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Tuesday, Nov 19
All Day Free Admission to Japanese Friendship Garden
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
2:00 PM French Language Conference & Job Fair
6:00 PM Demonstration: Japanese Floral Design
7:00 PM Victoria Martino Lectures on Matisse
7:30 PM Stage: Cambodian Rock Band
7:30 PM Stage: Ring Around the Moon
Wednesday, Nov 20
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
8:30 AM Symposium: Archaeology in Israel
12:00 PM Talk: The Racism of Antisemitism
7:00 PM Astana Ballet
7:00 PM The Horszowski Trio: From Prague to Moscow
7:00 PM International Chocolate Tasting
7:30 PM Stage: Cambodian Rock Band
Thursday, Nov 21
All Day Native Truth & Healing Calfornia Genocide Conference
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
6:00 AM Doctors Without Borders Recruitment Info Session
9:30 AM Symposium on the Indigenous Language Communities of the Californias
10:00 AM Travel Log Book Workshop
6:00 PM Spanish Wine Night
7:00 PM Stage: Eurydice
7:30 PM Linda Blair Lectures on Jan Van Eyck
7:30 PM Stage: Around the World in 80 Days
8:00 PM Music: Gingee
8:00 PM Stage: Cambodian Rock Band
8:00 PM Stage: Hold These Truths
Friday, Nov 22
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
All Day Native Truth & Healing Calfornia Genocide Conference
9:30 AM Kumeyaay Community Garden Unveiling Ceremony
2:00 PM Talk: What Americans Read When They Read About the Holocaust
2:00 PM Stage: Cambodian Rock Band
3:30 PM Wonderfront Music & Arts Festival
6:00 PM Fiesta Santa Cecilia Fundraiser Mariachi Concert
7:00 PM Comedy: George Lopez
7:00 PM Stage: Eurydice
7:30 PM Stage: Texas in Paris
8:00 PM Stage: Around the World in 80 Days
8:00 PM Stage: And Neither Have I Wings To Fly
8:00 PM Stage: Hold These Truths
Saturday, Nov 23
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
All Day Native Truth & Healing Calfornia Genocide Conference
12:00 AM Midnight & Matinee - AKIRA in Japanese w/ English Subtitles
10:00 AM Indigo Dye & Shibori Workshop
11:00 AM Sumi-e Ten Exhibition
11:45 AM Wonderfront Music & Arts Festival
2:00 PM Stage: Cambodian Rock Band
5:00 PM Dance: PKG Ascend
7:00 PM Stage: Eurydice
7:30 PM Stage: Texas in Paris
8:00 PM Music: Hirie
8:00 PM Stage: Around the World in 80 Days
8:00 PM Stage: And Neither Have I Wings To Fly
8:00 PM Stage: Hold These Truths
Sunday, Nov 24
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
All Day Native Truth & Healing Calfornia Genocide Conference
11:00 AM Sumi-e Ten Exhibition
11:45 AM Wonderfront Music & Arts Festival
2:00 PM Stage: Hold These Truths
2:00 PM Stage: Cambodian Rock Band
2:00 PM Stage: Around the World in 80 Days
2:00 PM Stage: Texas in Paris
2:00 PM Stage: And Neither Have I Wings To Fly
6:00 PM Lebanese Independence Day Banquet
7:00 PM Stage: Cambodian Rock Band
7:00 PM Stage: Hold These Truths
11:00 PM Midnight & Matinee - AKIRA in Japanese w/ English Subtitles
Monday, Nov 25
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
11:00 AM Sumi-e Ten Exhibition
7:00 PM Film: Light and Truth (Urim VeTumim)
Tuesday, Nov 26
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
1:00 PM In Between' (Bar Bahar)
6:30 PM Talk: Symbols Of The French Language
7:00 PM Film: Harry Potter & the Goblet of Fire
7:00 PM Victoria Martino Lectures on Matisse
7:30 PM Stage: Cambodian Rock Band
Wednesday, Nov 27
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:30 PM Stage: Cambodian Rock Band
Thursday, Nov 28
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:30 PM Stage: Around the World in 80 Days
8:00 PM Stage: Cambodian Rock Band
Friday, Nov 29
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
2:00 PM Stage: Cambodian Rock Band
8:00 PM Film: Official Secrets
8:00 PM Stage: Around the World in 80 Days
8:00 PM Stage: And Neither Have I Wings To Fly
Saturday, Nov 30
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
2:00 PM Stage: Cambodian Rock Band
8:00 PM Film: Official Secrets
8:00 PM Stage: Around the World in 80 Days
8:00 PM Stage: And Neither Have I Wings To Fly
Sunday, Dec 1
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
2:00 PM Stage: Cambodian Rock Band
2:00 PM Stage: Around the World in 80 Days
2:00 PM Stage: And Neither Have I Wings To Fly
7:00 PM Stage: Cambodian Rock Band
7:30 PM Stage: Lady Zhaojun
Monday, Dec 2
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Italian Beef Braciole
The Participant Observer Recipe of the Month is Italian Beef Braciole with Proscuitto Wrapped Asparagus.

