Paprika and the state of things...

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David Byrd
Chief Marketing Officer for ANPI

Paprika and the state of things...

A few years ago, I was invited to speak at a conference in Oslo. As a guest, I was catered to and shown the city each day I was there. On my last evening, my host was busy and I was to find food on my own. I am a serious walker and after a bit of traversing the city on foot, I found a small Hungarian restaurant. It was run by a couple that had only recently moved to Norway. They were very friendly and offered a recommendation of braised pork with paprika gravy. It was excellent and after returning to the states, I have made it several times. However, this weekend I decided not to braise the pork but to roast it, Roast Pork with Hungarian Paprika Sauce. That required solving a couple of issues. One was to recreate a richly flavored sauce without having the meat. The second was to tie the pork to the paprika sauce. I think I did a good job on both. Two quick points: Paprika gravy recipes are usually much thicker than this sauce. If you want it thicker, simply put about half of the roasted vegetables in to a food processor or blender, puree and add to the sauce. Additionally, paprika gravy has sour cream in it. Since my original version did not, I add it as a garnish. So enjoy Roast Pork with Hungarian Paprika Sauce. A very warming and satisfying winter meal.

AT&T - 12,000

Ericsson - 250

Level 3 - 450

Paetec - 222

Nortel - 1,300

Nokia - 600

 

The Number That Really Matters - 1

 

We have all noticed the growing number of layoffs in our industry. The reductions are the result of many factors but most should agree on this; the marketplace is changing. IP Communications is replacing TDM at a rate much faster than predicted and product offerings need to be adjusted more quickly. Traditional network suppliers are facing a growing number of new competitors besides Cisco. However, the real point of today's blog is the reductions are news stories until they affect either yourself or someone close to you, the One. Hopefully, this downturn will not impact telecom like the one in early 2000. In any case, let's see what we can do for the one. There are many good people out there facing an uncertain future. Let's do our best to connect those we know to companies that are hiring or replacing personnel.



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