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SandorD
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Re: Ptcha
SandorD   7/3/2014 8:41:52 PM
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@Max: "...I'm squirming in my seat just thinking about it (well, trying not to think about it)"

It's actually pretty delicious. My family used to eat it in winter time, usually around New Year. It was based on pork, though. Definitely not the Jewish version of the recipe!! :-) The key is the use of lots of gelatinous meat/skin and plenty of garlic, otherwise it won't set properly.

I think variations on the same thing are pretty well known dishes in all European countries with a cold enough climate, because the dish originates from before the time of the now ubiquitous family fridge and traditionally, the jelly (aspic) was set by placing the dish in a cold place. Hence the requirement for a cold winter.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aspic#Worldwide_variants

If you haven't had it, you really are missing out! It's real nose-to-tail cooking (example: http://www.eatingnosetotail.com/ ).

 

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Re: Daiquiri Icecream
David Ashton   7/3/2014 5:09:50 PM
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@antedeluvian...Boerewors..."I extend an invitation to you for a braai (as David says, BBQ to you) where I will treat you to some, along with sadza "

Now you're making ME hungry!!!

We used to have a South African shop here in Bathurst but it closed (i think I was their main customer but it wsn't enough.... :-((

But we do get Boerewors in the supermarkets now and I can mail order Sadza and Biltong.

TonyTib
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Interesting food site
TonyTib   7/3/2014 4:19:27 PM
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CloveGarden

It's a little quirky, but has a wide variety of recipes and lots of info on all types of edible food.

betajet
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Re: Off topic---sort of
betajet   7/3/2014 4:04:27 PM
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mhrackin wrote: I guess that proves what concerns engineers the most: recognition and food!

I would say it proves what concerns engineers most that also meets the Terms of Service of this family-friendly site :-)

mhrackin
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Re: really, noone?
mhrackin   7/3/2014 3:54:59 PM
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@betajet: Cabbage soup is much more nourishing than lettuce soup (assuming each is the primary ingredient)!  That brings to mind an old gastronomic theory of mine: it seems that a great many "traditional" dishes really make a sort of good sense when considered in light of modern nutritional science.  A good example is corned beef and cabbage.  The corned beef is generally quite fatty; this is abated by consuming it with the Vitamin C-rich cabbage!  Same goes for other traditional combinations like sauerkraut and pork (or sausages in general).  Cabbage and its relatives (including Max's faves Brussels Sprouts, kimchi, etc.) factor onto quite a few such combinations.  I'm sure you can all add to this list.  Max, sorry if I'm making you even hungrier!

Max The Magnificent
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Re: Lettuce soup
Max The Magnificent   7/3/2014 3:48:45 PM
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@betajet: For sale: complete set of encyclopedias in excellent condition.  No longer needed -- just got married and new wife knows everything.

I'd laugh... if I wasn't crying

betajet
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Re: really, noone?
betajet   7/3/2014 3:40:15 PM
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@SandorD: ...what sick and twisted mind would come up with the recipe for lettuce soup??!


Probably not a twisted mind, but a very, very hungry stomach.  Cabbage soup was very common during the Great Depression and Neorealist films of post-war Italy.  Cheap and filling.  Lettuce soup probably along the same lines.

betajet
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Re: Lettuce soup
betajet   7/3/2014 3:33:39 PM
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Tony wrote: ...but she still thinks she's always right...

Classified advert joke:
For sale: complete set of encyclopedias in excellent condition.  No longer needed -- just got married and new wife knows everything.


Max The Magnificent
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Re: Off topic---sort of
Max The Magnificent   7/3/2014 3:27:54 PM
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@mhrackin: ...what concerns engineers the most: recognition and food!

Well, this isn't all that surprising when you have high-caliber articles like Taming the Mighty Sprout. However, the occasional non-food article does occasionally manage to slip through the net, like my Creating Gender-Neutral Engineering Prose

mhrackin
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Off topic---sort of
mhrackin   7/3/2014 3:11:51 PM
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I just happened to notice that the majority of the "most commented" subjects are either associated with caption contests or food! I guess that proves what concerns engineers the most: recognition and food!   Maslow had it mostly right....

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