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Re: Food thread

Post by johnsmith » 09 Feb 2019, 21:53

mantra wrote:I was just beginning to like their honesty and was hoping they would stay around for a while.


there is a difference between being honest, and being deliberately rude. They were after the shock value, not honesty.

Re: Food thread

Post by mantra » 09 Feb 2019, 21:41

I enjoy both shows - but MKR is my favourite. That's disappointing news about Josh and Austin. I was just beginning to like their honesty and was hoping they would stay around for a while. Iggy and Romel are annoying. I think that Josh was right when he said he bet they both did a Masterchef class before they had to cook. I can't imagine MKR actually allowing them to progress too far. The viewers would be annoyed at the unfairness of having professionals pitted against amateurs.

Re: Food thread

Post by pinkeye » 08 Feb 2019, 05:18

yes I'm afraid I'll watch it. :emb

still the Peruvians were pretty cool... :roll :bgrin

Re: Food thread

Post by Lols » 07 Feb 2019, 23:23

I had to go and get suckered in to watching MKR !!
Villains and all!
But I read, Josh and his brother, are not real cooks, they were spotted by the MKR people, on some media, and asked Josh to join MKR, and Josh asked his brother, who has never cooked anything in his life.
Well, the crap they put on everyone, now, Sunday, they are the cooks, and looks like they quit or something.

Should be interesting....stay tuned for Sunday MKR!!!

Re: Food thread

Post by Tally » 03 Feb 2019, 21:16

Sorry guys but the best cooking show on TV, bar none is Maeve O'meara Food Safari on SBS.

She's a lovely lady and develops a wonderful rapport with every day people from every corner of the globe who've chosen to live in Australia.
She goes into their home, gets their back story then mucks in to help them cook a family feast or one of their favourite 'come home to mamma' comfort foods.
And of course she visits restaurants to see professionals at work so you get a bit of the flash chef routines, and every day home stuff as well.

Re: Food thread

Post by HBS Guy » 01 Feb 2019, 18:48

I prefer MasterChef. I don’t copy the recipes, just like to see people cooking with some passion!

(Body Odor as Mod of the Food MBR on OzPol has made it such a sad, irrelevant MBR, what a waste!)

I watch a lot of cooking shows yet never bother getting exact recipes. There is the enjoyment of the passion for food, there are some lovely general ideas to be gotten etc. Sufficient. If I want recipes I will consult a cookbook, I have like 4 metres/15' shelf space of cookbooks (and like 4' of brewbooks!)

Re: Food thread

Post by pinkeye » 31 Jan 2019, 23:23

well.. I'm a bit of an MKR junkie myself.

I've learned quite a lot over the last few yrs, techniques and such... but I also enjoy watching the people. Always a fave of mine... watching people.

I know it is not spontaneous.. that's obvious... but... few people can deceive effectively, and … I doubt these people are actors.,


whatever.. having spent many years in catering, I find it highly amusing. :bgrin

Re: Food thread

Post by Lols » 31 Jan 2019, 20:46

I've been addicted to watching MKR (My Kitchen Rules), and amazing how a lot of recipes that most have always made, seem to stuff up on the night.
Is it all the cameras in their faces that make them nervous or something?

It reminds me of students performing at concerts at the end of the year. If they are not used to being in front of large crowds, and have always played their musical instrument alone,
they would feel intimidated.
So having known this all my life, I used to do antics to make my young piano students so they would be fail safe.

Pretending there are crowds of people in the room, and some would giggle, some would get up and walk somewhere, some would talk, some would just stare, etc.
And I would literally do cartwheels to make them distract proof! :giggle Yes, all that acting worked, they were crowd proofed!!! And perfomed beautifully and happily.
Pays to have a kooky teacher :thumb :yahoo

Re: Food thread

Post by HBS Guy » 31 Jan 2019, 17:07

Junket, hmmm, my sis made junket a couple times, not that exciting and never made it again or even thought about it.

Damn, can’t think of the name now but a dish of milk and wine was a test how good a young woman’s cooking was.

Re: Food thread

Post by HBS Guy » 16 Jan 2019, 17:07

A jam is a conserve or a preserve I suppose?

Can have fruit jellies—pectin the setting agent. Red currant jelly the most well known I guess.

Jelly—set by gelatine. Use leaf gelatine, not the powdered gunk.

Re: Food thread

Post by greggerypeccary » 16 Jan 2019, 12:55

Do Americans have junket?

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Re: Food thread

Post by greggerypeccary » 16 Jan 2019, 12:48


Re: Food thread

Post by greggerypeccary » 16 Jan 2019, 12:10

Texan wrote:
greggerypeccary wrote:
Texan wrote:Roast beef, stewed in water and cream of mushroom soup with onions, potatoes, and carrots, poured into a bowl and flavored with pepper, salsa, and cheddar cheese. Dinner.


Mmm, yum.

The salsa is a little unusual, though.

Not that popular here in Australia, except as a dip for corn chips.


