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Estevan

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RE: July 4th advice,,, (in reply to El Kiko

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So music ...

Well, for starters...






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Leñador

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RE: July 4th advice,,, (in reply to Estevan

Little feet! Hah, I dated Kenny Gradneys niece for about a year, he was a very cool dude. Missed him more than her lol

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Leñador

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RE: July 4th advice,,, (in reply to El Kiko

Here's a glimpse into my 4th of July. I think it's a good example of America at it's finest, mixing cultures together to make great stuff.
I'm spending the 4th with my girlfriend and her family from Vietnam and we're having a mostly middle eastern 4th. Kubideh on the grill, and shwarma on the rotisserie, maast-o khiar(had to look that spelling up.) hummus and tabouli and falafel. Can't wait, not a single one of us is middle eastern but we've got some great middle eastern markets in the area and thought it was about time to take full advantage of it.
To drink:
Stone IPA, Tres Generaciones Anejo tequila and Eagle Rare bourbon.

Can't wait!

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jul. 1 2016 4:10:41
 
BarkellWH

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RE: July 4th advice,,, (in reply to Leñador

Sounds great, Lenny! Speaking of your Vietnamese girl friend and her family, I love Vietnamese food. Some friends and I occasionally go see a Washington Nationals baseball game, and while I love hot dogs and beer at the ball park (can't get more American than having hot dogs and beer at a ball game!), we usually stop at a Vietnamese restaurant and order banh mi sandwiches to go. While everyone around us at the ball park is ordering hot dogs, we whip out our banh mi sandwiches and wash them down with beer.

For July 4th, my wife and I are grilling steaks on our Japanese hibachi. Not trying to be multicultural or anything. Just find that I can calibrate the grilling more precisely using our hibachi, rather than a Weber or some other type of grill. Nevertheless, with my wife Marta, who is Brazilian, and the Japanese hibachi, our July 4th might qualify as a multicultural event. And now that I see I have used the word "multicultural" twice, I must admit I hate the term "multicultural," as it is so over-used, and in some circles connotes an unwarranted sense of superiority among those who claim it.

Bill

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jul. 1 2016 21:31:08
 
El Kiko

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RE: July 4th advice,,, (in reply to BarkellWH

Multicultural is an easy thing nowadays .. i , standing alone , am mullticultural , with the wife more so .. our kids could possibly claim 4 passports..
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I do get what you mean about an..sense of superiority among those who claim it..
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the thing that is difficult nowadays , is being monocultural ..one person from one place , and family from that place too..
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but on Monday I shall be claiming that the USA is my culture ,that i really have no claim to , as far as i know ...
weather doesnt look good over here so it might be getting grilled in the oven , steaks and stuff , and grilled corn...not forgetting beer and music ...

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Piwin

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RE: July 4th advice,,, (in reply to Leñador

And since it's the fourth of July, instead of drinking a glass or sugary mint tea after the meal, you could give it a shot, spike the tea and see what Irish mint tea taste like.

Speaking of Vietnamese food, if ever any of you travel through Paris, I highly recommend a restaurant called Pho Song Huong on Avenue de Choisy. It is ignored by most Parisians who prefer to go to the establishment next door, Pho Banh Cuon, which has quite a reputation in Paris (good reputation). Pho Song Huong is not much more than a hole in the wall, but the service is good and the food excellent. It has the added benefit of being next to the Butte aux cailles neighborhood, which has some of the best wine bars on the south side of Paris and has very much kept a "small village" feel.

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Leñador

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RE: July 4th advice,,, (in reply to Estevan

I love banh mi Bill! There's a place called Mr. Baguette out here that is like crack. They do banh mi smothered in pate and head cheese with cilantro and pickled carrots, I eat it nearly every weekend. My other Vietnamese favorite is bun bo hue, my lady's Mom does it great, I'm still working on mine, can't seem to get my broth quite as rich, feel like she's purposely leaving out some ingredients in the recipe till we get married lol My experience so far is Vietnamese food is a lot of soups and sandwiches which is right up my ally.

I can see from media multicultural can come off as arrogant but I feel like in LA it's just a way of life, there's no one to brag to out here. We're a car city so ethnic neighborhoods are not so homogeneous. The only thing LA really lacks is European culture. There are very very few good French, Italian, German restaurants and NO good Spanish places.

