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My other hobby

Postby gibbs » Sun Jun 29, 2014 10:23 am

Cooking, I enjoy cooking for it's relaxing qualities but I also enjoy the experimental aspects of it, I mainly specialise in Asian cuisine but have occasionally done Italian and french dishes.

My attempt at making hand pulled noodles
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I am currently working my way through a selection of recipes from these two books, if there's any interest I'll post a review of them.
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Re: My other hobby

Postby Hagen » Sun Jun 29, 2014 1:35 pm

I don't mind doing a little cooking myself and would like to get more into Chinese cooking myself, maybe Thai also.

So how did your noodles turn out?

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Postby 50th » Sun Jun 29, 2014 10:38 pm

I do very little cooking myself. My wife likes it when I make the Tilapia, and I've been told by several ladies that my spaghetti was better than theirs. I put a bunch of spices in my spaghetti, including cinnamon!
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Postby Lucky Luke » Tue Jul 01, 2014 3:20 am

I've been told by several ladies that my spaghetti was better than theirs. I put a bunch of spices in my spaghetti, including cinnamon!


I admit I have a morbid curiosity about "Strange" (from an Italian point of view, of course...quite a cultural minefield...but I try to walk very slowly :mrgreen: ) pasta recipes.
I know it exists a dark chocolate sauce and I've a sweet tooth for dark chocolate so one day I will try it and I like cinnamon also...but the ancestral part of my brain shiver....
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Re: My other hobby

Postby gibbs » Fri Jul 04, 2014 8:27 am

Hagen, the noodles didn't turn out that bad although I certainly need a lot practice, it does make you think how long guys like this have beeen doing it
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My latest project has been Jian bing which is a type of chinese pancake below is a picture of my attempt at making it
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Re: My other hobby

Postby Frank » Fri Jul 04, 2014 2:17 pm

Lucky Luke wrote:
I've been told by several ladies that my spaghetti was better than theirs. I put a bunch of spices in my spaghetti, including cinnamon!


I admit I have a morbid curiosity about "Strange" (from an Italian point of view, of course...quite a cultural minefield...but I try to walk very slowly :mrgreen: ) pasta recipes.
I know it exists a dark chocolate sauce and I've a sweet tooth for dark chocolate so one day I will try it and I like cinnamon also...but the ancestral part of my brain shiver....


Thats one good think about the UK, we have so many cultural influences that we have an enormous range of food available.I have always loved cooking, and baking, mainly sticking with the spicier side, Indian, Italian, Chinese, sometimes going from scratch, sometimes taking a store bought sauce and adapting it. Never tried making my own noodles though, that is impressive.
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Re: My other hobby

Postby gibbs » Fri Jul 11, 2014 5:38 am

Frank wrote:
Lucky Luke wrote:
I've been told by several ladies that my spaghetti was better than theirs. I put a bunch of spices in my spaghetti, including cinnamon!


I admit I have a morbid curiosity about "Strange" (from an Italian point of view, of course...quite a cultural minefield...but I try to walk very slowly :mrgreen: ) pasta recipes.
I know it exists a dark chocolate sauce and I've a sweet tooth for dark chocolate so one day I will try it and I like cinnamon also...but the ancestral part of my brain shiver....


Thats one good think about the UK, we have so many cultural influences that we have an enormous range of food available.I have always loved cooking, and baking, mainly sticking with the spicier side, Indian, Italian, Chinese, sometimes going from scratch, sometimes taking a store bought sauce and adapting it. Never tried making my own noodles though, that is impressive.


That is true, but I do wonder is was it due to the fact that in some cases our food heratige was bland in terms flavour for many dishes, so when more heavily flavoured foods came in we jumped onto them as it was something so drastically different from our own.

Frank, if you like the spicier side of chinese food then the sichan cookery book I posted above may be of interest to youas sichuan province in china is known as the home of spice in china
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Re: My other hobby

Postby Whiterook » Tue Jul 22, 2014 10:13 pm

I can hold my own on an outdoor grill or campfire, but get me on a stove and it's not pretty! My wife, thank God, is a marvelous cook...and being of Italian heritage, is quite amazing in more ways than I probably deserve!

Italian food for me growing up consisted of Chef Boiardi (sp?) in a can. When my wife and I were first dating, the first Time her mom made ravioli I was like, "What the Hell is this?!?" :lol:

Mexican food is my passion...the hotter the better. When she started cooking Mexican and TexMex, I was blown away, as she can make dishes just like down south of the border. I'm a lucky guy!
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Re: My other hobby

Postby Ecarots » Wed Jul 23, 2014 3:46 pm

:D Cooking, In some people cases what they do in front of an idol as a sacrifice to their god, I was fortunate my mother MADE both my brother and I learn to cook. So I still love to do it whether on a grill or a stove, but please don't ask me to bake anything. Actually I just started making Scottish Butter tarts- I feel that the Scots make these and other wonderful deserts to make up for some of the less desirable main courses they invented.
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Re: My other hobby

Postby Whiterook » Wed Jul 23, 2014 5:57 pm

Ah, I forgot baking....I excel at baking, and much prefer it over trying to cook something edible. I just never do it anymore.
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