Kosher fried plantain & rice dish (wasRe: Racial Classification ...& blahblah, etc)
|From:||J Y S Czhang <czhang23@...>|
|Date:||Friday, January 2, 2004, 18:02|
In a message dated 2004:01:02 01:42:43 PM, Steg writes:
>You wouldn't happen to know (or be able to get) the recipe for that
>"Kosher fried plantain & rice dish", would you? ;-)
Oy Vay!, like I haven't _like_ tried!
I and a few other peeps have been tryin' for freakin'_years_.
The recipe in his head, CheChe tho' keeps prep notes wrapped in a condom
in his wader boots (he seems to only wear wader boots, greasy jeans, grimey
wifebeater tank tops with Hawai'ian shirts over them all'a time... he literally
looks like a modernized, up-dated, scary variation on the Tom Waits "Crazy
Chinese-Cuban" character! hmmm, Tom Waits _does_ call the Bay Area "home" ...)
back to CheChe: ...and in his waders he keeps both his Chinese cleaver
set and a "chopped'n'channeled" chrome-plated .38 Colt "Bodyguard" revolver - a
present from a local Italian Cop-Thug-Power-That-Be who had gone
"abso-freakin'-lutely-fuckin'-loco, Neew Yerk Style" in the middle of 23rd and Mission when
he heard that the prep notes and the Chef himself coulda been lost forever in
an attempted gangbanger robbery.
Chinese and Latinos and Italians and Gypsies... we all get a lil wack-ass
fanatical about hella lot'a good odd foods...
be interesting to see data - actual detailed "hard science" sociological
data on numbers of assaults and homicides arising from _culinary conflicts_...
and correlations with ethnic backgrounds, economic status, gender, age, level
of education, language use (bilingual or monolingual), past criminal acts or
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