Friday, June 19, 2009


We have had extreme difficulties with this blog site. Formats change at random, uploaded pictures disappear...frustrating and impossible.

We will in the future record our salon experiences, notes, messages and pictures at the Salon colada web site:

Wednesday, June 17, 2009


Quote of the evening: GO NATIVE!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sunday, June 14, 2009


THEORY NIGHT, Ruba Katrib's "activities and assignments", is a meeting of the minds to discuss contemporary issues and art. It is with our pleasure that the next TN will be at Salon colada.

Tourism, the life blood of Miami, and the engine that drives the superficial vibe of our city, will be the topic. Sex, semiotics and overcoming tourism will be grist for the mill (

Thursday, June 11, 2009

The White Tiger Salon

The White Tiger Salon
June 8, 2009 at Salon colada

Main intellectual course:

Discussion of The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga

Wonderful dishes that widened the visual and gustatory experience were brought together by the salon participants:

Samosa, with a filling of potatoes, green peas, fennel, cumin and mustard seeds, corrinader and still other spices

South Indian Curry, a pleasant melding of coconut, sweet potato, russet potato, tomatoes, carrot, and green beans

Basmati rice

Raita, a refreshing combination of yogurt, cucumber and dill

Punjab chhole, chick peas with ginger, onions, tomatoes and a blend of spices

Three lentil Dal, with red lentils, split yellow peas and pigeon peas seasoned with tumeric, cumin seed, cayenne pepper and coriander

Naan off the grill
Chutneys: Coriander (wow!), Mango ginger, Mango

Desserts to finish with tea

Cardamom Cookies

Pitted dates filled with almonds, rolled in merangue, and baked

Kingfisher Premium Lager Beer, brewed using only the finest malted barley and hops

Chilled Mango colada, a rich mix of fresh mango, pineapple, lime juice, cream of coconut, light
rum, crushed ice

Saturday, May 30, 2009

MOCA video

Jacinto Astiazaran, LA videographer, shot video during THE MOVE on May 19, THE FIRST SALON on May 20, and in our living room at MOCA. The 15 - 20 minute video loops on a monitor in our MOCA living room. Here is his work:

Jacinto will be back in July for a few days to record progress at Salon colada.

Fritz and Jacinto (right) in our living room on May 18 interviewing us (the interview forms the framework for the video).