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Re: Foodies In The News

Postby jeral » Wed Apr 28, 2021 3:29 pm

To choose a surprising as slightly surreal but happy take on a subject, the photo from halfateabag's link that struck me was the pumpkin given pride of place in the grandiose still life setting :)

Re steak or meat with no juices, a mushroom one wasn't mentioned yet often figures. I'm reminded of the complex USA "white gravy" that mark111757 told us about.

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Re: Foodies In The News

Postby karadekoolaid » Wed Apr 28, 2021 7:56 pm

Meat sauces? I´d say the article doesn´t go much further than French ( the hollandaise he describes sounds like a bearnaise to me) and vaguely Mediterranean, with the tomatoes. Perhaps they need to look a little further afield?
Grilled meat is extremely popular in Latin America, so you might want to look at a Mexican Mole, a creamy Peruvian Aji Verde, an Ecuadorian Ají Verde, or even a Bolivian Llajua ( tomato, coriander, basil and green chiles).
Maybe chermoula from North Africa, or a footi, from Guinea/Senegal?
Then there´s a harijali pudina in India - not that they eat beef, but it works; as would a curry sauce. In Indonesia they make a glorious sauce called ketjap manis, which is soy, ginger, garlic, brown sugar and star anise, which I have used with stir-fried beef. Or a Vietnamese dipping sauce for grilled beef, with soy, sugar and rice vinegar, not to mention the options with soy, oyster sauce, hoisin, and teryaki.

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Re: Foodies In The News

Postby Stokey Sue » Wed Apr 28, 2021 8:50 pm

It does say they are specifically looking for the type of sauces served on MasterChef, which are generally N European

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Re: Foodies In The News

Postby jeral » Wed Apr 28, 2021 9:47 pm

The questioner in the link seemed concerned about how to achieve the luxuriant glossy effect, which was answered by "add a bit of butter", which of course is what all TV chefs we watch do and explain, so quite how the questioner could have missed that escapes me. I have no idea if it works with a drop of Bisto or Oxo cube/water though. Perhaps some people don't know that stock cartons are now "in a supermarket near you".

Pepper Pig on the the other hand asked us to discuss contenders. I'd venture that some of karadekoolaid's benefit from being versatile which is definitely a bonus.

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Re: Foodies In The News

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Re: Foodies In The News

Postby scullion » Sat May 01, 2021 12:51 pm

the suggestion that the first photo, glorifying a young family preparing a lock-down meal was a little misleading. to me they were preparing dumplings for sale - unless they were going to eat all of the two large tray-fulls themselves...
i'm also more than a little suspicious of the last one's veracity. i think its posed and has been 'stage-set' for impact. the reality wouldn't look that 'good'.

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Re: Foodies In The News

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Re: Foodies In The News

Postby Amyw » Sun May 02, 2021 4:21 pm

jeral wrote:The questioner in the link seemed concerned about how to achieve the luxuriant glossy effect, which was answered by "add a bit of butter", which of course is what all TV chefs we watch do and explain, so quite how the questioner could have missed that escapes me. I have no idea if it works with a drop of Bisto or Oxo cube/water though. Perhaps some people don't know that stock cartons are now "in a supermarket near you".

Pepper Pig on the the other hand asked us to discuss contenders. I'd venture that some of karadekoolaid's benefit from being versatile which is definitely a bonus.



I can’t see how oxo/Bisto would work at all as they’re just fry powders . The reason butter gives glossiness is because of it’s high fat content

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Re: Foodies In The News

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Re: Foodies In The News

Postby Pepper Pig » Mon May 03, 2021 2:35 pm

Rachel Roddy’s Spring vegetable risotto.

https://www.theguardian.com/food/2021/m ... tto-recipe


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Re: Foodies In The News

Postby Renee » Tue May 04, 2021 10:17 am

I would love those KK! I always have a packet of nori on hand, in case I feel like making sushi rolls.

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Re: Foodies In The News

Postby Pepper Pig » Tue May 04, 2021 12:44 pm

Cooking from refugee camps. This book has had a lot of press attention.

https://www.theguardian.com/food/2021/m ... and-cyprus

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Re: Foodies In The News

Postby herbidacious » Thu May 06, 2021 1:18 pm

This is more food in the news, than foodies:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-m ... e-57006178
Old menu that turned up in a cafe being refurbished.

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Re: Foodies In The News

Postby KeenCook2 » Thu May 06, 2021 2:52 pm

Wow, that's amazing, Herbi!!

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Re: Foodies In The News

Postby Pepper Pig » Fri May 07, 2021 6:15 pm

Smoked salmon. https://www.theguardian.com/food/2021/m ... ked-salmon

I love it. OH won’t even be in the same room as it.

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Re: Foodies In The News

Postby KeenCook2 » Fri May 07, 2021 7:01 pm

PP, I'm with you on smoked salmon :yum :yum :yum
OH doesn't mind it at least - unlike your OH! - but if I get it as a treat it also means that I get to eat the lion's share of it which suits me just fine :lol:

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Re: Foodies In The News

Postby Earthmaiden » Sat May 08, 2021 12:47 pm

Coffee, Cardamom, Almond & Marscapone Cake.

I know many of you read The Guardian food pages but for those who don't, this popped up this morning and I thought it looked particularly good.

https://amp.theguardian.com/food/2021/m ... vneet-gill

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Re: Foodies In The News

Postby Pepper Pig » Sat May 08, 2021 1:57 pm

Yum! It does EM.

I also fancy Mango Meringue Pie. 8-) 8-) 8-)

https://www.theguardian.com/food/2021/m ... pie-recipe

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Re: Foodies In The News

Postby jeral » Sat May 08, 2021 3:32 pm

Earthmaiden, that coffee etc cake is booked. Me like easy cakes.

I only have cardomon pods. Maybe I can steep a couple in a drop of boiling water if I can't grind any and use that as a replacement liquid.

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