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West Coast Cookbook & Speakeasy is Now Open! 8am-9am PT/ 11am-Noon ET for our especially Special Daily Specials; River City Hash Mondays, Tarrytown Chowder Tuesdays, Smothered Benedict Wednesdays, Metro Shrimp & Grits Thursdays & Blue Moon Spirits Fridays!

Chef de Cuisine Justice Putnam serves up a cornucopia of abundance in The Bistro Cafe with "All The News That's Fit To Read" and "In This Reporter's Opinion," a lively, humorous and astute analyses on the issues of the day, along with spirited discussions at the "Chef's Table" with politicians, pundits, celebrities, musicians, authors, filmmakers, academics and leaders of the New Media.

Bon Appétit!

First a road manager and occasional back-up singer for the rock group, Cottonmouth in the mid-70's, Justice Putnam then re-emerged with the Laguna Beach Free Poets briefly, part of the Los Angeles Art/ Performance/ Poetry/ Dance/ Punk movement during the early 80's. He then performed solo shows, as a member of Meta-4 and later with Chris Watkins of Hoi Poloi and also Preacher Boy & The Natural Blues, as well as with Jimmy McAllister of Rabbit Choir at such venues as Gorky's in Los Angeles, Beyond Baroque in Santa Monica, Cafe du Nord and Biscuits and Blues in San Francisco, Freight and Salvage and The Bison Brewing Company in Berkeley, The Sweetwater in Mill Valley, and also at music festivals in France, Belgium, Germany, California and Oregon. His poetry and prose has been published in Elektrum Magazine, Vol. No. Magazine, American Poetry Anthology, Literatus World Review, Berkeley Daily Planet and other academic, small press, print and online journals.

A scholar-athlete in his youth, Justice Putnam worked as an orderly, an emergency room technician, a Roustabout and a Production Operator at an oil refinery. He taught History and English in private schools briefly, while coaching football and track. He was a fruit and vegetable inspector for the California State Department of Agriculture and a stone mason building free standing moss stone walls in Marin and Sonoma Counties. He has been a theater light designer, an actor, a surfer, deep-sea fisherman and a Grinder on a racing yacht. He was the co-host with the chanson francaise impresario, Simon Dray, on his "Fm/French Connection Bistro Radio" broadcast from KUSF 90.3 in San Francisco for over a decade.

Justice has also traveled around the world, living for short times in France, Italy, Japan and Mexico.

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West Coast Cookbook and Speakeasy - Smothered Benedict Wednesdays 10 Aug 22

West Coast Cookbook & Speakeasy is Now Open! 8am-9am PT/ 11am-Noon ET for our especially special Daily Specials, Smothered Benedict Wednesdays! Starting off in the Bistro Cafe, “there is no uprising” for Trump after the FBI search, but the media continues to distort the reaction of a tiny number of Trump’s followers. Then, on the rest of the menu, companies are increasing investment as Biden signed the CHIPS and Science Act boosting the US semiconductor industry; Ramsey County, Minnesota settled a racial discrimination suit against the Sheriff’s Office for running a ‘whites only jail’ to guard Derek Chauvin; and, the PGA Tour’s FedEx Cup playoffs will take place without any of the golfers who defected to the Saudi-funded Bone Saw Invitational Series. After the break, we move to the Chef’s Table where the United States is returning thirty “looted Bronze Age antiquities” to Cambodia; and, Nagasaki paid tribute to the victims of the US atomic bombing seventy-seven years ago yesterday, August 9. All that and more, on West Coast Cookbook & Speakeasy with Chef de Cuisine Justice Putnam. Bon Appétit! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ "To those of us who believe that all of life is sacred every crumb of bread and sip of wine is a Eucharist, a remembrance, a call to awareness of holiness right where we are. I want all of the holiness of the Eucharist to spill out beyond church walls, out of the hands of priests and into the regular streets and sidewalks, into the hands of regular, grubby people like you and me, onto our tables, in our kitchens and dining rooms and backyards.” -- Shauna Niequist "Bread and Wine: A Love Letter to Life Around the Table with Recipes" ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Show Notes & Links: https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2022/8/10/2115605/-West-Coast-Cookbook-amp-Speakeasy-Daily-Special-Smothered-Benedict-Wednesdays

1h 3m
Aug 10
West Coast Cookbook and Speakeasy - Tarrytown Chowder Tuesdays 09 Aug 22

West Coast Cookbook & Speakeasy is Now Open! 8am-9am PT/ 11am-Noon ET for our especially special Daily Special; Tarrytown Chowder Tuesdays! Starting off in the Bistro Cafe, the use of search warrant, rather than a subpoena, reflects the DOJ’s “astonishing” lack of confidence in Donald Trump. Then, on the rest of the menu, the Biden administration announced the ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy is over; California’s last nuke plant might run a little longer; and, two militia members face a new trial over a scheme to kidnap and execute Michigan governor Gretchen Whitmer. After the break, we move to the Chef’s Table where the Greek prime minister said he was unaware that the country’s intelligence service had been bugging an opposition politician’s mobile phone for three months; and, France is in the midst of a fourth heat wave amid an historic drought. All that and more, on West Coast Cookbook & Speakeasy with Chef de Cuisine Justice Putnam. Bon Appétit! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ “As I ate the oysters with their strong taste of the sea and their faint metallic taste that the cold white wine washed away, leaving only the sea taste and the succulent texture, and as I drank their cold liquid from each shell and washed it down with the crisp taste of the wine, I lost the empty feeling and began to be happy and to make plans.” - Ernest Hemingway "A Moveable Feast" ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Show Notes & Links: https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2022/8/9/2115353/-West-Coast-Cookbook-amp-Speakeasy-Daily-Special-Tarrytown-Chowder-Tuesdays

1h 3m
Aug 09
West Coast Cookbook and Speakeasy - River City Hash Mondays 08 Aug 22

