Author Topic: First-World Problems.  (Read 204594 times)

Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2575 on: January 12, 2021, 04:11:16 pm »
Waitrose seem to have stopped stocking Clipper hot chocolate. What with that and the various supermarkets gluten free random availability, if I tried to get all the foodstuffs that we actually like, I'd probably have to go to 3 different supermarkets! I guess I'll probably have to start rotating which one I go to each week and then look like I'm stocking up each time.  ::-)

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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2576 on: January 12, 2021, 04:58:09 pm »
Do not clench. It only makes it worse.

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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2577 on: January 12, 2021, 05:12:32 pm »
No Greek coffee since a week before Xmas.  Having to make do with Columbian.
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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2578 on: January 12, 2021, 08:16:04 pm »


I use passata.


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Why is that in any way worse than tomato puree?

I jest. I just find it makes the pizza too soggy

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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2579 on: January 12, 2021, 08:36:12 pm »
I only use a smear. A carton usually lasts me about 3 pizza making sessions (I put it in the freezer in between).
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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2580 on: January 12, 2021, 08:42:08 pm »
Double concentrated tomato puree is where it's at, all tomato, no flab.
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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2581 on: January 12, 2021, 08:54:00 pm »
Sainsbury's sell a very pleasant tomato and basil pizza topping, does for two pizzas and binds the other stuff that goes on top very well.
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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2582 on: January 12, 2021, 10:19:10 pm »
Double concentrated tomato puree is where it's at, all tomato, no flab.
Is plain concentrate actually available to buy?
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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2583 on: January 12, 2021, 11:00:55 pm »
I think they call it tomato juice and sell it by the litre...

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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2584 on: January 13, 2021, 09:43:36 am »
Double concentrated tomato puree is where it's at, all tomato, no flab.
Is plain concentrate actually available to buy?

I've never seen it either. They went double and left it at that.
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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2585 on: January 13, 2021, 04:42:57 pm »
I do like my pizza with a good amount of puree. In fact I probably need to sign in with TP anonymous

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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2586 on: January 14, 2021, 04:51:46 pm »
Double concentrated tomato puree is where it's at, all tomato, no flab.
Is plain concentrate actually available to buy?

I've never seen it either. They went double and left it at that.

The pedant in me thinks water content must be reduced to make a concentrate.
A 'double concentrate' is the most practical CONCENTRATED product...

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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2587 on: January 14, 2021, 06:42:41 pm »
Double concentrated tomato puree is where it's at, all tomato, no flab.
Is plain concentrate actually available to buy?

I've never seen it either. They went double and left it at that.

The pedant in me thinks water content must be reduced to make a concentrate.
A 'double concentrate' is the most practical CONCENTRATED product...

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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2588 on: January 14, 2021, 11:20:29 pm »
Hubbard's (Sainsbury's cheapest budget) tinned tomatoes have fairly homeopathic tomato content.
Bolognese-producing partner will be supplied with better (? Napolina or Cirio) in future.

Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2589 on: January 15, 2021, 06:07:39 am »
A couple of years ago the grauniad did a survey of which stupormarket tinned tomatoes gave the best tomato / water ratio.
Lidl came out tops, followed by Waitrose. The rest were lagging a long way behind.

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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2590 on: January 15, 2021, 09:44:08 am »
I use the Cirio stuff which may be exactly the same as the supermarket badged stuff but makes me feel more accomplished. Seems very tomatoey.

I feel the urge to make a confession. When I cook with actual tomatoes, I don't remove the skin.
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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2591 on: January 15, 2021, 09:31:24 pm »
...When I cook with actual tomatoes, I don't remove the skin.

Ditto

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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2592 on: January 16, 2021, 03:08:39 am »
I use the Cirio stuff which may be exactly the same as the supermarket badged stuff but makes me feel more accomplished. Seems very tomatoey.

I feel the urge to make a confession. When I cook with actual tomatoes, I don't remove the skin.

The ordinary supermarket tinned tomatoes are fine. Hubbards seems more watery.

Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2593 on: January 16, 2021, 02:44:54 pm »
I use the Cirio stuff which may be exactly the same as the supermarket badged stuff but makes me feel more accomplished. Seems very tomatoey.

I feel the urge to make a confession. When I cook with actual tomatoes, I don't remove the skin.

The ordinary supermarket tinned tomatoes are fine. Hubbards seems more watery.

Hubbard's=Sainsbury's Basics.

When we did a semi-blind1 tasting of readily-available tinned tomatoes a several of years ago, Cirio came out on top. Looking at the tins currently in the cupboard, if you use energy content as a proxy for the good stuff, Cirio claims 27kcal per 100g while Napolina is a mere 23.


Checking on the Sainsbury's website, I get (and NB there's a difference in what's shown when logged in or not):
Atlante: 29
Cirio: 27
Napolina: 23
Gomo: 23
Sainsbury's: 22
Anna: 22
Solania: 17
KTC: 16
Mutti: no nutritional information listed
Hubbard's: not listed online

On that basis, I might give the Atlante ones a go.

1: I bought, cooked and served; my wife judged without knowledge of the previous stages.

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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2594 on: January 16, 2021, 03:16:44 pm »
Hubbard's=Sainsbury's Basics.
But with the added suggestions of poverty and Olde Englishe merriment.
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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2595 on: January 17, 2021, 07:32:26 pm »
Sorry for turning this into the pizza tomatoe base thread. Making a biggish batch of pizza tonight I had to blend a small tin of puree into about half a tin of Tom's to make enough. Was alright actually but I still love puree