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MORO (London)

I'd call and ask as it is only shown as a bar menu. Failing that there is always Morito http://morito.co.uk/todays-menu.php

about 19 hours ago
Foxeyblue in U.K./Ireland

How long will you stand in line for food?

It has become trendy in the last few years in London for places not to take reservations and drum up intrigue and publicity with long queues. This is also a possible backlash against the fact that the most popular restaurants often require booking three months ahead.

If I really want to try somewhere I'll wait about 45 minutes, best when have friends to pass the time with. If it is freezing outside I'd probably go elsewhere.

1 day ago
Foxeyblue in General Topics

Happy Pancake day!

I always think pikelets have more little air holes in the top. I also suspect this view is skewed by versions I have seen in supermarkets.

Feb 23, 2015
Foxeyblue in U.K./Ireland

Happy Pancake day!

Elizabeth David also included an English buckwheat pancake in her English Bread and Yeast cookery book.
http://www.eatyourbooks.com/library/r...
Different to the Gallettes de Sarrasin of Northern France too.

Feb 22, 2015
Foxeyblue in U.K./Ireland

Happy Pancake day!

Odd. The ones we made were always thick, but definitely a pancake in texture. No one amongst us is Scottish though, we followed a recipe like this one:

http://www.agaliving.com/aga-owners/a...

Feb 21, 2015
Foxeyblue in U.K./Ireland

11 Recipes You'd Never Guess Contained Tofu

Both sound tasty :) In case someone wants a tofu-less cauliflower one, a version is here: http://chocolatecoveredkatie.com/2013...

Feb 19, 2015
Foxeyblue in Features

11 Recipes You'd Never Guess Contained Tofu

Is that because number 5 doesn't actually contain tofu? ;)

Feb 19, 2015
Foxeyblue in Features

I eat it my way

According to Wiki, in Germany it is called a diesel
http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shandy

Happy Pancake day!

I always think ours are like 1 and a half crepes in thickness ;)

Feb 18, 2015
Foxeyblue in U.K./Ireland

Happy Pancake day!

How odd! I wonder what Gloucester (in Gloucestershire, UK) would make of this!

Feb 18, 2015
Foxeyblue in U.K./Ireland
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Happy Pancake day!

I think is has long surpassed religion. I know a vast mix of folks who like pancakes no matter if they subscribe to the religious element or from which religion (if any) they come from.

A bit like Easter. Not saying whether this is as it should be or not.

Tradition however, is another matter entirely.

Feb 18, 2015
Foxeyblue in U.K./Ireland

Happy Pancake day!

In the same meal I hope?

Feb 17, 2015
Foxeyblue in U.K./Ireland

Happy Pancake day!

I highly believe in a condiment bar of toppings set out on the table for people to add as they may. I like your style of finishing with tradition. Fitting somehow.

Feb 17, 2015
Foxeyblue in U.K./Ireland

Happy Pancake day!

Classic. Although I was never sure about the granular texture of the sugar. I actually quite like drop scones with butter but that is going back to when I lived in a house with an AGA and could make them by dropping them onto the surface of the hotplate.

Feb 17, 2015
Foxeyblue in U.K./Ireland

Happy Pancake day!

How do you eat yours? And do you prefer the traditional English slightly thicker pancake, the American stack, the French thin crepe or even a stove-top drop scone?

Personally I think the any of those with Nutella and bananas has it.

Feb 17, 2015
Foxeyblue in U.K./Ireland

What's your favorite cake?

Baked cheese cake
Pear and chocolate cake
Really good Victoria sponge or crumb cake.

Feb 16, 2015
Foxeyblue in General Topics

Frozen Dinners aka TV Dinners: Why are they so Popular?

Decently made frozen ready meals can provide the variety when time is short or it is late and I'm tired. It might only take me 10 minutes for me to cook something from scratch, but I'm not going to make say "lamb moussaka" for example in that time, or that late and it is nice to have the choice to eat the more complex dishes then also.

Cornwall - St. Ives and Padstow

"fries" is seen a lot in the UK. It usually just means that the chips are a skinnier cut.

Feb 14, 2015
Foxeyblue in U.K./Ireland

Spanish restaurant near Covent Garden, London

Hi,

Possibly: Opera Tavern, 23 Catherine Street, London WC2B 5JS

http://www.operatavern.co.uk/

Spanish and Italian influenced tapas.

