Tuesday, May 22, 2007
Here's something you don't see everyday (Ken)
Quail eggs. This week has been a week of hurry-up-and-do-all-the-little-things-you-said-you-were-going-to-do-before-you-leave. Today, it was quail eggs.
I have seen them in the store and was thinking if I am ever going to have the chance to eat some quail eggs—it is here and now.
As you can see, it is about a 3:1 ratio with a chicken egg, and it is easy to overcook them. Yet, they taste remarkably like chicken eggs. I don’t know what I expected, and I probably would have been surprised either way.
I went for a walk today, just because I won’t have many more chances just to get out and see the city and the people. It is Semana de Mayo—May Week. On the TV today, there were man-in-the-street interviews asking people if they wear patriotic items or display the flag. Most enthusiastically said they do. Friday, May 25, is a national holiday commemorating the May Revolution. Argentine Independence Day is July 9. This begins the patriotic holidays.
On Avenida Santa Fe and Avenida Callao, there were girls with flags at all four corners of the intersection. When the light turned red, they ran out into the mass of idling cars and gave anyone who wanted one a flag—the kind that hooks to the car window. These were all over town. On Callao, there was a trailer with a radio station doing a live remote and they were handing out the flags to pedestrians. I got one. Maybe I’ll put it on my truck to celebrate 9 de Julio when I am back home.