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What Is It With Women And Fancy Breakfasts?

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I occasionally treat myself to a bottle of this, when I'm feeling flush. Lquid sunlight! :)Angostura1919Rum-ESQ-Mixologist-fb-78812774.jpg

The in-laws are from Trinidad, so I've got some of that kicking around. It's nice. If you get the chance try the Santa Teresa 1796, it's still family owned and very nice. They also do an orange flavoured one using oranges from their own plantation.

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Am I wrong on this one? Because I just don't see it.

You are, fundamentally, in the right here. Don't forget it.

I suggest you have your breakfast wherever you damn well choose. If she doesn't like it, then do what you should have done years ago and sleep with her best friend. You know you want to. You know she wants to. And I bet she even likes black pudding...

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I'm afraid I've got an automatic dislike of Australian rum. I've never tasted one that was even remotely likeable.

Like all Australian drinks then

Stroh is Austrian, but the same comment applies

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Like all Australian drinks then

Stroh is Austrian, but the same comment applies

My bad! Didn't even know they made rum in Austria. There's a sort-of rum made in the Czech Republic using sugar beet, but I've never tried it. Is Stroh something similar?

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You are, fundamentally, in the right here. Don't forget it.

I suggest you have your breakfast wherever you damn well choose. If she doesn't like it, then do what you should have done years ago and sleep with her best friend. You know you want to. You know she wants to. And I bet she even likes black pudding...

Thanks for the advice. Not sure if I'll follow it though......

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Am I wrong on this one? Because I just don't see it.

I hear you bro'.

In my case it's not fancy brekkies. It's fancy brunches. In insufferable places. With insufferable people. And yes, I've found some spinach in mi poached eggs before now.

Plus side is, because it's brunch that means 11.30 start. And I always get an extra ration of morning glory before we go so Ill be on my best behaviour.

TBH thinking about it.....result.

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My bad! Didn't even know they made rum in Austria. There's a sort-of rum made in the Czech Republic using sugar beet, but I've never tried it. Is Stroh something similar?

Burns with a blue flame

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Chips for breakfast? Shes got a point with that

Anyway, will there be Austria's finest, Stroh 60?

If not Ive got the remnants of a bottle I bought in the mid 90s, amongst the foulest fluids on earth but still essential for my skiing hip flask

(The foulest being Italian spirit called Cynar - artichoke or chicory, Im never sure, if someone told you it was poison youd believe them)

Stroh for Men, as I called it. By God, it is foul, akin to drinking aftershave.

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I bet she even likes black pudding...

Filthy #####.

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There's an ongoing debate in my household over chips being included in a full English. Aside form the obvious health implications (and to be fair I only eat full English on rare occasions) if it's a breakfast breakfast then I can go without, but if it's mid-morning breakfast then pile them on.

I'm afraid I've got an automatic dislike of Australian rum. I've never tasted one that was even remotely likeable.

You don't own a Ducati by any chance do you?

There's a minor debate occurring on the Ducati forum I frequent about Full English and Beans. http://ducatiforum.co.uk/f18/english-breakfast-should-have-beans-5318/

I'm in the Beans but no tomato camp.

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Beans is fine with me, as are tomatoes. As is everything full breakfast related.

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Black Pudding is a step too far for me and I don't eat eggs but everything else is fine, including chips. I don't go to cafes for breakfast much any more but, for about fifteen years, went to one or two every week; I was going to write up my "Egon Ronay" Guide to the Transport Cafes of West Yorkshire but never got round to it.

I had a couple of ladies working with me last year and they too liked a proper breakfast but we ended up always going to Morrisons because they thought the ladies toilets in transport cafes (like those in the places we were working) wouldn't be up to their desired hygiene standards.

Is there still that live-eel stall in Borough Market? Thirty years ago, customers picked a live eel from a selection held in a metal tray with half an inch of water in it. The stallholder successively within about thirty seconds, placed it on a wooden chopping board, sliced its head and tail off, peeled its skin off, chopped it into one-inch lengths and gave them to the customer to take home and cook. The stall had a bucket full of the reject bits ... the eel heads still had their eyes open and their mouths opening and closing. I found it a really gruesome sight but local kids were queuing up to buy chopped eels on their way home from school.

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Black Pudding is a step too far for me and I don't eat eggs but everything else is fine, including chips. I don't go to cafes for breakfast much any more but, for about fifteen years, went to one or two every week; I was going to write up my "Egon Ronay" Guide to the Transport Cafes of West Yorkshire but never got round to it.

Be honest, you never were going to write that were you?

AND Black Pudding is great. Might be a Welsh thing?

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quote name='Johnoco' timestamp='1350001415' post='2576136'

Be honest, you never were going to write that were you?

