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The **Now Eating** Thread

Discussion in 'La Cuisine' started by J1234, Apr 18, 2011.

  1. jpaul

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Mar 1, 2010

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    it looks like you roasted the head you were only supposed to blow ... ... is that the beak ?
    why's it so dark ?
     
  2. Raikiri

    Capodecina

    Joined: Jul 5, 2005

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    Location: Brighton

    Staff meal I did today, was a bit slow so I had some time.

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    Grilled chicken thighs, parsnip puree, honey garlic roast carrots and turkey jus.
     
  3. Cleisthenes

    Soldato

    Joined: Jul 29, 2013

    Posts: 7,349

    Location: TN1

    I thought it'd get some interesting responses :D

    With woodcock you roast it whole, innards and everything. The head was on there just for show, the brain is supposedly a delicacy so the head was removed from the plate and chopped shortly after.

    The gravy was likely so dark as the offal is in it and it has the juices in it. It was a first attempt so I no doubt could do it better a second time haha.

    It was certainly an experience 'dealing' with it though.
     
  4. Marvt74

    Capodecina

    Joined: Feb 20, 2004

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    Location: Higher Walton

    @Craig1981

    It's the Mad Hatter Tea Party menu when we head to Six by Nico.

    It wasn't my favourite looking menu as i'm not a far of Mushrooms or goats cheese, but the pictures look pretty good.
     
  5. Orifice

    Man of Honour

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    I'm not big on goats cheese, but the goats cheese pannacotta in the tartare is really quite mild.
     
  6. Craig1981

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    Got a lift home from work and the driver suggested going to McDonalds. No arguments from me :D

    Got a couple of double cheeseburgers, 3 piece chicken select with sweet curry dip and a medium Fanta. Yummy!
     
  7. Merlin5

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    Nice one Craig. :)

    I'm at Pizza Hut with a friend spending a gift token. We're having the buffet of unlimited pizza and salad and unlimited drinks. Followed by Smores choc chip cookie dough with choc sauce and ice cream. :)

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  8. robfosters

    Caporegime

    Joined: Dec 1, 2010

    Posts: 31,193

    Location: Welling, London

    You should have got a portion of the new Camembert cheese melts. They are bloody amazing! Can’t stop eating them.
     
  9. bsoltan

    Mobster

    Joined: Oct 16, 2005

    Posts: 3,978

    Location: Milton Keynes

    I went away with some friends at the weekend and we all love food and some of us love cooking it too.

    Friday - I made baked salmon with dill and lemon. Steamed new potatoes and green beans. Braised fennel.
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    Starting Friday my friend made the beef stock for the Pho we were having on Saturday.
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    It cooked for about 14-16 hours and then assembled with the other ingredients.
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    Sunday morning is the mandatory fry up.
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    Sunday evening yet another friend who is awesome at pastry and pies made a slow cooked lamb pie which was divine.
    I did smoked roasted garlic mash, steamed tender-stem broccoli, and maple glazed carrots.
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    Saturday-Sunday I also made an apple crumble.
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    We also had pastries and croissants on Saturday morning. Some ham and cheese sandwiches while on a walk Saturday afternoon, and a bunch of snacks and Quality Street. :D
     
  10. robfosters

    Caporegime

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    Location: Welling, London

    What did you cook that fry up on, the sun?
     
  11. bsoltan

    Mobster

    Joined: Oct 16, 2005

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    Location: Milton Keynes

    The oven was a bit lively it certain areas. As witnessed by the crumble as well. Unfortunately as the breakfast cook I picked the worst pieces for myself. :D
     
  12. jpaul

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Mar 1, 2010

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    cooking in someone elses kitchen is always a challenge .
    I pre-stew the apples for a crumble, friends uwave them , one of the too few, uwave benefits, imhop; thick crumble topping - yum.



    ... where has Raymond Lin gone ? .... no photo for a couple of months
     
  13. HoneyBadger

    Wise Guy

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    Can I be your friend, please? :D
     
  14. Marvt74

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    Spoke to him a while back over email about something and he said he was taking a break as he was spending too much time on here. Seems like he's enjoyed being away and carried that on.
     
  15. bsoltan

    Mobster

    Joined: Oct 16, 2005

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    Location: Milton Keynes

    Yeah I got asked about pre-cooking the apples. To be honest with 40-60 mins in the oven I don't think it needed it but maybe I could have had it on a lower shelf or covered it for some of the time. Either way it wasn't very burnt and still tasted good.

    Haha! We were actually down one due to a poorly child so had room. :D
     
  16. HoneyBadger

    Wise Guy

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    Location: Kent (Soon to be Highlands)

    MrsHB bought a small waffle maker in the Black Friday deals. We’ve been experimenting with different kinds, today I tried an Eggs, Mozzerela cheese, Salt and Black Pepper x2 with a fried egg and bacon medallions in the middle.

    I really enjoyed it.

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  17. HoneyBadger

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    Breakfast the day before too

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  18. Craig1981

    Capodecina

    Joined: Feb 2, 2011

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    Latest special at Scran. An open sandwich Southern fried chicken tenders, beef tomatoes, baby gem lettuce, spring onions andbacon crumb, tarragon mayo and mushroom & bacon ketchup. Was pretty decent, but not as amazing as some of the other specials they've had.

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    Didn't really want anything heavy for lunch, so went to Revolution and got the club sandwich. Not the best I've had, but it was good enough.
     
  19. Lokai

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    Location: Wakefield

    Both look good, are these Scran meals generally breakfast then?
     
  20. Craig1981

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    They do different stuff. Its mostly in the breakfast/brunch category though. Would work for lunch too.