+ Reply to Thread
Page 117 of 1355 FirstFirst ... 17671071151161171181191271672176171117 ... LastLast
Results 1,161 to 1,170 of 13542

Thread: OK, What's For Lunch or Tea Today?

  1. #1161
    Join Date: Feb 2011

    Location: South Wales

    Posts: 7,485
    I'm the'greatunwashed'.

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Barry View Post
    Not so. We have at least four or five fresh vegetables with our meals.
    I was more referring to the photographic evidence here Barry, I would always like to sit down to your dinners
    "People will hear what you tell them to hear" - Thomas Edison

  2. #1162
    Join Date: Jan 2008

    Location: Wrexham, North Wales, UK

    Posts: 110,088
    I'm AudioAl'sArbiterForPISHANTO.

    Default

    So, Tim, do you LIVE to eat, or merely eat to LIVE?

    I would ask others here to consider that, too...

    Marco.
    Main System

    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.


    Protect your HUMAN RIGHTS and REFUSE ANY *MANDATORY* VACCINE FOR COVID-19!

    Also **SAY NO** to unjust 'vaccine passports' or certificates, which are totally incompatible with a FREE society!!!


  3. #1163
    Join Date: Apr 2017

    Location: Manningtree, Essex

    Posts: 1,722
    I'm Tony.

    Default

    I try to do a sensible mix these days, healthy food during the week, then a bit of a treat at the weekend. Not so much baking these days (used to bake a lot when I worked from home, bread, pastries, pies and cakes). Tend to stick to fish, salads and plenty of veg during the weekdays. The 'poundage' isn't quite so easy to shift these days, so moderation is the key. Friday night is 'badness' and Saturday/Sunday are generally still quite healthy but can be excessive ;-)
    Don't do the 'dinner party' thing anywhere near as much as I used to, to be honest, I love cooking for two, enjoy cooking for four and tolerate cooking for more! :-)
    A mainly digital setup with a musical amplifier and endearing 1970's speakers. A CD player that hardly ever gets used and a turntable that is good enough to remind my how enjoyable my old vinyl is. Some cables and things.

  4. #1164
    Join Date: Jan 2008

    Location: Wrexham, North Wales, UK

    Posts: 110,088
    I'm AudioAl'sArbiterForPISHANTO.

    Default

    Nice one, Tony. You clearly have a passion for good food, which so often is lacking.

    Just watch someone such as Gino D'Acampo, Giorgio Locatelli or Michel Roux (junior or senior) talk about food, and you can feel the passion that they have for it, as it's such an integral and important part of their daily lives. I rarely experience that feeling when talking to people here (in the UK) about food.

    And I wonder why that is? There are exceptions, of course, but most folk I know here treat food more as simply sustenance, rather than anything to get particularly excited or passionate about, and so they happily settle for mediocrity.

    I kid you not, in Italy I've sat on buses and trains, and listened to groups of MEN (not women) have heated arguments about what they consider is the best way of making pasta sauce, and would defend to the death where their secret location is for finding Porcini mushrooms, for making their favourite risottos!

    And that type of passion for food, in my experience, is often absent in British people.... Anyway, how would you answer the question I've just asked Tim?

    Marco.
    Main System

    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.


    Protect your HUMAN RIGHTS and REFUSE ANY *MANDATORY* VACCINE FOR COVID-19!

    Also **SAY NO** to unjust 'vaccine passports' or certificates, which are totally incompatible with a FREE society!!!


  5. #1165
    Join Date: Feb 2011

    Location: South Wales

    Posts: 7,485
    I'm the'greatunwashed'.

    Default

    Food for me has always been an integral ingredient to life's pleasures, almost a building block for everything else. I was cooking with my brother in the kitchen alongside my mother (a great cook) from as early as I can remember. She actively encouraged it and my brother went on to become a chef and I did it at 'O' Level. So yes, I think you could say I live to eat Marco

    I'm not quite a vegetarian, but try to be Monday to Friday - that's more from an ethical point of view than a health one, but I firmly believe a plant based diet is one of the best things you can do for your health and the environment and that meat should be a garnish to vegetables, rather than the other way round.
    "People will hear what you tell them to hear" - Thomas Edison

  6. #1166
    Join Date: Apr 2008

    Location: Warrington

    Posts: 3,460
    I'm Neil.

    Default OK, What's For Tea Today?

    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    Cool. No, not at all. You simply enjoy it as it is, maybe with a nice beer or a light and fruity red wine?

