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arhb
arhb e2 Member 72271 forum postsarhb vcard United Kingdom68 Constructive Critique Points
1 Sep 2014 - 11:18 PM


Quote: Is anything more balanced than a ham and pineapple pizza?

Nothing comes remotely close Keith -
The particularly unique, symbiotic relationship between ham and pineapple, that produces micro-mega bio-flavinoids that are unsurpassed by any combination of vitamins and/or minerals, and these bio-flavinoids become more powerful if the pizza is left until after sell-by date before eating.

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keithh
keithh e2 Member 1023026 forum postskeithh vcard Wallis and Futuna33 Constructive Critique Points
1 Sep 2014 - 11:29 PM

Or deep fried Pizza Crunch Scottish Style. Tongue

Paul Morgan
Paul Morgan e2 Member 1315362 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
1 Sep 2014 - 11:49 PM

Don`t you all find British cooking is a tad bland, I grew up on Caribbean cuisine, that of 40 years ago.

mikehit
mikehit  56456 forum posts United Kingdom9 Constructive Critique Points
2 Sep 2014 - 12:00 AM

If anyone can tell me what 'British food' is nowadays I will tell you.

monstersnowman

Caribbean food may be tasty but whenever i see cookery programmes it comes across as the most predicatable menu of any ... Ackee, salt fish, jerk chicken, goat curry, rice and peas, plantain. Rum based desserts. Im sure it is delicious tho.

On the subject of fruit & veg .. I never ate any fruit or veg with the exception of tinned carrots and peas. I recently bought a Vitamix blender and in the past month I have probably eaten more fruit and veg than in the past 2 or 3 years combined. I am even becoming accustomed to the tastes and now try off the shelf, unblended fruits that I have previously disliked and find them quite enjoyable and sometimes surprisingly delicious. It cost me a small fortune but hopefully the blender will make me a little healthier and justify the price.

Paul Morgan
Paul Morgan e2 Member 1315362 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
2 Sep 2014 - 2:50 AM


Quote: Caribbean food may be tasty but whenever i see cookery programmes it comes across as the most predicatable menu of any ... Ackee, salt fish, jerk chicken, goat curry, rice and peas, plantain. Rum based desserts. Im sure it is delicious tho.

Yes the menu`s are watered down, especially by these cooking programs Smile

I grew up on the stuff, and still cook it on occasions now.

I can understand British people not liking there vegetables, British cooking has always been a little plain.

Nip across the channel and even the vegetables start tasting better.


Quote: Rum based desserts

Including our wedding cake, the fruit sat for a year in rum before mixing and baking Smile

Last Modified By Moderator Team at 2 Sep 2014 - 7:46 AM
StrayCat
StrayCat e2 Member 1014800 forum postsStrayCat vcard Canada2 Constructive Critique Points
2 Sep 2014 - 3:39 AM

I've eaten my share of Caribbean food, and I have to say, I settled on flying fish and plantain as a particular favorite of mine, with no sauce, batter or breading on the fish, and a thin corn flour coating on the plantain; it happens to be the national meal of Bobbidose.Wink When I was laying over in Europe, I almost starved to death; the helpings are so tiny, one enters a restaurant, spends a small fortune, and leaves hungry. We stayed at a hotel in Brighton that had a huge dining room, and the prices were just as huge. However, they gave aircrew a 50% discount, which brought the prices down to about 50% of what we paid in North America. The buffet dinner was along the same theme as North American Buffets, all you can eat for a fixed price; I really enjoyed the one in Brighton; steak and kidney pie, roast beef, lamb stew, fish, all kinds of fruit and salads, it was worth every penny.

To answer the OP's question; my wife doesn't like fresh fruit or tossed salads, she says she can't digest them. It's probably true, because where she grew up they didn't have any of that in their diet, and probably for several generations before. However, I thought the idea of tossed salads is not to digest them, but have them pass through quickly and take the toxins with them?

