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Re: Foodies In The News

Postby Pepper Pig » Wed Jan 19, 2022 3:27 pm

Yes they do don’t they Renee?

How about recipes from the Conservative Party Cookbook?

https://www.vice.com/en/article/3abax8/ ... dors-flour

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Re: Foodies In The News

Postby Earthmaiden » Wed Jan 19, 2022 3:58 pm

Looks delightful! :?

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Postby Pepper Pig » Sat Jan 22, 2022 4:08 pm

Soul Food. A lovely read and some great recipes. https://www.theguardian.com/food/2022/j ... sh-streets

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Re: Foodies In The News

Postby KeenCook2 » Sat Jan 22, 2022 7:51 pm

This by Jack Monroe - I am sure we all agree with her when she talks about the "basics" lines from supermarkets disappearing https://www.theguardian.com/society/202 ... rice-index

Interesting that Iceland is keeping its £1 range.

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Re: Foodies In The News

Postby Stokey Sue » Sat Jan 22, 2022 8:23 pm

That started as a Twitter thread, which a few people like Hugh Grant picked up and retweeted, very interesting

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Re: Foodies In The News

Postby KeenCook2 » Mon Jan 24, 2022 2:43 pm

https://www.theguardian.com/food/2022/j ... aatar-yaji

I'm afraid several of these were unknown to me :oops:

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Postby Stokey Sue » Mon Jan 24, 2022 6:43 pm

KeenCook2 wrote:https://www.theguardian.com/food/2022/jan/24/spice-seasonings-salt-pepper-britain-chefs-zaatar-yaji

I'm afraid several of these were unknown to me :oops:


I think some of them are pretty obscure, and quite a lot are just mixtures of more familiar spices in different proportions

I'm always slightly confused about where za'atar and dukkah fade into each other , but Claudia Roden's recipe for dukkah apparently includes nuts (which I wouldn't put in za'atar) in place of the dried herbs that go into za'atar and there is usn't usually coriander in za'atar
https://100cookbooks.wordpress.com/2012 ... dia-roden/

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Re: Foodies In The News

Postby KeenCook2 » Tue Jan 25, 2022 11:21 pm

I don't think I've ever had dukkah, Sue. We have za'atar and have found a huge difference between different brands. Funnily enough the best was one DS1 brought back from Israel a few years ago. We have a great Palestinian one at the moment that we just bought. The brand is Telfeet's Land https://www.telfeetsland.co.uk/product/thyme
I like that it's called "grinded" thyme :lol:

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Re: Foodies In The News

Postby Stokey Sue » Tue Jan 25, 2022 11:33 pm

I made some za’atar following a Jack Munroe recipe using fresh thyme m very good but it’s not my thing at the moment

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Re: Foodies In The News

Postby Pepper Pig » Wed Jan 26, 2022 9:19 am

I’ll look for this elsewhere in case it’s behind a paywall. https://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/20 ... istration/

Corbin and King now in administration. That’s Brasserie Z etc.

https://www.theguardian.com/business/20 ... nistration

Also news on Andi Oliver.

https://www.theguardian.com/business/20 ... s-to-staff

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Re: Foodies In The News

Postby Stokey Sue » Wed Jan 26, 2022 11:35 am

That’s a bit doom and gloom - yes the Telegraph is paywalled

Not just Zedel but all the others like my nearest, Bellanger - you did well to spend your Wolseley vouchers

Naughty Andi, but at least she has fessed up

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Re: Foodies In The News

Postby Earthmaiden » Wed Jan 26, 2022 11:53 am

Grim times. Looks as though the Wolsely etc will survive.

I have never been fond of the concept of service charges and this doesn't help even if they have been something of a long term lifesaver.

The first time I bought Dukkah, the one I'd chosen didn't contain cumin (which I don't like much) and I loved it. Of course, that turned out to be pretty unauthentic. That spice range looks good, BM.

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Re: Foodies In The News

Postby Stokey Sue » Wed Jan 26, 2022 12:29 pm

I tend not to buy the simpler mixes like dukkah and za’atar, except perhaps at a local market if I see a maker, as they are very simple and I usually have all the ingredients anyway

I buy things like ras el hanout which can have upwards of 20 ingredients, looking for a new favourite since Nomads stopped making theirs, the Waitrose one is OK, Seasoned Pioneers has far too much chilli …

One thing to look for in the ingredients and avoid is a tendency to add vegetable bouillon powder, it’s cheap and savoury but very, very, wrong - mainly salt and often msg, I’ve seen it in several blends
The first place I noticed it was in the very authentic looking Al’Fez brand, though the expanded ingredients list shows yeast extract rather than msg
https://www.alfez.com/ras-el-hanout/

Edited to add I’ve had a look, and as usual Steenbergs looks the best, I’ll try that next

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Re: Foodies In The News

Postby aero280 » Wed Jan 26, 2022 1:36 pm

Hmmm! Maybe some quick action is needed. We got a substantial Zedel voucher for Christmas. :o

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Re: Foodies In The News

Postby Pepper Pig » Mon Jan 31, 2022 5:14 pm

Rachel Roddy’s Cauliflower and potato bake.

https://www.theguardian.com/food/2022/j ... e-sformato

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Re: Foodies In The News

Postby Pampy » Tue Feb 01, 2022 1:17 am

That sounds lovely - on my list to make.

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Re: Foodies In The News

Postby Rainbow » Tue Feb 01, 2022 8:49 am

Pampy wrote:That sounds lovely - on my list to make.

I agree. I'll just have to wait for some cooler weather when I feel like putting the oven on!!

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