    Marco.
    A good lager / pilsner for me with Mac and Cheese. Pilsner Urquell is a good one.
    Mana Acoustics Racks / Bright Star IsoNodes Decoupling >> Allo DigiOne Player >> Pedja Rogic's Audial Model S DAC + Pioneer PL-71 turntable / Vista Audio phono-1 mk II / Denon PCL-5 headshell / Reson Reca >> LFD DLS >> LFD PA2M (SE) >> Royd RR3s.

  7. #1167
    Join Date: Apr 2017

    Location: Manningtree, Essex

    Posts: 1,722
    I'm Tony.

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    Nice one, Tony. You clearly have a passion for good food, which so often is lacking.

    Just watch someone such as Gino D'Acampo, Giorgio Locatelli or Michel Roux (junior or senior) talk about food, and you can feel the passion that they have for it, as it's such an integral and important part of their daily lives. I rarely experience that feeling when talking to people here about food.

    And I wonder why that is? There are exceptions, of course, but most folk I know from the UK treat food more as simply sustenance, rather than anything to get particularly excited or passionate about, and so most are content with mediocrity.

    I kid you not, in Italy I've sat on buses and trains, and listened to groups of MEN (not women) have heated arguments about what they consider is the best way of making pasta sauce, and would defend to the death where their secret location is for finding Porcini mushrooms!

    Anyway, how would you answer the question I've just asked Tim?

    Marco.
    I know what you mean! I always have a soft spot for Gennaro Contaldo :-) Have always had a love of world food since I was little, used to go over to Chinatown in Liverpool with my dad in the 60/70s. When I was a teen and during college years, I had a fascination with all things Japanese, would travel miles (including day trips to London) to get ingredients from the handful of Japanese food stores that were around then. Good sashimi and sushi is still my all time favourite. When the kids were born, I became friends with a small group of 'dads to be' who I still meet up with to this day. We all have a little Dad's Cooking Club and take turns hosting the thinly disguised drinking session ;-) One of that little gang is my friend Roberto Garcia. Our families have pretty much grown up together. He comes from Basque parentage and is also fanatical about good food (whatever the culture). Our speciality is camping feasts, having to whip up something tasty for 10 with two camp stoves. :-) Funnily enough, Rob's eldest lad Ben is an accomplished chef now, he's worked all over the world, New Zealand, Australia, California, one Michelin-starred restaurant in Barcelona and now back in New Zealand again. I think it's only fair to say that he got his inspiration from Rob and myself on our festive family blowouts!
    A mainly digital setup with a musical amplifier and endearing 1970's speakers. A CD player that hardly ever gets used and a turntable that is good enough to remind my how enjoyable my old vinyl is. Some cables and things.

  8. #1168
    Join Date: Feb 2013

    Location: W Lothian

    Posts: 89,985
    I'm Grant.

    Default OK, What's For Tea Today?

    today its vegetable ravioli.. its yummy man







    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 - AVANTREE LR BLUETOOTH - NURAPHONE' BOSE, CAMBRIDGE & SONY HEADPHONES - 2*ZBOOK'- ROON - 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.”

    Then I saw it. I saw a mum who would die for her son. A man who would kill for his wife. A boy, angry and alone. Laid out in front of him, the bad path. I saw it. And the path was a circle. Round and round. So I changed it.

    “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. #1169
    Join Date: Apr 2008

    Location: Warrington

    Posts: 3,460
    I'm Neil.

    Default OK, What's For Tea Today?

    Steak night tonight. As per usual it’ll be rare to medium rare fillet for the missus and daughter, and medium rare ribeye for me. Served with chips peas and a Gorgonzola field mushroom. Classic, steak without potatoes doesn’t work for me, unless sliced into a baguette.

    I do look through a lot of steaks to find the right marbling, yes a good fillet should have a bit too, here are the last ones I got, seasoned, oiled and ready to go.

    Mana Acoustics Racks / Bright Star IsoNodes Decoupling >> Allo DigiOne Player >> Pedja Rogic's Audial Model S DAC + Pioneer PL-71 turntable / Vista Audio phono-1 mk II / Denon PCL-5 headshell / Reson Reca >> LFD DLS >> LFD PA2M (SE) >> Royd RR3s.

  10. #1170
    Join Date: Jan 2008

    Location: Wrexham, North Wales, UK

    Posts: 110,088
    I'm AudioAl'sArbiterForPISHANTO.

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by struth View Post
    today its vegetable ravioli.. its yummy man







    Ah, the pasta-basher strikes again.... Nice!

    Marco.
    Main System

    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.


    Protect your HUMAN RIGHTS and REFUSE ANY *MANDATORY* VACCINE FOR COVID-19!

    Also **SAY NO** to unjust 'vaccine passports' or certificates, which are totally incompatible with a FREE society!!!


+ Reply to Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •