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Karl’s Smoked Trout Deviled Eggs

I made some deviled eggs for Jan’s Ethno Breakfast—a local (Bay Area) meeting of corporate ethnologists. We had some leftover smoked trout and I thought I would experiment with it, in case  Jan asked me to make another dish for the next event. Plain deviled eggs are an infinite canvas for creative new dishes.

Karl’s Smoked Trout Deviled Eggs

Karl’s Smoked Trout Deviled Eggs

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Karl’s Potluck Curried Deviled Eggs

Being the cook of the family, Jan frequently asks me to make something when she needs a mitzva meal or a dish for a potluck. Last week it was Ethno Breakfast—a local (Bay Area) meeting of corporate ethnologists. Since all except the largest firms hire only one person in this discipline, this can be an isolated job—one anthropologist amongst an entire company of engineers and MBAs. Jan has been pushing this field for several years, so some of the local practitioners are her former students. Ethno Breakfast provides a community to share ideas and problems once a month.

Karl’s Potluck Curried Deviled Eggs

Karl’s Potluck Curried Deviled Eggs
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Karl’s Mac & Two Cheeses with Bacon & Leeks for a Crowd

Jan is going to another pot luck organized by NUMU Los Gatos. She and her students have been interviewing relocated American Indians who live in the South Bay—having moved to the city from various reservations in the 1950s, ‘60s, and 70s. Last time, I made a big pot of ham and beans. To switch things up, I decided to do larger than usual Mac & Cheese this time.

Karl’s Mac & Two Cheeses with Bacon & Leeks for a Crowd

Karl’s Mac & Two Cheeses
with Bacon & Leeks for a Crowd

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Karl’s California Fusion Hummus Wraps

Jan is having another potluck with her students. San Jose anthropology students present papers at the SWAA conference every year. To prepare them, the professors have them present before each other and two professors for feedback and suggestions. Since they come in on a Saturday to do this, food is usually involved.

Karl’s California Fusion Hummus Wraps

Karl’s California Fusion Hummus Wraps

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Karl’s Asian Salad for a Crowd

Jan, my wife, is an anthropologist at SJSU. When she can, she arranges for her students to do “real world” projects for their assignments. This semester, she will be and her students will be part of a team, organized by NUMU Los Gatos, interviewing relocated American Indians who live in the South Bay. Having moved to the city—from the reservations in the 1950s, ‘60s, and 70s—their stories will soon be lost to history, if they are not recorded now.

Karl’s Asian Salad for a Crowd

Karl’s Asian Salad for a Crowd

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Karl’s Ham and Beans for a Crowd

Jan, my wife, is an anthropologist at SJSU. When she can, she arranges for her students to do “real world” projects for their assignments. This semester, she will be and her students will be part of a team, organized by NUMU Los Gatos, interviewing relocated American Indians who live in the South Bay—having moved to the city from various reservations in the 1950s, ‘60s, and 70s—if they are not recorded now their stories will soon be lost to history.

Karl’s Ham and Beans for a Crowd

Karl’s Ham and Beans for a Crowd

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Karl’s Fried Green Onion and Ham Deviled Eggs

My mother, Claudia’s recipe for deviled eggs was fairly standard for the Fifties. My wife, Jan, is very unadventurous when it comes to deviled eggs—a little mayo, raw green onion, a bit of pepper & salt, and she won’t kick if I top it with a sprinkle of paprika. When I am making deviled eggs just for myself—if she is away on a trip or something—I like to push the boundaries.

Karl’s Fried Green Onion and Ham Deviled Eggs

Karl’s Fried Green Onion and Ham Deviled Eggs

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Claudia’s Deviled Eggs

My mother, Claudia’s recipe for deviled eggs was fairly standard for the Fifties. This is mostly a Southern (US) recipe. If you went to any church potluck back then, someone would bring these deviled eggs. Everyone’s home recipe was virtually identical, so they almost always tasted the same. Continue reading

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Karl’s Saag Paneer II

Jan has a potluck today and most of the other people signed up for meat dishes. Jan thought that there should be at least one vegetarian option. I suggested saag paneer, greens with cheese.

Karl’s Saag Paneer II

Karl’s Saag Paneer II

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