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"The time has come," the Walrus said, "To talk of many things: Of shoes—and ships—and sealing-wax— And cabbages—and kings— And why the sea is boiling hot— And whether pigs have wings." -Lewis Carroll- What's a Culture Vulture? Seattle CVs are an interesting lot and interested in many things. Our recent events have included the latest museum exhibitions, live concerts, plays in Seattle and eastside, and art walks, just to name a few. You know you're a Culture Vulture if you enjoy meeting up with others who also want to get in on all the fun we have experiencing art and design, books, dance, dining and wine, movies, music, and theater!

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Explore the Old Wild West

Reno

Putting a trip together to explore some historic Wild West spots around Reno. Will have day trips to different spots as well as enjoy the amenities of the resort. Welcome to join for the entire week or make it a shorter trip. More details to come. ~Claudette

Experiment in Culinary Adventurism (tentative)
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This is a tentative meetup event. It even sounds nutty to me, but if there is sufficient interest I will schedule the event.

This meetup will be an experiment in culinary adventurism where we will sample unusual foods from Asia that are not typically found in restaurants. Participants will meet in at the clubhouse of my condo complex (located in the Pinehurst - Lake City area) on a Saturday mid-afternoon; each person will bring $10.00.. We will carpool to Ranch 99 which is an Asian supermarket located in Lynnwood. This supermarket caters primarily to a Vietnamese clientele but also sells foods representing other Asian cultures. At Ranch 99 we will split into small groups to explore the store and to prepare a shopping list of foods that the group would like to sample. Some of these might be semi-unusual and "safe" food items such as chestnuts and pickled radishes. Other selections might be more daring or more unusual such as eel meat, cockle shells, or the overly smelly durian fruit. We will regroup in the store's restaurant to compare notes and prepare the final shopping list. Nothing on the list shall require a lengthy preparation time or require unusual implements. Moreover, the food items will not be selected with the idea of grossing out the other participants. To ensure that this does not happen the person who recommended a particular food item will be required to eat the first serving, and if the group is still unsure about the food, he or she will be required to eat a second helping. The food will be prepared in club house kitchen.

As we partake of this meal we will watch one or two episodes of "Andrew Zimmern's Bizarre Foods" which has been broadcast on the Travel Channel for the past five years. If you have never seen this show, it features unusual (to us Westerners) foods from around the world such as scorpion on a skewer in China, palm tree grubs from the Philippines, sheep's head from Morocco, guinea pigs from Ecuador, muskrats from Louisiana...

The rationale for this meetup is that there are many interesting looking foods at Ranch 99. However, I am not willing to spend $10 or so for a standard size package of a food that might, to my dismay. cause me to gag or worse. By pooling our money together we can purchase a number of foods that will provide sample size servings. We hope to find some really interesting foods as well as some that that will never be popular outside the culture that consumes them.

Let me know if you have any questions, and feel free to post comments.

George Liu

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