Last Modified By StrayCat at 2 Sep 2014 - 3:42 AM
StrayCat
StrayCat e2 Member 1014800 forum postsStrayCat vcard Canada2 Constructive Critique Points
2 Sep 2014 - 3:53 AM

I have something to add that sticks in my craw, literally; most fresh fruit sold in the stores today has been genetically altered to give a long shelf life. Eg., apples, they're as hard as can be, and the skin is thick and tough, is there any need? I've given up buying them. Then we're getting fruit from Mexico, Central and South America, New Zealand, and Africa; most of it is as sour as all getout, and has absolutely no flavour. New Zealand apples used to be good, but now they sit in the bowl untouched. In summer we get fresh peaches, apricots, plums, cherries, etc. from British Columbia, but then it's back to the old grind of imported, beautiful looking, but flavourless fruit. After the summer local harvest is over, we start buying frozen veggies till next season, the imported stuff looks real good, but that's about it.

Remember when an apple smelled like an apple, and your mouth was watering before you took that first bite, which was delicious?Tongue I remember the Boy Scouts used to go round in the fall door to door selling MacIntosh apples by the case, you could smell them before you opened the door, the apples, not the Scouts. Now it's all looks, and longevity.Tongue

Last Modified By StrayCat at 2 Sep 2014 - 3:56 AM
Big Bri
Big Bri  1315583 forum posts England
2 Sep 2014 - 8:07 AM


Quote: Is anything more balanced than a ham and pineapple pizza?

A balanced meal for an unbalanced mind.

TanyaH
TanyaH e2 Member 11531 forum postsTanyaH vcard United Kingdom40 Constructive Critique Points
2 Sep 2014 - 11:10 AM

Hah, you try living with a man who thinks a packet of Haribo is one of his 5-a-day!!! Sad

Me personally, I love veg. Fruit too, although I probably don't eat enough of it Smile Bearing in mind that some green, leafy veg are supposed to be cancer-inhibitors, then things like brocolli start to look pretty damn good!

Gaucho
Gaucho e2 Member 122260 forum postsGaucho vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
2 Sep 2014 - 3:17 PM

I laugh when people talk about the Mediterranean diet being something to aspire to. If you go to any restaurant around here in the south of France you'll be lucky to see any veg. Pork, duck, wild boar, sausages, processed meats are what you will normally see, though salads are also available. Fish and seafood of course. However, when it comes to home cooking, if you are prepared to keep to seasonal food, you cannot get better. We have a family in the village who grow asparagus, peaches (bigger than cricket balls!), apricots,apples and melons the like of which you will never find in any supermarket. A bite into one of their apples will need you to change your shirt Smile

SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 64431 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
2 Sep 2014 - 4:36 PM

I found the Italian food very fatty and unhealthy when I went there. Lots of fat on the meat and not much veg. And we were hosted by real Italians so they weren't just catering for tourists. I was glad to get home as I felt like a slug by day 3.

Last Modified By SlowSong at 2 Sep 2014 - 4:37 PM
Chris_L
Chris_L e2 Member 867 forum postsChris_L vcard United Kingdom
2 Sep 2014 - 4:49 PM

Used to dj at a hotel as a kid. Was able to get a plate from the carvery for free. I used to love all the different salad items, others would get loads of meat I'd get loads of veg.

Also love the salad bar at Morrisons and I used to go to kebab shops to buy only salad in pitta bread. Would spend a bit of time at home making my own coleslaws and potato salads.

Healthwise a lot of the stuff I mentioned is probably covered in oils and salts but I do think salad veg can be extremely tasty

TanyaH
TanyaH e2 Member 11531 forum postsTanyaH vcard United Kingdom40 Constructive Critique Points
2 Sep 2014 - 5:26 PM


Quote: Also love the salad bar at Morrisons and I used to go to kebab shops to buy only salad in pitta bread.

Oh god, now you've mentioned that my mouth is actually salivating!!! One of the things I love best is to stuff pitta breads with thinly sliced Chinese Leaf, squirt a load of lemon juice over it and add a sprinkle of salt ... one of the best meals EVER in my opinion Grin

keithh
keithh e2 Member 1023026 forum postskeithh vcard Wallis and Futuna33 Constructive Critique Points
2 Sep 2014 - 5:36 PM


Quote: pitta breads with thinly sliced Chinese Leaf, squirt a load of lemon juice over it and add a sprinkle of salt ... one of the best meals EVER in my opinion

Such sheltered lives. Wink

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