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Topic: Vac Pots in the News (7 msgs / 155 lines)
1) From: John Blumel
From an article on tableside service in today's (3/27/02) New  York Times:
  For instance, when you ask for coffee at Zipangu, a new Japanese
  restaurant in Greenwich Village, reality is twisted a bit. The
  waiter comes to the table bearing what appears to be a chemistry
  set. There is a steel stand supporting a stack of glass flasks.
  The round bottom flask is filled with water; in the top are
  coffee grounds. A busboy comes by to place a large wick
  underneath and lights it. I felt we should be wearing safety
  goggles.
  Soon, the water starts boiling, the busboy hurries by to blow out
  the flame, and then  whoosh!  the water is sucked up into the
  coffee grounds. A few seconds later, it all begins shooting back
  down into the round flask. For a second you pause to wonder why a
  Japanese restaurant is serving coffee at all, but the show is so
  great, who cares?
A minor chronological error (with the water going north after the flame
is blown out) and an apparent ignorance of the Japanese taste for coffee
but interesting nonetheless. Doesn't everyone wear safety goggles when
they use a vac pot? The full article is at:
 http://www.nytimes.com/2002/03/27/dining/27SHOW.html(Free registration required.)
John Blumel
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2) From: John Blumel
Well it doesn't look like this ever made it through, so a second
attempt...
From an article on tableside service in today's (3/27/02) New  York Times:
  For instance, when you ask for coffee at Zipangu, a new Japanese
  restaurant in Greenwich Village, reality is twisted a bit. The
  waiter comes to the table bearing what appears to be a chemistry
  set. There is a steel stand supporting a stack of glass flasks.
  The round bottom flask is filled with water; in the top are
  coffee grounds. A busboy comes by to place a large wick
  underneath and lights it. I felt we should be wearing safety
  goggles.
  Soon, the water starts boiling, the busboy hurries by to blow out
  the flame, and then  whoosh!  the water is sucked up into the
  coffee grounds. A few seconds later, it all begins shooting back
  down into the round flask. For a second you pause to wonder why a
  Japanese restaurant is serving coffee at all, but the show is so
  great, who cares?
A minor chronological error (with the water going north after the flame
is blown out) and an apparent ignorance of the Japanese taste for coffee
but interesting nonetheless. Doesn't everyone wear safety goggles when
they use a vac pot? The full article is at:
 http://www.nytimes.com/2002/03/27/dining/27SHOW.html(Free registration required.)
John Blumel
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3) From: Simpson
How would it go with natto?
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On 3/30/2002 at 9:53 PM Ryuji Suzuki -- JF7WEX wrote:
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4) From: Ryuji Suzuki -- JF7WEX
From: John Blumel 
Subject: +Vac Pots in the News
Date: Sat, 30 Mar 2002 17:31:30 -0600
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I can't think of a traditional Japanese food that goes well with
coffee :-) Do they have taste for coffee? I don't know. Starbucks
opened stores in Japan and they are doing well, though.
Incidentally, an effort to compete with Cheryl's bread project,
I've been doing homemade yogurt project which is summarized here:http://rs.cncdsl.com/Beverages/yogurt.html--
Ryuji Suzuki
"I can't believe I'm here.
People always say that I'm a long way from normal."
(Bob Dylan, Normal, Illinois, 13 February 1999)
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5) From: Ryuji Suzuki -- JF7WEX
From: Simpson 
Subject: Re: +Vac Pots in the News
Date: Sat, 30 Mar 2002 21:45:42 -0500
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Pretty bad. You should get a miso soup with young green aquaplant or
diced tofu. For recipes, I recommend the book by Shizui Tsuji.
I ate natto a few weeks ago, after stopped eating for some 7 years.
Now I have to make it at home!! I can get the bacteria, Bacillus natto
(subtilis) from the lab who specializes in this bacteria in my home
town, but I'm worried if they are zapped by X-ray or whatever they
claim to use to kill anthrax. Did anyone try? Who should I ask? USPS
or FBI?  Do they know Bacillus natto looks kinda like anthrax but they
are different?
If INS is worse than nonexistent, I can let them disappear to simplify
my life, but I don't want FBI to go away - then I will move to Mexico :-)
--
Ryuji Suzuki
"I can't believe I'm here.
People always say that I'm a long way from normal."
(Bob Dylan, Normal, Illinois, 13 February 1999)
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6) From: TFisher511
Ryuji,     You must be very thin indeed!  No wonder you drink so much coffee. 
:-)
Terry F
RSuzuki writes:
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7) From: Ryuji Suzuki -- JF7WEX
Have you ever eaten natto? It lasts for years :-)
Ryuji
From: TFisher511
Subject: Re: +Vac Pots in the News
Date: Sun, 31 Mar 2002 06:56:12 EST
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