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"Spanish" food and the Luftwaffe

Discussion in 'Archive: Your Jedi Council Community' started by Darth Guy, Jan 24, 2012.

  1. Darth Guy

    Darth Guy Chosen One star 10

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    So, on my lunch break I decided to try a food truck called Barcelona on the Go. To my disappointment, the day's menu had more Mexican/Tex-Mex food than stuff from the European motherland. However, that didn't stop them from pretending to be authentic. They had Spanish-related decoration all over the truck, including a rather large photo of Picasso's Guernica. 'Cause when I think of a country's cuisine, I also like to think about wartime atrocities that happened in that country.

    When I have sushi, I want to think of Tokyo burning to the ground. When I have a hot dog, I want to think of Wounded Knee. When I have... whatever passes for food in the UK, I want to think of the Blitz. Appetizing.
     
  2. Katya Jade

    Katya Jade Administrator Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    How was the food?
     
  3. Darth Guy

    Darth Guy Chosen One star 10

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    The firebombed steak quesadilla was pretty good.
     
  4. DarthTunick

    DarthTunick SfC Part IV Commissioner star 10 VIP - Game Host

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    I would love to have this type of lunch issue at work.


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  5. Esperanza_Nueva

    Esperanza_Nueva Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    I used to have a poster of the Guernica over my bed. After awhile, it occurred to me there are probably better things to hang over my head while I try to sleep.
     
  6. Jozy_Oguchi

    Jozy_Oguchi Jedi Youngling star 3

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    The UK actually has some pretty decent food if you have a taste for fried things.
     
  7. FatFrank

    FatFrank Jedi Youngling star 3

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    If I ever have fast food in wartime Germany, I will want to think about blitzkrieg. Because it's lightning war fare.
     
  8. Aytee-Aytee

    Aytee-Aytee Jedi Master star 5

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    [image=http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/e/e2/Fish_n_chips.jpg/220px-Fish_n_chips.jpg]
    These fish and chips are wrapped in the obituaries of those brave RAF pilots who died so that you could savor the flavor of freedom!
     
  9. JoinTheSchwarz

    JoinTheSchwarz JC Head Admin & Community Manager star 8 Staff Member Administrator

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  10. jp-30

    jp-30 Manager Emeritus star 10 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Not with Heinz sauce they're not.

    (also savour / flavour)
     
  11. mrsvos

    mrsvos Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Eating from a food truck could cause a blitzkrieg of sorts.
     
  12. Darth_Invidious

    Darth_Invidious Force Ghost star 6

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    Happens nine times out of ten, from my experience. And yeah, a place called "Barcelona On The Go" that offers a mostly TexMex menu sounds like an uber fail to me.
     
  13. Whitey

    Whitey Jedi Master star 6

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    There's a Spanish restaurant called Tapas Rias that charged us $30 for two servings of Paella. I will never forgive Daveed.
     
  14. GrandAdmiralJello

    GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin ❉ Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    I used to have a print of David's Consecration of Napoleon and Josephine over mine. :p
     
  15. mrsvos

    mrsvos Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Tapass
     
  16. A Chorus of Disapproval

    A Chorus of Disapproval New Films Malleus Maleficarum star 8 Staff Member Manager

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    I agree with OP. Whenever I eat potatoes, I seethe over British colonialism. I am fortunate to be able to have this wonderful culinary experience at both of my homes, since I maintain dual citizenship between Eire/US. Burger King's new thicker fries enrage me... this much potato is available at affordable prices...? smh


    Also, I always appreciate when I'm sitting in a diner and there is a grease fire in the kitchen. Nice reminder of Athens. Little touches like that serve to keep the food authentic.
     
  17. JoinTheSchwarz

    JoinTheSchwarz JC Head Admin & Community Manager star 8 Staff Member Administrator

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    Was it any good? I'm yet to see any non-Spanish paella worthy of the name (although I hear some good things about Australian paellas).
     
  18. CloneUncleOwen

    CloneUncleOwen Jedi Master star 4

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    Followed by My Lai Menudo and a glass of Grape of Nanking Lambrusco.
     
  19. Kiki-Gonn

    Kiki-Gonn Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    This gives McDonald's a great idea on how to redecorate their Vietnam locations.
     
  20. Darth Guy

    Darth Guy Chosen One star 10

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    Golden arches of napalm?
     
  21. Koohii

    Koohii Jedi Master star 5

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    Decent food in the UK? Either a French restaurant or a dish known locally as "Curry". Those are the only possibilities.
     
  22. duende

    duende Jedi Master star 5

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    spanish luftwaffles are pretty good but you have to watch out for the green spots.