Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Is This News?

Gah, I'm so full of delicious turkey and fixins' prepared by The Deacon and guests I'm not even sure if I'm capable of stringing together a coherent sentence. But, I'm sure you're all dying to know: how did the pumpkin turn out? Pretty good, but not as good as Salang Pass. I have no further pictorials to offer but truthfully, it didn't look much different cooked than raw. It was more about the flavor contrast between the sweet pumpkin and the tart garlicky yogurt sauce (2 cups plain yogurt, 2 cloves minced garlic and about 1/2 tsp of ground coriander).

Entirely off the topic of Thanksgiving, last night I was watching the local news. The leading story was a shark sighting off a beach in Marin County that prompted the beach closure. A reporter at the beach was interviewing surfers and gravely informing viewers that a dead seal full of bite marks had also washed up on the shore.

You know that area we live in, that stretch of California coast just north of San Francisco all the way down to Big Sur and extending out to the Farallon Islands? It's called the Red Triangle. Do you know why? It's because this area accounts for about 45% of all recorded attacks by white sharks in the WORLD. Guess the time of year when sharks are here in highest numbers. October to January, as in right now. And why are they here at this time? To eat seals and sea lions.

So yes, this is news the way autumn leaves in New England, cherry blossoms in D.C. and Thanksgiving traffic all over the U.S is news.

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