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Film and TV VIP. Seeker of the peace. Part-time chandelier cleaner. A legend in his own time. Oppressor of champions. Soldier of fortune. World traveler. Bon vivant. All around good guy. International lover. Casual hero. Defender of Reason. Philosopher. Wars fought, bears wrestled, equations solved, revolutions quelled, tigers castrated, governments run, test-rockets flown.


Aug
3
comment Small portable grill for a studio flat?
What about the George Foreman grill?
Aug
1
answered How long do you cook the vegetables in a pasta salad recipe?
Jul
31
answered Is it problematic to use the water in which the Pinto beans are soaked, for cooking the Pinto beans?
Jul
30
answered Identify this seafood from the Black Sea known in Romanian as “rapane”?
Jul
26
comment Why is buying meat online so expensive
Indubitably. Crazy = flavour.
Jul
26
comment Why is buying meat online so expensive
Generally the quality of meat here in the UK (lol @ 'the London' :) ) is very good, especially in comparison to other European countries (the meat in French supermarkets is pretty awful IMO), and organic, grass fed meat is widely available.
Jul
26
answered Why is buying meat online so expensive
Jul
24
answered What is the minimum time for a decent meat marinade?
Jul
24
answered How to judge the quality of pizza dough?
Jul
21
answered Charring veg without gas burners/grill
Jul
19
comment Flavor notes or profile of truffles?
Truffle oil is also relatively cheap and conveys some of the deep umami flavour of the truffle itself. Beautiful drizzled in homemade mushroom soup.
Jul
16
answered Why do you need to cool the filling of a meat pie before adding to the pastry?
Jul
13
answered Hints on storage of vegetables and fruit
Jul
12
comment Why are drippings from restaraunt ground beef colored orange?
Had you previously cooked something in the same pan that might have imparted the colour? Non-stick pans can be quite absorbent.
Jul
12
answered Why are drippings from restaraunt ground beef colored orange?
Jul
12
comment How to tell if frozen mussels are good?
If they're fresh and open then it implies that they have been dead a while and thus have been rotting. While frozen ones are definitely dead, they are also A) frozen and B) closed, reducing the amount of bacteria involved considerably.
Jul
12
comment What are purple small Brinjals called in English?
I used to live near an Indian restaurant specialising in Kashmiri cuisine. Not sure how authentic it was but it was different from the usual Indian food you find here, which I believe is more Bangladeshi/Pakistani influenced.
Jul
12
comment What are purple small Brinjals called in English?
Could be! I do like Kashmiri curries. Every eggplant I've ever had has been slimy and bitter, however.
Jul
12
comment What are purple small Brinjals called in English?
In bigger cities Asian supermarkets are common, so the smaller varieties are fairly easy to get hold of. Personally I hate all varieties, so I've never really looked! Eggplants in general are not particularly popular here in the UK; they are more popular in the Eastern Mediterranean I believe.
Jul
12
answered What are purple small Brinjals called in English?