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  1. #11561
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    Think I said before. I tried locally caught fresh Gurnod in batter from the local chippy in Cornwall. It was the best fish I've tasted (great chips too).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    Yeah I know, I was just yanking yer chain... But you can see my point though, surely? Isn't it ironic that we live on an island, which is indigenous with some of the best fish and seafood in the world, and yet the vast majority of our population don't eat it? We just say 'nah, no thanks' and send it abroad...

    For me, that's just crazy!!

    Marco.
    fancy fish used to be expensive when i was young so it wasnt really bought much. if at all. if it was it was for dad. Chicken was a luxury food too. so you end up with a taste you like and dislike i guess. habit too. Not everyone eats to have an orgasm either. many folk just eat to survive i guess, and whats easiest too as many families are now both parents working to pay bills. My daughter would love to give up work, but cant. But she and her man do cook most stuff from scratch. A lot of folk are not taught how to cook as well... its sad but true
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  3. #11563
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    Lol - come on, I'm making a serious point... It's something I've always been curious about, so spill da beans! No pun intended

    Marco.
    I eat chips about once a week. Boiled or mashed spuds, pasta and rice also feature regularly.

    Had egg 'n cheddar salad last night.
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    Quote Originally Posted by walpurgis View Post
    Think I said before. I tried locally caught fresh Gurnod in batter from the local chippy in Cornwall. It was the best fish I've tasted (great chips too).
    gurnards are ugly beggers lol.. supposed to taste good tho, but can be boney too
    Regards,
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    I've said it before and I'll say it again: democracy simply-doesn't-work
    .... ..... ...... ...... ................... ..... ..... ..... ..... .....
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    **I’ve studied deeply in the philosophies and religions, but cheerfulness kept breaking through**

    **Hate makes you impotent, Love makes you crazy. Somewhere in the middle you can survive.**

    “Nothing discloses real character like the use of power. It is easy for the weak to be gentle. Most people can bear adversity. But if you wish to know what a man really is, give him power. This is the supreme test. It is the glory of Lincoln that, having almost absolute power, he never abused it, except on the side of mercy.”

    “You see these dictators on their pedestals, surrounded by the bayonets of their soldiers and the truncheons of their police ... yet in their hearts there is unspoken fear. They are afraid of words and thoughts: words spoken abroad, thoughts stirring at home -- all the more powerful because forbidden -- terrify them. A little mouse of thought appears in the room, and even the mightiest potentates are thrown into panic.”

    There's nothing remarkable about it. All one has to do is hit the right keys at the right time and the instrument plays itself. -- Johann Sebastian Bach.

    “There's a war out there, old friend. A world war. And it's not about who's got the most bullets. It's about who controls the information. What we see and hear, how we work, what we think... it's all about the information!”

    ***SMILE, BE HAPPY***

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    Quote Originally Posted by walpurgis View Post
    I eat chips about once a week. Boiled or mashed spuds, pasta and rice also feature regularly.

    Had egg 'n cheddar salad last night.
    Cool, but it's not exactly French, is it?

    I'm just surprised that some of your French heritage hasn't stuck, in terms of the food you eat, in the way that's happened with my Italian heritage. Do you know what I mean, and if so, why do you reject your French heritage, and instead eat what is very safe (one could say a little bland/boring, no offence) British 'stodge', pies, chips and beans, etc'?

    I'm just trying to understand what makes you 'tick', food wise, that's all, as this whole subject fascinates me

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    Quote Originally Posted by struth View Post
    fancy fish used to be expensive when i was young so it wasnt really bought much. if at all. if it was it was for dad. Chicken was a luxury food too. so you end up with a taste you like and dislike i guess. habit too. Not everyone eats to have an orgasm either. many folk just eat to survive i guess, and whats easiest too as many families are now both parents working to pay bills. My daughter would love to give up work, but cant. But she and her man do cook most stuff from scratch. A lot of folk are not taught how to cook as well... its sad but true
    "Fancy fish", lol... I know what you mean, but wasn't there a fishmonger in your local town where you grew up?

    As for the rest, yes I totally understand and accept that as being an issue, and yes it is a little sad. I guess I was fortunate to have had a rather different upbringing. I certainly could've easily tired of fish suppers!

    Marco.
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    Turntable: Heavily-modified Technics SL-1210MK5G [Mike New bearing/ETP platter/Paul Hynes SR7 PSU & reg mods]. Funk Firm APM Achromat/Nagaoka GL-601 Crystal Record Weight/Isonoe feet & boots/Ortofon RS-212D/Denon DL-103GL in Denon PCL-300 headshell with Funk Firm Houdini/Kondo SL-115 pure-silver cartridge leads.

    Paul Hynes MC head amp/SR5 PSU. Also modded Lentek head amp/Denon AU-310 SUT.

    Other Cartridges: Nippon Columbia (NOS 1987) Denon DL-103. USA-made Shure SC35C with NOS stylus. Goldring G820 with NOS stylus. Shure M55E with NOS stylus.

    CD Player: Audiocom-modified Sony X-777ES/DAS-R1 DAC.

    Tape Deck: Tandberg TCD 310, fully restored and recalibrated as new, by RDE, plus upgraded with heads from the TCD-420a. Also with matching TM4 Norway microphones.

