Author Topic: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own  (Read 149590 times)

citoyen

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Just been having a look at James Kennedy's blog. It's fascinating. Thanks for the pointer.

ian

  • fatuously disingenuous
    • The Suburban Survival Guide
He does some great work on 'chemphobia' and the failure of public understanding (or perhaps our educational system).
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citoyen

  • Cat 6 Racer
I've forwarded the picture and blog link on to m'colleague who is looking for exactly this kind of thing for the magazine we're both working on at the moment. Hopefully we'll be able to give Mr Kennedy a bit of deserved exposure. 'The Naturalness Fallacy' would make a great cover line.

In a similar vein to the banana, this is also great: https://jameskennedymonash.wordpress.com/2018/08/09/natural-pesticides-in-a-cabbage/

lou boutin

  • Les chaussures sont ma vie.
I tried the Lo-dough, it's okay but I'll not be buying anymore.

spesh

  • Seeing things you people would not believe
This is not The Greatest Sig Line in the World, no.
This is just a tribute.

ElyDave

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This because I like it.

OMG, it’s got E numbers in it!!!!!!!

Onoz, kemikulz!!1!

Acetic acid has an e-number, i.e. vinegar.
“Procrastination is the thief of time, collar him.” –Charles Dickens

ElyDave

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Of possible use to a pro chef - anyone give/know of a good home for a knife roll, one of these?

We kept our dissection kits in similar in school and university...

I have a home-made version for my bonsai tools
“Procrastination is the thief of time, collar him.” –Charles Dickens

hellymedic

  • Just do it!
This because I like it.

OMG, it’s got E numbers in it!!!!!!!

Onoz, kemikulz!!1!

Acetic acid has an e-number, i.e. vinegar.

As has E300/ Vitamin C/ Ascorbic acid/ Flour improver

citoyen

  • Cat 6 Racer
Acetic acid has an e-number, i.e. vinegar.

Yeah, that's pretty much the point he's making with the banana poster.

T42

  • Gaulois réfractaire
Question: how long do you age steak before cooking it?
I dare eat all that may become a man.

But hold the oysters.

spesh

  • Seeing things you people would not believe
Question: how long do you age steak before cooking it?

From what I was reading earlier, if it's a steak off a prime cut that was aged for 21 days before final cutting and packaging, there's no discernible improvement in tenderness if you go beyond 28 days - after that, it's a question of how bosky or blue-cheese-like you want your steak to taste.

Some steak houses have taken ageing to a bit of an extreme, per the following Gruinard piece:

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2015/mar/11/extreme-aged-steak-meat-with-mould-on-gourmet

However, it should be noted that the steak houses which are offering well-aged steaks age the meat in prime cut form because of the loss of mass via dehydration and the fact that the dried out/mouldy crust has to be cut off before slicing and cooking. Try ageing an individual steak that's, say, 150 grams to start with and you won't have much left to cook.

Those how have looked at giving steak additional ageing suggest that it is best done in a proper meat fridge which can maintain temperature more consistently than a domestic fridge can - the constant opening and closing of the fridge would play havoc with the ageing process.

https://jesspryles.com/how-to-dry-age-steak/
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This is just a tribute.

Basil

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Question: how long do you age steak before cooking it?

Depends on how long it takes to get the shopping home.
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And remember that friends who organise things on Facebook aren't proper friends anyway.

I've just received some of these through the post https://lodough.co/  I'm going to give them a go and see what they are like.

Note to the lo-dough people: "Glutinous" does not mean "containing gluten", for eg., glutinous rice.
Quote from: tiermat
that's not science, it's semantics.

T42

  • Gaulois réfractaire
There's a vaccine in development to counteract coeliac disease.  That's going to rain on an awful lot of parades.

Cue gluten-free-produce companies supporting the antivaxx crazies.
I dare eat all that may become a man.

But hold the oysters.

citoyen

  • Cat 6 Racer
Cue gluten-free-produce companies supporting the antivaxx crazies.

Or jumping on the vegan bandwagon, which would be a much bigger and therefore more lucrative market.

tiermat

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There's a vaccine in development to counteract coeliac disease.  That's going to rain on an awful lot of parades.

Cue gluten-free-produce companies supporting the antivaxx crazies.

Good luck with that, there has been one for other GI issues in development for decades, now, and nothing has come of them (I am thinking of Crohn's and UC especially)
I feel like Captain Kirk, on a brand new planet every day, a little like King Kong on top of the Empire State

lou boutin

  • Les chaussures sont ma vie.
I've just received some of these through the post https://lodough.co/  I'm going to give them a go and see what they are like.

Note to the lo-dough people: "Glutinous" does not mean "containing gluten", for eg., glutinous rice.

by the way, they are okayish.  I won't be buying anymore though.

T42

  • Gaulois réfractaire
There's a vaccine in development to counteract coeliac disease.  That's going to rain on an awful lot of parades.

Cue gluten-free-produce companies supporting the antivaxx crazies.

Good luck with that, there has been one for other GI issues in development for decades, now, and nothing has come of them (I am thinking of Crohn's and UC especially)

Aye well, diabetes has been cured in the very near future since the 1960s.
I dare eat all that may become a man.

But hold the oysters.

My Japanese colleagues often bring gifts on their visits, and more often that not the gift takes the form of jumbo "Wotsits" - a 10cm long tubular puffed rice confection with a savoury flavouring.

Today, there was a variation - a jumbo chocolate Wotsit!

Chocolate Wotsit! by Richard Fletcher, on Flickr

Chocolate Wotsit! by Richard Fletcher, on Flickr

Chocolate Wotsit! by Richard Fletcher, on Flickr
We are making a New World (Paul Nash, 1918)

There's a vaccine in development to counteract coeliac disease.  That's going to rain on an awful lot of parades.

Cue gluten-free-produce companies supporting the antivaxx crazies.
Quite a lot of people react to fodmaps rather than gluten.

<i>Marmite slave</i>

Just seen these on sale in the local Sainsburys.  £1.50 a packet.....   I suppose as cyclists most of us have ingested our fair share of insect protein over the years.





https://www.thegrocer.co.uk/stores/ranging-and-merchandising/sainsburys-stocks-edible-crickets-in-uk-supermarket-first/573957.article
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ian

  • fatuously disingenuous
    • The Suburban Survival Guide
There's a vaccine in development to counteract coeliac disease.  That's going to rain on an awful lot of parades.

Cue gluten-free-produce companies supporting the antivaxx crazies.
Quite a lot of people react to fodmaps rather than gluten.

There's little evidence for this too. It's mostly based on a trial of 37 people with self-defined gluten intolerance. That said, as the Haribo Incident should warn us, these things do have epic destructive potential.

The worse thing I ever ate was Jerusalem artichoke. Celeriac is pretty bad too.
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Cudzoziemiec

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There was a cycling Maltese chemist in Bristol for a while who's now using his chemistry whizziness to make insect protein. Unfortunately they're not adding it to Maltesers.
The earth is vast and beautiful and contains many miraculous places. (Chekhov)

hellymedic

  • Just do it!
There's a REASON some people call a certain vegetable a FARTichoke, isn't there?

I once had a worked colleague who used the term 'fartleberries' for baked beans...

ian

  • fatuously disingenuous
    • The Suburban Survival Guide
Beans are the musical fruit.

Reminds me though, I've still not shared the case file for That Jerusalem Artichoke Incident. If you're all good children tomorrow, I'll spare you.
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