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      CommentAuthorLSH
    • CommentTimeApr 17th 2021 edited
    Chocolate and dark beer are always a good match. Beer is surprisingly useful in desserts.

    In my old restaurant, we used to make sorbets with Belgian cherry Kreik beers.... as a side to chocolate and peanut torte. Yum
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      CommentAuthorThor
    • CommentTimeApr 17th 2021
    LSH wrote
    Chocolate and dark beer are always a good match. Beer is surprisingly useful in desserts.

    In my old restaurant, we used to make sorbets with Belgian cherry Kreik beers.... as a side to chocolate and peanut torte. Yum


    Ugh. Kriek lambic. All these years later, and I still don't like Geuze. But could work well in a recipe, I'm sure.
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      CommentAuthorLSH
    • CommentTimeApr 18th 2021
    It's an acquired taste, I'll give you that. But yeah, beer is as good an ingredient as wine... when used correctly.
  1. I made some tomatillo, butternut squash and porcini mushroom enchiladas last night that turned out pretty good. We usually grow tomatillos and I don't have enough recipes to make with them, so I'm going to flag this one as a good one for later in the year when our garden is going. smile
  2. Filmscoregirl wrote
    I made some tomatillo, butternut squash and porcini mushroom enchiladas last night that turned out pretty good. We usually grow tomatillos and I don't have enough recipes to make with them, so I'm going to flag this one as a good one for later in the year when our garden is going. smile

    I had to Google what a tomatillo is.

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      CommentAuthorLSH
    • CommentTimeApr 20th 2021
    They're really hard to find in the UK, Alan. Trust me, I've tried. You can get them from specialist veg suppliers but not from any supermarket that I know.
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      CommentAuthorThor
    • CommentTimeApr 23rd 2021 edited
    I've been kinda binging MASTERCHEF USA recently (many of the seasons are available on Youtube). Yes, it has many irritating elements -- the rapid-fire editing, the constant "trailer music", the endless intros and outros for the myriad of commercials in US television, the overwrought sentimentalism (what is it about Americans and their family connections, anyway?) and so on, but somehow I'm transfixed by the character "narratives" and the dish challenges.
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  3. Thor wrote
    I've been kinda binging MASTERCHEF USA recently (many of the seasons are available on Youtube). Yes, it has many irritating elements -- the rapid-fire editing, the constant "trailer music", the endless intros and outros for the myriad of commercials in US television, the overwrought sentimentalism (what is it about Americans and their family connections, anyway?) and so on, but somehow I'm transfixed by the character "narratives" and the dish challenges.

    The UK version of Masterchef is now so different to what it was like when it started back in 1990 with Loyd Grossman hosting it. Much more sedate back then!
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      CommentAuthorThor
    • CommentTimeApr 23rd 2021
    Once I finish the US version, I'm interested in the UK version (I've obviously already seen all seasons of the Norwegian version). I believe the 90s UK version is the original, but was then revamped in the mid 2000s by Franc Roddam, of all people (you know, the director of K2 - with the fabulous Zimmer score - among other things).
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  4. Thor wrote
    Once I finish the US version, I'm interested in the UK version (I've obviously already seen all seasons of the Norwegian version). I believe the 90s UK version is the original, but was then revamped in the mid 2000s by Franc Roddam, of all people (you know, the director of K2 - with the fabulous Zimmer score - among other things).

    Yes, the UK version was the original version and the show was created by Roddam. There are so many versions - it would be quicker to list which countries HAVEN'T got a version - that I imagine he has made a bit of money from it over the years.
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      CommentAuthorLSH
    • CommentTimeApr 23rd 2021
    The UK version is still way less flashy than its US counterpart, though like most competition shows, it does get a little grating.

    Great British Bake-Off is probably the only cooking show here that shuns spectacle.

    I do like Great British Menu too. It’s quick paced and hugely competitive but it’s actually about the food.
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      CommentAuthorThor
    • CommentTimeApr 23rd 2021
    I'm not really into baking and pastries and desserts, so I'm primarily interested in savory foods.
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      CommentAuthorLSH
    • CommentTimeApr 23rd 2021 edited
    Neither am I, to be honest. It's too precise. Baking is too much of a science.... regular cooking is more an art.

    I like cooking by eye and taste. While I have loads of cookery books for inspiration, you'll never find me cooking to a recipe (unless it's something that I have written down myself... when something I've personally made turned out particularly good and I'm merely replicating it).