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Re: Australia under water...
« Reply #25 on: 20:05, 07 February 11 »
Oooh, lots of snails in your backyard in Lyon, eh frenchie? :D :D :D

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Re: Australia under water...
« Reply #26 on: 20:33, 07 February 11 »
I agree that the food and wine originating from and around MacDeath's part of the world is superb.

But I wouldn't eat it every day.  And you realise when walking around their supermarkets that neither do the French.  They eat cakes.  Lots of them.  And vegetables from huge tins.  :P

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Re: Australia under water...
« Reply #27 on: 21:12, 07 February 11 »
What do you think about german food? I like french and greek food. And spanish and italian too, but I've never had german. Except for some sausage. And beer.

You want to talk about bad food, come to one of my dads bbqs. Burnt sausages and steak so chewy the dog won't even eat it. And the dog eats snails, and frogs too (whole frogs, not just the legs), so she's not fussy.

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Re: Australia under water...
« Reply #28 on: 17:49, 08 February 11 »
What do you think about german food? I like french and greek food. And spanish and italian too, but I've never had german. Except for some sausage. And beer.

German breakfast is nice - black bread with salami, cheese etc.  Past that, not much to write home about I've found.

Greek food is also very nice in my opinion, but I prefer the village salads (I think that's what Cypriots call it actually), bread, olive oil end of the spectrum rather than all the stifado and mousaka!

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Re: Australia under water...
« Reply #29 on: 13:23, 09 February 11 »
How did this switched from flood to food ???



Snails ?
I don't eat snails but Escargots de bourgognes au beurre d'ail persillé...

Of course we don't eat every day with wine and foieGras and so on...
It is and Alcoholic thing to drink wine at every Meal (or even between) and I try to reduce my consumption on the ùmatter (and prefer beer for Day to day use...).

But we find decent frozen escargots which just need 15 minutes in the oven to be ready to eat...
I even have the special escargot forks to eat them.

We often buy some with my darling as it is fun to eat, delicious and perfect for long winter nights.



German Food ? what that this I don't even...

Is this some kind of science fiction ? or achimera like the mythical and unexistant English Food (even Lovecraft couldn't describe such and untold cosmic horror...)
 ;D

Na I once went to München...
loved the grilled pork mit Gläze (don't know how it is spelt)... with sauce and a lot of WeiSSbier...

I love Landjäger Würste too... (we can find equivalents in France, they are called Gendarmes...)
Und Kraut... Alsacian food...


But Greek food... well, to us this is just snacks and salads to eat during Summertime... :D
To be fair, In france we don't even make any differance between Greek, Türk, Lebanese or Armenian food... ::)

And most Feta we find in France is actually made in France.

Also Pastis and Anisette are superior to Ouzo or Rakis...
And we have far decent Muscat wines... :D



Na I love all European food...  but British Food as there is no such thing.
 
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Re: Australia under water...
« Reply #30 on: 14:03, 09 February 11 »
And most Feta we find in France is actually made in France.


Yes and it tastes like it too  ;)

Na I love all European food...  but British Food as there is no such thing.


You've obviously not visited for a looooooooooooooooooooooooooooong time.  For example, the quality of food on offer in London far exceeds that of Paris these days[nb]IMHO, of course[/nb], it's just that the Brits don't cook it at home which is why the perception persists - they are too busy and don't have 3 hours for lunch to get it ready.  ;)
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Re: Australia under water...
« Reply #31 on: 16:04, 09 February 11 »
Not wanting to annoy either side of the argument (that's a complete lie)....

French Food:
Escargot - excellent,
Homemade Foie Gras - can't beat it
but...
Small grilled Garden Birds that have less meat than a butchers apron - Nah, too much work for too little food.
Cheese that smells and tastes like it was stored in a tramps sock for the last year.... We'll skip that one too.
As the wife is french we eat a lot of this stuff at home, but as she's a "Ch’ti" her choice of cheese is questionable at the best of times.

Greek Food:
All good but lacking in things that got cooked, I like cooked things.
Prefer beer, but would never turn down a good Ouzo.

