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  • Jan
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    Originally posted by Night Marshal
    In the ep where Garibaldi made the Bagna Cauda does anyone know what the other thing he made?
    I don't recall any other items in that episode. He made pasta another time as I recall, though.

    Jan

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  • Jan
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    Originally posted by grumbler
    JMS was so proud of showing toilets in space that he didn't have the heart top drive the garbage spike home on his competition.
    Actually, at one point he did intend to have an environment tech character but is seems to have never happened.

    Jan

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  • Night Marshal
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    In the ep where Garibaldi made the Bagna Cauda does anyone know what the other thing he made?

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  • grumbler
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    Originally posted by Capt.Montoya
    IIRC the stated reason for no real coffee on B5 was shipping weight, only the freeze-dried instant coffee was readily available.
    I don't recall any "stated reason." I would welcome correction on this.

    An additional issue could have been the amount of waste that used coffee grounds would produce.
    Don't know of any garbage issue on B5. links would be great, otherwise i can just say you are at least thinking, and may be right.

    Similarly there were no fresh eggs, but Marcus managed to get real eggs and bacon for Ivanova.
    So it's likely that real coffee could be smuggled, or imported at a very high price.
    God, do I know about eggs and milk being short. Been there, done that. Stale eggs give the worst, and the smelliest, gas problems one can imagine.

    Anyone else here salty enough to recognize the term "daisy milk"? the strawberry flavor was so bad that it was saved to use in "crossing the line" ceremonies. (shudder)

    But to keep with the canon I'd go with the idea of a genegineered (or specially bred) coffee plant, made to grow fast and be of small size.
    This would mean that Ivanova took coffee roasting lessons at one time on her life, and somehow got hold of a compact roaster.
    Laurel as well, since she started that bit of canon.

    But this speculation on the coffee grounds waste made me wonder of something else:

    How did B5 dispose of trash?
    Just send it to burn on the atmosphere of Epsilon 3? I don't remember this issue being adressed in the series.
    JMS was so proud of showing toilets in space that he didn't have the heart top drive the garbage spike home on his competition.

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  • grumbler
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    Originally posted by WorkerCaste
    In many histoiries, the authors tend to take certain, well-known things for granted when they write. In the case of coffee beans, the unfortunate discovery of Ricardo Valdez (decendent of Juan) is rarely noted. Shortly after the Centauri sold gate technology to Earth, Mr. Valdez decided to apply his great wealth to travelling amoung the stars. He took with him a great store of coffee beans, being highly addicted to the beverage at the foundation of his families fortune. He also brought with him all the equipment necessary to roast the beans, money being no object. After the first jump, however, he made a most unwelcome discovery. Hyperspace adversely affects the beans. The resulting brew was so revolting, it bore no resemblence to any coffe brewed on Earth. Mr. Valdez spent much of his travellings trying to perfect transportation of the beans through hyperspace, but never did succeed. He did find that the plants can be transported with no harm, but given the limited places where those plants can be grown and harvested, this was of limited application.

    Now, see, here is a man using his noodle. I like this, even if it is completely nosensical, because it makes sense of The Canon, which is more sacred than is common sense.

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  • grumbler
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    Originally posted by bakana
    The stuff Garibaldi needed doesn't have to come in Glass containers Now.
    Why do you assume it would in the future?
    Because that was the only way I could excuse the otherwise ham-handed humor of the episode. What other reason could there be?

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  • Radhil
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    I imagine that B5 got rid of most trash by launching it into the local sub.
    I'd think the local sandwich union would have had something to say about that.

    (sorry, couldn't resist, I'm a bit loopy lately)

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  • WorkerCaste
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    I imagine that B5 got rid of most trash by launching it into the local sub. No worries that way about something not burning up entirely. They certainly sent the bodies off into the sun after the battle in Severed Dreams.

    Of course, they probably also took great care to produce as little garbage as possible.

    To that end, coffe grounds shouldn't be a problem since they compost well, and not everything on B5 appeared to be grown hydroponically. I'm sticking with the hyperspace mutation theory.

    [Edit] I can see some people didn't follow my reference to launching it into the local sub, as in sub-light, intra-solar-system trash disposal barge that would transport the trash to the star around which the system was formed. Ya, Ya, that's what I was saying! Honest!
    Last edited by WorkerCaste; 11-22-2004, 12:30 PM.