West Coast Cookbook & Speakeasy is Now Open! 8am-9am PT/ 11am-Noon ET for our especially special Daily Specials; River City Hash Mondays! Starting off in the Bistro Cafe, “this has been an extraordinarily successful two years legislatively.” Then, on the rest of the menu, Indiana’s new sweeping ban on abortion produced immediate political and economic fallout; the Republicans will fist bump their success in blocking a cap on insulin costs for millions of patients; and, Albuquerque detectives have “determined there is a connection” between earlier killings of Muslims, and that of an aide to a Democratic lawmaker just this past week. After the break, we move to the Chef’s Table where Ugandan authorities have suspended the work of a prominent LGBTQ rights group; and, Iraq broils in dangerous 120-degree heat as the power grid shuts down. All that and more, on West Coast Cookbook & Speakeasy with Chef de Cuisine Justice Putnam. Bon Appétit! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ "I was never a spy. I was with the OSS organization. We had a number of women, but we were all office help." -- Julia Child ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Show Notes & Links: https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2022/8/8/2115108/-West-Coast-Cookbook-amp-Speakeasy-Daily-Special-River-City-Hash-Mondays

1h 3m
Aug 09
West Coast Cookbook and Speakeasy - Blue Moon Sprits Fridays 05 Aug 22

West Coast Cookbook & Speakeasy is Now Open! 8am-9am PT/ 11am-Noon ET for our especially special Daily Specials; Blue Moon Spirits Friday! Starting off in the Bistro Cafe, CPAC is thirsty for Hungary’s “no mixed-marriages” Orban, while “read my pie hole, hands off my carried interest loophole” Sinema, signed off on the Inflation Reduction Act. On the rest of the menu, a recount confirmed that an indicted Colorado county clerk who alleged voting fraud, lost the primary election she ran in last month; potable water has become a needed commodity in flood-ravaged Kentucky; and, Democrats are poised to strip Iowa from leading off their presidential nominating process starting in 2024. After the break, we move to the Chef’s Table where Russia is set to launch a spy satellite for Iran but will use it first over Ukraine; and, China’s military exercises aimed at Taiwan, including missiles fired into Japan’s exclusive economic zone, represent a “significant escalation.” All that and more, on West Coast Cookbook & Speakeasy with Chef de Cuisine Justice Putnam. Bon Appétit! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ “Structural linguistics is a bitterly divided and unhappy profession, and a large number of its practitioners spend many nights drowning their sorrows in Ouisghian Zodahs.” ― Douglas Adams "The Restaurant at the End of the Universe"

1h 3m
Aug 07
West Coast Cookbook and Speakeasy - Metro Shrimp and Grits Thursdays 04 Aug 22

West Coast Cookbook & Speakeasy is Now Open! 8am-9am PT/ 11am-Noon ET for our especially special Daily Specials, Metro Shrimp & Grits Thursdays! Starting off in the Bistro Cafe, Constitutional Sheriffs around the country are vowing to stop the nonexistent 2020 election steal because the FBI are acting like “Nuremberg Officers.” Then, on the rest of the menu, the Transportation Department proposed to increase refund protections for air travelers; the EPA announced flights to look for methane “super emitters” in the Permian Basin of Texas; and, the Justice Department detailed threats against election workers. After the break, we move to the Chef’s Table where a court in Belarus sentenced yet another independent journalist to a lengthy prison term; and, the UN Secretary-General sharply criticized the “grotesque greed” of oil and gas companies. All that and more, on West Coast Cookbook & Speakeasy with Chef de Cuisine Justice Putnam. Bon Appétit! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ “Everyone in this good city enjoys the full right to pursue his own inclinations in all reasonable and, unreasonable ways.” -- The Daily Picayune, New Orleans, March 5, 1851 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Show Notes & Links: https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2022/8/4/2114431/-West-Coast-Cookbook-amp-Speakeasy-Daily-Special-Metro-Shrimp-amp-Grits-Thursdays

1h 3m
Aug 05
West Coast Cookbook and Speakeasy - Smothered Benedict Wednesdays 03 Aug 22

West Coast Cookbook & Speakeasy is Now Open! 8am-9am PT/ 11am-Noon ET for our especially special Daily Specials, Smothered Benedict Wednesdays! Starting off in the Bistro Cafe, an ex-Trump White House lawyer says Congress should disqualify Trump from ever running for office. Then, on the rest of the menu, Joe Manchin’s change of heart could revive the US solar industry; the Oklahoma State Board of Education downgraded the accreditation of Tulsa Public Schools after a teacher complained that the school district’s training materials “shame white people;” and, a special prosecutor has determined a Virginia police officer should not face charges after he pepper-sprayed, struck and handcuffed a Black US Army lieutenant during a 2020 traffic stop. After the break, we move to the Chef’s Table where the arrest of a prominent Guatemalan journalist has drawn widespread condemnation; and, the fact it was England’s women’s team that won a major soccer championship, and not the men’s that ended fifty-six years of pain, made it all the sweeter for many fans. All that and more, on West Coast Cookbook & Speakeasy with Chef de Cuisine Justice Putnam. Bon Appétit! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ "To those of us who believe that all of life is sacred every crumb of bread and sip of wine is a Eucharist, a remembrance, a call to awareness of holiness right where we are. I want all of the holiness of the Eucharist to spill out beyond church walls, out of the hands of priests and into the regular streets and sidewalks, into the hands of regular, grubby people like you and me, onto our tables, in our kitchens and dining rooms and backyards.” -- Shauna Niequist "Bread and Wine: A Love Letter to Life Around the Table with Recipes" ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Show Notes & Links: https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2022/8/3/2114213/-West-Coast-Cookbook-amp-Speakeasy-Daily-Special-Smothered-Benedict-Wednesdays

1h 3m
Aug 04
West Coast Cookbook and Speakeasy - Blue Moon Spirits Fridays 29 July 22

West Coast Cookbook & Speakeasy is Now Open! 8am-9am PT/ 11am-Noon ET for our especially special Daily Specials; Blue Moon Spirits Friday! Starting off in the Bistro Cafe, General Milley worried that Trump would try a “banana republic junta move” on January 6. On the rest of the menu, a new United States Postal Service election division will oversee mail-in ballots; the deal Schumer and Manchin brokered on Capitol Hill could ease seniors’ health costs; and, forty-one Republican senators gloated in the well of the senate after they broke their promise to protect veterans' health. After the break, we move to the Chef’s Table where Moscow’s threat to shut down a prominent Jewish organization could worsen antisemitism in Russia; and, Italy’s president encouraged Italians to reinvigorate their country’s democracy as a bulwark against fascism. All that and more, on West Coast Cookbook & Speakeasy with Chef de Cuisine Justice Putnam. Bon Appétit! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ “Structural linguistics is a bitterly divided and unhappy profession, and a large number of its practitioners spend many nights drowning their sorrows in Ouisghian Zodahs.” - Douglas Adams "The Restaurant at the End of the Universe" ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Show Notes & Links: https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2022/7/29/2113305/-West-Coast-Cookbook-amp-Speakeasy-Daily-Special-Blue-Moon-Spirits-Fridays

