Author Topic: Anything good in your fridge at the mo?  (Read 2884 times)

Blue Jam

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Re: Anything good in your fridge at the mo?
« Reply #120 on: July 05, 2020, 05:22:46 PM »
Got some more White Sugarloaf Pineapple too. It was reduced. My dentist won't be happy when I finally manage to visit her for my now-months overdue checkup.

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Re: Anything good in your fridge at the mo?
« Reply #121 on: July 05, 2020, 05:51:06 PM »
There was a load of fresh pasta on sale in Co-op so this week I ah be mostly eating delicious and stunningly simple dishes with proper pasta. It's not homemade pasta but it kicks the living shit out of the dried stuff I have been eating for close to half a century.

I have some tagliatelle and penne left. You can just cook this stuff up, drain it, crush up some salt and pepper, chuck on some olive oil, lob in some olives and tiny posh tomatoes, plus some fresh basil and and CUSHTY PUCKA, just like that you are on the Amalfi coast getting fingered by a waiter that you just fell in love with.

I bought a big bag of paccheri without really considering I had no idea what to do with it. I used half of it on a carbonara, bad move. Now the rest just sits in the cupboard taunting me.

Re: Anything good in your fridge at the mo?
« Reply #122 on: July 05, 2020, 06:09:56 PM »
fresh pasta

I eat a lot of pasta, and always buy fresh. I get two 500g bags for £2.50 in Morrisons. It tastes much better than the Co-op stuff.

I hope you live near a Morrisons and that this is a good price for you. I don't want you to have to eat dried pasta ever again.

All I do with the pasta is add a decent sauce, smother it all in parmesan and go balsamic. It's always delicious but I am not losing any weight.

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Re: Anything good in your fridge at the mo?
« Reply #123 on: July 05, 2020, 06:16:05 PM »
The advantage of dried pasta is that it keeps forever and you usually have enough other shit to be able to knock something edible up without going to the shops.

I guess if you have a deeper relationship with pasta dishes than that fresh makes sense.

Blue Jam

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Re: Anything good in your fridge at the mo?
« Reply #124 on: July 05, 2020, 08:11:40 PM »
Like the arrogant bastard I am, I am now feeling stoned on my own cooking. Drunk on too much pork. FNAAAAARRR.

Definitely doing this again. Paprika crackling? Paprika crack more like.

Also made some parsley bread, which is basically garlic bread minus the garlic and with a fuckload of fresh parsley. Why isn't parsley bread a thing? It would be perfect for when you're on a date or going for lunch at werk and have good reason to not want to reek of garlic afterwards.

Re: Anything good in your fridge at the mo?
« Reply #125 on: July 05, 2020, 10:22:29 PM »
Leftover beef from tonight's Sunday dinner. Enough for a beef and mustard (+ dash of mayo) sandwich for lunch, then enough for an evening risotto.

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Re: Anything good in your fridge at the mo?
« Reply #126 on: July 05, 2020, 11:07:18 PM »
There's fuck all wrong with dried pasta.

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Re: Anything good in your fridge at the mo?
« Reply #127 on: July 05, 2020, 11:25:49 PM »
There's fuck all wrong with dried pasta.

Absolutely. I always found the good bronze extruded dried stuff to be as good as any fresh I’ve ever had, and I heard once (in a Nigella book, most likely) that the Italians don’t drown on the fresh stuff and/or that many decent restaurants use it as well and I’ve never bothered with fresh since, unless it’s something like ravioli or cannelloni, but you can get good dried tubes for the latter.
 
Also made some parsley bread, which is basically garlic bread minus the garlic and with a fuckload of fresh parsley. Why isn't parsley bread a thing? It would be perfect for when you're on a date or going for lunch at werk and have good reason to not want to reek of garlic afterwards.

I’ve never understood the aversion to garlic breath. It’s one of the finest tastes and smells I know, so if I catch a waft from someone I usually just thank them. If two people are on a date and each enjoying a garlicked meal, who has been harmed if they go home to bump uglies while blowing garlic into each other’s faces? I’ll tell you who has been harmed - no one, they’ve just both had lovely garlicky sex.

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Re: Anything good in your fridge at the mo?
« Reply #128 on: July 06, 2020, 01:23:05 AM »
Had eight litres of semi-skimmed, two or three nights ago. Three left now.

Eight ffs, lol.

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Re: Anything good in your fridge at the mo?
« Reply #129 on: July 06, 2020, 02:19:13 AM »
America's favorite dead turbo-nonce chef Jeff Smith says don't bother with fresh pasta.

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Re: Anything good in your fridge at the mo?
« Reply #130 on: July 06, 2020, 03:42:26 AM »
America's favorite dead turbo-nonce chef Jeff Smith says don't bother with fresh pasta.

Maybe dried pasta makes you a nonce.

Blue Jam

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Re: Anything good in your fridge at the mo?
« Reply #131 on: July 31, 2020, 09:42:39 AM »
Got a kilo of really good Scottish strawberries from Lidl for £3.29. Got some cookies'n'cream flavour protein shakes. Got some almond butter. Been having "healthy strawberry shortcake" smoothies for breakfast all week.

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Re: Anything good in your fridge at the mo?
« Reply #132 on: July 31, 2020, 09:48:50 AM »

C O C K L E S

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Re: Anything good in your fridge at the mo?
« Reply #133 on: July 31, 2020, 10:53:05 AM »
I know someone whose going to have a Coelodonta antiquitatis in there soon if I have anything to do with it.

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Re: Anything good in your fridge at the mo?
« Reply #134 on: July 31, 2020, 11:03:53 AM »
There's fuck all wrong with dried pasta.

America's favorite dead turbo-nonce chef Jeff Smith says don't bother with fresh pasta.

You'll find that VERY few Italians bother with fresh pasta - it'll just be your keen home cooks, old mamas in the hills and some restaurants.  Pretty much everyone else will go for dried because it's such high quality (and, as noted, it keeps forever - fresh pasta spoils quickly and easily).  8 or 9 times out of 10 it'll be De Cecco, the other 1 or 2 times it'll almost certainly be Pastificio Liguori (which is what a lot of high-end restaurants in Italy use [there are those who go as far as saying this stuff is better than even the best freshly made pasta], and it's available over here in Sainsburys).

Absolutely nothing wrong with dried pasta.

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Re: Anything good in your fridge at the mo?
« Reply #135 on: July 31, 2020, 11:22:21 AM »
I have opened a jar of cuttlefish ink I found in Waitrose. It doesn't actually taste of very much, but you can make your food black, which is something.

Re: Anything good in your fridge at the mo?
« Reply #136 on: July 31, 2020, 11:23:47 AM »
Dried pasta became a thing because poorer Italians could make fresh in bulk and then dry it so it could be stored for months ahead. 

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