I certainly was, but not in a publishing sense. At a guess, it would only be about fifteen-twenty pages / fifty cafes maximum (I used to go for cafe dinners as well); I was going to hand-write it and give it to the the typists at work to type up. I would then make it available to friends and colleagues for free as an important reference document. Obviously, it would have to be updated annually :)

AND Black Pudding is great. Might be a Welsh thing?

No, my Dad loved black pudding. I left home at seventeen so, to be honest, I'm not sure if its commonly on the menu in Welsh cafes. The only Welsh cafes I've been in with anything approaching regularity are at seaside resorts such as Barry and Porthcawl, where the standard is not high.

I'm no great expert on cuisine as I eat well but on a limited diet ... I have never eaten fish or poultry. Even though, when a child, my family kept 400 chickens. I used to eat eggs but now the only meat that I eat is mammal. My feeling (obviously not logical but sincere) is that I am a mammal and, if I eat fish and poultry, I might as well eat worms, slugs and spiders.

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Doesn't the average person eat 367 spiders in their sleep every night anyway? And 3 moths?

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Black Pudding is a step too far for me and I don't eat eggs but everything else is fine, including chips. I don't go to cafes for breakfast much any more but, for about fifteen years, went to one or two every week; I was going to write up my "Egon Ronay" Guide to the Transport Cafes of West Yorkshire but never got round to it.

I had a couple of ladies working with me last year and they too liked a proper breakfast but we ended up always going to Morrisons because they thought the ladies toilets in transport cafes (like those in the places we were working) wouldn't be up to their desired hygiene standards.

Is there still that live-eel stall in Borough Market? Thirty years ago, customers picked a live eel from a selection held in a metal tray with half an inch of water in it. The stallholder successively within about thirty seconds, placed it on a wooden chopping board, sliced its head and tail off, peeled its skin off, chopped it into one-inch lengths and gave them to the customer to take home and cook. The stall had a bucket full of the reject bits ... the eel heads still had their eyes open and their mouths opening and closing. I found it a really gruesome sight but local kids were queuing up to buy chopped eels on their way home from school.

Last time I went to Borough Market there was no sign of that stall. It's a very trendy foodies market now, with lots of foreign food stalls. The area has changed beyond anything my grandparents would recognise were they still alive, and I doubt anyone living in The Borough these days would even consider eating jellied eels. My dad's family moved west after the war and I know my nan used to travel from Shepherd's Bush to the Walworth Rd in order to buy eels. She'd come back with them, live and in a shopping bag, on the bus and cook them at home. The trick is to put newspaper on the chopping board because it soaks up the oil in the eel's skin and stops it moving around.

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those coffee shop places with the fancy danish pastries and I hate them.

I concur. The coffee is also invariably bad and expensive. Basically, it's a push-button espresso, milk that's been ruined by being boiled and sundry variations that you have to order using nerdish cod-Italian jargon.

The only thing worth buying in Starbucks is their coffee grinders, which are perfectly good and the cheapest I've been able to find. Their coffee beans are over-roasted, though, and not very good anyway.

Thankfully, I persuaded Sourced Market at St Pancras station to sell coffee beans as well as just serving coffee, so I can pick up a bag of really good coffee beans during my commute.

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On the subject of chips with breakfast, I was in Korea a few years ago with work, and the "western breakfast" served in the company sleeping quarters came with chips. It was very odd, like they had an idea of what to serve for western food but hadn't got it quite right: it consisted of bacon, scrambled egg whites, salad tomatoes, chips and broccoli. Broccoli for breakfast!

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So my girlfriend and some of her friends decide on a place to meet that meets none of my requirements. It's a coffee shop, one of those fancy ones filled with hipsters wearing tweed and sporting ridiculous facial hair that are found all over the east end these days. I hate these places. And I hate coffee too, come to that. To make matters worse I had a look at their menu and their one and only cooked breakfast consists of bacon, sausage, eggs, mushrooms, tomato and spinach. Spinach! In a breakfast!

I'm backing your girlfriend - this board's infested with far too many grumpy old codgers.

Where's she taking you? I'm heading down to Spitalfields this afternoon - maybe I'll grab a flat white and a smoked haddock and spinach rarebit whilst I'm at it...

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I'm backing your girlfriend - this board's infested with far too many grumpy old codgers.

Where's she taking you? I'm heading down to Spitalfields this afternoon - maybe I'll grab a flat white and a smoked haddock and spinach rarebit whilst I'm at it...

We're still in negotiations over attendance (negotiations I think I'm winning btw) but the place she has in mind is called nude espresso.

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Really, you are causing an agrument over the missing black pud? you can still have your cooked breakfast, line the stomach, ask them to leave off the spinach.

Think about what is the most important stuff

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We're still in negotiations over attendance (negotiations I think I'm winning btw) but the place she has in mind is called nude espresso.

I have now looked at this place's website.

You may hand your testicles in at reception.

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I have now looked at this place's website.

You may hand your testicles in at reception.

Can we get a Paul Wood joke in here somewhere?

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