveo wrote:
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The design review board has some 'splainin' to do...
A friend of mine who was a newspaper editor used to say that a good editor had to have a dirty mind. Apparently, so should sculptors of religious art.



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Blackfriars Priory School principal explains how awkward covered statue was bungled
AN unintentionally embarrassing statue unveiled at an Adelaide Catholic school — and then promptly covered up again amid widespread mockery — was approved when it was just a 2D design.

Erin Jones The Advertiser NOVEMBER 23, 20179:23AM

AN Adelaide Catholic school has been forced to cover and cordon off a new religious statue after raising eyebrows because of its unfortunate design.

The statue of St Martin de Porres — not St Dominic as originally believed — was unveiled by Blackfriars Priory School, at Prospect, late last week.

The sculpture showed St Martin de Porres handing a young boy a loaf of bread, which appears to have emerged from his cloak.

But the sculpture’s unintentionally provocative design has had unforeseen consequences and created a flurry of activity on social media, prompting the school to take swift action.

The Advertiser understands the school was forced to cover the statue with a black cloth after students took photos of it on Friday and by this week, it had been cordoned off.

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Post by maydijo » Wed Nov 22, 2017 8:35 pm

In light of the Really Big All Over The News Royal Commission into Institutional Child Sex Abuse that has been happening here for the past few years (the Catholic church has played a starring role, although they are far from alone and have been joined by an extensive supporting cast) this statue is even more unfortunate. I mean, this Royal Commission has been everywhere. It's been huge. Exhaustive. Heavily covered in the media. Who ever thought this was a good idea, in this particular climate? I have to think the sculptor was taking the piss, but who approved this design?



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Post by Notorial Dissent » Wed Nov 22, 2017 10:43 pm

Even assuming the best, it is an incredibly butt ugly statute and I would call it offensive just on that alone, but yeah, comes under the what were they thinking clause. I think it is even more offensive that someone actually paid for that thing.


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Notorial Dissent wrote:
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Even assuming the best, it is an incredibly butt ugly statute and I would call it offensive just on that alone, but yeah, comes under the what were they thinking clause. I think it is even more offensive that someone actually paid for that thing.
I saw somewhere (Facebook?) that they saw a 2D rendering of it that didn't look offensive.



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Mouser came out for a while after I cleaned the cage.
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