English food:
No matter what major city you visit in the world you'll find Fench restaurants, Indian restaurants, Chinese restaurants, Thai Restaurants, Italian restaurants, Greek restaurants and even the odd German restaurant, but not a single English restaurant, not even in England ! ... I wonder why that is.... ? Hmmmm....

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Re: Australia under water...
« Reply #32 on: 17:59, 09 February 11 »
You've obviously not visited for a looooooooooooooooooooooooooooong time.  For example, the quality of food on offer in London far exceeds that of Paris these days[nb]IMHO, of course[/nb], it's just that the Brits don't cook it at home which is why the perception persists - they are too busy and don't have 3 hours for lunch to get it ready.  ;)

I'm sorry toy say this but English food is not really great IMO, I lived in Oxford during 4 years and I know what I'm saying. You don't really need 3 hours to get nice wholesome food read. It's just cultural, most people can't be bothered to cook anything, just grab a ready made meal and straight to the microwave. And no! curry does not count, its not British.

btw, I mean no offense with this comment
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Re: Australia under water...
« Reply #33 on: 19:08, 09 February 11 »
Problem with english fooding :
=professionnal chefs stole all the French technics... Ramsay studied in France...
=the best english dish is indian Curry... no comments...

But the traditionnal recipes... urk... non existant...
Wellington beef ? Plum pudding ? what else...

the british homecooking... don't make me laugh...


Modern british chefs only stole the best from everywhere in their empire because their tradition had too few to offer, and got technic at French School.

On the other hand Epsaña or Italian food is quite comparable to french food to me...
I liked all I could eat in Madrid... but it looked a lot like What I eat at home.
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Re: Australia under water...
« Reply #34 on: 19:13, 09 February 11 »
Hey guys... IMO the best food in the world comes from Bavaria:
 
- Bavarian Beer
- Schweinshaxen (pig leg)
- Semmelknödel
- Obazder
- Semmen and Brezn
- and much more  8)
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Re: Australia under water...
« Reply #35 on: 10:43, 11 February 11 »
I've lived in the UK and, honestly, never had any issues with food. Some strange cooking choices, sure, but it was ok. I also like German food - what's not to like about all this meat? :D And indeed they have nice bread.

What do you mean by "cooked" Greek food? I didn't realise my dinner was raw last night :D

But, to tell you the truth, I could really live on olives, some Greek olive oil, good bread and some cheese. I guess that's true for most - everyone has a 'light' favorite...

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Re: Australia under water...
« Reply #36 on: 10:55, 11 February 11 »
I thought it was only Australia which had problems dishing up Cooking Shows by the Dozen, though I can tell much of this tripe has been coming from the United States!!  ???  And Europe (certainly the UK) are on the bandwagon.
 
Too much of it is a bad thing - it's got to the stage here radio are dishing up more tripe. Watch "Frenzy" and you'll see what I mean, some people simply accept the basic fundamentals without going Gourmet!  :)
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Re: Australia under water...
« Reply #37 on: 22:46, 11 February 11 »
Frenzy?!? .... yes, I do remember...
 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Walf9ZysE8Q
 
I a way it's simple, but genious. I really like it and did play it on the CBS emulator a lot in the last month.
 
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Re: Australia under water...
« Reply #38 on: 23:27, 11 February 11 »
Oops, I was referring to Alfred Hitchcock's Frenzy from 1972. Lots of food elements in that movie - unfortunately I cannot find any video clips. The detective in that film (which is sort of the central figure in the film, adding amusing moments to it) has a wife whose cooking all sorts weird gourmet cuisines which he can barely eat (instead eats basic things like Sausages at Scotland Yard). The Murderer works down in the Fruit markets and one of the Murdered ladies gets thrown into a bag of potatoes! But definitely a film worth looking at for anyone who wants to see a great piece of filming!  ;D
 
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Re: Australia under water...
« Reply #39 on: 10:45, 14 February 11 »
Personally, I really wouldn't want to live without good English food. It's origins may have been from elsewhere, but, honestly, give me roast beef and Yorkshire pudding, Steak Pudding and Mushy peas or a proper Full English breakfast any day over a few lettuce leaves and olives with a bit of Feta tossed in it, a Pizza with just cheese and a bit of Tomato paste for topping, a stick of bread with Camembert, or frogs and snails.