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Anne Bouey

Anne Bouey

Jim's, Jessie's, Kristin's, and Kelly's mom. RN.
Ant gin and cricket soup - The Santa Fe New Mexican: Taste -
Ant gin and cricket soup - The Santa Fe New Mexican: Taste
Ant gin and cricket soup - The Santa Fe New Mexican: Taste
"Bugs in a gourmet kitchen are usually something to be squashed or swatted. But at Le Cordon Bleu, the esteemed French cooking school, chefs and food scientists spent a week simmering, sauteing and grilling insects to extract innovative flavors they say could open a new gastronomic frontier. As a finale to their research, the school’s Bangkok branch held a seminar Thursday called “Edible Insects in a Gastronomic Context,” which booked up weeks in advance. The event included lectures and a tasting menu for 60 open-minded participants, a mix of student chefs, scientists, professors and insect farmers. First came a vial of ant-infused gin, followed by a shot glass of warm cricket consomme, then an hors d’oeuvre of cockchafer butter and herb crisp. For the unfamiliar, a cockchafer could be mistaken for a water bug but is in fact a giant beetle. The insects were not visible in the final products but artfully hidden, pureed into batters, their juices extracted for essence. “We didn’t want... more... - Anne Bouey from Bookmarklet
"The idea for the event was inspired by local eating habits in Southeast Asia. In Thailand and neighboring countries, many people eat fried insects as snacks, leading Mercier and colleagues to wonder if they could learn from the locals. He ran the idea past his Paris headquarters and “they were excited by the idea,” he said. “You have to approach this with a really open mind,” said... more... - Anne Bouey
"Chefs should tap the knowledge of cooks in countries where insects are commonly eaten, he said. According to the U.N., insects have long been part of human diets in nearly 100 countries, particularly in Asia, Africa and Latin America. In Thailand alone, there are 200 species of insects eaten as food, said Patrick Durst, a senior official with the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization... more... - Anne Bouey
"Cockchafer" x__x - Eivind
Other than that, bring on the insects! I actually discussed insect eating with Jenny a few days ago. (She's a bit sceptical still, but I'm sure she'll come around :)) - Eivind
The chef can add cockroach and white worm to make it more creamy :) - Mahdi
I don't think I could knowingly do it, but Jessie did in Cambodia. - Anne Bouey
I tried all kinds of creepy-crawlies in the night market in Beijing. It doesn't bother me as long as they're dead before they're served. I need more training to be comfortable with the creepies still being crawly when they enter my mouth. - Eivind
You can find the same stuffs in North of Thailand like Chiang Mai. I have seen even worse in Vietnam :( - Mahdi
Happy Lunar New Year!
Happy Lunar New Year!
Thanks to Dominic. :) - Anne Bouey
In Mandarin, Taiwanese, Hakka and Amei (indigenous Taiwanese). :) - Jessie
In India, Hindu hard-liners do not heart Valentine's Day - LA Times -
In India, Hindu hard-liners do not heart Valentine's Day - LA Times
"In India, young couples need to be on their toes this Valentine's Day. Merely expressing their love in public could lead to unintended marriage. Right-wing Hindu groups, continuing an annual campaign against what they see as an indecent "Western festival," have vowed to force marriage on couples attempting to celebrate the holiday on Saturday. "If you are in love, you should get married," said Ashok Sharma, vice president of Hindu Mahasabha, a conservative Hindu religious organization with branches across the country. "Roaming around in public without marriage does not fit in Indian culture. If we find such young couples, we will get them married off." Hindu fundamentalists will be on the lookout for couples carrying roses or canoodling at malls and parks, news reports said. Another right-wing group, Bajrang Dal, reportedly plans to deploy priests in parks in the northern city of Lucknow to conduct shotgun wedding ceremonies as needed. Sharma said Hindu Mahasabha's campaign would not... more... - Anne Bouey from Bookmarklet
The Lord of the Rings: Let it Go Parody
The Lord of the Rings: Let it Go Parody
Rhymes with Orange by Hilary Price - Rhymes with Orange Comic Strip | Comics Kingdom -
Rhymes with Orange by Hilary Price - Rhymes with Orange Comic Strip | Comics Kingdom
My very own needlepoint artwork by Helen! Love it!
