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Post by Joan » 10 months ago

I gather there might be a slight in the preparation and consumption of fruit de mer. OK, it might just be my interest as I try to increase my Omega 3 intake.....


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Ah - but a *really* good fish pie is worth the extra effort.
Not to me it isn't. Once you smother something in bechemal and slap on a kilogram of mashed maris piper any subtlies are lost in the starchy, glutinous glory of it. To me a good fish pie and a great one are pretty close.

If I was going to put that sort of effort into a fish casserole, I would make a bouillabaisse.

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  1. When my mum taught me to make a white sauce to cover the blandness of boiled celery, who knew she was introducing me to one of the mother sauces of classical French cuisine?
  2. For reference, we were discussing this article
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Post by Rutabaga » 10 months ago

It's 40 years old, so it's a bit fuzzy, but it's the original Barnes & Barnes:

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That was not the reply I expected. Two points....
  • Eat them up, yum.
  • DANGER Will Robinson!
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3rd point: I seem to be like short lists.
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Post by Dunckel » 8 months ago

Where is that from?
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Where is that from?
I was going to say "local Japanese supermarket", but it turns out to be a chain. The branch I visited isn't a sushi bar, but does have takeaway sushi (made to order), and a bench you can eat at.

I was sitting right beside a fridge full of Japanese import lagers, so I was grateful they didn't have an on site license as it might have spelt the end of Ocsober for me.
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Post by Dunckel » 8 months ago

That looks interesting. Leicester is a strange city for overseas cuisine, because we have such a large population of Indian oregin we have a huge number of curry houses including some of the finest in the country. On the other hand we don't have a great choice of other cuisines, particularly Asian. There is one small Thai place, the only decent Chinese closed recently because the owner retired and you can forget any representation from any other interesting food cultures. Yes we have the sushi chain and the 'World Cuisine' places that have a bash at everything, but quality and authenticity is lacking compared to somewhere like Nottingham just up the road.
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That looks interesting. Leicester is a strange city ... quality and authenticity is lacking compared to somewhere like Nottingham just up the road.

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Dunckel wrote:
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That looks interesting. Leicester is a strange city for overseas cuisine, because we have such a large population of Indian oregin we have a huge number of curry houses including some of the finest in the country. On the other hand we don't have a great choice of other cuisines, particularly Asian. There is one small Thai place, the only decent Chinese closed recently because the owner retired and you can forget any representation from any other interesting food cultures. Yes we have the sushi chain and the 'World Cuisine' places that have a bash at everything, but quality and authenticity is lacking compared to somewhere like Nottingham just up the road.
Have you got a kebab shop?
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Dunckel wrote:
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That looks interesting. Leicester is a strange city for overseas cuisine, because we have such a large population of Indian oregin we have a huge number of curry houses including some of the finest in the country. On the other hand we don't have a great choice of other cuisines, particularly Asian. There is one small Thai place, the only decent Chinese closed recently because the owner retired and you can forget any representation from any other interesting food cultures. Yes we have the sushi chain and the 'World Cuisine' places that have a bash at everything, but quality and authenticity is lacking compared to somewhere like Nottingham just up the road.
I used to drive over (1 1/2 hours ish) every Christmas for a Walkers pork pie.

As you were....
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Post by Dunckel » 8 months ago

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Have you got a kebab shop?
Many, in fact, Istanbul on Narborough Road was visited by Prince Charles. Turkish Mangals are a welcome edition to the restaurant collection, good healthy food.
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