Smoke Nazi; Honey Ring; Calippo; Rock Cake; Pizza Rustica
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Sun Oct 20 04:20:55 UTC 2002
Only a few more hours left in Malta.
O.T. VIRGINIA SNIPER--I have Sky News and Fox News and CNN International in my hotel here. Both Sky and Fox have ben covering the latest sniper shooting in Virginia for the past two+ hours. There is NOTHING about it on CNN. Not in the news ribbon at the bottom. Not in the headline newscast. NOTHING! CNN then broadcast a two-week-old Larry King interview with Madonna. "The King of Talk" added: "I think you'll be 'swept away' by this movie." Incredible.
BLUE HAWAII "BLUE CHEESE"--I should have added that it was indeed "blue cheese," not "bleu cheese." Probably from the Blue Grotto.
READREADREADREADREADREADREAD--A tourist in my group has a library bag that prints this word over and over. I didn't think about it much, but then Allen Walker Read died and I can't look at it the same way.
SMOKE NAZI--The title of an editorial in Saturday's NEW YORK TIMES. "--Nazi" is not new, but "Smoke Nazi" might gain some frequency in NYC now.
CALIPPO--Iced fruit roll-ups. Sold here in Malta. A web check shows that several manufacturers, such as Walls, make "Calippos."
ROCK CAKE--A sweet in Malta. Looks like a "scone" to me.
MALTESE FRUIT TART--With "dates, raisins, lemon and orange marmalade." Looks like an ordinary fruit tart to me.
WINTER ICE CREAM--A cupcake made to look like an ice cream cone.
CINNAMON VILLAGE BISCUITS
MINTNIGHT--A flavor seen here. Not many web hits for it yet.
HONEY RING--Sold many places. The Caffee Cordina packaging says:
A traditional Maltese sweet made with black treacle, marmalade, orange peel, spices and honey. This Maltese specialty dates back to the 15th century and may be enjoyed with wine or as a dessert.
PRICKLY PEAR WINE--Sold all over. It's pink. Zeppi's Bajtra Liqueurs sells "A Prickly Pear Liqueur produced from the traditional fruit of the Maltese Islands."
PIZZA RUSTICA--Seen all over. One places has it as tomatoes, olive oil, anchovies, oregano, capers, and olives. Not in OED?
PIZZA CAPRICIOSA--mozzarella, tomatoes, mushrooms, eggs, ham, and oregano. Also seen on many pizza menus.
PIZZA NAPOLITANA--mozzarella, tomatoes, anchovies, oregano, capers.
PIZZAS--One place sells Margherita, Peperoni, Rustica, Ai Funghi, Capricciosa, Calzone (Closed Pizza), Quattro Staioni, Quattro Formaggi, Vegetarian, Maltija, Mustina, Frutta di Mare.
POVERTY, CHASTITY, AND OBEDIENCE--Sacred vows of the Knights of Malta and New York City administrative law judges. How do I apply to be a knight?
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