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  1. #11821
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    Looks nice Roy.
    Barry

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry View Post
    Looks nice Roy.
    Thanks, it was, but I could still eat some chips

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    Yup, Roy, looks good! Nice wine choice, too

    No-one seems to be commenting on my food now apart from, Granty! Have you all fallen out with me or something?

    I guess Barry doesn't like plaice either, lol...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    Yup, Roy, looks good! Nice wine choice, too

    No-one seems to be commenting on my food now apart from, Granty! Have you all fallen out with me or something?

    I guess Barry doesn't like plaice, lol...

    Marco.
    Apologies, your food looked amazing as ever & Meursault

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    Lol, cheers, mate. Decided to push the boat out, wine wise, as it goes well with the 'creamy' nature of the plaice

    Marco.
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    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.

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    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.

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


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    Plaice is not my favourite fish. I would have been more interested in the wine (however spelt!).
    Barry

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    Lol, no worries. Out of interest, what is your favourite fish - something away from the norm? I've had dover sole recently - do you like that?

    Wine was a Louis Jadot Meursault:



    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.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    Lol, no worries. Out of interest, what is your favourite fish - something away from the norm? I've had dover sole recently - do you like that?

    Marco.
    Salmon, cod, haddock, mackerel, followed by the flatfish: plaice and turbot. I'm not sure I've eaten sole.

    It is only in the last five years that I've become an icthyophage (partly being due to being diagnosed as diabetic), before then I wasn't interested in fish at all, apart from the occasional fish cake ().

    However when on my travels to 'parts foreign', I like to partake in local delicacies: when in Japan I thought about trying the hugely expensive fugu, but declined when I learnt it tasted just like snapper (or perch).

    I like prawns (both freshwater and sea), crab and lobster, but dislike scallops, oysters, whelks, mussels and whitebaite.

    Love octopus, but am indifferent about squid and eel.
    Barry

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    Lol, no worries. Out of interest, what is your favourite fish - something away from the norm? I've had dover sole recently - do you like that?

    Wine was a Louis Jadot Meursault:



    Marco.
    Very drinkable
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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry View Post
    Salmon, cod, haddock, mackerel, followed by the flatfish: plaice and turbot. I'm not sure I've eaten sole.

    It is only in the last five years that I've become an icthyophage (partly being due to being diagnosed as diabetic), before then I wasn't interested in fish at all, apart from the occasional fish cake ().
    Ah ok, noted. I like all of those, although not terribly keen on mackerel, as I'm not big on oily fish, although I know it's good for you. Do you like (fresh) kippers or sardines? My favourite flatfish is turbot, with Dover sole/lemon sole a close second. I also love fresh-water trout, which I prefer to salmon. What about sea bass?

    Do you prefer eating fish on the bone or filleted?

    For me, the only time the latter doesn't spoil the flavour of the fish is when at a restaurant the waiter fillets it for you at the table [during the old days of silver service], so you get the best of both worlds: the extra succulence and flavour imparted by the bones when the fish is cooking, and the convenience of not having to deal with the bones yourself. However, suitably armed with a good fish knife, it's fine

    For me, anything on the bone, meat or fish, always tastes better than off it. The same also applies to things that are supposed to have stones in, such as olives. Pitted olives are always drier, and for me rather tasteless in comparison. Same with anything (such as shellfish), which is supposed to come inside a shell.

    Good food, for me, is all about freshness/quality and extracting maximum FLAVOUR.

    However when on my travels to 'parts foreign', I like to partake in local delicacies: when in Japan I thought about trying the hugely expensive fugu, but declined when I learnt it tasted just like snapper (or perch).
    Haven't heard of Fugu, but I like snapper, especially cooked with Asian spices.

    I like prawns (both freshwater and sea), crab and lobster, but dislike scallops, oysters, whelks, mussels and whitebaite.

    Love octopus, but am indifferent about squid and eel.
    I love prawns, but preferably unpeeled, 'au natural', so one has to do the work oneself, and the resulting 'meat' inside is always much tastier. My favourite though would be Dublin Bay prawns or langoustines.

    Lobster and crab are divine. I also love scallops, but not with the roe/coral, as I find it terribly bitter, and only when the scallops themselves have been cooked correctly (properly seasoned, then seared in butter), so that the surface of the scallop is nicely caramelised, but the inside still moist and tender, and served with some crispy pancetta ['surf and turf']!

    Oysters I hate, as they remind me of snot, and I'm not really into whelks. Mussels, however, I do like, especially Moules Marinière, when the mussels are fresh from the sea. I also love fresh clams, especially with linguine. Whitebait is ok. I also can't stand caviar, as I find it terribly salty, and rather like oysters, vastly overrated and overpriced!

    I tend to prefer baby octopus, as part of a nicely dressed cold seafood salad. Can't stand eel, but don't mind squid, again as long as it's cooked right

    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.


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