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  ]Reminder--Edible Aroids Talk Reminder-Talk on Edible Aroids
From: "Julius Boos" ju-bo at msn.com> on 2005.06.26 at 06:22:47(13058)
Re: [Aroid-l] Julius Boos and Edible Aroids

Hello Friends!!!,

Just a reminder, tomorrow (Mon. 27TH.) I will be giving a QUICK talk on
Edible Aroids (see Reggie`s wonderful if somewhat embarrassing intro.,
below!) at Fairchild Gardens in Miami. Come hear about 'chubas' (tubers)
that we grow and can eat!!
After the talk I will be presenting, soley for your tasting pleasure, a few
samples of cooked aroids based on my Trinidadian/Barbadian heritage. My
deepest regret is that for some reason dasheen, Colocasia esculenta (which
is generally grown 'wet' in the Islands and imported), is NOT available
anywhere in W.P.B., I suspect that it may have something to do w/ the new
rules imposed by the USDA on imports of aroid products. Eddoes (Colocasia
e. antiquorum), which are widly grown 'dry' in Florida, are readly
available, as are tannia (Xanthosoma sps.), many sps./vars. of which are
also grown in Florida. SO---the menu for tomorrow evening may consist of--
'curried chicken w/ red tannias (X. violacium) a la Gwen' served over
basmati rice. Eddoes (Colocasia e. antiquorum) in devil sauce w/ shrimp',
and 'Ground beef with white tannia (X. robustum) pie'.
I sure hope to see some friends (and others??) there tomorrow afternoon!

The very best,

Julius

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