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Basque Food

Post by Hovannes » Wed Jul 10, 2019 5:15 pm

I'm a fan.
Who else here likes it?
Any Basque places in your town?
I'm not aware of any Basque communities outside of CA, NV and MT
so maybe the food is not as well known by many here.
I could do with a Picon Punch right about now
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Re: Basque Food

Post by hugodrax » Wed Jul 10, 2019 5:18 pm

Hovannes wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 5:15 pm
I'm a fan.
Who else here likes it?
Any Basque places in your town?
I'm not aware of any Basque communities outside of CA, NV and MT
so maybe the food is not as well known by many here.
I could do with a Picon Punch right about now
https://www.rgj.com/story/life/2017/08/ ... 549304001/
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Re: Basque Food

Post by coco » Wed Jul 10, 2019 6:21 pm

None around here
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Re: Basque Food

Post by sweetandsour » Wed Jul 10, 2019 6:42 pm

Lots of bisque food around here. Basque looks interesting, though.
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Re: Basque Food

Post by tuttle » Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:13 am

I'm from Missouri. Basque around these parts is what you do while floating on a river.
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Re: Basque Food

Post by Hovannes » Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:57 am

I'm sad for you guys :(
If you're ever in Fresno, it'll be my treat
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Re: Basque Food

Post by coco » Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:26 am

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Basque Food

Post by JohnnyMcPiperson » Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:39 pm

Basque as in the region in southern France/northern Spain? I did not know that there was an Influence here in the US...


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Re: Basque Food

Post by Bloodhound » Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:30 pm

Yup had it when I was a teen in California...I Like It :wavey:
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Re: Basque Food

Post by Hovannes » Wed Jul 17, 2019 4:34 pm

The Santa Fe in Reno just reopened after five years. We went there for supper last Thursday. The food (and the Picon Punch) was incredible!
Ironically they were sold out of chicken and lamb so we indulged in Basque style Salmon and Pork.
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Re: Basque Food

Post by Hovannes » Wed Jul 17, 2019 4:57 pm

JohnnyMcPiperson wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:39 pm
Basque as in the region in southern France/northern Spain? I did not know that there was an Influence here in the US...


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Basques were imported to tend huge flocks of sheep that were grazed in areas of the West. In between jobs they roomed at Basque run hotels which served familiar meals and were located near railroad stations, so most Basque restaurants are connected to these hotels, where a bell is traditionally rung to call the boarders downstairs for dinner where it traditionally is served family style in five courses plus salad and dessert. Come hungry!
In more recent times, the flocks have dwindled and many of the hotels closed with the old majordomo (serving as host, desk clerk, bar tender, and "security") passing into History.
The Basque community in places like Reno and Winnemucca, Nevada is still vibrant and there is still a Basque presence in Miles City, Montana; Buffalo, Wyoming; Fresno, Bakersfield and Los Banos in California.

Real Basque food is out there, and hunting it down is part of the fun.
The Santa Fe in Reno is one of the very best!
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Re: Basque Food

Post by hugodrax » Wed Jul 17, 2019 5:01 pm

Hovannes wrote:
Wed Jul 17, 2019 4:57 pm
JohnnyMcPiperson wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:39 pm
Basque as in the region in southern France/northern Spain? I did not know that there was an Influence here in the US...


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Basques were imported to tend huge flocks of sheep that were grazed in areas of the West. In between jobs they roomed at Basque run hotels which served familiar meals and were located near railroad stations, so most Basque restaurants are connected to these hotels, where a bell is traditionally rung to call the boarders downstairs for dinner where it traditionally is served family style in five courses plus salad and dessert. Come hungry!
In more recent times, the flocks have dwindled and many of the hotels closed with the old majordomo (serving as host, desk clerk, bar tender, and "security") passing into History.
The Basque community in places like Reno and Winnemucca, Nevada is still vibrant and there is still a Basque presence in Miles City, Montana; Buffalo, Wyoming; Fresno and Los Banos in California.

Real Basque food is out there, and hunting it down is part of the fun.
The Santa Fe in Reno is one of the very best!
We don't like sheep people in the part of Montana I come from, Mister Man.
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Re: Basque Food

Post by Hovannes » Wed Jul 17, 2019 5:05 pm

hugodrax wrote:
Wed Jul 17, 2019 5:01 pm
Hovannes wrote:
Wed Jul 17, 2019 4:57 pm
JohnnyMcPiperson wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:39 pm
Basque as in the region in southern France/northern Spain? I did not know that there was an Influence here in the US...


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Basques were imported to tend huge flocks of sheep that were grazed in areas of the West. In between jobs they roomed at Basque run hotels which served familiar meals and were located near railroad stations, so most Basque restaurants are connected to these hotels, where a bell is traditionally rung to call the boarders downstairs for dinner where it traditionally is served family style in five courses plus salad and dessert. Come hungry!
In more recent times, the flocks have dwindled and many of the hotels closed with the old majordomo (serving as host, desk clerk, bar tender, and "security") passing into History.
The Basque community in places like Reno and Winnemucca, Nevada is still vibrant and there is still a Basque presence in Miles City, Montana; Buffalo, Wyoming; Fresno and Los Banos in California.

Real Basque food is out there, and hunting it down is part of the fun.
The Santa Fe in Reno is one of the very best!
We don't like sheep people in the part of Montana I come from, Mister Man.
LOL!
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