Thursday Traditions

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Thu, 12-12-2013 - 8:24am

Do you send Christmas cards?

What is your favorite holiday movie?

Do you  have a favorite holiday cookie?

What's for dinner on Christmas?

Number five, Are you surprised by Time magazine's pick for person of the year? 

 

 

 

 

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Thu, 12-12-2013 - 4:08pm
"I wouldn't think standards are different, but perhaps the appreciation and/or execution of those standards are different?" --------- Actually it looks like the woman has several different restaurants, most of which are in NY. A couple of them are fairly well known and well regarded. I am sure each place has its own executive chef.
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Thu, 12-12-2013 - 4:15pm

rollmops2009 wrote:
"I wouldn't think standards are different, but perhaps the appreciation and/or execution of those standards are different?" --------- Actually it looks like the woman has several different restaurants, most of which are in NY. A couple of them are fairly well known and well regarded. I am sure each place has its own executive chef.

I agree, my understanding is that the "celebrity chef" sets the standards, the menu and an executive chef in her place executes those standards.  But perhaps the one that thardy has dined, the executive chef wasn't representative of the standards that Lidia has set of the food that night or thardy simply didn't like the food. 

I like her approach and her recipes.


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Thu, 12-12-2013 - 4:16pm

pumpkinangel wrote:
.....Not worth the visit unless you're determined to "meet" this Pope.   It's much easier and better to get a coffee table book with great photos of the sistine chapel ceiling up close.  &lt;img src="/forums/sites/all/libraries/tinymce/jscripts/tiny_mce/plugins/emotions/img/smiley-smile.gif" alt="Smile" title="Smile" border="0" /&gt;&lt;/p&gt;</blockquote></p><p>Easier sure, but I can't imagine anyone saying that a picture in a book is better than original, in person.  </p>

Me neither.  Has anyone here said a coffee table book is better than the original??

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Thu, 12-12-2013 - 4:17pm

pumpkinangel wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">bordwithyou</em> wrote:</div>&lt;p&gt;&lt;blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"&gt;&lt;div class="quote-author"&gt;&lt;em class="placeholder"&gt;thardy2001&lt;/em&gt; wrote:&lt;/div&gt;&amp;lt;p&amp;gt;&amp;lt;blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"&amp;gt;&amp;lt;div class="quote-author"&amp;gt;&amp;lt;em class="placeholder"&amp;gt;jamblessedthree&amp;lt;/em&amp;gt; wrote:&amp;lt;/div&amp;gt;&amp;amp;lt;p&amp;amp;gt;That's why the Pope is liked so much, there's nothing to disagree with him about.  I just hope he's Pope long enough for me and my family to visit Vatican City...  ;-)&amp;amp;lt;/p&amp;amp;gt;&amp;lt;/blockquote&amp;gt;&amp;lt;/p&amp;gt;&amp;lt;p&amp;gt;Not worth the visit unless you're determined to "meet" this Pope.   It's much easier and better to get a coffee table book with great photos of the sistine chapel ceiling up close.  &amp;lt;img src="/forums/sites/all/libraries/tinymce/jscripts/tiny_mce/plugins/emotions/img/smiley-smile.gif" alt="Smile" title="Smile" border="0" /&amp;gt;&amp;lt;/p&amp;gt;&lt;/blockquote&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;The Sistine Chapel is a bit of a zoo, but that's only a small part of Vatican City.   I'm glad I got to see the chapel (twice) but would not wait in line to see it again.  I love Rome and Vatican City.   It's been far too long since I've been to Italy.&lt;/p&gt;</blockquote></p><p>Thankfully when we were there, there wasn't a line that I recall.  I really enjoyed view from the top St Peter's Dome and the Basilica itself as well as the Sistine Chapel.  I remember being totally fasincated by the Swiss guards for some reason.</p>

Jealous. I would love to see Rome and Vatican City.  Was it Benedict's trip in 2008 (?) that was the last US papal visit? I think so ... anyway, I have some friends who were able to attend one of the events in DC.  I was uberly jealous.

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Thu, 12-12-2013 - 4:17pm
" the executive chef wasn't representative of the standards that Lidia has set of the food that night or thardy simply didn't like the food." ------- I have no idea, since I am not familiar with her books or her restaurants. But of the ones in NY, I remember Il Posto having a pretty good name.
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Thu, 12-12-2013 - 4:18pm

thardy2001 wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">pumpkinangel</em> wrote:</div>.....Not worth the visit unless you're determined to "meet" this Pope.   It's much easier and better to get a coffee table book with great photos of the sistine chapel ceiling up close.  &amp;lt;img src="/forums/sites/all/libraries/tinymce/jscripts/tiny_mce/plugins/emotions/img/smiley-smile.gif" alt="Smile" title="Smile" border="0" /&amp;gt;&amp;lt;/p&amp;gt;&lt;/blockquote&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;<strong>Easier sure, but I can't imagine anyone saying that a picture in a book is better than original, in person.  </strong>&lt;/p&gt;</blockquote></p><p>Me neither.  Has anyone here said a coffee table book is better than the original??</p>

Do you even read what you're responding to and quoting????

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Thu, 12-12-2013 - 4:23pm
"Do you even read what you're responding to and quoting?" ------ LOL, I had missed that post.
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Thu, 12-12-2013 - 4:28pm

rollmops2009 wrote:
" the executive chef wasn't representative of the standards that Lidia has set of the food that night or thardy simply didn't like the food." ------- I have no idea, since I am not familiar with her books or her restaurants. But of the ones in NY, I remember Il Posto having a pretty good name.

That IS a good name.  Catchy.  It's been a while since you've drove through New York.  How come you never give us the inside scoop from Greece?  That would add color to the discussion. Didn't you enjoy Greece?  Before the current problems, I mean?  Curious.

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Thu, 12-12-2013 - 4:30pm

savcal2011 wrote:
  Do you even read what you're responding to and quoting???? </p>

Wait.  How can I quote without reading?  Curious....

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Thu, 12-12-2013 - 4:58pm

thardy2001 wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">pumpkinangel</em> wrote:</div>.....Not worth the visit unless you're determined to "meet" this Pope.   It's much easier and better to get a coffee table book with great photos of the sistine chapel ceiling up close.  &amp;lt;img src="/forums/sites/all/libraries/tinymce/jscripts/tiny_mce/plugins/emotions/img/smiley-smile.gif" alt="Smile" title="Smile" border="0" /&amp;gt;&amp;lt;/p&amp;gt;&lt;/blockquote&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;<strong>Easier sure, but I can't imagine anyone saying that a picture in a book is better than original, in person.  </strong>&lt;/p&gt;</blockquote></p><p>Me neither.  Has anyone here said a coffee table book is better than the original??</p>

Hmm...wasn't it you who said that it wasn't worth the visit, unless you could meet the pope and that it was easier and better to get a coffee table book with great photos of the sistine chapel ceiling up close?

PumpkinAngel

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