Braciole
Italian Beef Braciole with Proscuitto Wrapped Asparagus

Braciole are stuffed meat rolls from Italy. The name is Sicilian and is pronounced /bra'zhul/ . Braciole are a type of roulade and in northern Italy are sometimes call involtini. There are a number of regional variations and while beef is typically used, stuffed pork rolls are also known. To confuse the traveler, in northern Italy the term braciole refers to a kind of bone-in pork cutlet. They are held together with either toothpicks or kitchen twine. Popular fillings include Parmesian or Romano cheese, herbed bread crumbs, Italian parsley, roasted pinenuts (pinoli), basil and sometimes egg either raw as a binder or quartered for texture and taste. Baraciole, after pan browned, can be cooked in variety of sauces. The sauce below is a simple tomato sauce with dry red wine. It's an easy to make recipe but a bit time-consuming because to get the meat tender it has to be simmered in the red sauce for an hour and a half to two hours. Serve the braciole with the strings attached letting your diners remove them.

INGREDIENTS:

For Braciole:
  • 2 pounds of flank or round steak cut thin
  • 1/4 cup of Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1/2 cup of Romano cheese, grated
  • 1 cup of Italian seasoned bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup of Italian parsley, chopped
  • 1/4 cup of toasted pine nuts
  • 4 slices of Parma prosciutto, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons of pesto
  • 1/4 cup of light olive oil (note: other high temp oils can be used, but don't use regular olive oil)
  • cotton cooking twine
For Sauce:
  • 1 large can of crushed Italian tomatoes
  • 1 medium yellow onion, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped fine
  • 1 cup dry red table wine
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning (a dash each (equal parts) of dried Marjoram, Thyme, Rosemary, Sage & Oregano, or use a per-prepared mixture like McCormick s)
For Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus (for two)
  • 12 asparagus spears
  • 6 green onions (scallions)
  • 3 slices prosciutto

PREPARATION:

  1. Braciole can be made either as one very large roll or smaller rolls. Whichever style you decide on the steak needs to be pounded thin(1/4 inch) with a meat tenderizing mallet. This recipe assumes you are making the smaller sized braciole. To avoid making a mess, sandwich the meat between two sheets of plastic wrap before pounding.
  2. Cut the meat into long strips. Creating strips 3 to 4 inches wide and 6 to 7 inches long is ideal, but this will be depend on the size and shape of the meat you are working with. Adjust the size of your cuts so that they are similar in shape and size.
  3. Mix all the other ingredients (except the twine!)in a large bowl and mix thoroughly
  4. Lay out a strip of the beef with one of the short sides facing you
  5. Spoon the mixture (and pat down) on the beef, leaving a 1" space at the end (edge furthest from you)
  6. Roll the beef like you would when making a burrito or sushi roll
  7. To keep the roll intact tie it with two appropriate lengths of kitchen twine
  8. In a skillet (cast iron works best), brown the beef rolls on all sides in the light olive oil.
  9. While the braciole are browning, start the sauce.
  10. In a large flat bottomed pot, on medium heat "sweat" the onions and garlic until the onions are translucent. Sweating is different than sautéing as the goal is not to brown the ingredients
  11. Add the crushed tomatoes and red wine.
  12. When the braciole are browned on all sides, place them in the sauce so that they are completely submerged
  13. De-glaze the frying pan with the red wine and then pour the wine from the pan into the pot
  14. Bring pot to a low simmer and cover.
  15. Simmer braciole for one and a half to two hours on a low simmer.
  16. Make one pound of your favorite pasta
  17. Serve braciole and sauce over pasta

Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus Preparation:

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Wash and trim ends off the asparagus. Many cooks suggest snapping the asparagus on the theory that they will break precisely at the right point separating the tender part from the tough part. That's probably good general advice, but for this side dish, presentation matters, so cutting is preferred.
  3. Wash the scallions, cut off roots and trim to the same length as the asparagus
  4. Cut Prosciutto pieces in half.
  5. Bundle together 2 asparagus spears and 1 scallion with one half a piece of prosciutto.
  6. Roast in preheated oven for 10-15 minutes (time depends on thickness of asparagus)

Recipe by: T. Johnston-O'Neill
Photo by: Heidi Adams
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