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Everything posted by Artemis

  1. I don't know them personally, but I discuss poetry translation with one of them from time to time on another forum. He's writing a book on absinthe in Finnish (The Muse of the Damned). He writes in English very well (as do you). Don't sweat the equipment; I don't have most of that stuff and I've been into it for 15 years or so. All you need is quality absinthe and clean water.
  2. I know a Finn or three who are well up to speed. https://www.facebook.com/Absinttikirja
  3. Really. I'd have to put some on to take them off; I haven't worn shoes other than flip flops for years, exept to attend funerals. The Christmas theme attracted my attention; I had long forgotten having posted in it, but I didn't want to let a second opportunity to show Bill's brilliant work pass by. I don't remember anything about the absinthe; wouldn't talk about it anyway, so nobody ask, please.
  4. I don't know about generous; if anything it was understated. What I had in mind at the time was this; I've never seen better:
  5. Goth fairy, meh. But she reminds me a little of Noodle. I might wear shoes with Noodle on them.
  6. From me too, and I don't even wear shoes.
  7. Blues Cat, overwatered on purpose with tepid water, washed down with smoked herring and Swedish crackers.
  8. I sure didn't get that out of it. I thought he meant that vintage equipment and a list of ingredients wouldn't make one a good cook, and he couldn't be more right about that.
  9. so having an vintage stove make you a good cook ? Succeeding in an macarons recipe by only having the ingredient too ? True. If you're doing a reenactment thing, period recipes and equipment would be the way to go, but otherwise, it's not necessarily the best that can be done.
  10. Maybe that's the source of the bad luck, but now that I think about it, maybe that was a bed (Drugstore Cowboy).
  11. That's not the issue. The issue is that Ted's business model is not remotely like theirs. Ted is passionate about absinthe. Mega corporations are passionate about profit for themselves and their shareholders. Exactly.
  12. I'd be surprised if the weights of herbs that went into a distilled absinthe recipe translate into a mixture of individual herbal extracts based upon those weights (proportions). that would yield anything like a one to one correspondence between the mixed product and the distilled product, and that's leaving the coloring herbs, which are a whole different monkey, aside. It might be interesting to start with a protocol intended for mixing extracts. See, for example (but don't copy and post it anywhere, please), page 14 here: http://www.oxygenee.com/Fritsch-English.pdf
  13. You put de lime in de coconut, you drink em bote up.
  14. Just to avoid any confusion I've seen somewhere else: they have abandoned the idea of a premium quality absinthe but as I said on the previous page, the new improved Absinthe Pernod is already produced in France and has already been tasted by bartenders at TOTC. The question is; what exactly does "improved" mean? Can anyone shed any light on this? There's a discussion about the "Return of Pernod" here: http://www.museeabsinthe.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=2080 that may shed some light, but not much, and a post or two actually links to here or references the discussion here. That people in France have to look to America for what Pernod is or isn't doing helps to illustrate the sea change that has taken place when it comes to absinthe.
  15. I saw this today at the French forum: Full pockets is full pockets in any language.
  16. I was there, but I was unaware of anything Pernod-Ricard was doing there; didn't know they were in town, didn't care.
  17. http://www.museeabsinthe.com/forums/index....49&hl=hevia
  18. Requires sign in, but I assume it's the same picture that's up at the French forum. Spectacular.
  19. Thanks, but like a snake in a bowl, I might be easier to like from afar.
  20. There are other ways to do things. Ted explained some of them to me two days ago. At this point, there's a better chance of Obama hiring Newt Gingrich to get him re-elected, and of Newt wanting the job; I'll leave it at that.