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Archive for November, 2009

Rufus T. Firefly (Groucho): Gentlemen, Chicolini here may talk like an idiot, and look like an idiot, but don’t let that fool you: he really is an idiot. I implore you, send him back to his father and brothers, who are waiting for him with open arms in the penitentiary. I suggest that we give […]

Categories: Cooking

It’s a special Friday edition of My Thursday Lunch, since yesterday was Thanksgiving. So today I had the pleasure of my wife joining me, since we both have the day off work. One of the interesting benefits of doing these Thursday lunches is seeing parts of LA that I normally don’t see, since my normal […]

I was surprised to read in Wikipedia that a Cornish game hen, aka Cornish hen, aka poussin, aka Rock Cornish hen aka Rock Cornish — is not really a game bird, but actually a typical chicken that is slaughtered at a young age.  In fact, even though it’s called a hen, it can be either […]

Categories: Cooking

I was joined by my friends Yasmin and Stefan for my Thursday lunch this week. Yasmin and I exchanged ideas about where to go, finally deciding on the Chung Dam, because I think it’s the best all-around Korean restaurant that I’ve been to. There are so many specialty places in town: noodle shops, soup, BBQ, […]

For today’s adventure in eating, I chose a Thai restaurant, but one with a unique twist.  It’s one of the few Thai restaurants in town whose specialization is in Northern Thai cuisine.  Northern Thailand has been historically somewhat isolated from the rest of the country.  They have their own dialect called Kham Meaung (or Kham […]

Categories: My Thursday Lunch, Thai

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