Old, Old, Old

There is a commercial that has been playing in the United States for a while where they invited a group of people to place a dot on a wall to represent the oldest person they ever knew. The dots piled up in the 90’s and 100 year range with some going higher and a few lower. They were trying to sell people on the fact that they could live pretty long into retirement and needed to prepare.

What it did for me was to start thinking about the oldest living person. The oldest person that I know (or at least know well enough to recall their age) is my wife’s grandfather. As of this writing he is 97 and will very shortly be 98. While very old, he doesn’t even make the  Willard Scott Today show shout out for being 100.

Finding out the oldest living person is more difficult than you would think. In many parts of the world, especially 110+ years ago, there was no real way to tell when someone was born. So there are lists of oldest people and then there are lists of oldest people (verified). I’ll count on the verified list.

  • The oldest person (and oldest woman) ever was Jeanne Calment from France, who lived 122 years, 164 days.
  • The oldest man was Jiroemon Kimura from Japan who lived 116 years, 54 days.
  • The person who held the title of the oldest living person for the longest time (a title you can only lose by dying) was Jeanne Calment at 9 years, 205 days . I imagine there were many second place holders that just couldn’t last her out.
  • The person with the shortest reign was Emma Tillman who held the title a mere 4 days.
  • Since 1971 the person with the title was at least 110 years old and since 2012 has been at least 115 years old.

Pork Souvlaki with Easy Tzatziki Sauce


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The origins of this dish blow those ages away as it was mentioned in the times of Aristotle.

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I had already marinated the pork to get a jump-start on it.

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The pork is ready to be skewered.

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I used my Fire Wire Grilling Skewers for the task.

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On the grill with a nice sunny evening washing out my picture.

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Pork Souvlaki with Easy Tzatziki Sauce

Prep Time: 15 mins | Cook Time: 10 mins | Makes: 2 (Scaled) | Difficulty: Easy


Tzatziki Sauce

  • 1/2 cup sour cream or Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup minced cucumber, peeled and seeded
  • 1/4 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt


  • Eight 8″ bamboo skewers
  • 1 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoons chopped fresh oregano leaves, plus 4 sprigs for garnish
  • 1 tablespoons finely chopped red onion
  • 3/4 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 1/4 pounds boneless pork loin, trimmed and cut into 1 1/2 ” cubes
  • 1/2 lemon, cut into wedges


Tzatziki Sauce

Add all ingredients to a bowl and mix well. Chill.


1. Soak bamboo skewers in water for 30 minutes to 1 hour.
2. Whisk together the oil, oregano, onion, salt, pepper and garlic in a bowl.
3. Transfer marinade to plastic bag with the pork cubes and shake to coat well. Refrigerate for 30 minutes to 12 hours.
4. Preheat grill.
5. Remove the pork from the marinade and the skewers from the water, and thread 4-5 pieces of pork onto each skewer.
6. Place the skewers on the edges of the grill with the longest part of the stick away from the fire. Keep the sticks from burning. Skewers are done in 4-5 minutes on each side. Serve with Tzatziki sauce, fresh oregano and lemon wedges.

Source: Eating Stella Style

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Categories: Condiment, Greek, Grilled, Low Carb, Main Dish 3, Pork2, Recipes

Author:The Ranting Chef

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