1h 3m
Aug 04
West Coast Cookbook and Speakeasy - Metro Shrimp and Grits Thursdays 28 July 22

West Coast Cookbook & Speakeasy is Now Open! 8am-9am PT/ 11am-Noon ET for our especially special Daily Specials, Metro Shrimp & Grits Thursdays! Starting off in the Bistro Cafe, the DOJ is honing in on Trump’s involvement in the fake electors scheme and has also obtained phone records from Trump insiders. Then, on the rest of the menu, judges blocked abortion bans that were ready to take effect in Wyoming and North Dakota; tens of thousands of North Carolina felons can now register and vote; and, the outgoing director of the federal prison system refused to accept responsibility for a culture of corruption and misconduct that has plagued his agency for years. After the break, we move to the Chef’s Table where China rejected a report it tried to obtain Federal Reserve data; and, over a thousand Lufthansa flights were canceled as German ground crew staff went on strike. All that and more, on West Coast Cookbook & Speakeasy with Chef de Cuisine Justice Putnam. Bon Appétit! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ “Everyone in this good city enjoys the full right to pursue his own inclinations in all reasonable and, unreasonable ways.” -- The Daily Picayune, New Orleans, March 5, 1851 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ METRO SHRIMP & GRITS 3 cups water 2 teaspoons salt 1 cup coarsely ground grits 2 cups whole milk 2 pounds uncooked 22 to 26 count shrimp, peeled and deveined salt to taste 1 pinch hot smoked Hungarian paprika, or to taste 1 lemon, zest and juiced 2 tablespoons lemon thyme 1 pound andouille sausage, cut into 1/4-inch slices 5 slices hickory smoked bacon 1 medium green bell pepper, chopped 1 medium red bell pepper, chopped 1 medium yellow bell pepper, chopped 1 cup chopped onion 1 teaspoon minced garlic ¼ cup butter ¼ cup all-purpose flour 1 cup chicken broth 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce 1 cup shredded sharp Tillamook Cheddar cheese Bring water and 2 teaspoons salt to a boil in a heavy saucepan over medium-high heat. Whisk grits into the boiling water, and then whisk in half-and-half. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer, stirring occasionally, until grits are thickened and tender, 15 to 20 minutes. Set aside and keep warm. Sprinkle shrimp with salt and hot smoked paprika to taste. Add lemon juice, toss to combine, and set aside to marinate. Place sausage slices in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook, stirring occasionally, until browned, 5 to 8 minutes. Remove sausage from the skillet. Add bacon to the same skillet and increase heat to medium-high. Cook until evenly browned, about 5 minutes per side. Transfer bacon to paper towels to drain, then chop or crumble when cool enough to handle. Leave bacon drippings in the skillet. Add bell peppers, onion, and garlic to the bacon drippings; cook and stir until onion is translucent, about 8 minutes. Stir cooked sausage and marinated shrimp into the skillet with the cooked vegetables. Turn off the heat and set aside. Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Whisk in flour, stirring to create a smooth roux. Turn heat to low and cook, stirring constantly, until mixture is golden brown in color, 8 to 10 minutes. Pour the roux over the sausage, shrimp, and vegetables. Place the skillet over medium heat, add chicken broth, bacon, and Worcestershire sauce, and stir to combine. Cook until sauce thickens up and shrimp turn opaque and bright pink, about 8 minutes. Just before serving, mix sharp Cheddar cheese into grits until melted and grits are creamy and light yellow. Serve shrimp mixture over cheese grits. Sprinkle lemon zest and lemon thyme over shrimp and grits. Bon Appétit! JP ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Show Notes & Links: https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2022/7/28/2113072/-West-Coast-Cookbook-amp-Speakeasy-Daily-Special-Metro-Shrimp-amp-Grits-Thursdays

1h 2m
Jul 29
West Coast Cookbook and Speakeasy - Smothered Benedict Wednesdays 27 July 22

West Coast Cookbook & Speakeasy is Now Open! 8am-9am PT/ 11am-Noon ET for our especially special Daily Specials, Smothered Benedict Wednesdays! Starting off in the Bistro Cafe, former acting Defense Secretary Chris Miller contradicted Trump under oath. On the rest of the menu, the DHS inspector general should be removed from the Secret Service probe; the Arizona fake-electors subpoenas show the breadth of the DOJ Jan 6 investigation; and, a Washington state GOP candidate’s links to violent right wing extremism surfaced in the US congressional primary. After the break, we move to the Chef’s Table where Boris Johnson defended meeting, without staff, an ex-KGB agent at a party after returning from a NATO meeting in 2018; and, the leaders of Japan and Indonesia agreed to bolster their ties in maritime security, as well as their cooperation on climate change, energy and investment. All that and more, on West Coast Cookbook & Speakeasy with Chef de Cuisine Justice Putnam. Bon Appétit! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ "To those of us who believe that all of life is sacred every crumb of bread and sip of wine is a Eucharist, a remembrance, a call to awareness of holiness right where we are. I want all of the holiness of the Eucharist to spill out beyond church walls, out of the hands of priests and into the regular streets and sidewalks, into the hands of regular, grubby people like you and me, onto our tables, in our kitchens and dining rooms and backyards.” -- Shauna Niequist "Bread and Wine: A Love Letter to Life Around the Table with Recipes" ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Show Notes & Links: https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2022/7/27/2112842/-West-Coast-Cookbook-amp-Speakeasy-Daily-Special-Smothered-Benedict-Wednesdays

1h 3m
Jul 28
West Coast Cookbook and Speakeasy - Tarrytown Chowder Tuesdays 26 July 22

