Structurally Reinforced Meatloaf and WMD Spaghetti, from Simon Bao

Last night I was thinking about my old e.friend Simon Bao and his hilarious posts celebrating Vietnamese/American cuisine mixups.

Waiting for lunch at the Hotel Club du Lac, Lake Tanganyika Burundi

Waiting for lunch at the Hotel Club du Lac, Lake Tanganyika Burundi

While I have lost the original tale, this morning I did find a reposting of one of Simon/s tales! Although this one is not about Structurally Reinforced Meatloaf and WMD Spaghetti; but about thanksgiving misunderstandings. Simon-s turkey tale can be found on  Viet World Kitchen, and I hope you can take the time to read it.  Very hilarious. Here is the beginning –

Some VietnAmerican Thanksgivings

by Simon Bao (aka ‘Baowow’)

I thought I’d share a few anecdotes about Thanksgiving in VietnAmerican households.  It may turn out to be a long read, so save it for when you’ve got time.

I’ll have to use dates and go through events chronologically, so you have a sense of how things progressed.

The first of these involves the family of Diep, the intimidating big-boned woman who invented the Structurally Reinforced Meatloaf and the WMD Spaghetti.  They all involve my godbrother.  He uses the American name “Pete” and for many years we destroyed and misprounced that, and called him things like “Anh Peach” and “Anh Bitch.”  I will use his polite name and call him Anh Phero.

THANKSGIVING 1989 / continued here.

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With a group of BaTwa (pygmy) women potters, with whom we've worked to enhance production and sales of their wonderful pots - fantastic for cooking and serving. To see the 2 blogs on this work enter 'batwa pots' into the search engine located just above this picture. Blog entries throughout this site are about Africa, as well as about the Middle East and life in general - reflecting over 35 years of work and research in Africa and the Middle East – Come and join me!
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