Thank you so much for thinking of me. This lovely creation has a special place in my office. :) - Anne Bouey
very nice. - Mike Nencetti
The colors in that cross-stitch are just so lovely!! - The Other Yvonne from FFHound!
Helen is magic. :) - Alix May
Songwriter, Poet Rod McKuen Dies At 81 : The Two-Way : NPR -
Songwriter, Poet Rod McKuen Dies At 81 : The Two-Way : NPR
"The obituary in The Los Angeles Times describes Rod McKuen as "prolific" and that may well be an understatement considering the many compositions he churned out. McKuen is credited with more than 200 albums and more than 30 collections of poetry. His work included the Academy Award-nominated song "Jean" from the 1969 film The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, and McKuen's music for the animated feature "A Boy Named Charlie Brown" was also nominated for an Oscar. The Los Angeles Times writes: Among McKuen's commercial success in the 1960s and '70s were his reworking of Jacques Brel's song "Le Moribond" for the English-language version of "Seasons in the Sun," which was later covered by the Kingston Trio and Terry Jacks. Frank Sinatra recorded an album of McKuen songs in 1969 called "A Man Alone," which included "Love's Been Good to Me." For as much as McKuen seemed to be loved by the general public, that was not the case with critics. The New York Times writes: "For a generation of Americans... more... - Anne Bouey from Bookmarklet
RIP - Anne Bouey
If Obituaries of Male Authors Were Like The Australian's Obituary of Colleen McCullough -
If Obituaries of Male Authors Were Like The Australian's Obituary of Colleen McCullough
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"The Australian's bizarre obituary of bestselling novelist Colleen McCullough has received international attention for its sexist second sentence: "Plain of feature and certainly overweight, she was, nevertheless, a woman of wit and warmth."  McCullough's The Thorn Birds sold over 30 million copies worldwide, making her the most successful author in Australian literature.  So for your pleasure I have written a few other obituaries in the style of The Australian." - Anne Bouey from Bookmarklet
JRR Tolkien London, Sept. 2 Tolkien looked out at the world from eyes that were set very deep in his head. Even though the skin beneath those eyes was baggy and he wore too much tweed, the public was enthusiastic for "The Lord of the Rings." The author and linguist was 81 years old... - Anne Bouey
Gabriel García Márquez Mexico City, April 17 A thick mustache enhanced the bushy effect of eyebrows that ought to have been waxed, but when Nobel Prize winning novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez smiled he radiated warmth... - Anne Bouey
David Foster Wallace Claremont, California September 12 He probably never ironed a shirt in his life. Yet the author of critically acclaimed novels including Infinite Jest... - Anne Bouey
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn Moscow, August 3 He wore a beard like Abraham Lincoln except without the mustache, then grew in the mustache in an attempt to compensate for the lost follicles of a receding hairline. None of it quite worked as a fashion statement. Nonetheless, Solzhenitsyn did more than any other to raise international awareness of abuses in Soviet labor camps... - Anne Bouey
Jean-Paul Sartre Paris, April 15 None of Jean-Paul Sartre's glasses suited his face and a wandering left eye made an unbearable impression. The chain smoking existentialist reeked of tobacco... - Anne Bouey
If Disney Princesses Had Realistic Hair -
If Disney Princesses Had Realistic Hair
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Just like normal people. :) - Anne Bouey from Bookmarklet
I sorta give the Elsa one the side-eye, because I've got two different friends with her white-blonde hair color -- no roots, but the Pocahontas one cracks me up every time. - Jennifer Dittrich
Elsa has naturally white-blonde hair, so I think they're stretching for that one. Ariel and Pocahontas are like expectation vs reality. - Heather
With Elsa, I wish they'd show a bunch of hair just not in the braid since it isn't secured or anything. I mean, my hair pokes out of braids even when it /is/ secured. - Jennifer Dittrich
Seattle vs Green Bay--Taiwanese News Edition:
Seattle vs Green Bay--Taiwanese News Edition:
Wacky Taiwanese animated news report. - Anne Bouey
Man...if the Madden games were like that, I'd own ALL of them. - Anika
Bump for a game preview! - Anne Bouey
Fwd: Gates Foundation Uses Art to Encourage Vaccination - - (via
Fwd: Gates Foundation Uses Art to Encourage Vaccination - - (via
Fwd: Gates Foundation Uses Art to Encourage Vaccination - - (via
Thought Melly might be interested in this. - Anne Bouey
Happy New Year from Murphy's Irish Pub!