West Coast Cookbook & Speakeasy is Now Open! 8am-9am PT/ 11am-Noon ET for our especially special Daily Special; Tarrytown Chowder Tuesdays! Starting off in the Bistro Cafe, the roots of the MAGAt push for Christian Nationalism is a renewed embrace of the racist, antisemitic tenets of its founder, Gerald LK Smith. Then, on the rest of the menu, the Biden administration said the government will plant more than one billion trees across millions of acres of burned and dead woodlands in the US West; the Department of Justice filed a lawsuit against some of the largest poultry producers in the US over unfair worker practices; and, Mississippi dropped the attorney they recruited to investigate welfare abuse, after the former Republican Governor was implicated in massive fraud. After the break, we move to the Chef’s Table where the leadership of Scottish cricket is engulfed in a racism scandal; and, a seventy-two year-old liberal Russian opposition politician was detained after returning to Moscow. All that and more, on West Coast Cookbook & Speakeasy with Chef de Cuisine Justice Putnam. Bon Appétit! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ “As I ate the oysters with their strong taste of the sea and their faint metallic taste that the cold white wine washed away, leaving only the sea taste and the succulent texture, and as I drank their cold liquid from each shell and washed it down with the crisp taste of the wine, I lost the empty feeling and began to be happy and to make plans.” - Ernest Hemingway "A Moveable Feast" ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Show Notes & Links: https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2022/7/26/2112634/-West-Coast-Cookbook-amp-Speakeasy-Daily-Special-Tarrytown-Chowder-Tuesdays

1h 3m
Jul 27
West Coast Cookbook and Speakeasy - River City Hash Mondays 25 July 22

West Coast Cookbook & Speakeasy is Now Open! 8am-9am PT/ 11am-Noon ET for our especially special Daily Specials; River City Hash Mondays! Starting off in the Bistro Cafe, despite warnings from Liz Cheney, all signs point to Republicans standing by Donald Trump as he hints at running for President again. Then, on the rest of the menu, energy experts say the Republican outrage over petroleum reserve sales is overblown; GOP representative Ted Budd of North Carolina got big bucks for opposing consumer protections against predatory lending, despite his own state prohibiting the practice; and, the FBI says it busted a big crypto Ponzi scam, but then they discovered it was even bigger. After the break, we move to the Chef’s Table where Japan’s nuclear regulator approved a planned release of treated radioactive wastewater from the still-wrecked Fukushima nuclear power plant into the sea next year; and, China launched one of two laboratory modules to complete its permanent orbiting space station. All that and more, on West Coast Cookbook & Speakeasy with Chef de Cuisine Justice Putnam. Bon Appétit! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ "I was never a spy. I was with the OSS organization. We had a number of women, but we were all office help." -- Julia Child ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Show Notes & Links: https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2022/7/25/2112386/-West-Coast-Cookbook-amp-Speakeasy-Daily-Special-River-City-Hash-Mondays

1h 3m
Jul 26
West Coast Cookbook and Speakeasy - Blue Moon Spirits Fridays 22 July 22fa

West Coast Cookbook & Speakeasy is Now Open! 8am-9am PT/ 11am-Noon ET for our especially special Daily Specials; Blue Moon Spirits Friday! Starting off in the Bistro Cafe, “Trump made a purposeful choice to violate his oath of office” on January 6. On the rest of the menu, the first US case of polio in nearly a decade has been confirmed in an unvaccinated man in upstate New York; Republican 2022 small-dollar fundraising sputters as the Democratic lead grows; and, two MAGA primary losers in Colorado failed to pay for their recounts by the state’s deadline. After the break, we move to the Chef’s Table where the United States needs to engage more with the Pacific region at a time when China is asserting its presence; and, trees dedicated to the memory of the victims of the Buchenwald death camp were chopped down in a brazen, anti-Semitic attack. All that and more, on West Coast Cookbook & Speakeasy with Chef de Cuisine Justice Putnam. Bon Appétit! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ “Structural linguistics is a bitterly divided and unhappy profession, and a large number of its practitioners spend many nights drowning their sorrows in Ouisghian Zodahs.” ― Douglas Adams "The Restaurant at the End of the Universe" ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Show Notes & Links: https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2022/7/22/2111871/-West-Coast-Cookbook-amp-Speakeasy-Daily-Special-Blue-Moon-Spirits-Fridays

1h 3m
Jul 23
West Coast Cookbook and Speakeasy - Metro Shrimp and Grits Thursdays 21 July 22fa

West Coast Cookbook & Speakeasy is Now Open! 8am-9am PT/ 11am-Noon ET for our especially special Daily Specials, Metro Shrimp & Grits Thursdays! Starting off in the Bistro Cafe, the Secret Service was told at least three times to preserve text messages and communications on their agency phones. Then, on the rest of the menu, one hundred fifty-seven House Republicans voted against protecting same-sex and interracial marriages; House Dems moved to protect contraception from from the Supreme Court; and, it only took two hundred forty-six years for the Marines to elevate their first Black four-star general. After the break, we move to the Chef’s Table where Italy’s political turmoil is turning into a headache for Europe’s central bank; and, the European Union moved closer to imposing more sanctions on Russia. All that and more, on West Coast Cookbook & Speakeasy with Chef de Cuisine Justice Putnam. Bon Appétit! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ “Everyone in this good city enjoys the full right to pursue his own inclinations in all reasonable and, unreasonable ways.” - The Daily Picayune, New Orleans, March 5, 1851 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Show Notes & Links: https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2022/7/21/2111673/-West-Coast-Cookbook-amp-Speakeasy-Daily-Special-Metro-Shrimp-amp-Grits-Thursdays

1h 2m
Jul 22
West Coast Cookbook and Speakeasy - Smothered Benedict Wednesdays 20 July 22

West Coast Cookbook & Speakeasy is Now Open! 8am-9am PT/ 11am-Noon ET for our especially special Daily Specials, Smothered Benedict Wednesdays! Starting off in the Bistro Cafe, the outrage is only increasing over the Secret Service deleting text messages from January 5 and 6. On the rest of the menu, at least a dozen GOP electors who falsely certified Trump as the victor of the 2020 election in Georgia are now subjects of a criminal investigation; the unprofessional response to the mass shooting in Uvalde has intensified doubts over whether tiny police agencies make sense; and, election security experts have urged state and county directors to be prepared for possibly years of supply chain issues affecting paper, computer hardware and other items. After the break, we move to the Chef’s Table where a top administrative court in Turkey ruled that Erdogan’s decision to pull the country out of a key European treaty protecting women from violence was lawful; and, the FBI has disrupted a group of state-sponsored North Korean hackers that targeted hospitals. All that and more, on West Coast Cookbook & Speakeasy with Chef de Cuisine Justice Putnam. Bon Appétit! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ "To those of us who believe that all of life is sacred every crumb of bread and sip of wine is a Eucharist, a remembrance, a call to awareness of holiness right where we are. I want all of the holiness of the Eucharist to spill out beyond church walls, out of the hands of priests and into the regular streets and sidewalks, into the hands of regular, grubby people like you and me, onto our tables, in our kitchens and dining rooms and backyards.” -- Shauna Niequist "Bread and Wine: A Love Letter to Life Around the Table with Recipes" ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Show Notes & Links: https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2022/7/20/2111441/-West-Coast-Cookbook-amp-Speakeasy-Daily-Special-Smothered-Benedict-Wednesdays

