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A question for people who think cooking is effete: how much of a man is a man who can't feed himself properly without help?

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Here's something I find a little bit special.

After breakfast I tend to wander into the kitchen and look in the pan. I don't know why but there are always one or two bits of extra crozzled bacon residing there. I always pop them in and munch on them whilst out with the dogs. For some reason they taste better than the bacon that you'd eaten a few minutes before.

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17 minutes ago, Robin Evans said:

Depends how much help.

I'm most definitely a meat eater. However, if I'd to kill everything I ate, I'd be a vegetarian 

Even then, you'd be eating better than a staunchly macho type who refuses to know what to do with vegetables because his mummy always does the cooking.

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Just to get back on topic.....

I found these out in the woods near me.

Any thoughts on how best to enjoy them?

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56 minutes ago, Futtocks said:

A question for people who think cooking is effete: how much of a man is a man who can't feed himself properly without help?

 

"That wine drinking is more effete than beer drinking? No question"

Joseph Epstein

And people who cook!;)

 

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6 minutes ago, Oxford said:

 

"That wine drinking is more effete than beer drinking? No question"

Joseph Epstein

And people who cook!;)

 

Just another thing Epstein is wrong-headed about, then. ;) 

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Seal them in lead and drop to the bottom of the ocean.

Possession of beetroot shoukd be treated as a class A substance and perpetrators given a custodial sentence.

It's vile stuff and perhaps the only foodstuff I cannot get near my mouth.

Even the sight makes me hurl

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51 minutes ago, hindle xiii said:

I bought 3 raw beetroot as they were 44p at Tesco.

Any ideas how to make them the star of a dish?

(Healthy options please)

Not a fan of beetroot, but here's a couple of ideas:

http://www.taste.com.au/recipes/roasted-beetroot-sour-cream-horseradish/f218dd87-fb65-4c50-a1b8-dd9363978c47

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2012/nov/16/beetroot-gratin-recipe-tunisian-eggs

I have had the latter, which was a lot nicer than I expected.

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I adore it. Nothing better than a beetroot sandwich on thick white bread with loads of butter.

It's nice roasted. I've eaten it but never cooked it.

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Keeping it simple this evening

Nicely seasoned chicken in white wine

With mushrooms using the juices and creme fraiche in a reduction, 

And some baby new potatoes.

And to drink? 

Don't know yet, but the rest of the white wine with the food

And I'll be watching the match, and I know this is seriously uncool, with a bottle of yellow tail malbec, shared with our Martin if he shows up. I enjoy yellow tail wine, there I've said it. I'm sure there is a support group somewhere.

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1 minute ago, Tongs ya bas said:

Keeping it simple this evening

Nicely seasoned chicken in white wine

With mushrooms using the juices and creme fraiche in a reduction, 

And some baby new potatoes.

And to drink? 

Don't know yet, but the rest of the white wine with the food

And I'll be watching the match, and I know this is seriously uncool, with a bottle of yellow tail malbec, shared with our Martin if he shows up. I enjoy yellow tail wine, there I've said it. I'm sure there is a support group somewhere.

Some of the Yellow Tail reds, like the Cabernet Sauvignon or Shiraz, are a bit too strongly vanilla-flavoured for anything but the occasional glass. The Malbec's okay, though.

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7 minutes ago, Tongs ya bas said:

Keeping it simple this evening

Nicely seasoned chicken in white wine

With mushrooms using the juices and creme fraiche in a reduction, 

And some baby new potatoes.

And to drink? 

Don't know yet, but the rest of the white wine with the food

And I'll be watching the match, and I know this is seriously uncool, with a bottle of yellow tail malbec, shared with our Martin if he shows up. I enjoy yellow tail wine, there I've said it. I'm sure there is a support group somewhere.

I've got Touraine cot..... same grape....

 

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The South Americans have really taken the Malbec grape on board and made it their own.

I'm currently airing a 2014 Perez Cruz red, in preparation for tonight's match.

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15 minutes ago, Futtocks said:

Some of the Yellow Tail reds, like the Cabernet Sauvignon or Shiraz, are a bit too strongly vanilla-flavoured for anything but the occasional glass. The Malbec's okay, though.

It's a new addition to the range I think.

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3 minutes ago, Tongs ya bas said:

It's a new addition to the range I think.

Either that, or it hasn't been on sale in the smaller shops before.

On the subject of red wine, Lidl appear to have discontinued their Californian red Zinfandel, which was one of the most outrageously good bargains around. :mad: 

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5 hours ago, hindle xiii said:

I bought 3 raw beetroot as they were 44p at Tesco.

Any ideas how to make them the star of a dish?

(Healthy options please)

Some good South Indian/ Sri Lankan dishes that are essentially dry beetroot curries (some use the greens as a spinach-like ingredient).

Something like - wash, peel and slice the beets. Fine-chop a big onion, start frying it in veg oil and add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, and ground fenugreek, coriander, tumeric and hot pepper/ chili powder. Go big on the cumin seeds, coriander and mustard seeds.

When the onion is browning, add the beetroot pieces (and greens if you have them), stir around a bit then cover, turn down the heat and leave for 10 or 15 mins to cook (it kind of steams in the water from the beetroot once it is going). Stir it every so often. The beets should have a "glazed" look when they're done. Bit of salt to taste, a bit more hot pepper if you like. Plain rice and yoghurt to go with.

Tip - you can use the same recipie for cauliflower and their green bits as well.

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13 hours ago, Futtocks said:

Either that, or it hasn't been on sale in the smaller shops before.

On the subject of red wine, Lidl appear to have discontinued their Californian red Zinfandel, which was one of the most outrageously good bargains around. :mad: 

I've seen that before and avoided it because it said California on the label. How about that for prejudice.

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33 minutes ago, Tongs ya bas said:

I've seen that before and avoided it because it said California on the label. How about that for prejudice.

Some countries or regions have an affinity for a certain grape - South Africa for Chenin blanc, for instance. If you get a chance to try a Californian Zinfandel, take it! Ravenswood is a good brand you can find in some supermarkets.

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42 minutes ago, Futtocks said:

Some countries or regions have an affinity for a certain grape - South Africa for Chenin blanc, for instance. If you get a chance to try a Californian Zinfandel, take it! Ravenswood is a good brand you can find in some supermarkets.

See... zinfandel.... and even viognier....

I don't get the fuss..... I know it's subjective n'all that... I just don't get it....

I'm open to new tastes. I'll try all sorts.... and the Argentines and Chile are producing some excellent stuff now....

I have 120 bottles or so in the cellar... and despite the above proclamation, all but one bottle is french..... which probably say more about me than the wine

 

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