Happy New Year, Anne. - Micah
Happy New Year's, Anne! - Jenny H. from Android
Happy New Year, Anne! - Half Pint
Happy New Year, dear Anne! - mina_sydney from iPhone
Happy new year, Anne. - Stephan from iPhone
Happy new year! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Happy New Year, wonderful Anne! - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
Happy 2015! - Son of Groucho
Happy New Year, lovely Anne! :) - AHnix (Anna Haro)
Happy new year, Anne! :) - ma∟ıĸ
Happy New Year from the west coast! Hope 2015 is joyous, prosperous, and peaceful!
Happy New Year, Anne! :) - Jenny H. from Android
Happy new year, Anne! - Maitani
Happy new year, Anne! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Happy new year :) - Eivind from Android
Celebrating the Irish New Year at Murphy's Irish Pub
Whiskey Caramel Sauce New Year's Gifts!
So very tasty! - Anne Bouey
Gift means you give them to others Anne not just yourself. :) - Steve C, Team Marina
I was under the impression gift just means it's been wrapped at one point? :) - Eivind from Android
Steve, I'm dropping them off at work right now! - Anne Bouey
Merry Christmas!
Merry Christmas! - Rodfather
Merry Christmas - Steve C, Team Marina
Merry Christmas, Anne! - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
Merry Christmas! - Amir
Merry Christmas, Aunty Anne :) - Pete
Merry Christmas, lovely Anne! <3 - Jenny H. from Android
Merry Christmas, Anne :) - Eivind from Android
Merry Christmas, Anne xx - Melly
Merry Christmas, Anne. - Stephan from iPhone
Merry Christmas! - MoTO Boychick Devil from Android
Merry Christmas! - Half Pint
Merry Christmas, Anne! - Corinne L
Merry Christmas, Anne! - mina_sydney from iPhone
Merry Christmas! - Me
Merry Christmas! - Son of Groucho
Watching out for Rudolph! :)
Is this your photo? It's near you? I love whoever did this :-D - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
It's in my neighborhood, Starmama. We get lots of deer around here still. :) - Anne Bouey
I love this stuff. I saw one like it near Princeton in the 1980's. - bentley
A dream takes flight for 'Peter Pan Live!’ writer - SFGate -
A dream takes flight for 'Peter Pan Live!’ writer - SFGate
"Irene Mecchi has her phone at the ready, in case a call comes in from “Peter Pan Live!” rehearsals and she’s called upon to do a quick rewrite. The San Francisco native, a graduate of St. Rose Academy and UC Berkeley who splits time between her hometown and Los Angeles, needs to be on alert with NBC’s Dec. 4 broadcast only 10 days away. “It’s phenomenal,” says Mecchi, whose credits include “The Lion King” (stage and screen), “Brave” and the upcoming “Strange Magic.” “It’s rehearsed like a Broadway musical. It’s a three-ring circus. We have an extraordinary director, Rob Ashford, who has many pieces of the puzzle working at the same time; an extraordinary stage manager that keeps everyone on time; and a level of professionalism that I hope audiences will so respect.” If ever a project was a dream come true, “Peter Pan Live!” is it for Mecchi. At one time, she considered becoming a stage director or character actor. It was local actor Joy Carlin who suggested Mecchi consider writing... more... - Anne Bouey from Bookmarklet
"“Casting was interesting,” says Mecchi. “My sense is that they would approach an actor and say, 'Do you like 'Peter Pan?’ 'I love it!’ 'You get to sing!’ 'Yes.’ 'You get to dance!’ 'Yes.’ 'You get to fly!’ 'Yes!’ 'And it’s live.’ 'No!’ " - Anne Bouey
"“What you try to do is revisit and see some areas that might need opening up in the story without entangling it. ... This is something where you knew the core story was something you didn’t want to tinker with, but we had the blessing of all the composers and lyricists who worked on it over time to try to find some new song moments. And that was part of the fun. “My goal was to respect... more... - Anne Bouey
You should have kept her math book. That autograph might be worth something. :-P - Jessie
Haha, Jessie. ;-P - Anne Bouey
The Official Shoe Comic Strip Website -
The Official Shoe Comic Strip Website
Happens every time. - Anne Bouey from Bookmarklet
Went in today with the 4 year old. Didn't take a cart in. Bought one item. *wins Costco* - Brian Johns
One kid, no cart...definitely an advantage in the Costco game. Congrats, Brian! :) - Anne Bouey
Rhymes with Orange | Comics | ArcaMax Publishing -
Rhymes with Orange | Comics | ArcaMax Publishing
I actually used two saved recipes for Thanksgiving. - Anne Bouey
Happy Thanksgiving! Hope everyone enjoys a peaceful day!