1h 3m
Jul 20
West Coast Cookbook and Speakeasy - Tarrytown Chowder Tuesdays 19 July 22fb

West Coast Cookbook & Speakeasy is Now Open! 8am-9am PT/ 11am-Noon ET for our especially special Daily Special; Tarrytown Chowder Tuesdays! Starting off in the Bistro Cafe, the Garland Memo doubles down on the Barr policy on investigating presidential candidates without approval. Then, on the rest of the menu, America wants more red flag laws, but anti-government gun groups and Republican-controlled states don’t; in response to Manchin’s sabotage, Biden could declare a climate emergency as soon as this week; and, the Library of Congress’ holdover Trump-era renovation plan is not only a “desecration,” it “is nothing short of vandalism.” After the break, we move to the Chef’s Table where Sri Lankan lawmakers prepare to vote on a new president; and, lawmakers promised more laws and enforcement of them, after a five-year government report found Australia’s environment continues to deteriorate due to climate change and resource extraction. All that and more, on West Coast Cookbook & Speakeasy with Chef de Cuisine Justice Putnam. Bon Appétit! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ “As I ate the oysters with their strong taste of the sea and their faint metallic taste that the cold white wine washed away, leaving only the sea taste and the succulent texture, and as I drank their cold liquid from each shell and washed it down with the crisp taste of the wine, I lost the empty feeling and began to be happy and to make plans.” - Ernest Hemingway "A Moveable Feast" ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Show Notes & Links: https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2022/7/19/2111220/-West-Coast-Cookbook-amp-Speakeasy-Daily-Special-Tarrytown-Chowder-Tuesdays

1h 3m
Jul 20
West Coast Cookbook and Speakeasy - River City Hash Mondays 18 July 22fa

West Coast Cookbook & Speakeasy is Now Open! 8am-9am PT/ 11am-Noon ET for our especially special Daily Specials; River City Hash Mondays! Starting off in the Bistro Cafe, Kinzinger says the J6 Committee has "filled in the blanks" and this week’s hearing will “open people’s eyes in a big way.” Then, on the rest of the menu, Maryland Dems are eager to break the Republican stranglehold on the governor’s office; a survey of state election officials across the US found the expanded use of drop boxes for mailed ballots during the 2020 election did not lead to any widespread problems; and, a state-chartered bailout fund is seeking to borrow $600 million after seven Louisiana insurers went bust following 2021′s Hurricane Ida. After the break, we move to the Chef’s Table where Thai pro-democracy activists had their cell phones or other devices infected and attacked with government-sponsored Pegasus spyware; and, French holocaust survivors marked eighty years since the mass Paris roundup. All that and more, on West Coast Cookbook & Speakeasy with Chef de Cuisine Justice Putnam. Bon Appétit! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ "I was never a spy. I was with the OSS organization. We had a number of women, but we were all office help." -- Julia Child ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Show Notes & Links: https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2022/7/18/2110977/-West-Coast-Cookbook-amp-Speakeasy-Daily-Special-River-City-Hash-Mondays

1h 3m
Jul 18
West Coast Cookbook and Speakeasy - Blue Moon Spirits Fridays 15 July 22

West Coast Cookbook & Speakeasy is Now Open! 8am-9am PT/ 11am-Noon ET for our especially special Daily Specials; Blue Moon Spirits Friday! Starting off in the Bistro Cafe, the GOP blocked a bill protecting a woman’s right to travel because they don’t even need to hide it anymore. On the rest of the menu, every House Republican voted to recruit Nazis and white supremacists in the military; a suburban Detroit man sued to disqualify Republican Ryan Kelley from the Michigan governor’s race, saying he should be declared an insurrectionist whose votes won’t count; and, Manchin said he’ll oppose an economic measure he’s been negotiating like he liked it, if it includes climate or energy provisions or higher taxes on the rich and corporations. After the break, we move to the Chef’s Table where the International Monetary Fund has reached a preliminary deal with Pakistan on a $6 Billion dollar bailout; and, a Van Gogh self-portrait has been found hidden behind another painting. All that and more, on West Coast Cookbook & Speakeasy with Chef de Cuisine Justice Putnam. Bon Appétit! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ “Structural linguistics is a bitterly divided and unhappy profession, and a large number of its practitioners spend many nights drowning their sorrows in Ouisghian Zodahs.” ― Douglas Adams "The Restaurant at the End of the Universe" ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Show Notes & Links: https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2022/7/15/2110495/-West-Coast-Cookbook-amp-Speakeasy-Daily-Special-Blue-Moon-Spirits-Fridays

1h 2m
Jul 16
West Coast Cookbook and Speakeasy - Metro Shrimp and Grits Thursdays 14 July 22

West Coast Cookbook & Speakeasy is Now Open! 8am-9am PT/ 11am-Noon ET for our especially special Daily Specials, Metro Shrimp & Grits Thursdays! Starting off in the Bistro Cafe, the willful blindness of “team normal” enabled Trump’s coup. Then, on the rest of the menu, masks could return to Los Angeles as COVID surges nationwide; ten anti vax players on the Kansas City Royals will not be making the trip to Toronto due to Canada’s vaccine mandate; and, a former Colorado elections manager taken into custody marks the third arrest in the state on charges of tampering with voting equipment for Trump. After the break, we move to the Chef’s Table where Pope Francis named three women to serve as members of the Vatican office that vets bishop nominations; and, the European Union’s executive decried the rule of law situation in Poland and Hungary in its annual report. All that and more, on West Coast Cookbook & Speakeasy with Chef de Cuisine Justice Putnam. Bon Appétit! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ “Everyone in this good city enjoys the full right to pursue his own inclinations in all reasonable and, unreasonable ways.” -- The Daily Picayune, New Orleans, March 5, 1851 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Show Notes & Links: https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2022/7/14/2110280/-West-Coast-Cookbook-amp-Speakeasy-Daily-Special-Metro-Shrimp-amp-Grits-Thursdays

1h 4m
Jul 15
West Coast Cookbook and Speakeasy - Smothered Benedict Wednesdays 13 July 22

West Coast Cookbook & Speakeasy is Now Open! 8am-9am PT/ 11am-Noon ET for our especially special Daily Specials, Smothered Benedict Wednesdays! Starting off in the Bistro Cafe, the J6 Committee revealed new details about an Oval Office showdown that preceded the Capitol riot. On the rest of the menu, Republicans are threatening Wall Street over climate positions and other politically sensitive national issues; the Justice Department named Colette Peters, the director of Oregon’s prison system, to run the federal Bureau of Prisons; and, the Idaho lame-duck MAGAt Lt Governor gave a huge pay raise to her assistant so as to deplete the office’s budget and hamstring her successor. After the break, we move to the Chef’s Table where a new pipeline from Greece to Bulgaria will offset the Russian gas cut; and, it’s going to be difficult for the Moonies to distance themselves from Abe’s assassination, since Japan is their major cash cow. All that and more, on West Coast Cookbook & Speakeasy with Chef de Cuisine Justice Putnam. Bon Appétit! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ "To those of us who believe that all of life is sacred every crumb of bread and sip of wine is a Eucharist, a remembrance, a call to awareness of holiness right where we are. I want all of the holiness of the Eucharist to spill out beyond church walls, out of the hands of priests and into the regular streets and sidewalks, into the hands of regular, grubby people like you and me, onto our tables, in our kitchens and dining rooms and backyards.” -- Shauna Niequist "Bread and Wine: A Love Letter to Life Around the Table with Recipes" ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Show Notes & Links: https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2022/7/13/2110070/-West-Coast-Cookbook-amp-Speakeasy-Daily-Special-Smothered-Benedict-Wednesdays

1h 3m
Jul 13
West Coast Cookbook and Speakeasy - Tarrytown Chowder Tuesdays 12 July 22

West Coast Cookbook & Speakeasy is Now Open! 8am-9am PT/ 11am-Noon ET for our especially special Daily Special; Tarrytown Chowder Tuesdays! Starting off in the Bistro Cafe, new reporting on the weapons brought by the January 6 insurgents amplifies the severity of the attack. Then, on the rest of the menu, House and Senate committees are set to grill Trump-appointed IRS chief Rettig over the unusual audits of Trump’s enemies; a federal judge blocked Arizona’s confusing ‘personhood’ abortion law; and, California firefighters have gained ground against the dangerous Yosemite wildfire. After the break, we move to the Chef’s Table where Macron’s sketchy Uber dealings may prompt a parliamentary inquiry in France; and, Shinzo Abe’s complicated legacy looms large for the current Japan Prime Minister. All that and more, on West Coast Cookbook & Speakeasy with Chef de Cuisine Justice Putnam. Bon Appétit! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ “As I ate the oysters with their strong taste of the sea and their faint metallic taste that the cold white wine washed away, leaving only the sea taste and the succulent texture, and as I drank their cold liquid from each shell and washed it down with the crisp taste of the wine, I lost the empty feeling and began to be happy and to make plans.” - Ernest Hemingway "A Moveable Feast" ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Show Notes & Links: https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2022/7/12/2109819/-West-Coast-Cookbook-amp-Speakeasy-Daily-Special-Tarrytown-Chowder-Tuesdays

1h 3m
Jul 12
West Coast Cookbook and Speakeasy - River City Hash Mondays 11 July 22

West Coast Cookbook & Speakeasy is Now Open! 8am-9am PT/ 11am-Noon ET for our especially special Daily Specials; River City Hash Mondays! Starting off in the Bistro Cafe, in a midnight move, Pennsylvania Repugs wrote an abortion ban in the state’s constitution. Then, on the rest of the menu, the June jobs report found the US private sector has regained every job lost during the pandemic; the Biden administration is sending billions of dollars to upgrade airports after Trump failed to help them; and, nearly a year after the DOJ opened an investigation into Phoenix police brutality, Arizona has made it illegal to videotape cops beating the crap out of somebody. After the break, we move to the Chef’s Table where the Russian alternative to McDonald’s is facing a french fry shortage; and, the US is terminating its four-decade-old tax treaty with Hungary over that country’s resistance to implementing a global minimum tax. All that and more, on West Coast Cookbook & Speakeasy with Chef de Cuisine Justice Putnam. Bon Appétit! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ "I was never a spy. I was with the OSS organization. We had a number of women, but we were all office help." -- Julia Child ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Show Notes & Links: https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2022/7/11/2109549/-West-Coast-Cookbook-amp-Speakeasy-Daily-Special-River-City-Hash-Mondays

1h 3m
Jul 12
West Coast Cookbook and Speakeasy - Blue Moon Spirit Fridays 08 July 22

West Coast Cookbook & Speakeasy is Now Open! 8am-9am PT/ 11am-Noon ET for our especially special Daily Specials; Blue Moon Spirits Friday! Starting off in the Bistro Cafe, Trump and his allies are on edge as former Trump White House counsel Pat Cipollone is set to testify before the J6 committee, under oath. On the rest of the menu, acting as his own lawyer, a former CIA software engineer accused of stealing the largest trove of data in CIA history, told a jury that there’s not enough evidence to convict him of espionage; the MAGAt spectacle in Michigan is threatening the GOP’s bid for governor; and, the IRS commissioner asked the Treasury Department’s internal watchdog to immediately review the suspicious tax audits of James Comey and Andrew McCabe. After the break, we move to the Chef’s Table where two leading human rights groups accused Egyptian authorities of failing to conduct an impartial and transparent investigation into the suspicious death of an economic researcher in custody; and, the European Union Parliament condemned the US abortion ruling and will seek safeguards to be enshrined in the EU’s fundamental rights charter. All that and more, on West Coast Cookbook & Speakeasy with Chef de Cuisine Justice Putnam. Bon Appétit! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ “Structural linguistics is a bitterly divided and unhappy profession, and a large number of its practitioners spend many nights drowning their sorrows in Ouisghian Zodahs.” ― Douglas Adams "The Restaurant at the End of the Universe" ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Show Notes & Links: https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2022/7/8/2109126/-West-Coast-Cookbook-amp-Speakeasy-Daily-Special-Blue-Moon-Spirits-Fridays

