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Table Talk: January 21

(article, Kim O'Donnel)

This week, Kim lead a chat about travel and foods — what we've sampled, brought home, tried to recreate in our own kitchens: Vacation food! (It's a tough job, but someone's gotta do it.) 

[%image reference-image float=right width=200 caption="Kim at the Blueberry Festival in South Haven, Michigan."]

The discussion took place right here on Thursday, January 21, at 10 a.m. PT, 1 p.m. ET.

Kim, a trained chef and longtime food journalist, is writing a cookbook for people trying to eat less meat. Every week, she brings ideas, tips, and recipes to her weekly live chats. Join her here at Table Talk most Thursdays.


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 </div><div id="mainchat" class="mainchat"><div class="cileventholder"><div id="row52670271" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">9:53</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt52670271">Hey! Does food factor into your travel plans? I mean -- do you trot the globe in search of good eats, like Anthony Bourdain? What do you pack for a flight or a road trip? Are there culinary destinations you've got your eye on or want to recommend? Anything is fair game.  Join us at the top of the hour... </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January 21, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">9:53&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row52670828" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">9:59</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Lizka </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Lizka :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt52670828">Finally got my act together to make it here live.  Hope all is well! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January 21, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">9:59&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Lizka </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row52670962" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:00</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt52670962">Hi Lizka, glad to have you back in the saddle.  To kick things off, what's the tastiest place you've ever been? Or where are you hankering to go? </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January 21, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:00&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row52670980" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:01</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Patricia (Cook Local) </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Patricia (Cook Local) :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt52670980">Personally, I don't really plan my travel around food, but rather find the good food wherever I travel. There are really very few travel destinations (common or uncommon) that don't have good food somewhere. It's all just a matter of finding it and exploring the "off the beaten path" places as opposed to the tourist traps. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January 21, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:01&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Patricia (Cook Local) </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row52671203" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:03</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt52671203">But Patricia, have you ever gone somewhere and the food was wretched?  </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January 21, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:03&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row52671211" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:03</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Erin </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Erin :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt52671211">Hi Kim! Food definitely factors into my travel plans, and is deeply rooted in my memories of past travels. I was lucky to take a semester in Rome, and spent a lot of time eating like a student: bread, cheese, tinned fish (and a lot of wine), and perusing the daily markets. Pizza with potato and rosemary (purchased by the Lire) was a favorite lunch, as well as coffee granita with fresh, unsweetened cream. Many years later I was fortunate enough to return to Rome, and this time with some cash. While I still ventured to the favorite spots I remembered from being a student, I was also able to dine in a restaurant or two, not to mention have dinners with friends who now live there. Fabulous. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January 21, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:03&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Erin </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row52671310" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:04</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt52671310">Italy is a magical place for sure. I can still remember the food and wine I experienced from my time in Piedmont.  </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January 21, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:04&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row52671321" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:04</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Jill, The Veggie Queen </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Jill, The Veggie Queen :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt52671321">I am going to Oaxaca because my sister went. She's arranged this trip because she said that the food was so great. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January 21, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:04&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jill, The Veggie Queen </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row52671539" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:07</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt52671539">Hey Jill! Oaxaca is on my wish list, w/ the food in mind.  So is Malaysia.  Back to Italy w/ my husband, who's never been.  Spain. Argentina.  Vietnam. Thailand.  </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January 21, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:07&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row52671552" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:07</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Patricia (Cook Local) </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Patricia (Cook Local) :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt52671552">For our last trip to Tulum (MX), we found at least 5 local places that were hidden gems. Not crowded, truly authentic food, amazing service andthe flavors just blew us away. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January 21, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:07&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Patricia (Cook Local) </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row52671619" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:07</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Lizka </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Lizka :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt52671619">I don't usually plan travel around food either, but just last October I was in Atlanta for work and WOW - what a good time I had eating there. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January 21, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:07&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Lizka </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row52671674" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:08</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt52671674">Atlanta has some good chow these days, Lizka.  And if you ever need suggestions, a dear friend is the dining critic at Atlanta mag.  </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January 21, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:08&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row52671685" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:08</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From ThePiggyPost </span><span class="nocommentfrom">ThePiggyPost :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt52671685">Hi!  Thanks for having me.  What an exicting way to liven up my boring work day! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January 21, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:08&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">ThePiggyPost </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row52671732" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:09</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt52671732">Hey Piggy! Where are you typing from? Welcome aboard our magic carpet ride! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January 21, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:09&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row52671750" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:09</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Lizka </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Lizka :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt52671750">I so agree with looking past the tourist traps - that is one thing I do try to pay attention to when I go somewhere new. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January 21, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:09&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Lizka </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row52671856" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:10</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt52671856">I find it really helpful to have no expectations when you're on the road and allow the adventure to unfold. It doesn't always work out perfectly, but often it does. May sound trite, but if we go and let a place reveal itself, it really does. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January 21, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:10&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row52671879" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:10</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Gastrognome </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Gastrognome :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt52671879">I certainly plan all my trips around food. Perhaps because I've been to places where the food truly was that bad, but also because I find food the best way to experience another culture and to find friendly locals wanting to show off their world </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January 21, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:10&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Gastrognome </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row52671942" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:11</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt52671942">Gastrognome, you touch on an interesting point. Food as the vehicle to experience another culture. One of my favorite things to do when I travel outside the US is to go to the supermarket.  I get so much insight.  </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January 21, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:11&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row52671957" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:11</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From ThePiggyPost </span><span class="nocommentfrom">ThePiggyPost :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt52671957">I definitely factor in food when picking my vacation spots.  I was in Washington and Oregon this past October and basically mapped the trip around eating </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January 21, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:11&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">ThePiggyPost </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row52671993" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:12</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt52671993">Oh! What spots did you hit -- and what were the most delicious bites, PiggyPost? </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January 21, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:12&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row52672062" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:12</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Patricia (Cook Local) </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Patricia (Cook Local) :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt52672062">Not a location. No. A particular restaurant, sure. But we're pretty good with our research. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January 21, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:12&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Patricia (Cook Local) </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row52672072" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:13</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From redweather </span><span class="nocommentfrom">redweather :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt52672072">i thought the food was wretched in the UK - i was too poor to eat anywhere really upscale, but mid to low-end food was NOT GOOD. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January 21, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:13&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">redweather </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row52672094" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:13</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt52672094">Interesting. How long ago was that, redweather?  </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January 21, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:13&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row52672112" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:13</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From ThePiggyPost </span><span class="nocommentfrom">ThePiggyPost :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt52672112">whether it was oyster shucking or going to some of their amazing farmers markets.  It was incredible! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January 21, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:13&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">ThePiggyPost </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row52672163" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:14</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt52672163">Yeah, the PacNW is an awesome place to eat and drink. We're pretty darn lucky.  </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January 21, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:14&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row52672176" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:14</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Patricia (Cook Local) </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Patricia (Cook Local) :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt52672176">Gastrognome, I agree. Finding a hole-in-the-wall local place where they truly care about their food and their culture is possibly the most rewarding part of any vacation. We found this little restaurant in Tulum where the owner/chef came out and explained each dish to us personally. Not only what it was, but why it was. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January 21, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:14&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Patricia (Cook Local) </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row52672187" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:14</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From foodloverkathy </span><span class="nocommentfrom">foodloverkathy :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt52672187">My food/travel wish list includes Greece, Spain, and Morocco. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January 21, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:14&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">foodloverkathy </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row52672322" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:15</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt52672322">Foodloverkathy, I STILL remember the biggest peach of my life from my trip to Greece -- 25 years ago!  </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January 21, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:15&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row52672343" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:16</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Jill, The Veggie Queen </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Jill, The Veggie Queen :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt52672343">Agree with Gastrognome. In fact, when I get in a cab in Washington, DC, or NYC I ask the driver about the food in their country. This always gets them talking and I learn a lot. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January 21, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:16&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jill, The Veggie Queen </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row52672493" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:17</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt52672493">As much as I love the food culture in the PacNW, I do miss the huge array of international cuisine in places like DC. Afghani? Sure thing. Burmese? You got it. It seems like you can have any food from any place. Incredible. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January 21, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:17&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row52672511" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:17</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From ThePiggyPost </span><span class="nocommentfrom">ThePiggyPost :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt52672511">we started in seattle and were there from a friday morning through sunday morning, when we took a ferry somewhere (forgot the name) to head up to olympic </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January 21, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:17&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">ThePiggyPost </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row52672537" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:17</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From ThePiggyPost </span><span class="nocommentfrom">ThePiggyPost :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt52672537">Kim, I see you're in Seattle.  I was there a few months ago and fell in love with all of the farmer's market, not to mention some of the great restaurants! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January 21, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:17&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">ThePiggyPost </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row52672580" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:18</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt52672580">It's good eating here, PiggyPost. The farm markets are FAB. Has changed the way we eat in a big way.  </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January 21, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:18&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row52672588" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:18</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Jeanne in Seattle </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Jeanne in Seattle :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt52672588">Hi, just joined!  I have to go to good places to eat when I travel because of all of my food allergies intolerances.  I just budget that in and enjoy it. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January 21, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:18&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jeanne in Seattle </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row52672649" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:19</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt52672649">Hey Jeanne! What's the tastiest destination you've ever been to?  </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January 21, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:19&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row52672664" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:19</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Jill, The Veggie Queen </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Jill, The Veggie Queen :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt52672664">Kim, I'll let you know about Oaxaca when I see you in Portland in April. Trip to Oaxaca is at the end of March. I actually prefer the beach but good food will help me get somewhere. I haven't been out of the US much. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January 21, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:19&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jill, The Veggie Queen </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row52672735" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:20</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt52672735">It's my understanding, Jill, that Oaxaca is the "France" of Mexico, where cuisine is highly revered & flavors are limitless. Can't wait to hear all about it.  </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January 21, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:20&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row52672758" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:20</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Patricia (Cook Local) </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Patricia (Cook Local) :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt52672758">The way we look at it is that we have a pretty good idea of the types of flavors we like and the types of food reviews that speak to us. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January 21, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:20&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Patricia (Cook Local) </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row52672787" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:20</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Lizka </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Lizka :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt52672787">Good to know regarding your friend in ATL - thanks for telling me.  I have thought it would be nice to go back - close enough to make it not too bad a trip. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January 21, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:20&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Lizka </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row52672829" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:21</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt52672829">Anytime, Lizka. Did you make it to Watershed in Decatur?  </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January 21, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:21&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row52672842" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:21</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Jill, The Veggie Queen </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Jill, The Veggie Queen :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt52672842">I think that it's important to get some insight on where to eat from people who have been or people who live in the area. At least you have personal recommendations. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January 21, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:21&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jill, The Veggie Queen </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row52672919" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:22</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From ThePiggyPost </span><span class="nocommentfrom">ThePiggyPost :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt52672919">@ Jill, the veggie queen - There is actually a new show about that in NYC (I think it's new) </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January 21, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:22&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">ThePiggyPost </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row52672933" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:22</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Jeanne in Seattle </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Jeanne in Seattle :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt52672933">Probably the Philippines.  I loved the food there!  So flavorful! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January 21, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:22&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jeanne in Seattle </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row52672965" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:22</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt52672965">Ooh. PHilippines. Now that's food I've never really experienced.  </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January 21, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:22&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row52672971" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:22</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Jeanne in Seattle </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Jeanne in Seattle :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt52672971">But New Orleans was a close second.  I loved the food there! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January 21, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:22&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jeanne in Seattle </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row52672996" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:23</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt52672996">Well, New Orleans, yeah. Grabs my heart every time.  </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January 21, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:23&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row52673004" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:23</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Lizka </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Lizka :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt52673004">You must be confusing me with someone else - I never had plans to go to Decatur.  But now I'm curious... anything interesting there? </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January 21, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:23&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Lizka </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row52673111" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:24</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt52673111">well, Decatur is right next to Atlanta. Watershed is run by Scott Peacock, one of the finest chefs in the land, and he makes fried chicken that'll make you want to slap your mama.  </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January 21, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:24&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row52673124" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:24</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From redweather </span><span class="nocommentfrom">redweather :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt52673124">Jill - yes!  recommendations from others before you go - my fella is the KING of this approach - since we've been dating, i eat much better food on vacation.... </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January 21, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:24&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">redweather </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row52673147" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:24</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Jill, The Veggie Queen </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Jill, The Veggie Queen :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt52673147">Yes, Kim, on the supermarkets to see what is really going on. In France, I got the best deals there, too, for the same thing that would have cost much more in tourist areas. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January 21, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:24&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jill, The Veggie Queen </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row52673254" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:25</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt52673254">Which brings me to edible souvenirs.  Who was saying last week that they love to load up on food items from their travels? I'm guilty as charged. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January 21, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:25&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row52673273" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:26</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Erin </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Erin :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt52673273">And Portland, OR: had my first Dim Sum (ever!) there. Foodie heaven, Portland is. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January 21, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:26&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Erin </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row52673284" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:26</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Erin </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Erin :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt52673284">Once was stuck in a tiny town outside of Lyon... had to splurge with my credit card for an overnight stay that included dinner. Dessert was a soft cheese - tangy - served with creme and sugar to sprinkle on top. I've never been able to find anything quite like it... I am guessing that it's something like an unsweetened creme de la coeur? Anyhow. It's funny how what I remember most about some places is the food, above all else. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January 21, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:26&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Erin </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row52673402" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:27</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt52673402">I hear you, Erin. Was in Cinque Terre, Italy, 10 years ago, and still remember the gnocchi & basil pesto.  The huge lemons with the leaves still attached.  </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January 21, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:27&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row52673415" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:27</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Jill, The Veggie Queen </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Jill, The Veggie Queen :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt52673415">I like to eat what the locals eat but it isn't always easy to find, especially in other countries where they serve "tourist" food. Best food in Dominican Republic came from a family living in a little shack by the beach that was the size of my kitchen. Couldn't find good rice and beans anywhere else. The rest was pizza and "American" food. Funny... </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January 21, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:27&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jill, The Veggie Queen </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row52673624" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:29</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt52673624">Some of my favorite food in Barbados and Grenada is sold at the gas station.  Local cooks sell roti filled with spicy chickpeas or little meat patties.  Eating on the side of the road.  Bliss. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January 21, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:29&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row52673643" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:29</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From ThePiggyPost </span><span class="nocommentfrom">ThePiggyPost :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt52673643">Spain has some incredible dishes that I'e had difficulty locating in the U.S.. I am waiting to hear back regarding my El Bulli reservation, so fingers crossed, I will be there again soon! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January 21, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:29&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">ThePiggyPost </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row52673697" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:30</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt52673697">How far in advance do you have to score a reservation at El Bulli, PiggyPost? </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January 21, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:30&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row52673736" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:30</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Jeanne in Seattle </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Jeanne in Seattle :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt52673736">Filipino food is a mix of so many cultures--Spanish and Chinese being two of the primary ones.  So delicious! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January 21, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:30&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jeanne in Seattle </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row52673782" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:31</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Lizka </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Lizka :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt52673782">Ah - I gotcha now; no I didn't get there last time, but will definitely file that away for future reference. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January 21, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:31&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Lizka </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row52673798" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:31</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Jeanne in Seattle </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Jeanne in Seattle :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt52673798">Ah, Scott Peacock.  Still so jealous that he got to work with Edna Lewis.  She is one of my heroes. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January 21, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:31&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jeanne in Seattle </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row52673816" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:31</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt52673816">Me too, Jeanne. And Scott is one of the nicest people on the planet.  </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January 21, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:31&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row52673831" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:31</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Erin </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Erin :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt52673831">Food souvenir: A big bottle of Nutella, wa-a-ay before it was readily available in the states. Gave it to the current BF, because we'd lived on the stuff while we were abroad. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January 21, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:31&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Erin </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row52673911" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:32</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt52673911">I lived in Switzerland the summer of 1980 and remember the rage over Nutella! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January 21, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:32&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row52673934" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:32</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Patricia (Cook Local) </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Patricia (Cook Local) :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt52673934">Kim, we always load up on things that aren't local to us. Locavore "rules" say that if you're traveling to somewhere anyway, it's OK to bring back local food. it's still considered local! So we brought back vanilla and coffee from Mexico this year. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January 21, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:32&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Patricia (Cook Local) </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row52674024" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:33</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt52674024">Yes, Patricia! I love to bring home local goodies like vanilla, too. Hot sauce is one of my favorite take-home treats.  </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January 21, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:33&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row52674038" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:33</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Lizka </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Lizka :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt52674038">Erin - I love when those type of unexpected things happen - what traveling is all about as far as I'm concerned. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January 21, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:33&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Lizka </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row52674069" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:33</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Jill, The Veggie Queen </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Jill, The Veggie Queen :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt52674069">Looking forward to being in the Pacific NW in April. I'll be in Portland and then Seattle (for only a day). Hope to get in an extra day in Dundee area for wine and food. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January 21, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:33&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jill, The Veggie Queen </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row52674122" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:34</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt52674122">Jill, you're in for a treat. We'll have to hook you up with some ideas for your trip.  </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January 21, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:34&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row52674141" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:34</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Erin </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Erin :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt52674141">Street vendors can really provide the "authentic flavor" of a locale. I love them, even if they're stationed at touristy attractions. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January 21, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:34&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Erin </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row52674250" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:35</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt52674250">I can still smell the jerk chicken on the side of the road in Negril, Jamaica.  The nectar of a mango in Barbados.  The papaya bigger than my head in Uganda, and grilled wild tilapia from the Nile River.  </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January 21, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:35&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row52674264" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:35</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Jeanne in Seattle </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Jeanne in Seattle :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt52674264">I am always drawn to jams and preserves.  I seem to have a whole cupboard full of them from my travels.  I think it's because I go to farmer's markets in each place I visit and jams and preserves are the most transportable thing I can find to remind me of the experience. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January 21, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:35&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jeanne in Seattle </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row52674306" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:36</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Jill, The Veggie Queen </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Jill, The Veggie Queen :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt52674306">About edible souvenirs -- I have a kind of hilarious story about buying dried beans in Nice, France and what happened after that. I paid about $16 for a pound of beans because I don't speak French. I fondly recall this event. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January 21, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:36&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jill, The Veggie Queen </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row52674398" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:37</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt52674398"><img title="Laughing" src="http://www.coveritlive.com/mambots/editors/tinymcenew/plugins/emotions/img/smiley-laughing.gif" border="0" alt="Laughing" /> </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January 21, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:37&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row52674421" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:37</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From ThePiggyPost </span><span class="nocommentfrom">ThePiggyPost :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt52674421">Kim, I believe they just ceased accepting reservation requests for the 2010 series (mid-January was the cut off, I think).  So, now I wait.  Chances are slim to none that I will get one, but I told them I could come whenever and with 2-4 people so I am hoping my flexibility helps.  It's my dream to eat there! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January 21, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:37&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">ThePiggyPost </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row52674451" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:37</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt52674451">Wow. Now that's serious travel/work for food! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January 21, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:37&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row52674479" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:37</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From ThePiggyPost </span><span class="nocommentfrom">ThePiggyPost :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt52674479">goodness, in terms of souvenirs, when I was in seattle i dropped quite a bit of money at Beecher's Cheese and the asian supermarket so that we would have some goodies on our road trip.  What did I end up doing?  Let them all in the minibar at the hotel.  Luckily I had my meats from Salumi! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January 21, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:37&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">ThePiggyPost </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row52674561" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:38</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Jeanne in Seattle </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Jeanne in Seattle :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt52674561">I love to experience the little food quirks of each place I visit.  How iced tea in the South is always sweetened.  How a "regular" coffee in NYC denotes a coffee with milk and 2 sugars (if I'm remembering correctly). </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January 21, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:38&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jeanne in Seattle </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row52674611" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:39</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt52674611">Oh yes! Ever order a drink in South Carolina? You get a mini bar bottle and mix the drink yourself. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January 21, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:39&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row52674639" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:39</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Erin </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Erin :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt52674639">Jill, that's hilarious! I once had Italian grandmothers snarking at me while I asked for fish at the peach-stand ("pesk-ay" vs. "pesh-ay"  - it took a while to unlearn French to learn some Italian). </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January 21, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:39&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Erin </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row52674690" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:40</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Jeanne in Seattle </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Jeanne in Seattle :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt52674690">Seriously, Kim?  That is hilarious! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January 21, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:40&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jeanne in Seattle </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row52674731" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:40</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt52674731">Yes, it has something to do with a antiquated law on the SC books. But think of the waste -- all that plastic! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January 21, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:40&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row52674741" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:40</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Erin </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Erin :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt52674741">Lizka - me too; the unexpected sometimes really does force you to slow down for a second and to look a little deeper. There are usually wondrous things just under the surface, or around the corner! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January 21, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:40&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Erin </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row52674801" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:41</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt52674801">Did I ever tell you guys about my boiled sheep's head experience in South Africa? As guest of honor, I was offered the eyeball.  Um, yeah. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January 21, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:41&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row52674817" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:41</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From alisoncsmith </span><span class="nocommentfrom">alisoncsmith :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt52674817">absolutely agree on hitting a supermarket as a way of "getting" a place. and we're lucky enough to have relatives (husband's side) in crete - one of whom has an old family citrus grove up in the hills. we were VERY bad citizens and found a way to stash the biggest oranges you've ever seen into our suitcases. that, and the homemade raiki our uncle gave us in a 1litre plastic coke bottle. how we haven't been stopped by the dogs in customs - when they smell our sausages, cheeses, etc., - i have NO idea </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January 21, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:41&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">alisoncsmith </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row52674921" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:43</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt52674921">Anyone ever get their food souvenirs confiscated at customs? </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January 21, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:43&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row52674935" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:43</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From alisoncsmith </span><span class="nocommentfrom">alisoncsmith :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt52674935">but did you eat it, kim? </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January 21, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:43&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">alisoncsmith </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row52675041" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:44</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt52675041">Alisoncsmith, I had no choice. We were a group of 10, in someone's back yard. Everyone was drinking beer.  A pot was being passed around, and the eyeball was reserved just for me. All eyes (including that of the sheep) were on me, so I couldn't escape. I popped it in my mouth, then took a big swig of beer to make it go down the hatch. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January 21, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:44&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row52675057" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:44</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Lizka </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Lizka :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt52675057">Esh, Kim; no I never heard your S. Africa story.  Would love to hear more - how was the sheep's brains?  I don't think I could eat that... </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January 21, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:44&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Lizka </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row52675079" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:45</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Jeanne in Seattle </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Jeanne in Seattle :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt52675079">I remember when I was in the Philippines the first time (my dad lived there), I ordered chicken at a tiny restaurant in the area outside of Manila.  The waiter said OK, and then I saw him go to the courtyard, grab a chicken that was wandering around, and bring it to the kitchen.  I was about 12--and my dad said,"the freshest chicken you will ever get."  I was shocked.  Taught me a big and important lesson about where my food came from. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January 21, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:45&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jeanne in Seattle </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row52675137" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:46</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt52675137">That's awesome, jeanne.  I remember in Greece being asked to pick the fish I wanted from the case and then it was prepared, but this is a whole different 'cook to order' experience. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January 21, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:46&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row52675151" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:46</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From arlenefrommn </span><span class="nocommentfrom">arlenefrommn :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt52675151">I almost did coming back from OZ with bush spices, the officer asked me if I picked them off a tree and I said no so he let me through </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January 21, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:46&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">arlenefrommn </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row52675236" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:47</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt52675236">We brought in some limes last year from Puerto Rico, from the tree in the back yard. Felt like we were smuggling gold! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January 21, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:47&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row52675249" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:47</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Lizka </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Lizka :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt52675249">No - re customs - my grandfather and I brought Brown bread back from Ireland - but that was back in 1994 </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January 21, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:47&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Lizka </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row52675261" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:47</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Jeanne in Seattle </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Jeanne in Seattle :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt52675261">I always had big fears about being made to eat something "disgusting" in another country.  My dad lived all over the world and would make us eat gross things.  I think it scarred me for life. :) </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January 21, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:47&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jeanne in Seattle </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row52675401" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:48</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt52675401">In Zambia about 5 years ago.  Stayed with a family, very poor.  Oldest girl (about 15) did most of the cooking. They were so concerned that I wouldn't like nsima (their cornmeal porridge) that she made me pasta and put milk over it -- with sugar!!  I nearly gagged. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January 21, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:48&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row52675419" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:49</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From alisoncsmith </span><span class="nocommentfrom">alisoncsmith :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt52675419">on the same greece trip - over easter - an experience unto itself (think new year's, christmas, and 4th of july all rolled into one) - my husband's relatives saved the lamb brains from the whole, spit-roasted easter lamb for me. i saw them cleavered from the skull right in front of me. fortunately, i happen to like them. but a whole brain? that's a little much of the sweet stuff. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January 21, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:49&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">alisoncsmith </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row52675510" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:50</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt52675510">Yeah, I'm not into organs myself, Alison. But it is good to be open to what's common practice in other parts. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January 21, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:50&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row52675518" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:50</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Jeanne in Seattle </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Jeanne in Seattle :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt52675518">I refused to eat the kitten they cooked for me in China.  No way was I eating Fluffy.  Heh. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January 21, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:50&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jeanne in Seattle </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row52675543" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:50</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt52675543">Wow. Wow. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January 21, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:50&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row52675573" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:50</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From ThePiggyPost </span><span class="nocommentfrom">ThePiggyPost :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt52675573">I heard Batali, Chang and Peter Meehan speak at The Strand recently and they talked some about having things confiscated at customs.  Funny, and interesting.  Oh and Rachael Ray popped up (crashed their event) and gave her own story. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January 21, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:50&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">ThePiggyPost </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row52675600" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:51</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From arlenefrommn </span><span class="nocommentfrom">arlenefrommn :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt52675600">Any pointers for eating in Thailand and what to bring back? I am going there in April </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January 21, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:51&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">arlenefrommn </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row52675652" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:51</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt52675652">Arlene, I have a friend going next week & she's offering to bring me back treats & I'm stumped myself. Spices, perhaps? coffee? </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January 21, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:51&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row52675682" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:52</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From alisoncsmith </span><span class="nocommentfrom">alisoncsmith :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt52675682">the rationale behind the special offering? i was 5 mos pregnant. and i generally adore organ meat (yes, i'm odd) </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January 21, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:52&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">alisoncsmith </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row52675705" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:52</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Jeanne in Seattle </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Jeanne in Seattle :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt52675705">Arlenefrommn  I'm a tea lover, so I'd bring back some tea for sure! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January 21, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:52&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jeanne in Seattle </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row52675725" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:52</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Lizka </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Lizka :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt52675725">Absolutely, I so agree about being open to new things - especially when you are participating in someone else's culture, but there are some things...I have a really hard time with. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January 21, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:52&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Lizka </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row52675813" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:53</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt52675813">I remember talking with someone from Gambia several years ago about eating gorilla.  That would be challenging for me. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January 21, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:53&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row52675825" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:53</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Jill, The Veggie Queen </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Jill, The Veggie Queen :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt52675825">I am very careful in other places because I am a vegetarian I am not eating any animals at all -- domesticated or not. I'll stick to the plant foods, thank you. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January 21, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:53&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jill, The Veggie Queen </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row52675896" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:54</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt52675896">Jill, in your experience, what are the most veggie-friendly places in the US? </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January 21, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:54&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row52676160" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:56</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Gloria, HealthCastle </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Gloria, HealthCastle :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt52676160">I've tried bringing sotong (dried squid) from Malaysia.  But my friends have secretly brought durian from Asia.  I really don't know how they did it. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January 21, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:56&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Gloria, HealthCastle </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row52676370" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:58</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt52676370">They got durian -- the stinkiest fruit on the planet -- thru? <br />Couple other memorable food moments -- stinging nettle risotto in Italy, that I prepared for lunch at cooking school, foraging for berries on the tundra in w. Alaska, grapefruits for breakfast from a tree in the bahamas... </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January 21, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:58&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row52676390" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:58</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Jill, The Veggie Queen </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Jill, The Veggie Queen :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt52676390">So many places have veg options but generally bigger cities on the coasts have the most. I think, though, that you can get good veggie food in many places such as Portland, SF, LA, Seattle, NYC and many more. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January 21, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:58&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jill, The Veggie Queen </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row52676464" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:59</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt52676464">It's definitely gotten easier/more accessible, don't you think? </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January 21, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:59&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row52676477" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:59</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Jeanne in Seattle </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Jeanne in Seattle :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt52676477">I had something confiscated on my way back from England once.  But I can't remember what.  Maybe cheese?  Couldn't have been the tea... </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January 21, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:59&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jeanne in Seattle </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row52676548" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">11:00</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Jill, The Veggie Queen </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Jill, The Veggie Queen :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt52676548">Yes, and we are getting smarter about how to order in restaurants beyond Pasta Primavera. Yuck. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January 21, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">11:00&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jill, The Veggie Queen </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row52676720" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">11:01</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt52676720">This was fun! Thanks for joining me on the magic carpet, y'all. Next week: our monthly meatless chat. Send your ideas for future chats, too; you can always find me at tabletalk AT <a href="http://culinate.com" target="blank" >culinate.com</a><br />Take good care & eat well.  Bye! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January 21, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">11:01&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>


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