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Adel is from Morocco. He’s a chef whose been cooking for twenty-odd years now. One day when Adel was cooking for studios at Hollywood parties, he’d also fly across to Idaho for the Marriott hotel chain’s finest parties they used to throw in Boise.

One night the New Zealand consulate (based in Brentwood, California) was promoting New Zealand’s fine travel destination virtues and food produce in Idaho, when the New Zealand chef ate MacDonalds that day. He got food poisoning and could not cook for 600 guests that night.

Adel was in town and got the gig in Boise, thus saving the day. The event was a huge success serving up New Zealand beef and lamb. Always delicious meat. Since then Adel has been a friend of the New Zealand Consulate here in L.A. He’s also a new friend of mine.

What I like about Adel is that he stresses that at some point all people should seek to increase their knowledge of how finance, stocks and bonds work. Since he’s grown in financial knowledge himself, life has gotten so much better for him. He invests all of his money in oil, gold and oil and steel and more gold and then oil. Did I mention that Adel invests in gold and oil? – yet he still works too with his hands each day.

These days Adel doesn’t cook much but it is in him to cook as Morocco peeps like New Zealanders (Kiwis) must always be cooking tasty food, especially with quality meat. Adel gets up at 4am and reads up and checks his stocks related news. By 7am he is at his restaurants in L.A. His big focus is working up his Deli Bar franchise prototype deli/ beer bar, so that it can fly US nationwide.

Adel is very calm and uses his time wisely. Unlike me. Yet we are good buddies who share stories of where we came from before we hit L.A. He gets a kick out of worthy people getting more financially versant in financial knowledge, so that life becomes better for them. Thanks Adel. Adel reads novels on his Kindle each day between 2-3 when he can. People who read books in Hollywood, are always quite cool, I’ve found. Rock on Morocco in LA!

[Alright that was my New Zealand Consulate press for NZ in the USA]

~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 2.12.11~



“At the coral reef, the beach tide was low like the flat Injun prairie plains of Boise, Idaho.”–Horiwood, a novel.

“You don’t have to be a fantastic hero to do certain things – to compete. You can be just an ordinary chap, sufficiently motivated. It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.”–Sir Edmund Hilary‘s humility as wisdom in Hollywood.

What’s up with this picture? It’s like when the cast of Mad Men went for berry martinis at The Abbey with the Hollywood Maori Harry Potter blogger guy, on the way to the Arclight theater to see a film with hobbits in it in 3D. That’s too many alluvial-intellectual levels of a horticulturalists nation’s, pop cultural quircke.

Anyways, in more simpler news. Ten Hollywood entertainment news posts, you’re sharing as culture right here on Horiwood.Com via social media are:

1. Kiwi Humor – A vintage Hollywood movie postcard for Sir Peter Jackson

2. The physics of super heroes - when good scientists become movie geek experts too

3. Benjamin Franklin & Te Kooti Arikirangi Te Turuki quotes

4. Sir Ian McKellan will reprise the grey power fierce, for The Hobbit in 3D

5. Wisdom from the book In The Presence of a Gorilla

6. Yale Women’s Rugby Team & Rugby World Cup excursions 2011

7. Nesian Mystik music

8. Harry Potter‘s Daniel Radcliffe for Trevor Project teenagers

9. Maori Hollywood actors, the Courage to Love Novel, catching up with 3D star Cliff Curtis

10. Nicole Kidman joins Jon Hamm for presenting duties at the Screen Actors Guild Awards 2011

Bonus Post: Starbucks for AfricaRox in a Box lyrics with The Decemberists good folks band

Other Hollywood news websites, blogs and media outlets who sometimes share Harry Potter, Twilight Saga, The Hobbit news too are: E!Hollywood NewsHollywood ReporterAccess HollywoodHollywood.ComET OnlineDeadline.ComCelebrity GossipYoung Hollywood.; HuffPo.

[Photo of Elijah Wood courtesy of Elly's Elijah Wood Site. Pic of double taiaha Maori, martial arts, future action movies combat weaponry, courtesy of Aotearoa New Zealand]

~@Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 1.27.11~