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The salsa and grated cheddar was my idea. The lovely Mrs Texan didn't include that. I flavor many things with salsa at times. Sometimes, I put it in scrambled eggs, black eyed peas, green beans, and on reheated steak leftovers to give it a little moisture and zest. I won't ruin a hot steak off of the grill. I also dip grilled cheese sandwiches in salsa. These aren't normal mainstays of even the Texas public. It's just one of my little salsa quirks. I usually use the extra chunky salsa for adding to foods so that the salsa doesn't just overwhelm the taste of the food, except on reheated steaks

When I make breakfast, I fry the bacon first and poor off the bacon grease, but use the seasoned pan to scramble my eggs. Add biscuits and gravy or jelly with orange juice and you have a good breakfast. Our biscuits are kind of like your scones. Your biscuits are our "cookies".


Interesting.

Another word difference came up there - jelly.

Here in Australia, jelly is a desert (which we often have with ice-cream).

What you call jelly, we call jam.

So, what do you call what we call jelly? :?

Jelly:
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Jam:
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Re: Food thread

Post by Texan » 16 Jan 2019, 12:02

greggerypeccary wrote:
Texan wrote:Roast beef, stewed in water and cream of mushroom soup with onions, potatoes, and carrots, poured into a bowl and flavored with pepper, salsa, and cheddar cheese. Dinner.


Mmm, yum.

The salsa is a little unusual, though.

Not that popular here in Australia, except as a dip for corn chips.


Image

The salsa and grated cheddar was my idea. The lovely Mrs Texan didn't include that. I flavor many things with salsa at times. Sometimes, I put it in scrambled eggs, black eyed peas, green beans, and on reheated steak leftovers to give it a little moisture and zest. I won't ruin a hot steak off of the grill. I also dip grilled cheese sandwiches in salsa. These aren't normal mainstays of even the Texas public. It's just one of my little salsa quirks. I usually use the extra chunky salsa for adding to foods so that the salsa doesn't just overwhelm the taste of the food, except on reheated steaks. Microwaved steak leftovers need a little extra help.

When I make breakfast, I fry the bacon first and poor off the bacon grease, but use the seasoned pan to scramble my eggs. Add biscuits and gravy or jelly with orange juice and you have a good breakfast. Our biscuits are kind of like your scones. Your biscuits are our "cookies".

Re: Food thread

Post by greggerypeccary » 16 Jan 2019, 11:40

Texan wrote:Roast beef, stewed in water and cream of mushroom soup with onions, potatoes, and carrots, poured into a bowl and flavored with pepper, salsa, and cheddar cheese. Dinner.


Mmm, yum.

The salsa is a little unusual, though.

Not that popular here in Australia, except as a dip for corn chips.


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Re: Food thread

Post by Dax » 16 Jan 2019, 11:36

Texan wrote:Roast beef, stewed in water and cream of mushroom soup with onions, potatoes, and carrots, poured into a bowl and flavored with pepper, salsa, and cheddar cheese. Dinner.


Wonderful heart attack food.

Re: Food thread

Post by Texan » 16 Jan 2019, 11:25

Roast beef, stewed in water and cream of mushroom soup with onions, potatoes, and carrots, poured into a bowl and flavored with pepper, salsa, and cheddar cheese. Dinner.

Re: Food thread

Post by greggerypeccary » 16 Jan 2019, 11:03

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Re: Food thread

Post by HBS Guy » 16 Jan 2019, 10:57

Fried peaches for breakfast. Yum.

Re: Food thread

Post by pinkeye » 14 Jan 2019, 23:09

ummmmmmmmmmmmm

yeah righteo :bgrin

I actually consider recipes as guides only, and sometime tyrants. I've actually tried a few actual 'recipes'.... and end up with so much washing up, it's a real pain in the ……….

Besides... I only have to please myself. :bgrin

Re: Food thread

Post by HBS Guy » 14 Jan 2019, 18:29

Heh, still buying cheap cookbooks and some not quite so cheap.

Spent some time in op shops today, got some cooking and gardening books, 50¢ to $2.00, good value. Also 2 Earth Garden magazines with 3 articles on gardening in clay. These mags were free: I will write down any info and pass them on to another op shop.

Today I received through the post a really nice book: “A bowful of broth” by Miranda Ballard. Also received “Johannes Kepler and the new astronomy” which should be interesting. Kepler had a medieval mind yet his astronomy, reformulated by Newton is very modern, dispensing with the whole geocentric astronomy and it s fiddly rubbish to try to make it work.

Re: Food thread

Post by HBS Guy » 10 Jan 2019, 20:57

No way.

These are very ripe, can get better eating mangoes (reflected in the price, $1.50 each.

Will eat this in winter, bit of summer on my plate.

Re: Food thread

Post by johnsmith » 10 Jan 2019, 20:23

what a waste of mango :roll

Re: Food thread

Post by HBS Guy » 10 Jan 2019, 19:46

Just bringing this to the front for tomorrow—can’t find the bloody book “Tart and Sweet” that has the complete recipe:

I have simmering

2.5Kg mangoes, peeled and chopped—have the stones in there too, stew the flesh off them, get some nice pecting
230ml each orange and lemon juice
tsp cardamom seeds, dry roasted and ground
2 scoops sugar


This makes a rather nice mango and cardamom butter. Will have to buy some orange juice but should have enough lemons, I think. don’t have 2.5Kg/5lb mangoes anyway. Nevermind, can into 100ml jars.

Re: Food thread

Post by HBS Guy » 10 Jan 2019, 12:23

Ha!

Well, I bought 6 nice, ripe if small mangoes at the market just now. I am going to make mango butter with cardamom! YUM!

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