Hear you in the hibachi Bill, I keep a gas grill and a "turkey fryer" I use as a wok. The Webber is just for smoking and when I need super high heat for rare thin steaks, I've never been able to get anything I own in gas up to 600-700 degrees and if I need super high heat like for carne asada sometimes I'll just put a lil grill on top of my chimney starter! Lol

@Piwin my lady has a lot of cousins and aunts and uncles in Paris, we may stop by on our honeymoon, I'll try to make it a point to stop there.

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El Kiko

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RE: July 4th advice,,, (in reply to Leñador

Mission accomplished ... ..
Steaks , roast zucchini , Pulled pork , baked potato with mayo n something else ..french fries..extra large Irish sausages with onions and herbs (couldn't resist putting them in sorry ), burgers, of course , california red wine ..ice cream ,pop corn , chocolate cake... other stuff i cant remember ., but ate it anyway
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I understand why Americans are so big now ...
My stomach hurts ....
Pretty sure there'll be a few farts tonight (listen out for that)
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Oh , can't eat like that for another year ...
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Can i have a green card now ?

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jul. 4 2016 19:26:13
 
BarkellWH

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RE: July 4th advice,,, (in reply to El Kiko

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Mission accomplished ... ..
Steaks , roast zucchini , Pulled pork , baked potato with mayo n something else ..french fries..extra large Irish sausages with onions and herbs (couldn't resist putting them in sorry ), burgers, of course , california red wine ..ice cream ,pop corn , chocolate cake... other stuff i cant remember ., but ate it anyway
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I understand why Americans are so big now ...My stomach hurts ....Pretty sure there'll be a few farts tonight (listen out for that) Oh , can't eat like that for another year ...Can i have a green card now ?


Better than a green card, El Kiko. It has been determined that you will be invited to address a joint session of the U.S. Congress, just as Winston Churchill did twice, in 1941 and 1943. Additionally, you will receive honorary U.S. citizenship, becoming only the third person in history to have received the honor: the Marquis de LaFayette in 1788; again, Winston Churchill in 1963; and now El Kiko in 2016.

Your efforts to celebrate a true American Fourth of July have been duly recognized and appreciated.

Cheers, and Happy Fourth of July to all,

Bill

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jul. 4 2016 19:58:01
 
El Kiko

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RE: July 4th advice,,, (in reply to BarkellWH

Anything you guys say sir ,, so long as dont have to eat all that food again ....

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jul. 4 2016 20:11:45
 
Piwin

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RE: July 4th advice,,, (in reply to Leñador

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@Piwin my lady has a lot of cousins and aunts and uncles in Paris, we may stop by on our honeymoon.


Sweet! If ever you want some adresses and ideas of things to do/see, just say the word!

@El Kiko.

It's stormy over Madrid tonight. I can't tell if what I'm hearing is thunder or noises of you digesting all the way over in the United Ireland of America.

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jul. 4 2016 22:05:14
 
Escribano

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RE: July 4th advice,,, (in reply to El Kiko

I had a BBQ yesterday evening as it was fine weather and you put me in the mood. I smoked reasonably decent steak burgers and meatballs with some mesquite that I found in the back of the shed. Man, what a difference!

Mesquite chips are a BBQ sauce all on their own. Gotta find some decent steak soon and give it another go.

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Richard Jernigan

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RE: July 4th advice,,, (in reply to Escribano

When I spent summers on the ranch from age 4 to 17, steaks were grilled over mesquite charcoal, with a few chips of the fresh wood sprinkled on the fire. It does impart a flavor.

During my uncle's regime, Santa Gertrudis cattle were introduced. One of their virtues is that they will fatten on grass, if there is enough of good quality. Except during drought years the coastal Bermuda grass grows six feet high in some of the pastures. Beef was slaughtered and hung on the ranch for the benefit of all the inhabitants. Good stuff.

RNJ
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El Kiko

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RE: July 4th advice,,, (in reply to Escribano

Why do you have Mesquite in the back of the shed..?
..like with all the rusty bicycles and that ? and old tins old paint that could be any colour really ..
i suppose it doesn't really go off , wood is wood ...

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jul. 5 2016 17:26:55
 
Escribano

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RE: July 4th advice,,, (in reply to El Kiko

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Why do you have Mesquite in the back of the shed..?


I have been carrying it around since leaving the US in 1996, so it's been to Amsterdam, England, Granada and back to England. Never can throw anything away :-)

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