Happy Thanksgiving to you & yours, Anne! - Corinne L
Happy Thanksgiving, Anne! - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
You too, pretty Anne - MoTO Boychick Devil from Android
Just had a mild earthquake (3.1). Hope that's it for this round.
That was the third one and strongest today. - Anne Bouey
Yikes. Thanksgiving would be terrible timing for a big one. I hope that's it for today, too! - Spidra Webster
Didn't feel nuthin here - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Centered 3 mi from Yountville. - Spidra Webster
I hope this is a single event. - Janet
Yikes! Didn't feel anything here, though. Unsure if cats acting weird because of earthquake activity or because they're cats. - Half Pint
Information Gladly Given Tee | Market Street Railway -
Information Gladly Given Tee | Market Street Railway
"Tens of thousands of San Francisco commuters have probably taken a few moments to ponder this simple statement, which has been posted near the operator’s station of every Muni bus and streetcar since the early 1960s. The message is simultaneously friendly and forbidding, inviting yet indifferent, personable yet coldly professional." - Anne Bouey from Bookmarklet
in Rome you can't speak to the driver, but nobody cares about that rule :) - van der Baarft
The tee shirt just made me laugh. But I do remember that warning on the SF busses. - Anne Bouey
I need that on a huge sign in my cube at work. And in every meeting room ... - Laura Norvig
It reminds me of a Reader's Digest anecdote I read years ago. A tourist in Italy, who knew some Italian, stopped to read a very wordy sign on a bus near the door, something about not blocking the exits. The conductor yelled at her for blocking the exit. - bentley
Laura, I know a number of people who would love to wear this tee shirt all the time! - Anne Bouey
Just put it up in my cube. - Laura Norvig
:) - Anne Bouey
I need that shirt, badly - esorciccio a.d. from Flucso
Taiwanese Company Creates Goldfish Shaped Teabags, And They Look Amazing -
Taiwanese Company Creates Goldfish Shaped Teabags, And They Look Amazing
Taiwanese Company Creates Goldfish Shaped Teabags, And They Look Amazing
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"Charm Villa is a Taiwanese company that has created something we are surprised hasn’t been done before – a goldfish shaped teabag. While these delightful teabags may not look like much at first glance, once they are submerged in a glass or bowl of hot water, they bear a striking resemblence to the real thing." - Anne Bouey from Bookmarklet
Ooooh! - Kirsten
Oh, wow. - Jennifer Dittrich
I adore this but I swear I saw 'cat' in the second photo (back to me, tail is the string) long before I saw 'fish' - Shannon - GlassMistress
mee too Shannon, cat before fish - djangol judas
Going to a Dia de Los Muertos party!
