the dinner thread

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Re: the dinner thread

Postby Mayday on Fri Sep 28, 2018 2:05 pm

Very true Warp. That’s always been my arguement and is how recipes evolve and new ones are made.
I’m just pointing out how Italians feel about these traditional dishes.
There is a recipe book from a few hundred years ago where all these recipes were collated and it was decided that they were the definitive versions.
My partner btw is Italian and a professional chef and food historian and who has worked at top restaurants and now works privately for the rich and famous in London. You should see her face when I say the same as you to her. “Yes I’m using bacon and no it’s not proper ‘carbonara’ but it’s still tasty and you’re still eating it and enjoying it, what’s the problem?”

If I knew how to post photos, there’s a couple of good bits of Street graffiti from Rome.

One says: ‘Carbonara without guanciale is like celebrating a baptism and forgetting to take the child’

Another says: ‘he who doesn’t eat amatriciana is a son-of-a-bitch!’
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Re: the dinner thread

Postby Tenbury on Fri Sep 28, 2018 2:23 pm

My partner's Italian too, ( nightmare innit?) my kids have dual nationality. Their family restaurant is one of very few non chain Italians left in W1.her younger brother runs It now, but Remo still spends winter in Uk, so turns up to mutter incomprehensibly , scowl at customers he doesn't like, and add a bit of authenticity.
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Re: the dinner thread

Postby Mayday on Fri Sep 28, 2018 2:29 pm

HaHaHa!
She is fiery at times but she is great and I wouldn’t have it any other way.
What’s not to love when Italian priorities are ‘Food, Sex, Football’ ?
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Re: the dinner thread

Postby djclipz on Fri Sep 28, 2018 2:35 pm

warp wrote:if i can't find guanciale and pecorino romano but i have some good pancetta and parmesan, who ****ing cares!


I do, because pecorino tastes much better 8-)

Having said that I have no problem getting hold of pecorino romano. Guanciale though is highly annoying, that annoys me.
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Re: the dinner thread

Postby warp on Fri Sep 28, 2018 4:32 pm

Mayday wrote:I’m just pointing out how Italians feel about these traditional dishes.


some are more fussy, some pretend to be cos it's funny (see the graffiti) and just another way to take the piss (your wife possibly :D ).
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Re: the dinner thread

Postby sendô on Sat Sep 29, 2018 4:44 pm

Well... I'm having a Risotto tomorrow.

That's alright with thai rice, right?
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Re: the dinner thread

Postby Noble Man on Sat Sep 29, 2018 6:42 pm

After today a purely liquid dinner on the menu tonight!! Cheers one and all
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Re: the dinner thread

Postby AnthraxDave on Sat Sep 29, 2018 7:45 pm

Big Mac Meal on the way home from the Hereford game.
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Re: the dinner thread

Postby jastons on Sat Sep 29, 2018 8:02 pm

Sticky toffee pudding.
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Re: the dinner thread

Postby WHU Independent on Sat Sep 29, 2018 8:39 pm

Spinach and Mushroom Ravioli, tender broccoli spears in a soy sauce covered in red presto. Scrumptious.
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Re: the dinner thread

Postby Tenbury on Sun Sep 30, 2018 6:39 am

Never heard them called spears before are they the tops of sprouting broccolli? If so ....delicious.

I've just harvested a kilo of sweet potatoes in an old pedal bin, I was going to make some crisps out of them, any other ( not indecent) ideas would be appreciated.
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Re: the dinner thread

Postby DasNutNock on Sun Sep 30, 2018 10:06 am

6 hour roasted shoulder of lamb:

https://www.rivercottage.net/recipes/ro ... uez-spices

With spuds from the allotment (roasted), parsnips, steamed greens and peas.
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Re: the dinner thread

Postby The Old Man of Storr on Mon Oct 01, 2018 9:46 am

Made some pork meatballs out of a pack of pork mince , one stock cube , one egg and a packet of ' Asda Extra Special Roasted Garlic , Sage And Red Onion Stuffing Mix ' - made 15 good sized meatballs - cooked in my own tomato sauce recipe they were surprisingly delicious .
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Re: the dinner thread

Postby Moxy on Mon Oct 01, 2018 10:52 am

Half a chicken and ribs or the 83 as it’s known at the Gidea Park harvester yesterday, delicious.
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Re: the dinner thread

Postby Monkey Mike on Mon Oct 01, 2018 12:18 pm

Mrs MM slow roasted a large joint of beef brisket in red wine overnight, which we had with roast potatoes, yorkshires, chilli parsnips, peas, broccoli and cauliflower cheese, carrots and green beans. Amazing.
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Re: the dinner thread

Postby sendô on Mon Oct 01, 2018 1:48 pm

Risotto for dinner yesterday, and leftovers for lunch today.

Shepherd's (Cottage) pie tonight.

Autumn dinners time is upon us. A feel a stew coming on soon, and a nice home made pie.
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Re: the dinner thread

Postby cockney hammer on Wed Oct 03, 2018 7:29 am

chicken mushroom pie and chips :scarfer:
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Re: the dinner thread

Postby Monkey Mike on Wed Oct 03, 2018 9:32 am

cockney hammer wrote:chicken mushroom pie and chips :scarfer:


I had exactly the same but with beans. Absolutely filthy. In a good way.
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Re: the dinner thread

Postby DasNutNock on Wed Oct 03, 2018 2:16 pm

Tofu satay + rice. Was pretty nice, actually - baked the tofu pieces first, so they went nice and crunchewy and the satay sauce I made was tasty and quite light.
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Re: the dinner thread

Postby cockney hammer on Wed Oct 03, 2018 7:00 pm

cod in parsley sauce chips
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