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  • Capt.Montoya
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    IIRC the stated reason for no real coffee on B5 was shipping weight, only the freeze-dried instant coffee was readily available. An additional issue could have been the amount of waste that used coffee grounds would produce.
    Similarly there were no fresh eggs, but Marcus managed to get real eggs and bacon for Ivanova.
    So it's likely that real coffee could be smuggled, or imported at a very high price.
    But to keep with the canon I'd go with the idea of a genegineered (or specially bred) coffee plant, made to grow fast and be of small size.
    This would mean that Ivanova took coffee roasting lessons at one time on her life, and somehow got hold of a compact roaster.

    But this speculation on the coffee grounds waste made me wonder of something else:

    How did B5 dispose of trash?
    Just send it to burn on the atmosphere of Epsilon 3? I don't remember this issue being adressed in the series.

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  • WorkerCaste
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    In many histoiries, the authors tend to take certain, well-known things for granted when they write. In the case of coffee beans, the unfortunate discovery of Ricardo Valdez (decendent of Juan) is rarely noted. Shortly after the Centauri sold gate technology to Earth, Mr. Valdez decided to apply his great wealth to travelling amoung the stars. He took with him a great store of coffee beans, being highly addicted to the beverage at the foundation of his families fortune. He also brought with him all the equipment necessary to roast the beans, money being no object. After the first jump, however, he made a most unwelcome discovery. Hyperspace adversely affects the beans. The resulting brew was so revolting, it bore no resemblence to any coffe brewed on Earth. Mr. Valdez spent much of his travellings trying to perfect transportation of the beans through hyperspace, but never did succeed. He did find that the plants can be transported with no harm, but given the limited places where those plants can be grown and harvested, this was of limited application.

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  • circularREASON
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    sounds very nice

    ( wipes away drool )

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  • Dr Maturin
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    We have prime rib and baugna cauda every New Year's. Good stuff, even if you despise anchovies.

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  • bakana
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    We saw the same thing when Garibaldi needed the ingredients for Baugna.

    I am just assuming that glass containers are hard to ship, otherwise nothing Garibaldi tried to import would be difficult. Does not apply to coffee.
    The stuff Garibaldi needed doesn't have to come in Glass containers Now.
    Why do you assume it would in the future?

    Bagna Cauda

    * 1-cup extra virgin olive oil
    * 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
    * 3 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped very fine, or, preferably crushed with a pestle
    * 1, 2-oz can flat anchovy fillets packed in oil, drained, chopped very fine

    Prepare the vegetables that you choose to serve by slicing them thinly or in strips.

    Melt the butter in a deep earthenware bowl or saucepan over very low heat, making sure butter does not bubble - just long enough to get butter hot.

    As soon as the butter is melted add the olive oil and let it heat through.

    Add the garlic and sautÚ for an instant or two, (if crushed will cook faster than chopped) Do not let the garlic color at all. Remove.

    Add the anchovies, stirring and mashing them with a wooden spoon.

    Simmer for 3 or 4 minutes over very low heat, stirring continuously.

    Sauce is ready when smooth in texture.

    Keep the sauce warm over a spirit flame or canned heat burner.

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  • grumbler
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    Originally posted by bakana
    Shipping Weight.
    Shipping weight is not prohibitive. I have had coffee in the Indian Ocean any numer of times.

    Shipping stuff all the way from Earth would be VERY Expensive.
    Starships cost Billions of dollars to build and the people who own them want their Money back.
    It's not like here where coffee can be loaded onto a slow freighter.
    It's the equivalent of flying it first class on a 747.
    But this is an argument against anything whatever reaching B5. When you have a popular and easily shipped product like coffee being unavailable on B5, you are arguing that nothing, no matter how profitable, will reach the station.

    Plus, there seems to be a Bureaucraticly approved LIST of foods that can be shipped.
    Probably to encourage local food production.
    This would work except that coffee is both good for morale and difficult to produce locally.

    We saw the same thing when Garibaldi needed the ingredients for Baugna.
    I am just assuming that glass containers are hard to ship, otherwise nothing Garibaldi tried to import would be difficult. Does not apply to coffee.

    I recognize that the coffee situation was just created by JMS for dramatic purposes, but again I am playing the "canon game."

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  • Dr Maturin
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    <<Huh? Is that meaningful?>>

    Everyone is talking double with Domino's Doublemelt Pizza!

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