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Two Chili Sauces

Between home made sauces and bought one, there is a difference. Unfortunately it is a lot of work preparing them and the home made also deteriorate quicker. The moulds prefer stuff without preservatives :-).

This is one oily, cooked and one fresh sauce, but both delicious. The base are the long red chilies as they are grown in Italy. They are not very hot after being deseeded. To get the sauce hot I add little pieces of Thai Chili, which burns you already at sight.

Octopus steamed with Lemon

For this dish you are free to take the cheap "polipi non veraci" which do have only one "fila di ventose". They are less tender than the polipi veraci, but with this cooking method, it makes no difference.
You may cut them into pieces. put them into a pot and add slices of non treated lemon, also some green celery is good, you can carots too, anything what you imagine good with lemon flavor, obviously no patatoes, but I could try cassava next time.
Close the pot thoroughly to avoid that vapour comes out during the cooking process.

....from duck fat

My daughter always complains that I insist too much on "Resteverwertung" (I was sure that "leo" did not know this, it means re-use of stuff). I always try to re-use the duck fat that I took away from the main duck dish.

In this case I got no criticism. I used the duck fat to deep fry sliced Zucchini. When they were nicely brown and cross, I added simply a handful of cashew nuts - Ready to serve.

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ICUDL 2009, Pittsburgh

From November 6-8 I participated in the 5th International Conference on Universal Digital Library. (Pittsburgh, USA ICUDL -

ICUDL is a worldwide initiative with strong operations in China and India to digitize library content and to make it online available.

The picture shows Prof. Jaime Carbonell giving his presentation on the state of art in machine translation

The presentation that I gave at the meeting is attached.

A steak

Now I am for two days in Malaysia. Yesterday I had dinner at the Buffet Restaurant of my palace of the "Golden Horses", Brr. Nothing had any distinguishable taste. After nearly 10 days of China my taste buds had become sophisticated.
A the end of the week I asked myself: Is there anything in the Chinese cooking that was lacking to my nutrition habits and my taste desires?

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