Feb 14, 2015
Foxeyblue in U.K./Ireland

A Proper New York Corn Muffin Recipe

Good luck. Hope you find "the one" :)

Feb 11, 2015
Foxeyblue in Home Cooking

Trip to Italy in London- where is great espresso

I love Monmouth. Good choice. Also for a chain I like Taylor Street Barristas and for non chain Kaffeine. Prufrock and Milk bar are also rated.

Feb 08, 2015
Foxeyblue in U.K./Ireland

Breakfast and Lunch suggestions for a group of women

You could do a healthy take on mufletta and make one veggie: http://asweetandsavorylife.com/muffal...

Feb 08, 2015
Foxeyblue in Home Cooking

A Proper New York Corn Muffin Recipe

Like these? http://cookingitaliancomfortfood.com/... (read the blurb)

Feb 08, 2015
Foxeyblue in Home Cooking

Trip to Italy in London- where is great espresso

I can tell you where to find great coffee, but it is more to the New Zealand cafe trend than Italy.

Feb 08, 2015
Foxeyblue in U.K./Ireland

Cock Brand Coconut Crisp (what is it ?)

How about Banh trang tron (rice paper salad). Lots of variations but here is one:

http://thuyancom.blogspot.co.uk/2014/...

Feb 07, 2015
Foxeyblue in General Topics

What should I do with challah dough that isn't rising?

Try adding more yeast, prepped in water for a few mins and mixed back into the dough?

Feb 06, 2015
Foxeyblue in Home Cooking
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McDonald's French Fries

Of course not impossible: Mcdonalds in the UK I am talking about:

http://www.mcdonalds.co.uk/ukhome/pro...

http://www.mcdonalds.co.uk/ukhome/wha...

and uses "◦UK-sourced free-range eggs produced to Lion Quality standards."

English Muffin :

WHEAT Flour (with Calcium, Iron, Niacin (B3) and Thiamin (B1)), Water, Yeast, Yellow Polenta, Rice Flour, WHEAT Gluten, Sugar, Salt, Rapeseed Oil, Dried RYE Sourdough (Wholemeal RYE Flour, RYE Bran, Water), Preservative (Calcium Propionate), Acidity Regulator (Tartaric Acid), Emulsifiers (Mono- and Diacetyl Tartaric Acid Esters of Mono- and Diglycerides of Fatty Acids, Mono- and Diglycerides of Fatty acids), Antioxidant (Ascorbic Acid).
N.B. May contain traces of sesame seeds.

Egg :

Free Range EGG.
UK-sourced free-range egg produced to Lion Quality standards.
N.B. Cooked in the restaurants using Liquid Dairy Blend (see ingredients below) which contains MILK.

Back Bacon* :

Pork, Salt, Preservative (Sodium Nitrite), Antioxidant (Sodium Ascorbate). Made with more than 140g of pork per 100g of finished product.
*This bacon is smoked using beechwood.

Cheddar Cheese Slice (processed) :

Vegetarian Cheddar (51%) (MILK), Water, Butter (MILK), Vegetarian Cheese (9%) (MILK), Whey Powder (MILK), MILK Proteins, Emulsifying Salts (Trisodium Citrate, Citric Acid), Natural Cheese Flavouring (MILK), Salt, Preservative (Sorbic Acid), Colour (Natural Carotenes, Paprika Extract), Anti-caking Agent (Sunflower Lecithin Oil).

Feb 06, 2015
Foxeyblue in Food Media & News

McDonald's French Fries

Mcdonalds seems also keen to compete as a healthy(ish) choice for the increasingly aware public. Hence all the commercials stressing the use of real free range eggs etc. It is in their interests to keep things simple and "natural" as possible.

Feb 06, 2015
Foxeyblue in Food Media & News

I eat it my way

Haha, "shandy" or "lager top" is a common drink here in the UK. :)

Feb 05, 2015
Foxeyblue in General Topics

Trip to London with 12 year old son

WHy not take him to Duck and Waffle as he is bound to enjoy the views as it is a bit less boring than a normal restaurant. Or Inamo, which may not be the best pan Asian food in London but has high tech interactive tables and ordering that he may find fun - they have a St James branch http://www.inamo-stjames.com/

Feb 05, 2015
Foxeyblue in U.K./Ireland