c

cathodetube's Profile

Title Last Reply

Recipes You've Never Heard of Outside Your Family

Friend with Italian American background from New Jersey makes Peas and Shells. She said her mother made it for her and her brothers and sisters. Cut an onion into eighths, cook in a combo of oil and butter, open a can of peas, pour entire contents in, including liquid, heat together. Cook some shell pasta, not large size, drain, and then add pasta to pea mixture. Season, and add grated cheese, parmesan or whatever you like. the peas nestle cutely in the shells. Anyone else heard of this? I still make it.

Aug 10, 2014
cathodetube in Home Cooking

Easy Greek Salad

Totally agree, never ever saw a lettuce during the many times I spent in Crete. Never missed it, but did live off Greek salad when I was there. I love your island!

Jun 20, 2014
cathodetube in Recipes

It's Taco Tuesday! Make These Pan-Fried Tilapia Tacos

I like fish tacos with grated or sliced white cabbage.

May 23, 2014
cathodetube in Features

American sweets/candy/snacks not available in the UK/Ireland?

There used to be/hopefully still is one near me in Camberwell so will have a look for the root beer. A Chinese supermarket in Peckham used to sell root beer but no more sadly.

Apr 30, 2014
cathodetube in U.K./Ireland

English beans on toast?

I live in London. Curry has been anglicised a lot. Chicken tikka masala is one such dish. I am more partial to the South Indian cuisine, am lucky to have such a restaurant very near me.

Apr 27, 2014
cathodetube in Home Cooking

English beans on toast?

HP is a bit like A1 sauce, in my opinion. I don't like ketchup, but do like HP. It also comes in different flavours, like Fruity, BBQ and a steak version. It has dates and tamarind in it, as well as tomato. I usually have it with a Cornish pasty, or any kind of meat pie, inc. a Scotch pie. All supermarkets have their own brown sauce version of HP. There are also competitors, in particular Daddies, which I like very much, spread on buttered granary toast, and then topped with cooked tomatoes.
Sheffield, Yorkshire has their own version, Henderson's Relish, which is a bit runnier, more like Worcestershire sauce and hard to find outside that area. It's also vegan as it doesn't have any anchovies in it.

Apr 27, 2014
cathodetube in Home Cooking

English beans on toast?

I didn't find it offensive. What part of the country did you grow up in, and when? I wouldn't say American cooking was overly flavourful and adventurous back in the day, unless perhaps you were in the Southwest with a Hispanic influence. I grew up in the Midwest, and then came here as a teenager. My British mother cooked American and English food. I didn't have my first curry until I came here. Did have mild versions of chilli in the States. Also had Italian, Greek and Chinese food, as well as Japanese, but never sushi until much older. English food was extremely bland when I first came to London, but thankfully, the cross cultural influences have changed that. Perhaps the lust for English mustard with roast beef was deemed necessary to give the British palate a bit of a jolt. But, the English did/do have a lot of spiced chutneys and pickles which I had never come across in the US. Tried those for the first time after arriving here and still love them as an accompaniment to a cheese plate or sandwich.

Apr 26, 2014
cathodetube in Home Cooking

English beans on toast?

What Harters said. As I got older, I started doctoring them a bit. Marmite on the toast, grated cheese on the beans, and freshly ground black pepper is usually as far as I go. As someone else said up top, they are also good on a baked potato with added cheese. That combo is often found at lunchtime in cafe, for an old school type meal. I sometimes do add American mustard to the beans if I don't have marmite for the toast.

Apr 26, 2014
cathodetube in Home Cooking

Butter & Soy Sauce?

I frequently eat red lentils on top of rice and have been putting soy sauce on both of them, mixed in with butter. Or just the butter and soy if I have the rice on their own. I have been doing it for at least 25 years so didn't know it was a thing.

Apr 05, 2014
cathodetube in Home Cooking

Maltby Street saturday shops, Bermondsey/Southwark, London

Are the oatcakes still there?

Mar 08, 2014
cathodetube in U.K./Ireland

Recipes You've Never Heard of Outside Your Family

Interesting. I have made mac and cheese by following a certain recipe and cooking the mac in a pan with milk. It was a one pot mac and cheese.

Mar 04, 2014
cathodetube in Home Cooking

Recipes You've Never Heard of Outside Your Family

These pancakes are British, not just Scottish. They are also French and apparently Swedish. As I said in another comment, these pancakes are traditionally eaten on Shrove Tuesday before the start of the Lenten Fast. Pancake races are run all over the British Isles on that day.

Feb 19, 2014
cathodetube in Home Cooking
1

Another NYC addition to London - Shake Shack coming to town....

The baker is called Kindred, and they are in Herne Hill, on Half Moon Lane. They are very close to the station, so you could get there easily from Victoria. Best to call them first to reserve the amount of buns you want. They also supply the buns for Burger Bear (those buns are slightly smaller apparently) and the hot dog buns for the Dogfather. Living in the burbs does have advantages!

Jan 28, 2014
cathodetube in U.K./Ireland

Another NYC addition to London - Shake Shack coming to town....

Before I found myself living near the baker who made/makes the buns for Meatwagon and all its incarnations, I used to buy ciabatta buns from M&S. I put them in the oven for the required 8 or so minutes and found them rather good. It's also worth trying local bakers to see what type of soft rolls or burger buns they can provide.

