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I just decided there needs to be one. 8)

Opening gambit:

Say Goodbye to Texas
Taki's Magazine
always liked the idea of Texas—a massive, arrogant, sun-scorched, red-blooded homeland for impenitent cattle rustlers who provided a cultural counterpoint to the sniffly, snobby classes of the Eastern seaboard. Back when America was all about expansion rather than retreat, Texas was far more American than anything you could scrape up from either coastline.

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My subsequent trips through Texas—and they’re almost always through, never with the intent of staying an hour longer than I needed to—give me the impression it’s the world’s most overdeveloped shopping mall. ...

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So unless you accept the standard historical definitions that land ownership is primarily defined by success in war, you’d have to believe that indigenous Aztecs “stole” Texas from the Comanches and other American Injuns, then the Spaniards “stole” it from the descendants of Aztecs, then the Anglos “stole” it from the Spaniards.

But in the real world as recently as 1825, there were only about 3,500 humans living in all of Texas, and 3,000 of them were Mexican—about one Mexican per 90 square miles. Nine years later—as a direct result of Mexico inviting European immigrants to populate that vast, dusty wasteland, the demographics had tilted—by 1834, what is now the State of Texas housed 37,800 people, with only 7,800 of them of Mexican descent.

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Well then ...
https://leitesculinaria.com/100088/reci ... -butt.html

Pork Butt is one of the cheapest of meats at $2.50lb. But if you have thirty minutes of prep time and six hours of cook time ... along with some wine, Worcestershire, vinegar, brown sugar, and common household herbs and spices, you won't be disappointed.

Don't do this recipe if you have kids. They'll never leave.

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:Hungry2:

Note: The inclusion of "Kosher salt" does not mean it's Kosher. 8)
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Abdul Alhazred wrote:
Mon Jun 24, 2019 5:47 pm
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Note: The inclusion of "Kosher salt" does not mean it's Kosher. 8)
It is pork butt, so I figure Jews will get that.

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Is there any kind of difference that would matter to a goy between kosher salt and plain old table salt?
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Anaxagoras wrote:
Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:38 pm
Is there any kind of difference that would matter to a goy between kosher salt and plain old table salt?
1) Salt as such is kosher. That includes plain old table salt.

2) Kosher salt is pure crystalline NaCl used for "Koshering" meat. That is a salting method to draw out the fluids. This also works with unkosher meat as in Lister's recipe.
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So larger grains or larger crystals, IOW?
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Look for picture on the 'net.
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Anaxagoras wrote:
Tue Jun 25, 2019 1:18 am
So larger grains or larger crystals, IOW?
If I understand correctly, "kosher salt" is what the Froggies call "gros sel"/coarse salt?

There are recipes where you bake stuff (e. g. fish) covered in it. A crust forms which you then have to break to get to the yummy part. It's also used to season boiled beef, the ur-traditional "boeuf gros sel".


I inherited an interesting salt grinder, apparently used in the 40-50ies to reduce the big salt crystals to the usual fine form. Pics I found online:

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Difficult to see, but there are slanted glass teeth under the rotating steel grate which catch the coarse chunks and maintain them against the rasp/grate (?).


As a kid I was always perplexed by that useless mechanism – small wonder, the grinder was only ever filled with fine salt. :mrgreen:

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Anaxagoras wrote:
Tue Jun 25, 2019 1:18 am
So larger grains or larger crystals, IOW?
yes, and so 1 tsp of kosher salt = 3/4 tsp of table salt

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Just as an aside, a Jew For Jesus type (who claimed to be an ex-atheist) once told me "Jesus made me Kosher".

I told him of my childhood experience of seeing my grandmother Koshering a cut up chicken by salting it, and asked him was it like that? 8)
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Anaxagoras wrote:
Tue Jun 25, 2019 1:18 am
So larger grains or larger crystals, IOW?
Yes, and that makes a difference in some dishes

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Nyarlathotep wrote:
Tue Jun 25, 2019 2:17 pm
Anaxagoras wrote:
Tue Jun 25, 2019 1:18 am
So larger grains or larger crystals, IOW?
Yes, and that makes a difference in some dishes
Dissolve table salt in boiling water until saturated.
Pour it in a mason jar
Suspend a string taped to the lid of the mason jar into the mixture.
In about a week large salt crystals will have formed on the string.
Harvest your large crystals.
Make your jew dish.

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Rob Lister wrote:
Tue Jun 25, 2019 2:26 pm
Nyarlathotep wrote:
Tue Jun 25, 2019 2:17 pm
Anaxagoras wrote:
Tue Jun 25, 2019 1:18 am
So larger grains or larger crystals, IOW?
Yes, and that makes a difference in some dishes
Dissolve table salt in boiling water until saturated.
Pour it in a mason jar
Suspend a string taped to the lid of the mason jar into the mixture.
In about a week large salt crystals will have formed on the string.
Harvest your large crystals.
Make your jew dish.
Just like making rock candy, only with salt.

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