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Old 05-13-2022, 12:39 PM   #1111
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My county is now asking politely that people mask up indoors; work, school, shopping. Not a mandate, but they would sure like it if you complied.

And in other news, I have a cold for the first time in over two years.
I've gotten colds the entire time? Less frequently though. Maybe I just have allergies.
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I’ve genetic predisposition to it. When I was young it drove me nuts.

Best advice is stick with unprocessed protein, vegetables, and avoid sugar and complex carbs. That seems to limit it.

Silver lining: It’ll keep you skinny. You’ll never even attempt to put down a bowl of pasta.
My mom is 100% Italian (descent - she's American). We have gnocchi and mostaccioli for Christmas dinner.
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Buy some Tums. Pasta is life.
Pasta is death in refashioned flavorless grass. The only thing worse is rice.
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I've gotten colds the entire time? Less frequently though. Maybe I just have allergies.
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I’m in DC. Yesterday I was running on the mall. The “Bans off” match was assembling at the Washington Monument as I passed on my way out. Coming back I get to 14th St and there is the start of a March, and it’s the DC firefighters in fill dress. How cool, but surprising, that an official group is in the “Vans Off” March!

Turns out it was a separate March to honor the 150th year of the DC firefighters.
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Pasta is death in refashioned flavorless grass. The only thing worse is rice.
I like pizza. I'll occasionally have that despite paying for it with acid kick-up. But a bowl of spaghetti? It's just bulk carb consumption IMO.
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I like pizza. I'll occasionally have that despite paying for it with acid kick-up. But a bowl of spaghetti? It's just bulk carb consumption IMO.
Put me on Team Hank. Pasta is life.

One thing I don't understand is why more people don't make their own pasta. If you haven't done it, watch a few episodes of pasta grannies and get out your eggs, water, and flour, because homemade pasta is much better than the dried stuff, which can be pretty good itself. And it's really easy.

I will say, though, pasta gets better the farther north you go in Italy. In the south, the fish is the main show, the pasta a (very good) side event. But one taste of pasta with walnut sauce in Northern Italy and every other dish plays second fiddle.
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Put me on Team Hank. Pasta is life.

One thing I don't understand is why more people don't make their own pasta. If you haven't done it, watch a few episodes of pasta grannies and get out your eggs, water, and flour, because homemade pasta is much better than the dried stuff, which can be pretty good itself. And it's really easy.

I will say, though, pasta gets better the farther north you go in Italy. In the south, the fish is the main show, the pasta a (very good) side event. But one taste of pasta with walnut sauce in Northern Italy and every other dish plays second fiddle.
I had fisherman's risotto in Positano and it was the best dish I've ever had.
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Put me on Team Hank. Pasta is life.

One thing I don't understand is why more people don't make their own pasta. If you haven't done it, watch a few episodes of pasta grannies and get out your eggs, water, and flour, because homemade pasta is much better than the dried stuff, which can be pretty good itself. And it's really easy.

I will say, though, pasta gets better the farther north you go in Italy. In the south, the fish is the main show, the pasta a (very good) side event. But one taste of pasta with walnut sauce in Northern Italy and every other dish plays second fiddle.
Team veggies and carbs here. I went meat free in December of 2020 and it was the best move ever. For me, bowing down to my craving for carbs -- as long as I am burning them off -- was like coming out of the closet. Once I went vegetarian, a lot of other health issues disappeared.
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I had fisherman's risotto in Positano and it was the best dish I've ever had.
Once I'm back to traveling, I may need to know where.
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Put me on Team Hank. Pasta is life.

One thing I don't understand is why more people don't make their own pasta. If you haven't done it, watch a few episodes of pasta grannies and get out your eggs, water, and flour, because homemade pasta is much better than the dried stuff, which can be pretty good itself. And it's really easy.

I will say, though, pasta gets better the farther north you go in Italy. In the south, the fish is the main show, the pasta a (very good) side event. But one taste of pasta with walnut sauce in Northern Italy and every other dish plays second fiddle.
When I ate pasta, I recall the fresh made stuff was next level, not even comparable to store bought.

Was supposed to go to Italy just as Covid hit (kinda glad I missed that variant, which wiped out whole towns there). So haven't experienced the fish there, but everyone who has says the same thing as you. I think I could live on Branzino and sauteed (not breaded) calamari alone. It's almost sinful the way American cuisine assumes calamari (and sometimes even octopus... though I feel guilty eating those since we're learning how smart they are) require breading. Or that shrimp is a delicacy which must be on menus, while calamari is an also-ran than only sometimes qualifies. Calamari sauteed in fresh garlic, extra virgin olive oil, bit of salt and pepper, and lemon, is one of the best foods in the world.
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Team veggies and carbs here. I went meat free in December of 2020 and it was the best move ever. For me, bowing down to my craving for carbs -- as long as I am burning them off -- was like coming out of the closet. Once I went vegetarian, a lot of other health issues disappeared.
I stopped regularly eating red meat a month ago and have noticed I feel a bit less groggy and sluggish in the AM. Usually ate fish four nights a week, but now moved it up to every night. Better sleep, I think. Doesn't tax the system as much.

But there'll definitely be a sunset on this, as I'm running out of recipes with which to experiment. And chicken and turkey are painfully dull foods.
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When I ate pasta, I recall the fresh made stuff was next level, not even comparable to store bought.

Was supposed to go to Italy just as Covid hit (kinda glad I missed that variant, which wiped out whole towns there). So haven't experienced the fish there, but everyone who has says the same thing as you. I think I could live on Branzino and sauteed (not breaded) calamari alone. It's almost sinful the way American cuisine assumes calamari (and sometimes even octopus... though I feel guilty eating those since we're learning how smart they are) requires breading. Or that shrimp is a delicacy which must be on menus, while calamari is an also-ran than only sometimes qualifies. Calamari sauteed in fresh garlic, extra virgin olive oil, bit of salt and pepper, and lemon, is one of the best foods in the world.
The best place I've been in the US for calamari is Rhode Island. If you ever are in the neighborhood, find the most Italian or Portuguese looking dive you can, head out of Providence or Newport, where most people go, to places like Warwick or North Providence, go in, and order any dish with Calamari other than the Rhode Island Calamari (breaded, greasy, spicy - it's good, but it's not what you are looking for). Or check out the poofy, upscale places in Providence that do coconut calamari or eastern calamari. But really, the whole state is calamari crazy.
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Pasta is death in refashioned flavorless grass. The only thing worse is rice.
Counterpoint: Sushi.

Yeah, I do sashimi a fair amount. But it's not as good. And the rice has to be right. Fuck up the rice and the sushi's for shit.
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The best place I've been in the US for calamari is Rhode Island. If you ever are in the neighborhood, find the most Italian or Portuguese looking dive you can, head out of Providence or Newport, where most people go, to places like Warwick or North Providence, go in, and order any dish with Calamari other than the Rhode Island Calamari (breaded, greasy, spicy - it's good, but it's not what you are looking for). Or check out the poofy, upscale places in Providence that do coconut calamari or eastern calamari. But really, the whole state is calamari crazy.
I haven't been to Newport in like two decades. Been angling to go there (wife's never been), but it's a long haul. This might compel me to make the effort.

Best calamari I had was from an Italian deli near the Village. Damned if I can recall the name. It was perfect. Never tough, and the garlic was sweet. I'd get a 20 oz container and down it in the car. Probably not great for one's cholestrol.
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