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  1. The problem with the Coronavirus all along has been false information, AKA disinformation, with most of it coming from our own government! But now we can relax because the corrupt Biden administration has established a bizarre Orwellian Ministry of Truth, part of the same Homeland Security Department which has been so successful in securing our borders, and have appointed some arrogant overtly partisan half-wit named Nina Jankowicz as the executive director of the Department of Homeland Security's Disinformation Governance Board.
  2. According to the article, the Mezcal with the worm comes from Oaxaca, and the stuff with the scorpion is from Durango.
  3. The Real Reason There’s a Worm in Your Mezcal by Lou Bank May 5, 2022 6:25 am Insde Hook RealClearPoltics It’s not a common practice anymore, but there's a fascinating and sometimes distorted history behind "mezcal con gusano" “The smoky tequila with the worm in it.” That’s what most of the world thought mezcal was a couple of decades ago, because that’s all that was available outside the rural Mexican communities where it’s made. And although “mezcal con gusano” is less than 8% of what’s on the market today, it’s still fairly common for people to think of mezcal as “that stuff with the worm.” Which begs the question… Who thought it was a good idea to put a gusano into mezcal? First, it’s not really a worm. It’s more of a grub or a larva — you know, the thing that turns into a moth. It’s usually a red one, though sometimes you’ll see the white ones in mezcal. I could tell you the red one is of the species comadia redtenbacheri and that the white worm, which is the one commonly found feeding off the agave plant, is aegiale hesperiaris. But really…the red one and the white one. Why do they put the gusano in mezcal? In Mexico, the gusano can be considered a delicacy when prepared properly. I had a plate of pan-fried and seasoned gusanos at the four-star Casareyna in Puebla Centro years ago and that dish brings me back there every trip. But you don’t have to go the four-star route to find gusanos on the menu in Mexico — they’ve been a staple for centuries. When did gusanos make their way into agave spirits? Search on the internet and one answer comes up pretty frequently: that Jacobo Lozano Paez invented the idea in 1950 as a marketing angle for his brand, Mezcal Gusano de Oro. Not to throw a fellow Chicagoan under the bus, but it appears this false narrative started with “The Straight Dope” columnist Cecil Adams in a 1999 piece. Why is this a false narrative? Gusano de Oro was trademarked in 1948, so that happened two years before Adams’s claim of 1950. As well, the competing brand Legitimo Mezcal de Oaxaca con su Propio Gusano (yeah, that’s a mouthful) was trademarked in 1944. As the name suggests, it also included “the worm.” So the gusano wasn’t a marketing ploy? It’s possible it is a marketing ploy and simply started with Legitimo or some earlier brand. Like so much of the beautiful cultural heritage of rural Mexico, there’s little to no documentation to support any of the theories. Until 1994, nearly every bottle of mezcal legally exported to the USA had a gusano in it. Or sometimes two. Then Ron Cooper educated us about heritage agave spirits with his Del Maguey Mezcal. He sparked the world’s interest in the breadth and depth of traditional mezcal. Simply by using that phrase, though — “traditional mezcal” — suggests, in that context, that mezcal con gusano isn’t traditional. Maestro mezcalero Eduardo Angeles of Lalocura has a different view. Lalo, as he is known to his friends, believes the practice dates back a hundred years or more. “My theory is that the mezcal with gusano has its origin shortly after the Mexican Revolution,” he says. “It may also have been made before that, but it became far more generalized after the revolution. I think that it is linked to the religious parties in the towns in honor of each town’s patron saint.” o adding the gusano is a grand Mexican tradition? Is it? Obviously, we can verify a commercial product existed at least back in 1944, courtesy of Legitimo Mezcal, and maybe they weren’t the first. But until Mariano Azuela’s 1949 novel Sendas Perdidas, all published references I could find that include both “mezcal” and “gusano” are separate and culinary in nature; basically, somebody went to Mexico, drank some mezcal and ate some gusanos. The fact that the gusanos were presented for eating and yet show up nowhere as being in the mezcal suggests that, possibly until the 1940s, no one was putting gusanos into mezcal for commercial purposes. Given how often I’ve been told that gusanos are an aphrodisiac, it doesn’t take a great leap to imagine that someone, somewhere, would have thrown some gusanos into their finished mezcal to make a medicinal extract