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Postby Pampy » Sat Oct 10, 2020 12:14 am

Renee wrote: I've just been looking at the Gifts section on the River Café website. £450 for an International Box. :shock:

Or from £600 for the large one! :o Bloody 'ell!

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Postby Pepper Pig » Sat Oct 10, 2020 9:28 am

Quite rare. An interview with Nigella. I've always said it's her writing that does it for me.

https://www.theguardian.com/food/2020/o ... n-but-i-am

And some new recipes.

https://www.theguardian.com/food/2020/o ... lla-lawson

Ottolenghi's traybakes.

https://www.theguardian.com/food/2020/o ... -traybakes

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Postby KeenCook2 » Sat Oct 10, 2020 12:55 pm

Pampy wrote:
Renee wrote: I've just been looking at the Gifts section on the River Café website. £450 for an International Box. :shock:

Or from £600 for the large one! :o Bloody 'ell!


It makes you wonder .... :!: :roll:

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Postby scullion » Sat Oct 10, 2020 1:38 pm

ive just had a look at the items for sale in the river cafe shop - ten pounds for a half kilo of chickpea flour - i think not!
five pounds for a half kilo pack of dried spaghetti - would i notice the difference from a 25p pack of lidl's once it was covered in a sauce?
and as for the 'harry's bar sauce' you could pay a fiver for 120ml (4 fluid oz - mainly mayonnaise) or you could make it yourself from the, possibly, original recipe.

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Postby Stokey Sue » Sat Oct 10, 2020 2:23 pm

The imported foods are hard to compare - but 200g of Devon Crab meat in a jar for £24? I can get a whole dressed crab, Cromer or Devon locally for less than £10

Even the Fish Society, which I tend to find expensive, sells a dressed Cornish crab for £10.80

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Postby Earthmaiden » Sat Oct 10, 2020 5:00 pm

I bet that cake's lovely. Not cheap though!

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Postby Stokey Sue » Sun Oct 11, 2020 12:27 pm

Pepper Pig wrote:And M&S have a new linw in mince pies.

https://www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/mark ... 67536.html

I think that rather sums up my dislike of much of the M&S offer, could they not just get the flippin’ pie right?

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Postby Earthmaiden » Sun Oct 11, 2020 1:06 pm

Clever. They'll sell loads. Will M&S ever exhaust trying to diversify their damned pig though? The similar sweets that Waitrose did were so much nicer.

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Postby KeenCook2 » Sun Oct 11, 2020 1:16 pm

4 for £2 is a bit steep! Doesn't that rival Waitrose's price for Heston mince pies?

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Re: Foodies In The News

Postby Amyw » Sun Oct 11, 2020 2:57 pm

I can’t believe that Nigellas 60. I’ve always liked her . I do think at one point she became a bit of a parody of herself but think she’s reined it in .. I’ve got most of her books and think she’s very reliable and a good all round cook .

There’s so many specialised regional or baking or healthy eating books around , it’s nice to have someone that’s just a general good home cook who covers a variety of dishes

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Postby mistakened » Mon Oct 12, 2020 2:44 pm

Amyw wrote:think she’s very reliable and a good all round cook .
I agree, we had her Lime & Chocolate Cheesecake at the weekend. The cake is cooked in a water bath, she says to use water from a kettle that has just boiled, knowing that you do not want to boil a kettle at that moment. Also from comments that she had made, all her recipes are properly tested, unlike some celebrity chefs who just seem to halve or quarter the amounts used in professional kitchens.

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Postby Earthmaiden » Mon Oct 12, 2020 3:47 pm

I was thinking along the same lines the other day about Nigella and, in a lesser way Mary Berry. They both give new twists to very traditional as well as modern ingredients but based on the traditional cuisines of elsewhere. I feel sure that Nigella has introduced people to a lot of new ingredients and methodology. This is totally different to people like Nadiya who muck about with British traditional dishes and annoy purists.

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Re: Foodies In The News

Postby Pepper Pig » Mon Oct 12, 2020 7:57 pm

Favourite starter cookbooks. Some weird ones in here.

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyl ... -cookbooks

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Postby Stokey Sue » Mon Oct 12, 2020 8:16 pm

Pepper Pig wrote:Favourite starter cookbooks. Some weird ones in here.

I saw that sand thought of Josceline Dimbleby’s First Impressions - a book of first courses :lol

Some very odd choices - I think a beginner would do better with Nikki Segnit’s Lateral Cooking which I don’t have as the many diagrams aren’t a lot of use to me, but there is a Kindle edition which I might get some time

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Postby jeral » Mon Oct 12, 2020 8:59 pm

I see Mary Berry has been honoured so is now Dame Mary. I'm not sure why - I'd have thought people like Rosemary Schrager or Angela Hartnett or Jamie Oliver who've run schools to "bring on" and train young people would be thought more deserving, whilst Mary is essentially a home cook who writes a lot of books (lucratively) and appears on TV (lucratively) - unless there's a whole load of good works she does that I'm not aware of?

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Re: Foodies In The News

Postby Pepper Pig » Mon Oct 12, 2020 9:15 pm

Yes Jeral. She was nominated for her charity work as well as services to broadcasting.

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