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  1. #751
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    Quote Originally Posted by struth View Post
    Anyone for spotted dick
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    Quote Originally Posted by struth View Post
    Yes your Poirot to my Inspector Japp. Different food upbringing. Anyone for spotted dick
    Indeed. You're Scottish (British) and I'm Italian, so I have a continental palate. I'm pretty confident, however, that I could change some of your dislikes, to likes, if you tasted them made by someone who really knows how to cook

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  3. #753
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    I'm fairly continental for a scot tbh but I will never be totally. I like British food as much if not more. But like Italian stuff up to a level . same with Chinese ..I'm quite happy with a nice fish supper lol
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    Sure, but the point I'm making is it's often the case that you don't *think* you like something, simply because you've never tasted it cooked properly, but when you do, you can end up liking it. Therefore, it's not the actual thing itself you don't like, but rather so far how it's been introduced to you...

    Vegetables are a case in point, as the British way so often (but not always) is to boil them to buggery, so that no only do they go soft, but all the flavour (colour and goodness) has been extracted in the water, and then they're plonked onto a plate with little or no seasoning added, or herbs or butter!

    British food can sometimes be rather bland - but it's not the fault of the ingredients, some of which are the best in the world; it's usually how they're cooked and served!

    That's why a lot of folks, for example, hate cabbage (or Brussels sprouts) - until that is they taste it cooked properly. The amount of times we've had visitors here who've said that they hate this or that, food wise, and then leave with a rather different impression, would surprise you...

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

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    Today's lunch... Spaghetti alle vongole (spaghetti with fresh clams). Sauce contains fresh clams, reduced-down shallots, butter, chilli flakes, olive oil, garlic and white wine, finished off with some fresh parsley:



    ...and accompanied by a nice bottle of Sancerre Rosé. Delicious!

    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.

    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 a TCD-420.

    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 struth View Post
    Yes your Poirot to my Inspector Japp. Different food upbringing. Anyone for spotted dick
    I like leeks as well!
    Barry

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    Is that to go with your pork balls?

    So is there no love for spaghetti with clams either? I'll need to stop posting here unless I'm eating some form of British stodge...

    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 a TCD-420.

    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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  8. #758
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    well I do like spaghetti, but not clams. Used to like aking spaghetti cooked in whipped egg and parmisan and pepper. a bit like the one with ham in it. Probably not the right way to make it but i liked its urgency
    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 - IFI PURIFIER 2/PATHOS CLASSIC REMIX & HIDAC AMPLIFIER - LEAF HD BLUETOOTH - NURAPHONE' HEADPHONES - 2*ZBOOK'- ROON - MULTI HDD'S - DIGIONE RPI3 - EDINGDALE MK1 SPEAKERS - CABLE INC SUPRA, FISUAL, MOGAMI,

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

    "An old man sleeps with his conscience at night, while young kids sleep with their dreams"

    "Justice is sinking to the bottom of the sea, And it feels like I'm living in the wasteland of the free"

    It was the weakest practical joke since Cardinal Wolsey got his nob out at Hampton Court and stood at the end of the passage pretending to be a door!

    “I like my whisky old and my women young.” – "Happiness is having a rare steak, a bottle of whisky, and a dog to eat the rare steak!"

    ***SMILE, BE HAPPY***

  9. #759
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    Not really keen on clams.

    Don't you find those shells rather crunchy Marco?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    Today's lunch... Spaghetti alle vongole (spaghetti with fresh clams). Sauce contains fresh clams, reduced-down shallots, butter, chilli flakes, olive oil, garlic and white wine, finished off with some fresh parsley:



    ...and accompanied by a nice bottle of Sancerre Rosé. Delicious!

    Marco.
    One of my favourites and your's looks rather nice.

    I do cook this occasionally but the cost of Clams is getting crazy. I very often do similar with Mussels, which are way less expensive and yummy.

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