On Sun, Apr 09, 2006 at 09:46:22AM -0500, Gunnar Wolf wrote:
Ted Walther dijo [Sat, Apr 08, 2006 at 06:33:47PM -0700]:Eating clean meat is important for the health of the conference attendees. I think you would be better able to make decisions about the food if you would talk to the hotels kitchen. Any cook worth his salt will be able to tell you what type of meat he is using, and will know where to get appropriate type of meat.While my wife and I are in contact with the Oaxtepec administration and we have their proposed menus for every day, we cannot dig too much into this. We have not talked with the hotel cooks, and it would not be trivial to do so without travelling over 1.5hr to the hotel. It's more than what we are able to offer.
Can you give a bit more detail? Does the hotel not have a switchboard facility to route calls to the kitchen? Is the hotel contracting the food preparation out to another organization? Is the problem that the cook doesn't have a telephone, or that we don't have his telephone number?
I am sorry, this cannot be done. I have talked to them, and they are able to provide you with vegetarian (including milk/cheese/egg) or vegan food. Yes, this is a government-owned hotel in a small town in a third world country
Vegetarian food often includes soy products, seaweed and mushrooms, which are not kosher. Separating those things from a typical vegan dish is quite difficult and time-consuming. The vegan menu isn't really a good option. Oh, and I always considered Mexico a second world country.
But then again, where else do you think we would be able to find a hotel where each room costs on average US$10 per night per person, has such nice open spaces and can host us all? If you find it, well, propose it for DebConf8! (Ouch! Marcela, stop, don't hit me! Yes, you want Argentina, OUCH!)
Ethiopia could be an excellent place for DebConf8. I'll talk to my contacts. Ted --It's not true unless it makes you laugh, but you don't understand it until it makes you weep.
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