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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
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Maltby Street saturday shops, Bermondsey/Southwark, London

Are the oatcakes still there?

Mar 08, 2014
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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English beans on toast?

What about a nice glop of original Fairy liquid?

Dec 15, 2013
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[London] Banh mi?

Glad they saw sense.

Dec 11, 2013
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Apple Pie Recipes?....Pretty Please!

I meant to reply to say that my grandmother was from Ohio, German background, so wondered if if was a recipe she got from her mom.

Nov 25, 2013
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What's the difference between a crumpet and an English muffin?

Sorry, don't agree with you. They are called English muffins outside England, as they are from England, and are not the same, as you have stated, as the cakes Americans call a muffin, which is more like a cupcake without frosting. A crumpet is not pulled apart or cut to toast like a muffin is. Crumpets are also more spongey in their makeup. In England, English muffins are just called muffins. I have lived in South East England since the Seventies and have always seen them.

Nov 11, 2013
cathodetube in General Topics

What's the difference between a crumpet and an English muffin?

Why do you think an English muffin is native to the US? Haven't you heard the song - Oh do you know the muffin man, the muffin man......he hung out in Drury Lane n London.

Nov 11, 2013
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Apple Pie Recipes?....Pretty Please!

It's surprising how many people don't seem to have eaten an apple dumpling before. I might have to experiment next week.

Oct 26, 2013
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Apple Pie Recipes?....Pretty Please!

Smitten Kitchen has just published a slab apple pie recipe on her blog.

Oct 25, 2013
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Apple Pie Recipes?....Pretty Please!

I really like apple dumplings. They are like a mini apple pie. My grandmother used to make fabulous ones. but sadly I never acquired her recipe. Hers were pastry, stuffed with a whole cored and peeled apple, with the core stuffed with things like butter, sugar and spices. The pastry was folded under the apple at the bottom and baked for I don't know how long. She served them with homemade custard. They were good cold and hot. Anyone have a similar recipe?

Oct 25, 2013
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