Author Topic: What does a christmas lunch contain  (Read 2151 times)

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: What does a christmas lunch contain
« Reply #50 on: December 28, 2018, 11:16:32 am »
Cauliflower is nothing but cabbage with a college education and if you disagree, take it up with Mark Twain.
The Russians agree, they call it "flowery cabbage" (IIRC).
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Torslanda

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Re: What does a christmas lunch contain
« Reply #51 on: December 28, 2018, 12:06:29 pm »
In the 60’s we would have capon (which was a castrated cockerel) for Christmas lunch. Modern “capons” are generally just big chickens and lack the flavour, although some (uncastrated) cockerels are sold as capon.

So the difference is just bollocks...?
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citoyen

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Re: What does a christmas lunch contain
« Reply #52 on: December 28, 2018, 01:00:15 pm »
they call it "flowery cabbage" (IIRC).

So do we, etymologically speaking.

hellymedic

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Re: What does a christmas lunch contain
« Reply #53 on: December 28, 2018, 02:37:15 pm »
Cauliflower is nothing but cabbage with a college education and if you disagree, take it up with Mark Twain.
The Russians agree, they call it "flowery cabbage" (IIRC).

The French call them 'choux-fleurs' don't they?

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: What does a christmas lunch contain
« Reply #54 on: December 28, 2018, 03:04:56 pm »
they call it "flowery cabbage" (IIRC).

So do we, etymologically speaking.
I should have thought of that.  :facepalm: :-[
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Re: What does a christmas lunch contain
« Reply #55 on: December 28, 2018, 09:29:39 pm »
We had Salmon, beurre blanc, roast potatoes and roasted carrots and sprouts (roasting sprouts is the only acceptable way of preparing them)

You're posh though, innit.

Re: What does a christmas lunch contain
« Reply #56 on: December 28, 2018, 09:52:24 pm »
If Flatus ever came to my house for Christmas dinner, I'd season his poncey roasted sprouts with a little olive oil, a touch of black pepper and a splash of my own spunk. He'd love that...
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Re: What does a christmas lunch contain
« Reply #57 on: December 30, 2018, 04:06:18 pm »
If Flatus ever came to my house for Christmas dinner, I'd season his poncey roasted sprouts with a little olive oil, a touch of black pepper and a splash of my own spunk. He'd love that...

Yeah as some else would be wrong.