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  • Nelson Black
    Jun 12, 2001
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      By the way, sea urchins are a delicacy appreciated mainly these days in
      sushi...."uni" is the Japanese word the next time you're in a sushi bar. I
      was introduced to them when I was in the Peace Corps stationed in the North
      of Chile in the early 60s. When we were lucky enough to afford them, we
      would eat them as an appetizer with a bit of lime, parsley, and (I think)
      finely chopped onion. Delicious...but defintely an acquired taste.

      Nelson
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      From: "Cadia Los" <duchess@...>
      To: <aloha-donblanding@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Monday, June 11, 2001 9:36 PM
      Subject: [aloha-donblanding] Re: Tempski


      > Nelson,
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      > Quoting from DB's March 3, 1956 column in the Star-Bulletin:
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      > "This brings another memory. Armine von Tempski and her husband, Al
      > Ball, were living in my house in Carmel while she was writing the
      > first half of her book, Born in Paradise. We were taking a walk along
      > the Carmel shore to get the typewriter cramps out of our fingers. A
      > group of Sicilian fishermen and their families were seated on the
      > grass. They were eating. They had big loaves of delectable dark
      > bread. They had wine, garlic, onions, etc.
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      > "But Armine and I spotted something else, and began to drool. They
      > were opening and eating beautiful sea-urchins. We paused. A big fat
      > happy looking woman saw us staring. She said something to the others
      > and mockingly offered us one of the sea-urchins. We practically broke
      > her wrist snatching it. She saw the happy reminiscent expressions in
      > our eyes and realized we were veterans to this fare. We were invited
      > to join them. After that, these nice people would call us when they
      > went sea-urchining, and we'd drop whatever we were doing and speed to
      > the feast."
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      > DB lived in Carmel from about September 1936 through early 1940,
      > though he traveled far and wide during this time. He married Dorothy
      > Putnam on June 13, 1940 in Florida. DB died in Los Angeles on June
      > 9, 1957.
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      > I believe Armine's books were published by Dodd, Mead.
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      > ~~Cadia
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