Strange that your wife isn't interested in making your buns for you! Does she not eat burgers?

Jan 27, 2014
cathodetube in U.K./Ireland

Another NYC addition to London - Shake Shack coming to town....

I think we had good burger outposts at the end of 2012. I can get a pretty good burger in local pubs, as well as at some of the markets I go to. I can also make my own. I am mildly interested to see if SS and Five Guys expand into other parts of London or the UK. Would be more interested to see more Mexican places opening, especially ones serving fish tacos.

Jan 24, 2014
cathodetube in U.K./Ireland

Another NYC addition to London - Shake Shack coming to town....

Nov. 23rd 2012 you said SS is seriously good. Is it drastically different over here? Never had it in NYC.

Jan 24, 2014
cathodetube in U.K./Ireland

Great Empanadas - South London

Went to HH market today and was surprised by the breadth of stalls there now. There is a newish cheese place (since September) called Blackwoods. They make their cheese in Brockley, using the same milk as Gringa Dairy in Peckham uses to make their Mexican stylee cheese. The cheese I tried was delicious and I bought some to take home. They have herb and chili flavoured soft cheese, and also some feta style cheese in oil in a jar.

Two charming Ethiopian woman were running a stall with food, I was offered a taste of everything, which is served with either injera or rice. One beef dish, the others were all vegetarian.

Jan 19, 2014
cathodetube in U.K./Ireland

Great Empanadas - South London

In how many countries are empanadas common?

Jan 19, 2014
cathodetube in U.K./Ireland

Great Empanadas - South London

Fosse Farm chicken is there, and Jacob's Ladder and I think a couple of other meat places, plus at least 2 fruit and veg places. There is a newish Portuguese cafe on Camberwell Church street which has good natas. I think they opened in October. Have been there quite a few times for a coffee and cake. It's opposite the Greek bakery. And, Silk Rd opens at 2 pm for lunch on Sunday.

Jan 18, 2014
cathodetube in U.K./Ireland

Great Empanadas - South London

I have heard that the market at the Horniman is supposed to be a nice outing with different stallholders. There are so many of the same stallholders at each market. There is a Mootown in Northcross Rd. East Dulwich on Saturday, and a Jacobs Ladder at Herne Hill on Sunday. Have you ever visited the HH one? It's open until 4 pm.

Jan 16, 2014
cathodetube in U.K./Ireland

Foodie walking tours

Camberwell is closest to me. Didn't know they were a chain!

Jan 16, 2014
cathodetube in U.K./Ireland

bubble tea places in London

Panda Panda in Deptford used to do bubble tea. Haven't been there for quite a while so not sure if they still do.

Jan 16, 2014
cathodetube in U.K./Ireland

Foodie walking tours

Silk Road - am addicted to their Homestyle aubergine and tomato dish. The Turkish Food Centre is gobsmackingly huge and does make for a nice wander. What about the Zeret Kitchn, Ethiopian restaurant on Camberwell New Road?

Jan 16, 2014
cathodetube in U.K./Ireland

Ginger ale lovers, please help me out?

In summer I like to drink ginger beer iced with a fresh lime squeezed into it.

Jan 16, 2014
cathodetube in U.K./Ireland

Great Empanadas - South London

Thanks for this info. Not too far from me. Do you go to the food market in CP on Saturday?

Jan 16, 2014
cathodetube in U.K./Ireland

Another NYC addition to London - Shake Shack coming to town....

Tried a single patty burger at Shake Shack a couple of months ago, along with the fries. I did not order the special sauce, and thought it was utterly tasteless. The fries were ok, and a bit different because of the shape. Best burgers for me at the moment are Burger Bear. Before going to Shake Shack I went to have a look at the Meat Wagon place at Covent Garden (can't remember the name) and found it smelly and noisy so exited and went to Shake Shack instead.
I also had a chocolate custard and it was ok, but not amazing.

Jan 16, 2014
cathodetube in U.K./Ireland

English beans on toast?

Never made homemade bakes beans, would be interested to see how they turn out. My English mother used to like the vegetarian canned beans available in the States. She said they were most like the English ones. I can't remember the brand name. While growing up in the States, I only remember having baked beans at barbeques, cook-outs etc. served with hotdogs and hamburgers.

Jan 07, 2014
cathodetube in Home Cooking

English beans on toast?

I guess they aren't supposed to be spicy in any way, but I do agree with you about the blandness. I buy cheaper beans here and then doctor them with worcester sauce, or put marmite on my toast before topping with beans. Grated strong cheddar cheese is also good, served with a baked potato. They are essentially a 'nursery' type food, for kids, so the flavours aren't strong.

Jan 07, 2014
cathodetube in Home Cooking

Why BKF and not Bon Ami?

Hi,
Would be interested to know how you use it to remove the spots on the dresses. I have an old vintage silk lampshade with some spots I want to remove. Many thanks.

Dec 27, 2013
cathodetube in Cookware

English beans on toast?

I was going to mention this! It's quite often spaghetti 'hoops' in tomato sauce. Quite often served to small children for dinner. Never tried it myself, but would be quite a carbfest.

Dec 18, 2013
cathodetube in Home Cooking