I live in a rural area and I have an 83 year old neighbor who is a very adventurous eater. I have to travel 100 miles to reach a grocery that has anything that doesn't start with "Chef Boy-R". I do this at least once a month and my neighbor always asks me to pick things up for him, especially at the Asian grocery. One of his staples is hot mango chutney. I always get a couple jars, it is his favorite condiment. I will buy different brands, mango relish or pickle instead of chutney, he likes them all.
So last time I accidentally bought some mangda chutney instead of mango and I didn't notice my mistake until I got home. I didn't know what it was, my eye just saw the "mang" and I bought it. He likes everything, so I gave it to him and he said it was OK. Well I got curious later and I googled it--it's made of giant Thai water bugs ("mangda")! Of all the possible random mistakes.
So I told him and he was fine with it because he ate it. I just wanted all of you to know that there is a true Chowhound living in rural Oregon who doesn't have a computer but knows all about all of you. We have been working through rworange's list of her 50 favorite sardines for 6 months now (those we have to mail order). And anything new I hear about on these boards we try together. We make sous vide chicken in the crockpot. We even made a Crack Pie. I know this site is about sharing information but you all make us feel a little less isolated, too. And thank you very much for that. Really.
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