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Posted on 22 Oct 2012 11:04:05 BDT
Don't forget that Jamie is on at 5PM on Channel 4 tonight

In reply to an earlier post on 22 Oct 2012 11:05:56 BDT
Thanks for the warning, Mrs P.!!! HEE, HEE, HEE!!!......x

Posted on 22 Oct 2012 11:08:02 BDT
hahaRemember to switch back though at 5:30 for Come Dine With Me or as I've started to call it now Come (eat) Dire (food) With Me (and 4 other attention-seeking wannabe celebs)

In reply to an earlier post on 22 Oct 2012 11:15:14 BDT
Do you know, I am thinking of putting Roo down for that?!

You can just picture it, can't you Mrs P.?

A cosy modest meal of Bin Soup! by torchlight!

At the bottom of his favourite supermarket skip!!! ;o>

Posted on 22 Oct 2012 11:48:10 BDT
As Told by Ginger

In reply to an earlier post on 22 Oct 2012 12:47:59 BDT
Last edited by the author on 22 Oct 2012 12:48:46 BDT
Avoid Channel 4 at 5 tonight... check!

[ETA] I see that Suzy got in there first. :-)

Posted on 22 Oct 2012 14:26:29 BDT
Chris Petch says:
Dog Day Afternoon Tea

Posted on 22 Oct 2012 16:09:32 BDT
A Clockwork Orange

Posted on 22 Oct 2012 16:23:01 BDT
Chris Petch says:
The Honey Trap

Posted on 22 Oct 2012 19:18:49 BDT
Martina says:
When I can I try to watch cooking programme on tv, I really like some of them, but somenthing I can not really take anymore is when chefs teach us how to cook real italian food. I am Italian and I left Italy only few years ago so I now very well my food. I can tell you that a lot time they are not cooking italian food, they are not doing as italian will do especially Gino!!Looking forward to watch Jamie 15 min meal this week!

In reply to an earlier post on 22 Oct 2012 19:25:54 BDT
Try watching Nigellissima then you will understand that us Brits have a real problem eating authentic Italian food as we are not sure what it should look or taste like !

In reply to an earlier post on 22 Oct 2012 19:33:16 BDT
There was food in that programme as well? I must have missed that.

In reply to an earlier post on 22 Oct 2012 19:50:42 BDT
pixie says:
That is so interesting Martina! I've heard that Gino is not quite the italian he says he is! LOl! The accent is false and he is quite London...What do you think? We'd love you to share any tips and recipes.x

Posted on 22 Oct 2012 19:52:06 BDT
pixie says:
If you are in London try Clos Maggiore....such a beautiful restaurant and the bread is devine!

Posted on 22 Oct 2012 21:07:46 BDT
Watched Jamie tonight and I know some of you find him annoying but I rather enjoyed it although it was all rather manic

I think most people who watch this show will know that they will never be able to get the meals up in 15 minutes

Posted on 22 Oct 2012 21:10:30 BDT
wobberoo says:
Some people don't like everything, Mrs.P. I'm a Jammie Dodger myself!!

In reply to an earlier post on 22 Oct 2012 21:19:45 BDT
pixie says:
Missed it Mrs P..will watch catch up.....manic behaviour apart, recipes good!?

In reply to an earlier post on 23 Oct 2012 06:59:07 BDT
Isobel Ayres says:
My Italian friends go to Papagones in Finsbury Park, too. The Neapolitans say the pizza is good, so it must be!

Posted on 23 Oct 2012 07:43:36 BDT
Martina, please settle the "garlic and onion in the same dish" debate! If you say Gino doesn't know and he says never to do it, then Spain is right? We always use them together!!

In reply to an earlier post on 23 Oct 2012 07:49:43 BDT
He did chilli con carne meatballs and sticky kicking chicken with a watermelon, radish and crispy noodle salad

Now call me greedy but 4 meatballs per person seems somewhat stingy

Both dishes looked lovely though

In reply to an earlier post on 23 Oct 2012 08:09:01 BDT
pixie says:
Mrs P not the ones I have ...tennis ball size! Lol! depends what they are served with and what else the meal contains. I think he is still doing the portion control, after the flack he go about being a bit plump! Does he look like he has lost weight?

Posted on 23 Oct 2012 09:04:06 BDT
Yes. He looks somewhat thinner. Maybe he bought the Hairy Dieters book too

In reply to an earlier post on 23 Oct 2012 09:04:22 BDT
Isobel Ayres says:
It's not just Gino though - my Italian friends throw their hands up in horror at the very idea. So, if I'm cooking Italian food I don't do it, and if I'm cooking something French or Spanish or Chinese or whatever, I do.

In reply to an earlier post on 23 Oct 2012 10:43:05 BDT
Well, this is a really interesting debate, isn't it?
I just feel that, at the end of the day, you should always make food that gives you pleasure, that touches and thrills your own unique taste buds in a certain way. I love to collect original and authentic recipes. After all, they have been passed down through the generations for one reason, that one reason alone is - because they are the definitive real deal recipes that have already been perfected by even more generations before - BUT?!......

If, to my personal taste, I feel that the recipe just lacks a little something, or has one ingredient that I really dislike, or simply doesn't do it for me - then should I still continue to stick to the recipe religiously?.....and maybe risk always being slightly disappointed as a result? - No! and I might as well not cook it at all. So, if you prefer the singular, purer and far more authentic taste of a dish? - then great! cook it like that. And if you get excited by loading up layers of much more complex and gutsy flavours with a certain twist to them - such as mixing your Garlic and with your Onions - then just go for it!!! :o>

Posted on 23 Oct 2012 11:21:41 BDT
Bearman says:
Hooray for Suzy!

Just one addition - always try the recipe exactly as written before removing ingredients you don't like. Personally I hate the taste of celery, but mire poix, and all the many recipes using mire poix, would not taste right without the celery doing its thing in the background. Ditto for aniseed - cant abide the flavour on its own, but as a hint in sauces for fish or from Star Anise in Chinese food, I wouldnt be without it.
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