    Preamps: Heavily-modified Croft Charisma-X. LDR Stereo Coffee. Power Amps: Tube Distinctions Copper Amp fitted with Tungsol KT-150s. Quad 306.

    Cables & Sundries: Mark Grant HDX1 interconnects and digital coaxial cable, plus Mark Grant 6mm UP-LCOFC Van Damme speaker cable. MCRU 'Ultimate' mains leads. Lehmann clone headphone amp with vintage Koss PRO-4AAA headphones.

    Tube Distinctions digital noise filter. VPI HW16.5 record cleaning machine.

    Speakers: Tannoy 15MGs in Lockwood cabinets with modified crossovers. 1967 Celestion Ditton 15.


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  7. #11567
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    why do you reject your French heritage

    Marco.
    I don't. It gets shunted aside by the Welsh bit. (Hmm, wonder if I can get Lava Bread here? )
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  8. #11568
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    "Fancy fish", lol... I know what you mean, but wasn't there a fishmonger in your local town where you grew up?

    As for the rest, yes I totally understand and accept that as being an issue, and yes it is a little sad. I guess I was fortunate to have had a rather different upbringing. I certainly could've easily tired of fish suppers!

    Marco.
    dad's fav fish was mackerel, and seafood was crab. his other fav was tripe and onions(which is disgusting and stinks house out lol
    Regards,
    Grant .... ؠ ......Don't be such a big girl's blouse

    I've said it before and I'll say it again: democracy simply-doesn't-work
    .... ..... ...... ...... ................... ..... ..... ..... ..... .....
    OPPO BDP-103D - PANASONIC UB450 - PANASONIC 4K ULTRA HD TV - AVANTREE LR BLUETOOTH - NURAPHONE', BOSE, CAMBRIDGE, BOWER & WILKINS, DEVIALET & SONY HEADPHONES - 2*ZBOOK'- ROON, QOBUZ, PLEX, JRIVER - MULTI HDD'S -

    **I’ve studied deeply in the philosophies and religions, but cheerfulness kept breaking through**

    **Hate makes you impotent, Love makes you crazy. Somewhere in the middle you can survive.**

    “Nothing discloses real character like the use of power. It is easy for the weak to be gentle. Most people can bear adversity. But if you wish to know what a man really is, give him power. This is the supreme test. It is the glory of Lincoln that, having almost absolute power, he never abused it, except on the side of mercy.”

    “You see these dictators on their pedestals, surrounded by the bayonets of their soldiers and the truncheons of their police ... yet in their hearts there is unspoken fear. They are afraid of words and thoughts: words spoken abroad, thoughts stirring at home -- all the more powerful because forbidden -- terrify them. A little mouse of thought appears in the room, and even the mightiest potentates are thrown into panic.”

    There's nothing remarkable about it. All one has to do is hit the right keys at the right time and the instrument plays itself. -- Johann Sebastian Bach.

    “There's a war out there, old friend. A world war. And it's not about who's got the most bullets. It's about who controls the information. What we see and hear, how we work, what we think... it's all about the information!”

    ***SMILE, BE HAPPY***

  9. #11569
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    Quote Originally Posted by walpurgis View Post
    I don't. It gets shunted aside by the Welsh bit. (Hmm, wonder if I can get Lava Bread here? )
    thats seaweed isnt it?
    Regards,
    Grant .... ؠ ......Don't be such a big girl's blouse

    I've said it before and I'll say it again: democracy simply-doesn't-work
    .... ..... ...... ...... ................... ..... ..... ..... ..... .....
    OPPO BDP-103D - PANASONIC UB450 - PANASONIC 4K ULTRA HD TV - AVANTREE LR BLUETOOTH - NURAPHONE', BOSE, CAMBRIDGE, BOWER & WILKINS, DEVIALET & SONY HEADPHONES - 2*ZBOOK'- ROON, QOBUZ, PLEX, JRIVER - MULTI HDD'S -

    **I’ve studied deeply in the philosophies and religions, but cheerfulness kept breaking through**

    **Hate makes you impotent, Love makes you crazy. Somewhere in the middle you can survive.**

    “Nothing discloses real character like the use of power. It is easy for the weak to be gentle. Most people can bear adversity. But if you wish to know what a man really is, give him power. This is the supreme test. It is the glory of Lincoln that, having almost absolute power, he never abused it, except on the side of mercy.”

    “You see these dictators on their pedestals, surrounded by the bayonets of their soldiers and the truncheons of their police ... yet in their hearts there is unspoken fear. They are afraid of words and thoughts: words spoken abroad, thoughts stirring at home -- all the more powerful because forbidden -- terrify them. A little mouse of thought appears in the room, and even the mightiest potentates are thrown into panic.”

    There's nothing remarkable about it. All one has to do is hit the right keys at the right time and the instrument plays itself. -- Johann Sebastian Bach.

    “There's a war out there, old friend. A world war. And it's not about who's got the most bullets. It's about who controls the information. What we see and hear, how we work, what we think... it's all about the information!”

    ***SMILE, BE HAPPY***

  10. #11570
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    Quote Originally Posted by struth View Post
    thats seaweed isnt it?
    Yup. An acquired taste maybe, but I like it.
    Conspiracy theories are only perpetuated because people go looking for them!

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