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I borrow cookbooks from the library, then photocopy the recipe that I like instead of buying a book and only using 10-15 recipies, I currently have Cyrus Todiwalas "Spice Box" I have a list of 30 of his I will copy, but my printer has gone and had a tantrum.

I have 325 copies, neatly filed & catagorised.

Oh, and please no comments about copyright infringement, they are only for personal use & I don't encourage anyone else to do the same.

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1 hour ago, Bleep1673 said:

I borrow cookbooks from the library, then photocopy the recipe that I like instead of buying a book and only using 10-15 recipies, I currently have Cyrus Todiwalas "Spice Box" I have a list of 30 of his I will copy, but my printer has gone and had a tantrum.

I have 325 copies, neatly filed & catagorised.

Oh, and please no comments about copyright infringement, they are only for personal use & I don't encourage anyone else to do the same.

You can get apps that will grab a recipe from the internet and arrange the ingredients/preparation steps automatically in your own personal recipe library. They can then scale recipes up and down in number of servings, perform conversions to and from different measurement systems and create shopping lists.

You can also search within your own library and add tags for different types of dish.


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Tomorrow, I will be cooking Fabada Asturiana for the first time. Looks simple, looks tasty. I shall report on the results.


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On 9/28/2018 at 8:04 PM, Futtocks said:

Tomorrow, I will be cooking Fabada Asturiana for the first time. Looks simple, looks tasty. I shall report on the results.

It all went well. very well, in fact. 

Then, on the following day, I cooked wild rabbit with chestnuts, pied de mouton mushrooms and shallots, so it was quite the weekend.

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I just bought a selection pack of cocktail bitters; olive, peach, tonic, cucumber and chocolate. The ones I've tried so far are very interesting in a G&T, but there are some other suggested uses in the enclosed leaflet, which I may try out too.


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On 9/24/2018 at 8:54 PM, Futtocks said:

Wine-making is still spreading to new (to UK customers at least) countries. If you get a chance to try Croatian wine, it is worth it. The East of the country, by the coast, has the same geology and climate as Tuscany. But not, so far, the same sort of pricing.

Where do you find it?  I was talking to someone last night whose parents are Croatian and he didn’t know! 

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9 minutes ago, westlondonfan said:

Where do you find it?  I was talking to someone last night whose parents are Croatian and he didn’t know! 

I bought a bottle in Marks & Spencer a year or so ago, but I don't know if they still stock it. Waitrose do a red called 'Triade'. Otherwise, they have not made big inroads into the UK market yet, but I expect they will soon. So, not that easy to source yet, unless you have a good wine specialist locally who'll take a punt and buy a case for stock.

Failing that, there are mail-order companies.


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22 hours ago, Futtocks said:

they have not made big inroads into the UK market yet, but I expect they will soon

Until the tariffs ...taxes and other reminders of what we've lost!

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I am making something a bit like what Simon Rimmer cooked on today's 'Sunday Brunch' show: https://www.channel4.com/programmes/sunday-brunch/articles/latest-recipes/honey-glazed-lamb-shoulder/5997

Not exactly the same as above, but a halfway concoction between his recipe and one of my own regular ones. I've got M&S bubble and squeak potato cakes as accompaniment. Proper Autumn eating!


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41 minutes ago, getdownmonkeyman said:

I have to be careful as dairy is not my friend

Plenty of alternatives now though, the wife and I both have to make a detour round this too.


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1 hour ago, Robin Evans said:

Warm salted roast chestnuts.... just the ticket for a dreary wet Sunday like this...

I love chestnuts, whether freshly roasted or those vacuum-packed ones you can buy ready-cooked.

Tonight, however, I am making roast pigeon with couscous salad.


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28 minutes ago, Futtocks said:

I love chestnuts, whether freshly roasted or those vacuum-packed ones you can buy ready-cooked.

Tonight, however, I am making roast pigeon with couscous salad.

I made pigeon pies last week. I've frozen a couple?

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19 hours ago, Robin Evans said:

Warm salted roast chestnuts.... just the ticket for a dreary wet Sunday like this...

It was Bonfire night here in Hastings on Saturday, there was a mobile vendor with roasted chestnuts, I bought me & my 9 yo daughter a portion, & she loved them. The first time she'd ever had them.


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Casting about for an improvised accompaniment for the beef short ribs I cooked tonight, I boiled half a dozen new potatoes, then partially crushed them and mixed in a couple of tablespoons of roasted red pepper paste and a couples of splashes each of Henderson's Relish and Tabasco Chipotle.

I'll try a few more tweaks next time I do it, but it was very promising.

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14 hours ago, Futtocks said:

for the beef short ribs

It is worrying the Mad Cow is back, good job we're leaving the EU.

That progamme with Jamie in Italy, despite his use of Grandma in Italian in every other sentence, is entertaining and some of his recipes look good.

I'm surprised he didn't invite Bojo as he loves Jollies paid for by everyone else, so he'd have fitted right in.

That tip for roasting the onions in their skins looks a cracker.


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Anyone else noticed a trend of chef's openly admitting they use ready made pastry as part of their recipes?

Just seen a really easy recipe for Lentil Soup on youtube as I was browsing and only need Turmeric to buy. Everything else I have. Just had the lentils sat for ages and wanted to use 'em.


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26 minutes ago, Mumby Magic said:

Anyone else noticed a trend of chef's openly admitting they use ready made pastry as part of their recipes?

Just seen a really easy recipe for Lentil Soup on youtube as I was browsing and only need Turmeric to buy. Everything else I have. Just had the lentils sat for ages and wanted to use 'em.

Not sure it is all that recent, either. Patisserie and bread work tends to be a separate discipline to regular cheffing*, and who has the time to layer up puff pastry or roll out filo? And shop-bought pastry is perfectly good unless you're a real perfectionist (or a Bake Off contestant).

*Regular cooking is a skill where you can take risks and liberties, while baking is a science that requires precision. It often attracts different personalities.


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Missus has watched every single episode and season of British bake off, she’s come back with food scales, all the ingredients measuring cups and trays the works. Long story short the entire house has nearly burned down. 


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Spotted and bought in Lidl the other day - crown of goose for under a tenner.

Had it roast and hot the other day, served with frites (cooked in the goose fat, of course).

Had cold cuts of the remaining meat in sandwiches with pickled cucumber this evening.

Both excellent.


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On ‎10‎/‎27‎/‎2018 at 6:39 PM, Mumby Magic said:

Anyone else noticed a trend of chef's openly admitting they use ready made pastry as part of their recipes?

I am a useless pastry chef, I always buy ready made when I am doing pastry, although thanks to a nurse in Hull, I have a pasta machine, and whenever I need spaghetti/tagliatelle/lasagne etc, I make my own


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13 hours ago, westlondonfan said:

My interest in red wine is deepening. Marks and Spencer do some nice reds grown on the sides of Mt. Etna.

The larger branches of M&S stock some very interesting and unusual wines. The smaller ones, like the ones at railway stations, have a rather underwhelming selection.


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