for erectile dysfunction — vino de Viagra, if you will. Or thrown some of the gusanos that live off their agave into the still to make a pechuga that forces the grubs to earn their keep. To be clear, that’s speculative. To a great extent, this is all speculation. Here’s another theory: The Mexican government asked farmers to send them samples of bugs that plagued their crops. “If the specimens have a soft body (such as worms),” they wrote in Agricultura Técnica en Mexico, Volume 1, “they should be placed in a bottle with alcohol, tequila, mezcal, or 10% formalin. Before sending the copies to our offices, add inside the container enough cotton or Kleenex paper to absorb the liquid. In this way the insects will be kept moist and in case the bottle breaks in the mail, there is no danger of the liquid spilling out.” But there’s also a rich history of mezcaleros adding stuff to their mezcal, both during and after distillation. Sometimes that’s for medicinal purposes, where the adjunct is most often plants; sometimes it’s for ceremonial or celebratory purposes, where it’s most often fruits and proteins, such as turkey or chicken. And there’s a lot of crossover between those two purposes, too. Now, this call for grubs was published in 1955, well after Legitimo Mezcal was in the market. But it’s not hard to imagine that this was a longstanding policy of the Mexican government, especially following the Mexican Revolution, which returned farmland to Indigenous people. So maybe that was a policy established in the 1920s? And some agavero kept putting off sending in his gusano sample…and then finally drank it? It’s also interesting to note that you don’t see mezcal con gusano being made outside of Oaxaca. (I haven’t, anyway.) But I have seen mezcal with a scorpion in the bottle, up in Durango, and that appears to be a reflection of the Oaxacan gusano practice. And then there’s xumilin. Damian Meneses of El Tigre speculates that the gusano was probably dropped into mezcal bottles long before it was commercialized. His theory is based on what he’s seen in his native Guerrero with another pest: the xumilin, or chumilin, a sort of south-of-the-border stinkbug. In parts of Guerrero, they’ll occasionally throw one into a mezcal bottle in the same way the Oaxacans throw in the gusano. In and around the plant, and usually there is mezcal available to those doing that work of harvesting the [agave],” he says. “So sometimes the workers will drop a xumilin in the mezcal.” So maybe it’s kind of like ad hoc spice done on the fly (pun intended) for your mezcal? Created by workers? That sounds plausible. Can the gusano spice up other drinks? Why, yes! Agave can yield both distilled and fermented drinks. Spirits like mezcal and tequila are made by fermenting the cooked hearts of the agave. But if you don’t want to go to the trouble of cooking the plant, you can just carve a huge hole into its center and harvest fresh, sweet sap. That sap will ferment into delicious pulque. It’s common to mix pulque with fruits to make what they call “curados,” a beverage that would dethrone smoothies as the fitness drink of choice if it weren’t so volatile. But the Mexican gourmands didn’t stop at adding fruits to their pulque. As pulque researcher Gonzalo Alvarez says, “I’ve seen and tasted pulque that is prepared with worms, chiles and salt that have been ground together with a mortar and pestle. So I guess you could call that ‘pulque de gusano.’” The final world on the gusano. Are gusanos a gimmick, a tradition, a resource to maximize flavor or one to mask imperfections in the mezcal? Should the worm be denounced, embraced or just studied to better understand mezcal’s history? Most likely the gusano wormed its way into these bottles to remind us that Mexico’s culinary history is diverse and conflictive, informed by religion, local and global markets, regional taste, and sheer improvisation. The artisans who make what we know as mezcal, tequila or agave spirits are still at work learning more about the resources they have at hand and how to integrate them into their centuries-old traditions. The gusano is there to tell us that agave spirits are and have always been in flux. And now, here are five mezcal con gusanos I recommend: Agave de Cortes Reposado con Gusano Monte Alban Mezcal con Gusano Recuerdo Mezcal Abocado con Gusano Recuerdo Mezcal 5″KO Limited Edition Reposado (with **5** gusanos) Wahaka Reposado con Gusano Lou Bank is the founder of SACRED, a not-for-profit corporation that helps improve the quality of life in the rural Mexican communities where heritage agave spirits are made. He’s also the co-host of Agave Road Trip (with Chava Periban), a podcast that helps bartenders better understand agave, agave spirits and rural Mexico, and the author of El Gusano, a comic book about a boy who transforms into a human-sized gusano.
