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Tue May 12, 2020, 09:59 AM

Eat and quarantine to beat the virus: From The BBC/Travel 5-12-20... (includes recipes)

from the aritcle:

"A Javanese Dish To Banish The Plague

By Scott Anthony 12 May 2020

According to legend, when the plague came to the city of Yogyakarta on the Indonesian island of Java, the sultan ordered his citizens to cook sayur lodeh and stay home for 49 days. The plague ended. And so began a practice that continues to this day.

Sayur lodeh is a simple vegetable curry made from seven key ingredients and a spicy coconut milk base. Nutritionists that have studied the dish point to the health benefits of additions like galangal, which is thought to have anti-inflammatory qualities. They’ve surmised that such a dish, made from seasonal, easy-to-obtain ingredients, make it perfect for quarantine."

much more, including recipes, at link:

http://www.bbc.com/travel/story/20200506-a-javanese-dish-to-banish-the-plague

disclaimer: As a child in West Pakistan I learned to enjoy curry and still do. Now I wonder what's
more effective, the curry or the 49-day quarantine? Let's do both!

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abqtommy May 12 OP
brooklynite May 12 #1
phylny May 12 #5
blm May 12 #2
abqtommy May 12 #3
LeftInTX May 12 #4
Nay May 12 #6

Response to abqtommy (Original post)

Tue May 12, 2020, 10:06 AM

1. I'm guessing they didn't have to go to a crowded market to get the coconut milk...

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #1)

Tue May 12, 2020, 11:47 AM

5. Yeah, look at the other ingredients, too.

Fat chance I'd find them where I live.

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Response to abqtommy (Original post)

Tue May 12, 2020, 10:54 AM

2. Thank you. Sharing this

with my mr blm.

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Response to blm (Reply #2)

Tue May 12, 2020, 11:19 AM

3. Confucius say "Sometimes attempt to curry favor works!"

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Response to abqtommy (Original post)

Tue May 12, 2020, 11:42 AM

4. Yep! I have all that at home!

Ingredients:
50g melinjo
100g melinjo leaf
200g chayote
100g long beans
1 purple aubergine
1 jackfruit
1 piece tempeh
100 ml coconut milk

Especially the jackfruit..LOL...They aren't in season around here. (I think they are imported from Asia and not from tropical Americas) I wish markets sold them cut and packaged as opposed to the whole fruit. I bought one once....it was an endeavor...

When I bought my jackfruit, I watched a guy from a village in India..LOL...Of course he had the fortune of letting it ripen on the tree and also had an outdoor type kitchen...When it was ripe, he stuck a broomstick in it and let the latex ooze out...It video was hilarious and that was what I pretty much ended up doing

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Update: According to the Jackfruit Company I can buy prepackaged at Sprouts. Now you're talking!!

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Response to LeftInTX (Reply #4)

Tue May 12, 2020, 11:55 AM

6. You can get jackfruit in cans at Kroger or Wegman's, here in VA.

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