Any noteworthy events you were in the audience for? Music performances and sports seem relatively duh for this crowd.
End of a SoCal era: remnant of KROQ's Kevin & Bean disbanded, entire team fired this morning.
Day 3 of WFH: What have you unexpectedly run out of?
Aussie university law lecture goes a bit off topic to talk about ethics (kinda NSFW):
5.7 magnitude earthquake hits Salt Lake City
How business casual: what are you wearing right now?
Noteworthy events that you attended
OUR CRUMBLING DEMOCRACY
Generations of Handwritten Mexican Cookbooks Are Now Online
THE STORY OF MEXICAN FOOD is usually told as a happy merging of indigenous ingredients and techniques with those brought by the Spanish in the 1500s, as if the Spanish conquest of the Aztec Empire was just a means to a better burrito. In fact, what we now know as Mexican cuisine is the result of centuries of shifting borders and tastes.
“When it came to culinary cultural exchange in the colonial period, the conquistador Bernal Díaz del Castillo referred to corn dishes as the ‘misery of maize cakes,’” says Stephanie Noell, Special Collections Librarian at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA). “On the other side, the Nahuas were not impressed by the Spaniards’ wheat bread, describing it as ‘famine food.’”* The eventual confluence of native and European ingredients and traditions is, of course, what defines North American cuisine to this day.
A rough timeline of this transformation exists in the UTSA’s Mexican cookbook collection, the largest-known trove of Mexican and Mexican-American cookbooks in North America. It started with a donation of nearly 550 books from San Antonio resident Laurie Gruenbeck in 2001, amassed during her decades of travel throughout Mexico. It now has more than 2,000 books, including some of renowned chef and scholar Diana Kennedy’s rarest books, as well as her personal papers. It has the oldest cookbooks published in Mexico (from 1831), elaborate vegetarian cookbooks from 1915 and 1920, corporate and community cookbooks, and much more.
I'm videochatting with three people who don't drink. Where's everyone else?
Guys? GUYS? meet.google.com/obo-zfug-nqg
Puig to the gints?!?! is the rumor.
fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu San Antonio just shut my studios down. Let the stress begin
On the Plus Side, Maybe George R.R. Martin Will Finish Winds of Winter Now
W4C Virtual Meetup 6-8pm Pacific tonight:
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I've joined one of these, but not set one up myself, so this will be an adventure.
My ballet classes are canceled for the time being, and I'm worried that my ballet teacher is out a lot of money. Should I email a gift card? Target? Visa gift cards? I've seen physical ones, but am not sure how to send an electronic one. Any other suggestions?
Why does everyone seem to know some or many of the other posters IRL? I've never (knowingly) met any of you.
BELOW IS QUOTED TEXT, NOT MY TEXT:
Now that ‘St. Patty’s Day’ is over & I’m feeling particularly salty... here is a list of things that aren’t Irish that I have been told are Irish today:
- Corned beef &cabbage
- Pinching someone for not wearing green
- Dropkick Murphys
- A love of Conor McGregor
HEY IS THIS THING ON
Noteworthy event attended: for shear suspense, hard to beat Oregon at Cal, 5OT.