  4. I've been everywhere in the song in California except Catalina (Island) and I've been some other places in the song, too including Winnemucca Nevada. I've checked off the places I've been. including Waterloo Iowa. My Grandfather had a farm near there where he grew corn an soybeans and raised horses, milk cows, and hogs. Been in Reno√ Chicago,√ Fargo, Minnesota Buffalo,√ Toronto, √Winslow, Sarasota Wichita, Tulsa, Ottawa, Oklahoma Tampa, Panama, Mattawa, La Paloma Bangor, Baltimore√, Salvador, Amarillo√ Tocopilla, Barranquilla and Padilla I'm a killer I've been everywhere, man I've been everywhere, man Crossed the deserts bare, man I've breath the mountain air, man Travel - I've had my share, man I've been everywhere Boston, Charleston, Dayton, Louisiana Washington√, Houston, Kingston, Texarkana Monterey,√ Ferriday, Santa Fe, Tallapoosa Glen Rock, Black Rock, Oskaloosa Tennessee√, Hennessey, Chicopee, Spirit Lake√ Grand Lake, Devil's Lake, Crater Lake√, for Pete's sake I've been everywhere, man I've been everywhere, man Crossed the deserts bare, man I've breath the mountain air, man Travel - I've had my share, man I've been everywhere Louisville, Nashville√, Knoxville, Ombabika Shefferville, Jacksonville, Waterville, Costa Rica Pittsfiels, Springfield, Bakersfield√, Shreveport Hackensack, Cadillac, Fond du Lac, Davenport Idaho√, Jellicoe, Argentina, Damontina Pasadena√, Catalina, see what I mean I've been everywhere, man I've been everywhere, man Crossed the deserts bare, man I've breath the mountain air, man Travel - I've had my share, man I've been everywhere Pittsburgh, Parkersburg, Gravellburg, Colorado√ Ellensburg√, Rexburg, Vicksburg, Eldorado Larrimore, Atmore, Haverstraw, Chattanika Chaska, Nebraska, Alaska√, Opelika Baraboo, Waterloo√, Kalamazoo, Kansas City Souix City, Cedar City, Dodge City, what a pity
  5. Oh that's right. she was a only a Georgia STATE representative. which makes you wonder why her net worth is 21 million dollars. But Forbes says half of that us from book sales. "Stacey Abrams’s Net Worth is $21 Million US Dollars. Stacey Abrams is the author of New York Times best seller books ‘Our Time Is Now’ and ‘Lead from the Outside’. Stacey Abrams has earned over $10 million in royalty income through her books. Stacey Abrams Abrams was the Democratic nominee in the 2018 Georgia gubernatorial election. At age 29, Stacey Abrams was appointed a deputy city attorney for the City of Atlanta. " https://caknowledge.com/stacey-abrams-net-worth/
  6. When you look like this and you're just as dumb as you look, and you've been elected a member of your state senate, something is very wrong with this country,
  7. The Model for the Statue of Liberty. Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi 2 August 1834 – 4 October 1904) was a French sculptor and painter who is best known for designing Liberty Enlightening the World, commonly known as the Statue of Liberty. Bartholdi's model was the beautiful Frenchwoman Isabelle Boyer, who was first married to the American industrialist Isaac Merrit Singer-of sewing machine fame- and later to the Duke of Campo Selice of Luxembourg. In 1878, the 36-year-old Duchess de Campo Selice attracted the attention of the sculptor who forever immortalized her features in the face of the Statue of Liberty.
