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tyrannio July 21 2014, 01:27


When at Emilio's Sol y Nieve yesterday with innerdoggie, lhn, and prilicla, I realized that I enjoy Spanish food occasionally because it's like alternate-history Mashriqi food.

Emilio's menu said explicitly "European Spanish Food". My theory was that they meant to rule out the foods of Ceuta and Melilla. A quick search suggests that Ceutans focus on fish with couscous.

Melillans seem to eat a larger variety of things (although that could just reflect the research effort put into these summaries), including foods of the Hebrew community like "the so-called coloured omelette, with its yellow egg, green peas, orange carrot and white mashed potato". (I'm not sure what the "Hebrew biscuits" referred to in the next paragraph are.)

Also, there's an Indian community: the only dish described of theirs is the samosa. (Someday I hope to understand how this particular dish, of all the myriad foods of South Asia, has achieved such iconic status.)
deskitty August 26 2013, 08:26

A fresh start?

So I'm thinking of moving away from LJ. Every time I glance at my ad blocker, there are an uncomfortably-large number of advertising and tracking companies in the list, and I'm a permanent(!) user. I shudder to think what free users have to put up with.

I'd probably move to Dreamwidth, or maybe to my own site, but I really like how commenting just isn't an issue on large sites. Those of you still reading, where do you spend most of your writing time nowadays? Do you still blog/journal/etc.?

Another advantage to Dreamwidth is that I can mirror back to LJ -- anyone still here can continue reading with no effort (literally, since I make approximately zero posts a year right now :/).

I'm also not really sure if I should import my LJ to wherever I move to, or archive it and start with a fresh slate. I'm leaning toward a fresh slate but I can see advantages to both. Thoughts?

-- Des

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