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Christmas Eve 2005 Menu

12/24/05 | by JAdP | Categories: Food and Drink, Personal

I lied about tonight's menu. I can't just do two courses. There will be three.

  1. Yes, as in all years gone by, we'll start with a soup of white beans and anchovies made by my father, as made by his father before him using an old Abruzzi recipe.
  2. The pasta dish will be chunks of local tuna baked with peeled, seeded roma tomatoes, capers, calamati olives (house cured at Colombo's) and garlic, served over saffron fettuccini by rustichella d'abruzzo, purchased at Colombo's.
  3. Wild halibut served with bluelake green beans (couldn't find fresh fava beans) cooked in a fish stock and garlic mashed potatoes

Dessert would be a selection of Italian cookies that Mom bought.

And once again, Happy Holidays, safe journeys and good eating to all who won't be eating here tonight, and my family and friends wherevever you are this year.

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wow, that all sounds really good..MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!!

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I'm Joseph A. di Paolantonio and this blog has two main foci: my interest in food, and my interest in the future. This provides a look into my personal life, and is separate from my consulting work…though there will be overlap. I am an independent researcher, working as a strategic consultant and I'm an executive with over 20 years of commercial experience with a technical interest in the intersection of Internet of Things, with advanced data management and analysis methods. I view data science as a team activity, and I feel that the IoT must be viewed as a system. I am leveraging my past activities to understand the adoption and impact of the IoT; first, as a system engineer in aerospace, where I developed Bayesian risk assessment methods for systems within the Space Transportation System (including the Space Shuttle), Extreme Ultraviolet Explorer, Gravity Probe B, and many more, and second, as a enterprise data warehousing, business intelligence and analytics professional. Between my aerospace and IT careers, I indulged my hobby of cooking by starting a food company, Montara Magic, centered around my chocolate sauces. My education combined chemistry, mathematics and philosophy. I performed research into molten salt fuel cells in graduate school, and in photovoltaic materials for a short time in industry. The lure of bringing the human race into space was strong, and when I was offered the chance to combine my chemistry and mathematics skills to develop new risk assessment and system engineering methods for space launch and propulsion systems – I couldn't resist. I perform independent research and strategic consulting to bring value from the Internet of Things, Sensor Analytics Ecosystems and data science teams.I am a caregiver, a lover of science fiction and speculative fantasy, and my passion to learn has led me to a pilot's license, an assistant instructor in SCUBA, nordic and alpine skiing, sea kayaking, and reading everything I can, in as many topics as I can.

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