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Topic: OT RE: +Poke (14 msgs / 638 lines)
1) From: miKe mcKoffee
Once upon a time I felt the same way about any prepared dish with raw fish
or meats. When done properly with quality ingredients amazing tastes and
textures. Not to mention much healthier and full of nutrients than over
cooked over processed foods. Poke can be very good. Try some by Master
Polynesian Chef Sam Choy some time. His restaurants are fantastic. (Also
have a couple of his cookbooks:-)
 
To each their own. I refuse to be confined to the boring ho-hum generic
tastes offered the masses.
 
Kona Konnaisseur miKe mcKoffee 
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Ultimately the quest for Koffee Nirvana is a solitary path. To know I must
first not know. And in knowing know I know not. Each Personal enlightenment
found exploring the many divergent foot steps of Those who have gone before.
	From: homeroast-admin
[mailto:homeroast-admin] On Behalf Of Leo Zick
	Sent: Thursday, January 11, 2007 7:14 AM
	
	from definition alone, id like to borrow your score sheet.
	From: Barry Luterman [mailto:lutermanb001] 
	Sent: Wednesday, January 10, 2007 11:36 PM
	
	Pronounced Po-kay. of course what MiKe neglected to say is that all
that fish is raw mixed with seaweed and vinegar. On my personal score sheet
it ranks above Poi and somewhat below Folgers.

2) From: Leo Zick
I love sushi, I see no reason to turn fish into a pickle though

3) From: Brett Mason
In the Philippines we would sometimes have Kinilaw - raw fish, cleaned and
cubed, with rice vinegar, oil, onions, peppers and spices - incredibly
yummy!
The next day it may put you in the hospital...
I have had both experiences!
Brett
On 1/11/07, Leo Zick  wrote:
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4) From: Leo Zick
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coworker is leaving for there in a couple weeks. i told him to bring me back
some ox tail and peanut butter  
From: Brett Mason [mailto:homeroast] 
Sent: Thursday, January 11, 2007 11:03 AM
To: homeroast
Subject: Re: OT RE: +Poke
In the Philippines we would sometimes have Kinilaw - raw fish, cleaned and
cubed, with rice vinegar, oil, onions, peppers and spices - incredibly
yummy!  
The next day it may put you in the hospital...
 
I have had both experiences!
Brett
On 1/11/07, Leo Zick  wrote: 
I love sushi, I see no reason to turn fish into a pickle though

5) From: miKe mcKoffee
Could this be a case of "contempt without investigation"? And assuming poke
tastes like pickled fish rather than a delightful balance and play of
flavors and textures? Such has not been the case in my experience. Here's a
little blurb titled "About Poke" from the Poke Festival Contest Website:
"This fresh Island favorite takes on many colors and flavors as it is
adopted by seafood lovers around the world. Poke (po-keh) is a Hawaiian word
meaning to slice or cut, and poke as a food is traditionally bite-sized
pieces of raw, fresh fish mixed with seaweed and kukui nut relish. Usually
served as a snack, appetizer or lunch, homemade poke is usually flavored
with salt, seaweed, soy sauce and vinegar. Today, Poke Chefs incorporate a
world of ingredients: Hawaiian fish and seafood, seeds, herbs, spices, nuts,
marinades, tofu, fruits, vegetables and seasonings. There is no stopping the
new attitude of "Hawaii's Soul Food"."
Once again to each their own. Not Daring to try new culinary adventures just
seems so boring to me.
miKe
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6) From: Tom Ulmer
Didn't you know the acid in the vinegar "cooks" the fish?

7) From: Leo Zick
Failing to see dry humor seems boring to me.  I eat most anything

8) From: Leo Zick
Ya..  Or in italy - lemon juice

9) From: Brett Mason
Almost Anything?  The Kopi Luwak also makes a non-coffee product...
On 1/11/07, Leo Zick  wrote:
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Bretthttp://homeroast.freeservers.com

10) From: Leo Zick
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almost...  !  :)  
From: Brett Mason [mailto:homeroast] 
Sent: Thursday, January 11, 2007 11:27 AM
To: homeroast
Subject: Re: OT RE: +Poke
Almost Anything?  The Kopi Luwak also makes a non-coffee product...
On 1/11/07, Leo Zick  wrote: 
Failing to see dry humor seems boring to me.  I eat most anything

11) From: miKe mcKoffee
Touché'. No offense intended. But when the previous portion of the =
thread
disparaging poke had been (or seemed) serious and your comment though =
meant
in dry humor gave no indication it was such who knew. Guess that's why =
many
end statements meant to be satirical or ironic etc with some form of
indicator like a smiley. 
miKe
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12) From: Leo Zick
Lol.. Its all good. It does sound gross though

13) From: MichaelB
We sometimes have Seviche in local Latin restaurants. Is Poke that
different?
On 1/11/07, miKe mcKoffee  wrote:
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MichaelB

14) From: Lynne Biziewski
I've never had Poke, and although I enjoyed sushi many years ago when I was
fortunate to visit Tokyo (when I was young, single, and actually had
money!), I only eat the veggie variety today (my son absolutely loves it,
though). And while I do agree that raw foods (of the fruit & veggie
varieties) are much healthier for us, good cooked food - REALLY good, that
is - is delish. Problem is there are many poor cooks out there (as w/roasted
coffee), and the quality of the ingredients used plays a big part in that...
that's one of the reasons I prefer to cook my own food.
I applaud your individuality - as for me, I'll pass on the raw fish & meat.
But I would would totally enjoy that lobster mentioned in that luau list!
Mmm - love lobster (even though it wouldn't be AUTHENTIC New England
lobster, of course ; > })
Lynne


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