  8. People running around crazy like their hair is on fire!
  9. What will be even more stupid is when California mandates all electric vehicles and they have to ration electricity because they won't build any new power plants and wind and solar will never be sufficient to meet the increased demand
  10. Neither of those are 1968's because they don't have the ugly square bumpers. The yellow one has round bumpers and glass enclosed sloped head lights and the blue one has round bumpers and what looks like might be surface mounted vertical headlights. which would make it a '67. Nice looking cars though, and in very good condition for vehicles that are at least 55 years old and probably worth about 3-4 thousand each running or not. I remember back in the late 70's early 80's when you could find 60's beetles in good running condition for about 6-700 and beaters for a hundred or more. Here's the difference between pre-68 bumpers and 68 and later bumpers:
  11. The Olds overhead valve 303 cubic inch Rocket V8 came out in 1949 along with the 331 c.i. Caddy V8 in 1950. And the overhead valve Buick Nailhead V8 came out in 1954 and was only 264 cubic inches and put out 143 HP, while the Buick straight 8 was also overhead valve and was 320 C.I. and put out 168 horsepower and that was 8 more horsepower than the 4 barrel 303 Olds of 1952. And back in the early 50's the dual carbureted high compression Hudson 308 cubic inch six with 170 hp was competitive with the early V8's particularly in road racing. It wasn't until about 1957 when the V8's started putting out some serious horsepower with the 283 putting out 1 horsepower per cubic inch and the 1957 392 Hemi producing 375 horsepower The straight 8 is an inherently vibration free configuration. A straight-eight can be timed for inherent primary and secondary balance, with no unbalanced primary or secondary forces or moments. However, crankshaft torsional vibration, present to some degree in all engines, is sufficient to require the use of a harmonic damper at the accessory end of the crankshaft. Although an inline six-cylinder engine can also be timed for inherent primary and secondary balance, a straight-eight develops more power strokes per revolution and, as a result, will run more smoothly under load than an inline six. Also, due to the even number of power strokes per revolution, a straight-eight does not produce unpleasant odd-order harmonic vibration in the vehicle's driveline at low engine speeds.
  12. My Brother still has a 49 dodge 2 door sedan with a flathead six that he bought on line as a crate motor that was an industrial engine and he put a dual carb manifold on it and it will run at 70 mph all day long and gets reasonable gas mileage. The straight 8's were smooth running engines and the Buick's were overhead valve and had a lot of power
  13. It's enough if you know how to make up for it. My 66 Bug could exceed the speed limit on level ground and wouldn't slow down on hills if you exceeded the speed limit when approaching them.
  14. I had a 66 with the 1300 engine and It was good if you kept the RPM's up but I think the '67 with the 1500 was the best for power and fuel economy and it was also the best looking with the round numbers and the smaller tail lights. But the biggest problem with electric cars is that once everyone is driving them we'll have to ration electricity unless we build a lot more power plants, which we shoild start buildin NOW but we can't because the "Greens" (who we use to call the "Reds" back on the 50s) don't WANT any new power plants if they're nuclear, even fission which is close to being developed and is safe and produces no waste, or hydro-electric, (because we have to save the fishes) or natural gas, because it's hydrocarbon, or oil, because it's hydrocarbon too, even though it;s OK to use oil and natural gas from other countries because that somehow saves the Earth more than using our own oil, which we have more of than anyone else. But the best solution is to drive Hybrids that are more fuel efficient than VW beetles and generate their own electricity to power their own electric motors. But the Greens, formerly known as the Reds, AKA Communists, AKA "Democratic" Socialists, don't want hybrids, and want everyone to drive EV's instead.
  15. The Libs always say they're going to leave as a matter of principal, but since they don't have any principles, they never leave which is unfortunate since the country would be so much better off without them.
  16. I don't think there was any great wealth of work as a comedian and he wasn't all that funny in All in the family and it wasn't much of a stretch as an actor to play a meathead. However, he did have one great accomplishment, and that was that he co-wrote and directed Spinal Tap. His father was Carl Reiner who was a comedy writer and comedian who collaborated for many years with Mel Brooks and was part of Your Show of Shows with Sid Caesar and was a writer for The Dick Van Dyke show. Carl Reiner was not a flaming America-hating Leftist like his son, or if he was any kind of Leftist he always kept his political opinions to himself and didn't rub peole's noses in it or act like he was everyone's moral superior. Carl Reiner also served in WWII.
  17. I'm 74 but I still like it loud and like listening to a hard driving rock song at full volume in my car. The only problem with that is it makes you want to drive fast.
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