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Old 12-23-2009, 04:54 PM   #61
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Hey - one time I went into a Vietnamese grocery to ask for the coffee that they use to make that drip Vietnamese coffee with condensed milk (what a sin!) and the grocery came out with a can of "Cafe du Monde" ground coffee with chicory!

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I get my Cafe du Monde ground coffee at the local SE Asian grocery store too.
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Old 12-23-2009, 04:55 PM   #62
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Doc's office called - 208 on the chloresterol.

Went out bought a box of Zatarain's, some flash frozen 21-30 count shrimp, a few russet potatoes for fries, and Criso oil - fired up the old Euro-pro deep fat fryer and ate good.

I did drink some V-8 V-Fusion Light on the rocks - you know for the veggies and fruit.

heh heh heh - to borrow from a frequent poster on this forum. 'Eat what you want and die like a man.' No Puffer fish or exotic stuff for me - I plan on croaking the old fashioned way.
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UncleMick, maybe your doctor can prescribe a cholesterol med that will bring yours down to where he wants. (Or is 208 low enough?) I, for one, would hate to see you "die like a man" earlier than you need to! You add a lot to our discussions.
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UncleMick, maybe your doctor can prescribe a cholesterol med that will bring yours down to where he wants. (Or is 208 low enough?) I, for one, would hate to see you "die like a man" earlier than you need to! You add a lot to our discussions.
Believe or not he thinks that's ok - he went to High School in Metaire. I would rather get below the 160-180 range I ran when I lived in New Orleans and ate New Orleans food. ??More Garlic/Onion/Italian?

heh heh heh - Just checked Community, French Market as well as Cafe Du Monde still make Chicory blends. We used Community Blue (reg) and Community Coffee and Chicory - two separate pots at the fish camp when I lived there.
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Believe or not he thinks that's ok - he went to High School in Metaire.
GREAT! Glad to hear it.

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I would rather get below the 160-180 range I ran when I lived in New Orleans and ate New Orleans food. ??More Garlic/Onion/Italian?
I don't know! Mine was 250 or so, then my doc put me on meds, and now it is about 140. Can't stop eating Italian but I did that before, too.
If you miss New Orleans Italian, try http://www.salandjudys.com/index.php . They will ship. Not quite perfect but better than Ragu, y'know?

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heh heh heh - Just checked Community, French Market as well as Cafe Du Monde still make Chicory blends. We used Community Blue (reg) and Community Coffee and Chicory - two separate pots at the fish camp when I lived there.
You can get Cafe du Monde coffee online, y'know - - they'll ship it to you. Coffee & Biegnets - Cafe Dumonde Original French Market Coffee Stand

We always had Community Coffee at work, one pot chicory and other pots not, and it is good. My favorite coffee is Morning Call, but now I just drink half decaf, half regular and soon it will have to be all decaf if I ever want to sleep.
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In all seriousness, I stayed in Germany for a few weeks. The breakfasts in the hotel were rocking with a lot of variety, but the dinners consisted of a lot of game. I have never had so much venison in my life.
I like the breakfasts in Germany too. We have most of the same things here, its just not classified as breakfast food so we dont eat it in the morning.
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Driving cross country from south TX to GA on I-10, had to stop for cajun before Lafayette. Went by Fezzo's and got some very early season crawfish boil - small but yum!

That made up for missing out last January due to a drought - what?!?!?! no crawfish ?!?! Whaddya mean drought in LA?!?!?! That blew my mind.

Speaking of LA Italian, our best friend from Lafayette had an Italian mother and said there was a pretty good sized Italian community. I always assumed Fezzo's was an Italian name and pronounced it "fetzo". But I was informed this time that it was "feezo", French for spool. I had never noticed a double z in French, but it's been a long time since I studied French.

Anyway - cajun - hmmmmmmm, gooooood.

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France - particularly southern France. Lyon and the surrounding area is "it" when it comes to French gastronomy...
Being that I worked in Lyon for many years (based in the U.S.) I must agree.

Lyon is recogonized in France as the #1 city for food (yes, above Paris - or "Paree" ). I've spent a lot of time in both cities, and many others around the world.

Lyon for me, is the best....
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DW just blessed me with "The Justin Wilson Cookbook" [how can you live without a recipe for broiled squirrel?] and Paul Prudhomme's "Fiery Foods That I Love" for Christmas!

I had a request from the male child for jambalaya for Christmas dinner. Overruled by DW, but I gonna make it on Saturday.

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Lyon is recognized in France as the #1 city for food...
Lyon for me, is the best....
We have been to Lyon as a day trip from Geneva by riding the train. I knew of it as the culinary center of France, but of course did not have time nor the courage to open the wallet to visit the restaurant by Bocuse (how many months to reserve in advance?).
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