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Old 28.05.2008, 13:28
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While I have shopped at EL Maiz (a great little place), they did not have tortilla chips I like (they are the same as you will find in Globus or Jelmoli and not as good as the thinner and crispier tortille chps I am used to).

I also make some mean Mexican Martinis (I know its not a Mexican item, but goes well with Mexican food). So how about a mexican potluck?
Sounds like there is a market for good mexican cooking here. I would gladly contribute time, money, effort and some food for such an event.

Do the martinis use tequila?


Reminds me of another thing I miss:
There's a restaurant in Venice Beach called Casablanca. They make freshly cooked tortillas that are very light. It is eaten with butter and a unique kind of salsa; a lime glace of some sort with thick cuts of avocado. Makes me close my eyes and moan when I eat them.
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Old 28.05.2008, 13:35
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Re: What do you really miss the most?

I'd contribute time, money and effort but if you value your taste-buds, I will refrain with the food

Would love to join.

The malaysians on EF managed to get quite decent malaysian food by getting a group together, calling ahead to a malaysian restaurant specifying what they wanted and how they wanted it. It worked out. I think if you can get a group together, a restaurant would be happy to accomodate - esp if you tell them that most are "mexicans" and so the food has to be authentic

And it's not hard getting a group for food on EF ...
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Old 28.05.2008, 13:46
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My advice is that regardless in which context you're heard it used by Mexicans it's still not an appropriate term to post on a forum where you could come across as being ignorant/racist etc. What isn't a racial slur coming form one person's mouth could be taken as a racial slur coming from another person's mouth. I.e., I wouldn't suggest that you as a non-Mexican don't call a Mexican you do not know a 'pocho'

It was also kinda the context you used it in, and the assumption that the Mexican's in America weren't born in Mexico.
All Mexicans were born in America. You actually just insulted them with your imperially motivated assumption. Trust me I know for a fact that this hijacking of the word "America" ****es them off no end - a hell of a lot more than my use of "Pocho" ever would. I'm not being an arse. It's a valid point. Anyhow, back to cooking and missing. mexican foods not hard to make but it's the ingredients and getting the right stuff outside of Mexico that's the main problem. My ex had major problems getting stuff. there was a great shop here in Zürich but it' seems to have gone. Mole...mmm Locusts in honey yoghurt, anyone tried that. Interesting but can't say I miss it. Barf!
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Old 28.05.2008, 13:53
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Re: What do you really miss the most?

I propose nominating Mar25, Tomcat and Stephanwolf to cater the whole thing at a Wildhutte somewhere. Attendees break out the cost evenly to cover their time, expenses along with some proceeds going to EF. Keeping it below CHF40 a head sound reasonable?

I can assist in the kitchen. But truth is, I'm interested in learning your secrets on how to make it.


@heebeegeebee: I think our comments were not meant to insult you, rather were constructive.

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Old 28.05.2008, 14:09
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I propose nominating Mar25, Tomcat and Stephanwolf cater the whole thing at a Wildhutte somewhere. Attendees break out the cost evenly to cover their time, expenses along with some proceeds going to EF. Keeping it below CHF40 a head sound reasonable?

I can assist in the kitchen. But truth is, I'm interested in learning your secrets on how to make it.


@heebeegeebee: I think our comments were not meant to insult you, rather were constructive.
Works for me - though I do not use recipes - sometimes I will look at them to get ideas, but mostly I just start cooking. Tasting at various stages is very important to achieve a successful dish - so feel free to watch, but I won't know what i am doing either - so far that has worked well.... but I might just mess up when cooking for many
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Old 28.05.2008, 14:18
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Re: What do you really miss the most?

I will love to feed you all, however, Im not going to be here (Zurich) until June 19th. Then we can plan something.
BTW my wife makes the best salsa ever from scrath, same as guacamole. We can also make some tortilla chips (fresh).
We will talk when I get back
Hasta luego!
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Old 28.05.2008, 14:25
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I will love to feed you all, however, Im not going to be here (Zurich) until June 19th. Then we can plan something.
BTW my wife makes the best salsa ever from scrath, same as guacamole. We can also make some tortilla chips (fresh).
We will talk when I get back
Hasta luego!

Sounds good - with the way the weather has been it is probably best to wait til late june or early july anyway - I make a mean chipotle salsa from scratch as well - sounds like we will have some good salsas to indulge in..
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Old 28.05.2008, 14:43
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Re: What do you really miss the most?