Excellent! Pour one out for my lovelife! - Spidra Webster
Did you do your own makeup? - Jessie
:))) - Jenny H. from Android
5 Bay Area restaurants taking tips off table, adding surcharge - SFGate -
5 Bay Area restaurants taking tips off table, adding surcharge - SFGate
"Call it the tipping point. Thanks to widening staff salary discrepancies and increasing minimum wage requirements, local restaurants are taking tips off the table — literally. Citing both pragmatic and philosophical reasons, a small collection of Bay Area restaurateurs is eliminating tipping. Instead of expecting diners to leave a tip, the restaurants will automatically add a 20 percent service charge to all bills — and not accept any additional gratuity beyond the service charge. The five businesses — Comal in Berkeley, Camino and Duende in Oakland, and Bar Agricole and Trou Normand in San Francisco — each plan to institute the policy within the next few weeks, forsaking the ubiquitous model they believe is outdated. And they expect more restaurants could follow suit. “If we were doing this, and there was a sense that the rest of the world wouldn’t pay much mind to it, I would be more concerned. But this is on everybody’s minds,” said Comal partner John Paluska. Rather than relying... more... - Anne Bouey from Bookmarklet
'The timing of this overhaul is largely motivated by increased state and local minimum wage levels. Restaurants often operate on thin margins, so higher wages quickly impact profitability. As opposed to tips, a service charge becomes part of the restaurant’s overall revenue. The restaurateurs say the service charge component will be used exclusively for employee wages, benefits and... more... - Anne Bouey
"Chez Panisse’s influence is paramount, as is Jay Porter’s, the owner of Half Orange in Oakland. Porter plans to open a second Oakland restaurant in early 2015, named Salsipuedes, but he previously owned a tipless restaurant in San Diego. He documented the entire experiment, from finances to critical reviews. “One person in 1,000, or in 10,000,” would get upset about the fixed service... more... - Anne Bouey
"To ensure that there is no confusion with guests, servers at the restaurants will explain the new policy before the meal. When the bill comes, 20 percent service charge will automatically be tallied, as will tax. There will be no line for a further tip. “We have philosophically been wanting to get rid of tipping for a long time. Now, if there’s ever a time, this is the time,” Moore said. “We’re happy to take away that weird feeling at the end of the meal.” - Anne Bouey
BBC News - Giant poppy made by 1,400 GCHQ intelligence agency staff -
BBC News - Giant poppy made by 1,400 GCHQ intelligence agency staff
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"Staff, dressed in red rain ponchos, marked the launch of the Royal British Legion's Gloucestershire poppy appeal by forming the 38m (125ft) poppy. The 1,308 civilian staff were joined by black-uniformed Royal Navy personnel, who made up the centre of the poppy, and military personnel who created the 28m-long (92ft)stalk. A GCHQ spokesperson said: "Thanks to military planning and some loud hailers, it took just over an hour to get everyone into position." The Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) is one of the three UK intelligence and security agencies, alongside MI5 and the Secret Intelligence Service (MI6)." - Anne Bouey from Bookmarklet
Cigarette maker Reynolds to snuff out workplace smoking - SFGate -
"Camel cigarette maker Reynolds American Inc. is snuffing out smoking in its offices and buildings. The nation’s second-biggest tobacco company informed employees Wednesday that beginning next year, the use of traditional cigarettes, cigars or pipes will no longer be permitted at desks or in offices, conference rooms, hallways and elevators. Lighting up already is prohibited on factory floors and in cafeterias and fitness centers. The no-smoking policy will go into effect once Reynolds builds indoor smoking areas for those still wanting to light up indoors, spokesman David Howard said. “We believe it’s the right thing to do and the right time to do it because updating our tobacco use policies will better accommodate both nonsmokers and smokers who work in and visit our facilities,” Howard said. “We’re just better aligning our tobacco use policies with the realities of what you’re seeing in society today.” While Reynolds will no longer allow smoking, it will allow the use of smokeless... more... - Anne Bouey from Bookmarklet
"The company also will allow the use of Eclipse, a cigarette made by Reynolds that uses a carbon tip that heats tobacco after being lit by a lighter. First released in the mid-1990s, Eclipse is in limited distribution and one of the top-selling brands in the cafeteria at the company’s Winston-Salem, N.C., headquarters. The percentage of Reynolds’ 5,200 employees that smoke is in line... more... - Anne Bouey
Legend has it, that there was a time that they actually required smoking at work (I've known a handful of people who worked at the offices in Richmond, VA many, many years ago). - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
Baby Blues comic by Rick Kirkman & Jerry Scott - Comics Kingdom - SFGate -
Baby Blues comic by Rick Kirkman & Jerry Scott - Comics Kingdom - SFGate
Five-second rule? :) - Anne Bouey from Bookmarklet
Heh! - Stephen Mack
WuMo Comic Strip on -
WuMo Comic Strip on
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