Ashkeling Bay Area Hotluck 2005 - rated XXX hot for Adults! - May 7, 2005  

Last Updated: November 20, 2005

Statistics: 96 guests attended

It was time to reverse the trend. For the last few years, the creativity and taste were there, but the heat level was on a slide. It was turning into a moderateluck, and this would just not do. So, we limited it to adults who could handle XXX heat, wimps be damned. (We were considering just setting up a TV tray as the wimp table.) Another year of drama at the 2005 SF Bay Area Hotluck. There were no fatalities (again, thank goodness), although the Demon-Rum-related injuries seemed to step up a notch.Thank you to all who joined us, for great and creative food, great conversation, adequate heat (better next year!) and great fun.

Thanks again to all the photographers who contributed this year: Johnnie, Marty & Jane, Michael Berch, Joel Sassone, Bill Lampeter, Francis Crimi and Carrie Olejnik, and Mark Snitily; Roswitha and Scott even had a chance to shoot a few.

Recipes are here

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The greeter
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Setting up
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Setting up
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Roswitha's Petites Fires
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The hot table
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Deviled eggs
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A deviled egg
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Roswitha lyndies her Petites Fires
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Read the label
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Roswitha's Petites Fires
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Lovely cake
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Scott's spring rolls
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Cool-downs on the wimp table
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Habanero beef
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Tasty!
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Michael's Puerco Pibil
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The medium table
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Read the label
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Pam's Exploding Beef Rendang
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Mean Green Pozole
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An appropriate wine
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Scott's ribs and brisket
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At the prep counter
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Hot chocolate & strawberries
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The hot table
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Johnnie's new drug
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Desserts, some hot, some not
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How can I get more on the plate?
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Bill does the demon
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Cynthia and the demon
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Is the demon Marc's friend?
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Smile!
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Relaxing a bit
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A nice day for some heat
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Hi, Ken
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Diana and Ken
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A few wellperns
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Lew and Melissa
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Krisztina and Mack
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Regina samples the demon rum
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Greg gives it a try
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Anne laughs at Bill's suffering
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Anne has her own reaction
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Cheers, Michelle
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Rachel need some relief
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Who needs it next?
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Greg does the demon
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Roswitha
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Scott making his fire rolls
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Laramie
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San Yates at his first hotluck
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John stuck to the wimp table
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Mack may be suffering
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Yikes!
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Somehow, there's a glow
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Julie and Cynthia
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What are they watching?
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Angela and Erika
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Jim and Pat
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Bob and Jim
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Pat and Mary
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What is Jeremy talking about?
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Need more desserts
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Karen, Scott, Joel, Q, and an arm
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Cheese!
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Mark explains while Pascal looks on
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Michael and Miki
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What to eat?
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Eliezer
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Mark, is it something you ate?
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Yum!
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Johnnie shoots
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Erika and the dessert table
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Anne does it again
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Down the hatch
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Carrie and Francis do the rum
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Why are you looking at me like that?
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Roswitha and Cynthia
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A serious group
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Wanna go for a ride?
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Which is the chaser?
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Something's funny
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Sharing photons
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Q, Francis, Moshe
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Marc gives it a try
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Michael's meltdown
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From another perspective
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Michelle hangs out at the hot table
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Hot?
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Julie, Cynthia, and Lou
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Joann and Chuck
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Debbie, Delia, Eric, Chuck
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Something hot, Pam?
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Melissa and Cynthia
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Diana, Mark, and Cynthia
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Michael
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The melting has started
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Regina does the demon
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That's good
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Time for a little lie-down
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