Back from the grave!!!

All hail to Carina Magyar, who saved my bacon once again. And screw the spammers who took over the site in the first place and caused this whole mess. They certainly were ‘Kraven’. (See, aren’t you glad you stuck around all this time?)

My biggest fear was that I wouldn’t be able to remember my password. Luckily, it was programmed into my fingertips.

Seriously, thanks Carina! Boo-ya!

  • Hurrah!

  • Thanks Carina! Love you! Even if we’ve never met IRL!

  • Marsden

    Yay! I may not post too often, but I love this place.

    I’d hate it if it was gone.

  • Eric Hinkle

    Great to see the site back in action!

  • Flangepart

    WHAT? Spammers…may they be forced to eat Surstromming…The Swedish version of food based bio-weapons.

  • Beckoning Chasm

    Hip hip hooray! Nice nice yah boo! Phillips is a German and he have my pen

  • Gamera977

    Hurrah! As long as Hollywood is full of bad taste and stupid ideas Jabootu can never die!!!

  • I am convinced that every culture has one food item that no one outside that culture would ever really consider eating: Lutefisk (Norway). Haggis (Scotland). Casu marzu (Sardinia). White Castle hamburgers (USA).

  • Gamera977

    Lol, I felt the same way about Korea’s kim-chi till I tried it!

  • bgbear_rnh

    hip, hip etc

  • Serious contenders for the Southern US include both chitlins and chicken gizzards. I was freaking heartbroken my last trip to Texas to discover that Church’s has stopped selling gizzards.

  • Gamera977

    Lol, never developed a taste for grits.Gizzards and chitlins frankly scare me.

  • I love grits and gizzards. The hard part these days is finding a place that still sells fried gizzards by the pound, which for some reason will almost always be a slightly shady truck stop just off the Interstate. I’m too damn lazy and hate the mess too much to fry my own anymore. Chitlins I’ve always chickened out on, although I have tried tripas, which is about the same thing except Mexican. Not bad, but not good enough to eat on purpose either.

  • Rodford Smith

    Breaded, fried okra…

  • Rodford Smith

    Ever notice that the further south you go in the US the more syllables there are in the word “grits”?

  • The Rev.

    Mmmm, gizzards. For some reason, it seemed like every bowling alley I went to when I was younger had them. They became my bowling snack.

    The gross one from Japan is natto, or fermented soybeans. Goddamn nasty stuff. Tastes rancid, and has this horrifying goo that sticks to your lips and mouth and leaves that flavor there. Had it once years ago, won’t have it again if I can help it. And from Mexico, we have huitlacoche, or what most of you know better as corm smut. I actually had a dish with this recently. It tastes like a dirty, musty basement.

    If forced, I’d eat huitlacoche over natto.

  • The Rev.

    Glad to see you’re back online, man. I don’t suppose we’re getting a review for the Roundtable to celebrate?…