1h 3m
Jul 08
West Coast Cookbook and Speakeasy - Metro Shrimp and Grits Thursdays 07 July 22

West Coast Cookbook & Speakeasy is Now Open! 8am-9am PT/ 11am-Noon ET for our especially special Daily Specials, Metro Shrimp & Grits Thursdays! Starting off in the Bistro Cafe, as Cipollone is set to testify in the J6 Committee investigation, Giuliani said Trump should have pardoned himself. Then, on the rest of the menu, The "No Jews Allowed" law in Tennessee deserved a separate, but equal rant to the usual morning offerings; the Biden Administration has proposed more flexibility for student debt forgiveness; the Department of Justice is investigating potential civil rights violations in Texas’ multibillion-dollar border security mission; and, contact has been restored with a $32.7 million dollar NASA spacecraft headed to lunar orbit. After the break, we move to the Chef’s Table where a key witness in the corruption trial of Bibi Netanyahu testified that her billionaire boss ordered her to deliver gifts and expensive jewelry to the then-Israeli premier; and, Cairo’s historic Nile River houseboats are being removed in a draconian government push to redesign the city in the image of the United Arab Emirates’ skyline. All that and more, on West Coast Cookbook & Speakeasy with Chef de Cuisine Justice Putnam. Bon Appétit! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~` “Everyone in this good city enjoys the full right to pursue his own inclinations in all reasonable and, unreasonable ways.” -- The Daily Picayune, New Orleans, March 5, 1851 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Show Notes & Links: https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2022/7/7/2108917/-West-Coast-Cookbook-amp-Speakeasy-Daily-Special-Metro-Shrimp-amp-Grits-Thursdays The Netroots Radio Live Player:

1h 3m
Jul 08
West Coast Cookbook and Speakeasy - Smothered Benedict Wednesdays 06 July 22

West Coast Cookbook & Speakeasy is Now Open! 8am-9am PT/ 11am-Noon ET for our especially special Daily Specials, Smothered Benedict Wednesdays! Starting off in the Bistro Cafe, the deputy press secretary in the Trump White House until resigning shortly after the January 6 attack on the Capitol, has been subpoenaed by the J6 Committee. On the rest of the menu, a Trump-endorsed Ohio GOP House nominee says the three hundred-eighty mass shootings so far this year are a fair trade for his Second Amendment rights; for the second time in the last nine years, the Department of Justice sued Arizona over requiring proof of citizenship to vote; and, West Coast dockworkers are still talking with management after their contract expired. After the break, we move to the Chef’s Table where hackers claim to have obtained a trove of data on one billion Chinese from a Shanghai police database; and, Ukrainian mathematician Maryna Viazovska was named as one of four recipients of the prestigious Fields Medal, which is often described as the Nobel Prize in mathematics. All that and more, on West Coast Cookbook & Speakeasy with Chef de Cuisine Justice Putnam. Bon Appétit! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ "To those of us who believe that all of life is sacred every crumb of bread and sip of wine is a Eucharist, a remembrance, a call to awareness of holiness right where we are. I want all of the holiness of the Eucharist to spill out beyond church walls, out of the hands of priests and into the regular streets and sidewalks, into the hands of regular, grubby people like you and me, onto our tables, in our kitchens and dining rooms and backyards.” -- Shauna Niequist "Bread and Wine: A Love Letter to Life Around the Table with Recipes" ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Show Notes & Links: https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2022/7/6/2108712/-West-Coast-Cookbook-amp-Speakeasy-Daily-Special-Smothered-Benedict-Wednesdays NRR Deep Archive: https://archive.org/details/@netroots_radio

1h 3m
Jul 07
West Coast Cookbook and Speakeasy - Tarrytown Chowder Tuesdays 05 July 22

West Coast Cookbook & Speakeasy is Now Open! 8am-9am PT/ 11am-Noon ET for our especially special Daily Special; Tarrytown Chowder Tuesdays! Starting off in the Bistro Cafe, legal analysts explained what possible Trump criminal referrals could look like. Then, on the rest of the menu, in light of the EPA court ruling, a renewed focus is on the states’ power to rein in greenhouse gasses; researchers warn abortion misinformation will only get worse; and, nearly a year after three opioid distributors finalized a $21 billion national deal to resolve most of the lawsuits against them, a federal judge ruled against a West Virginia community that was the hardest hit. After the break, we move to the Chef’s Table where French President Emmanuel Macron rearranged his Cabinet after losing his parliamentary majority; and, Chinese authorities refused to allow Canadian diplomats to attend the trial of a Chinese-born Canadian tycoon who disappeared from Hong Kong five years ago. All that and more, on West Coast Cookbook & Speakeasy with Chef de Cuisine Justice Putnam. Bon Appétit! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ “As I ate the oysters with their strong taste of the sea and their faint metallic taste that the cold white wine washed away, leaving only the sea taste and the succulent texture, and as I drank their cold liquid from each shell and washed it down with the crisp taste of the wine, I lost the empty feeling and began to be happy and to make plans.” - Ernest Hemingway "A Moveable Feast" ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Show Notes & Links: https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2022/7/5/2108470/-West-Coast-Cookbook-amp-Speakeasy-Daily-Special-Tarrytown-Chowder-Tuesdays

1h 2m
Jul 06
West Coast Cookbook and Speakeasy - River City Hash Mondays 04 July 22

West Coast Cookbook & Speakeasy is Now Open! 8am-9am PT/ 11am-Noon ET for our especially special Daily Specials; River City Hash Mondays! Starting off in the Bistro Cafe, Liz Cheney says the J6 Committee could issue multiple Trump criminal referrals. Then, on the rest of the menu, the White House slammed Mitch McConnell for protecting Big Pharma price gouging; companies that help workers seeking abortions could be held criminally liable by the MAGAt Nazi States of Amerikka; and, California has better beaches than Florida, better surf, better food, better Due Process and better Equal Protection, too. After the break, we move to the Chef’s Table where two Russian airplanes departed Bulgaria with scores of Russian diplomats, staff and their families amid a mass expulsion that has sent tensions soaring between the historically close nations; and, thirty-two thousand Sydney, Australia residents were warned they may need to evacuate their homes after more than three feet of rain fell in twenty-four hours. All that and more, on West Coast Cookbook & Speakeasy with Chef de Cuisine Justice Putnam. Bon Appétit! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ "I was never a spy. I was with the OSS organization. We had a number of women, but we were all office help." -- Julia Child ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Show Notes & Links: https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2022/7/4/2108271/-West-Coast-Cookbook-amp-Speakeasy-Daily-Special-River-City-Hash-Mondays

