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Posts on 01/24/21

Another Recipe Request: Spaghetti Carbonara

(Brian Blodgett, USA, 01/24/21 3:27 pm) Hi John, can I impose on Eugenio Battaglia to share his Spaghetti Carbonara recipe? I had one that I used for years (I lived just north of Napoli from 1993 to 1996) and had the recipe written d ...

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Tortilla de Patatas: One More Recipe

(José Ignacio Soler, Venezuela, 01/24/21 2:44 pm) I am struck by the interest of some WAISers in the Spanish potato omelet/tortilla de patatas. First of all it is important to note that there is not one single recipe in Spain; I suppo ...

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Here It Is: The Perfect Tortilla Recipe

(Silvia Ribelles de la Vega, USA, 01/24/21 7:40 am) Following Brian Blodgett's request, here's my recipe for tortilla española. Mind you, there is something that divides Spain into two irreconcilable factions, even more so than ...

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Yearning for a Good Tortilla de Patatas

(Enrique Torner, USA, 01/24/21 4:40 am) As John said, the main ingredient to the perfect "tortilla de patatas" is not the recipe, but the right execution. The trickiest part is flipping the omelet over without dropping it, as I di ...

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Post-Pandemic, Prepare for Inflation

(Cameron Sawyer, Russia, 01/24/21 4:18 am) John E wrote: "If you own the reserve currency, you can print money without significant inflation." (See Tor Guimaraes, January 23rd.) This is not necessarily so! What about the Grea ...

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Vienna: Mass Demonstration in in Support of Aleksei Navalny

(Boris Volodarsky, Austria, 01/24/21 3:43 am) A quiet COVID-19 lockdown weekend was suddenly interrupted yesterday (23 January) by a mass demonstration at the diplomatic quarters of Vienna, Austria. Hundreds of Russian patriots gathered in front ...

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Posts on 01/23/21

Will the World Rid Itself of Dollar Dependency?

(Tor Guimaraes, USA, 01/23/21 9:21 am) John Eipper asked me on January 21st: "The experiences of post-2008 Quantitative Easing and the 2020-present 'stimuli' teach one lesson: if you own the reserve currency, you can print m ...

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The January Basho: Notes from a Sumo Fan

(Edward Jajko, USA, 01/23/21 6:46 am) As I began to write this, the January basho of Grand Sumo was in its 8th day, the show being telecast live from Tokyo very early on Sunday morning of January 17th. Disconcertingly and ...

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Tortilla Española

(Brian Blodgett, USA, 01/23/21 4:32 am) Hi John, any good recipe for tortilla española? I checked online and I like chorizo (the one I saw had that), but does WAIS have a recipe for the best one? JE comments: It's ...

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More on Patatas Bravas

(Timothy Ashby, Spain, 01/23/21 4:12 am) JE described patatas bravas as "one of the simplest, and most delicious, of the tapas. Sadly, good ones are hard to find in Gringoland. Tim, have you ever tried to make your own?" ...

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