Santana? No mamas huey. MANA cabron!
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Old 28.05.2008, 14:48
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All Mexicans were born in America. You actually just insulted them with your imperially motivated assumption. Trust me I know for a fact that this hijacking of the word "America" ****es them off no end - a hell of a lot more than my use of "Pocho" ever would. I'm not being an arse. It's a valid point.
Hmmmm. . . yes already been discussed on the forum (can't find the link at the mo). Americans from United States of America. Mexicans from Mexico or from North America which would made them NorteAmericanos, not Americans. No one else on the face of the planet insists on calling themselves based upon the continent they're from.

When I'm with my friends from Canada, we refer to ourselves as North Americans, same is if I were with a mexican, a Canadian and an American. But the key word here is North. See?
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Old 28.05.2008, 14:50
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Re: What do you really miss the most?

I say we just call people from the US gringos. Much easier.
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Old 28.05.2008, 14:56
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I say we just call people from the US gringos. Much easier.
Just chill out, and think about Mexican Food. If this mexican cookout happens, I'll join you in calling us Fuhkin Americans. In the meantime, stay on topic.
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Old 28.05.2008, 14:56
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Re: What do you really miss the most?

Yes, Scottish one. That makes sense. You might have a valid point if you were from North America or South America but you're not, so you don't.
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As long as you promise not to play any Santana!!
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Yes, Scottish one. That makes sense. You might have a valid point if you were from North America or South America but you're not, so you don't.
But I can say, "Up yours."
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Old 28.05.2008, 15:03
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As long as you promise not to play any Santana!!

Just for the crass remark, here is some pocho music for you:

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Old 28.05.2008, 15:17
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Hmmmm. . . yes already been discussed on the forum (can't find the link at the mo). Americans from United States of America. Mexicans from Mexico or from North America which would made them NorteAmericanos, not Americans. No one else on the face of the planet insists on calling themselves based upon the continent they're from.
Found the link for you, Chem:

American or maybe not /rant

And please count me in for the Mexican food *fiesta*. I can make flan and Buñuelos
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Re: What do you really miss the most?

I've been told that I make a fairly good red mole. I have a recipe which I'd be glad to share. Most of the time, we like it with turkey breast (which I learned I can order specially) although it's also good with shredded beef, or whatever you feel like. Fingers.

But, I must admit that I am not not Mexican, and have only tasted mole in Mexican restaraunts and out of jars of Don Pablo or whatever it's called, and since only gringoes have tasted it ---- don't know if it's up to snuff, but it has a nice complex flavor - a little sweet, bitter and spicy.

Everytime I make it, it tastes just a little different. But I've made it here and it's not bad.....

And it's a huge, huge mess to make. Watch out for orange/red stains everywhere.

I'd also be willing to assist/contribute but we're going to be away and then busy with guests till after June 21.

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Old 28.05.2008, 15:26
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And it's a huge, huge mess to make. Watch out for orange/red stains everywhere.
Sound slike you are doing it right
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Old 28.05.2008, 15:32
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I've been told that I make a fairly good red mole. I have a recipe which I'd be glad to share. Most of the time, we like it with turkey breast (which I learned I can order specially) although it's also good with shredded beef, or whatever you feel like. Fingers.
I once made some Molé Poblano (dark molé) using a recipe from Frida's Fiestas (Recipes and Reminiscences of Life with Frida Kahlo) co-authored by Diego Rivera's daughter, Lupe. It was the first and only time I ever made it. My then-roommate (who was Mexican) raved about it, saying it was just like her grandmother's. Needless to say, I was glad the recipe worked and that the end result was a delicious one.

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And it's a huge, huge mess to make. Watch out for orange/red stains everywhere.
Oh, lord. YES! It was a production to make and cleaning up afterwards was NOT fun
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Old 28.05.2008, 15:34
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Re: What do you really miss the most?

I'm from the Canadian East Coast. Things I miss the most are

1) Fresh lobster, scallops, mussels...
2) Alexander Keith's draught
3) The beach
4) Driving around in a crappy old Ford truck listening to country music
5) Hockey on TV, the CBC (radio and TV)
6) Orange cheddar from our local dairy

I could go on and on, but these are the 'little but important' things I miss the most
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