1h 3m
Jul 04
West Coast Cookbook and Speakeasy - Blue Moon Spirits Fridays 01 July 22

West Coast Cookbook & Speakeasy is Now Open! 8am-9am PT/ 11am-Noon ET for our especially special Daily Specials; Blue Moon Spirits Friday! Starting off in the Bistro Cafe, Trump attacked Cassidy Hutchinson on Newsmax over her testimony before the J6 Committee. On the rest of the menu, ransomware attacks are increasing in Oregon; the Department of Transportation announced funding of a program to aid communities harmed by racist urban planning; and, New York officials ruled against a natural gas-guzzling bitcoin-mining power plant. After the break, we move to the Chef’s Table where the UN special envoy for Congo warned that the M23 rebel group has increasingly acted as a conventional army; and, authorities have suspended the operations of Puerto Rico-based Euro Pacific International Bank, which was under suspicion of money laundering and offshore tax evasion. All that and more, on West Coast Cookbook & Speakeasy with Chef de Cuisine Justice Putnam. Bon Appétit! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ “Structural linguistics is a bitterly divided and unhappy profession, and a large number of its practitioners spend many nights drowning their sorrows in Ouisghian Zodahs.” ― Douglas Adams "The Restaurant at the End of the Universe" ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Show Notes & Links: https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2022/7/1/2107689/-West-Coast-Cookbook-amp-Speakeasy-Daily-Special-Blue-Moon-Spirits-Fridays

51m
Jul 04
West Coast Cookbook and Speakeasy - Metro Shrimp and Grits Thursdays 30 June 22

West Coast Cookbook & Speakeasy is Now Open! 8am-9am PT/ 11am-Noon ET for our especially special Daily Specials, Metro Shrimp & Grits Thursdays! Starting off in the Bistro Cafe, some experts on the law might think paying the lawyer fees for the J6 Committee witnesses and sending threats to those who sought their own counsel, is coercion and witness intimidation. Then, on the rest of the menu, antiabortion lawmakers want to block patients from crossing state lines by using the Texas vigilante law; two North Carolina workers filed suit against an employer who fired them for not participating in the company’s daily Christian prayer circle meetings; and, Rhode Island has set an ambitious target for one hundred percent renewable energy by 2033. After the break, we move to the Chef’s Table where New Zealand has joined Canada in designating American far-right group The Proud Boys as a terrorist organization; and, a Mexican journalist was shot to death in the northeastern part of the country, the 12th journalist killed in the nation so far this year. All that and more, on West Coast Cookbook & Speakeasy with Chef de Cuisine Justice Putnam. Bon Appétit! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ “Everyone in this good city enjoys the full right to pursue his own inclinations in all reasonable and, unreasonable ways.” -- The Daily Picayune, New Orleans, March 5, 1851 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Show Notes & Links: https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2022/6/30/2107432/-West-Coast-Cookbook-amp-Speakeasy-Daily-Special-Metro-Shrimp-amp-Grits-Thursdays

1h 3m
Jul 04
West Coast Cookbook and Speakeasy - Smothered Benedict Wednesdays 29 June 22

West Coast Cookbook & Speakeasy is Now Open! 8am-9am PT/ 11am-Noon ET for our especially special Daily Specials, Smothered Benedict Wednesdays! Starting off in the Bistro Cafe, Representative Jamie Raskin discussed Cassidy Hutchinson’s testimony to the J6 Committee. On the rest of the menu, health clinics scramble to divert patients as states’ “trigger bans” on abortions kick in; the Michigan Supreme Court threw out the charges against former Governor Rick Snyder and others in the Flint water scandal; and, and in a slap to the face, New York City Mayor Eric Adams suggested that Rudy Giuliani be investigated for filing a false police report. After the break, we move to the Chef’s Table where Scotland leader Nicola Sturgeon proposed a new independence vote in October of 2023; and, for the first time, the French parliament elected a woman as its speaker. All that and more, on West Coast Cookbook & Speakeasy with Chef de Cuisine Justice Putnam. Bon Appétit! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ "To those of us who believe that all of life is sacred every crumb of bread and sip of wine is a Eucharist, a remembrance, a call to awareness of holiness right where we are. I want all of the holiness of the Eucharist to spill out beyond church walls, out of the hands of priests and into the regular streets and sidewalks, into the hands of regular, grubby people like you and me, onto our tables, in our kitchens and dining rooms and backyards.” -- Shauna Niequist "Bread and Wine: A Love Letter to Life Around the Table with Recipes" ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Show Notes & Links: https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2022/6/29/2107214/-West-Coast-Cookbook-amp-Speakeasy-Daily-Special-Smothered-Benedict-Wednesdays

1h 3m
Jun 30
West Coast Cookbook and Speakeasy - Tarrytown Chowder Tuesdays 28 June 22

West Coast Cookbook & Speakeasy is Now Open! 8am-9am PT/ 11am-Noon ET for our especially special Daily Special; Tarrytown Chowder Tuesdays! Starting off in the Bistro Cafe, voters are swinging back to the Democrats ahead of the midterms. Then, on the rest of the menu, Trump’s special purpose acquisition company faces a grand jury investigation; Planned Parenthood sued Idaho over its ‘trigger’ abortion ban; and, Facebook has begun removing posts offering birth control and the morning after pill. After the break, we move to the Chef’s Table where a Swiss court fined Credit Suisse for facilitating a cocaine cash laundering scheme; and, a Paris court found the French government guilty of wrongful negligence in the use of a banned pesticide in the French Caribbean islands. All that and more, on West Coast Cookbook & Speakeasy with Chef de Cuisine Justice Putnam. Bon Appétit! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ “As I ate the oysters with their strong taste of the sea and their faint metallic taste that the cold white wine washed away, leaving only the sea taste and the succulent texture, and as I drank their cold liquid from each shell and washed it down with the crisp taste of the wine, I lost the empty feeling and began to be happy and to make plans.” - Ernest Hemingway "A Moveable Feast" ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Show Notes & Links: https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2022/6/28/2106998/-West-Coast-Cookbook-amp-Speakeasy-Daily-Special-Tarrytown-Chowder-Tuesdays

1h 3m
Jun 29