One of the fringe benefits of working for a restaurant is that they feed you.
The other day Jesús broke off from what he was doing and quickly made a simple chilaquiles breakfast for the crew. The ultimate comfort food.
Sharing food? That’s Communism!
I contributed a ceviche meal recently. None of the gringos except me ate it but my other kitchen friends were very pleased. I didn’t “cook” the prawns in lime juice like you would for a true ceviche - you can’t trust farmed imported shrimp, so I steamed and chilled them. It was 90 degrees that day outside and hotter in the kitchen. Ceviche weather.
Inspired by the Green Stuff
The people at work who are such good cooks without even trying inspired me to make a batch of tomatillo salsa verde.
Inspired by the Green Stuff 2:
My friend Jeronimo and I have been exchanging food photos since the pandemic began and recently he sent me a picture of a killer bacon sandwich.
Background information: one of the first lunches I shared with Jeronimo in the early 90s was a sleeve of Saltine crackers, a hunk of cheese, and a jalapeño. Frugal, comforting, perfect.
Did I mention that I quit Facebook January 1, 2020? Since then I have exchanged personal messages and photos with friends on an individual basis without some fucking person I went to high school with being able to comment about them or see them.
Came to the realization that the only thing my inexpensive induction cooker is good for is cooking pasta quickly. Otherwise it emits an unpleasant smell and the temperature is hard to control. Back using our outdoor wok burner. Made Buffalo style chicken wings and fried eggplant. Not things you’d cook indoors during the dog days of Summer.
Mission Statement: There is None
Donated $100 to Broadway Mutual Aid (Venmo: @broadway-aid) this month. Jesse at Broadway Mutual Aid is devoted to setting up every Thursday to give out hot meals and supplies.
Handed out some small meal items and a few tiny care packages around South Seattle. Took a two month break from this blog. Gave small amounts of cash to my usual people. Not making any promises to do anything other than feed people occasionally and slowly set Nirvana Wok up to be something more than what it is now. Revising the menu again.
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