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Louis



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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 23 2007,10:33   

Quote (carlsonjok @ Aug. 22 2007,14:24)
Experience British Dining, or An American Gourmand in London

Insular, American fuck finds world is not like America, whines about it.

Film at eleven.

Louis

P.S. If travel broadens the mind it failed in this case. I feel about Americans who do this the way I feel about Brits who go to Spain for the fish and chips: STAY THE FUCK HOME. Guess what, there are those of us who travel and...uhuh...ENJOY the differences! Wow, what a concept. I realise that there are roughly 250 million people on this planet who think that the USA is the epitome of everything good, but there are roughly 60 million people who think that the UK is, and about the same who think that France is etc. Guess what? They're all wrong!

Fuck it, I'm in a mood. It must be this haircut. I see it and think that someone has to die.

(I'm only kidding by the way)

P.P.S. There are excellent aspects of American dining culture which should under no circumstances be repeated in the UK. I cite Hooters as one example. A pneumatic blonde arrives at your table and says "Hi, I'm CanDI? I'll be your waitRESS? Would you like fries with THAT?", this works. A barely literate scrubber from Solihull slouches up to your table in a boob tube and in a deep Brummie accent drawls "Yow want froiz?", this does not work. The Americans do some things very well. Not merely Hooters. They do not all translate.

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k.e



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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 23 2007,10:56   

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Insular, American fuck finds world is not like America, whines about it.


Oh you know, being slavered over by the serving classes with a grudge, insincerly grovelling for their Servis Compris under a psychosis induced by fear of instant unemployement for questioning fascism is just my thing.

Some things you just can't translate into American

Give me distain any day.

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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 23 2007,10:56   

Quote (Louis @ Aug. 23 2007,10:33)
Quote (carlsonjok @ Aug. 22 2007,14:24)
Experience British Dining, or An American Gourmand in London

Insular, American fuck finds world is not like America, whines about it.

Film at eleven.

Louis

P.S. If travel broadens the mind it failed in this case. I feel about Americans who do this the way I feel about Brits who go to Spain for the fish and chips: STAY THE FUCK HOME. Guess what, there are those of us who travel and...uhuh...ENJOY the differences! Wow, what a concept. I realise that there are roughly 250 million people on this planet who think that the USA is the epitome of everything good, but there are roughly 60 million people who think that the UK is, and about the same who think that France is etc. Guess what? They're all wrong!

Fuck it, I'm in a mood. It must be this haircut. I see it and think that someone has to die.

(I'm only kidding by the way)

P.P.S. There are excellent aspects of American dining culture which should under no circumstances be repeated in the UK. I cite Hooters as one example. A pneumatic blonde arrives at your table and says "Hi, I'm CanDI? I'll be your waitRESS? Would you like fries with THAT?", this works. A barely literate scrubber from Solihull slouches up to your table in a boob tube and in a deep Brummie accent drawls "Yow want froiz?", this does not work. The Americans do some things very well. Not merely Hooters. They do not all translate.

Travel DOES broaden the mind, and sometimes the stomach. ?Ever since that Fateful Trip To Monreal, (the biggest French speaking city in the world BTW after Paris) I have always eschewed ketchup on fries, and instead have ordered fries with malt vinegar.

No. ?Wearing a beret would be silly.  Unless I had a bad haircut.  :)

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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 23 2007,12:19   

Quote (Louis @ Aug. 23 2007,10:33)
Insular, American fuck finds world is not like America, whines about it.

But, ya know, the whole world WANTS to be American.

At gunpoint, if necessary.


;)

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Louis



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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 23 2007,12:44   

Quote ("Rev Dr" Lenny Flank @ Aug. 23 2007,18:19)
Quote (Louis @ Aug. 23 2007,10:33)
Insular, American fuck finds world is not like America, whines about it.

But, ya know, the whole world WANTS to be American.

At gunpoint, if necessary.


;)

Yeah, but some of us just don't know it yet.

Louis

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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 23 2007,15:48   

I may be an insular whiny fuck, but at least I can go to any restaurant I want, ask for a cup of water, and fill it with as much ice as I please.


For free.

  
Louis



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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 24 2007,05:08   

Quote (Knev_Ydoc @ Aug. 23 2007,21:48)
I may be an insular whiny fuck, but at least I can go to any restaurant I want, ask for a cup of water, and fill it with as much ice as I please.


For free.

Ah, the pinnacle of existence. Well done, you must be so very proud.

Louis

P.S. Just FYI McDonalds, Burger King, KFC, Wendys, Arbys. Subway, Taco Bell, Dominos, Pizza Hut, Caesars, In and Out, Hooters, various greasy diners, etc etc ad extreme nauseum =/= restaurant.

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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 24 2007,05:14   

Oh and I forgot to add:

To all the simple minded whiny fucks out there, of all nations, creeds and colours, don't merely stay the fuck home (for the rest of the world is not interested in you), don't fucking breed. If you have children, please kill them and then yourselves. If you can take a few of your likeminded neighbours with you, so much the better. The world needs less dumb, do the world a favour.

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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 24 2007,05:41   

Quote (Knev_Ydoc @ Aug. 23 2007,23:48)
I may be an insular whiny fuck, but at least I can go to any restaurant I want, ask for a cup of water, and fill it with as much ice as I please.


For free.

Thats great, there should be more of it.

I can't tink of a better way to get rid of toxic waste EXCEPT PUT IT IN COKE BOTTLE AND SHOVE IT.

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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 24 2007,13:13   

Quote (k.e @ Aug. 24 2007,05:41)
Thats great, there should be more of it.

I can't tink of a better way to get rid of toxic waste EXCEPT PUT IT IN COKE BOTTLE AND SHOVE IT.

And, if you're in London, sell it for 4.30 pounds.

  
Louis



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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 25 2007,03:32   

Quote (Knev_Ydoc @ Aug. 24 2007,19:13)
Quote (k.e @ Aug. 24 2007,05:41)
Thats great, there should be more of it.

I can't tink of a better way to get rid of toxic waste EXCEPT PUT IT IN COKE BOTTLE AND SHOVE IT.

And, if you're in London, sell it for 4.30 pounds.

You must be going to the shitty places.

Mostly it's ?8.50.

Louis

P.S. a) London=/=UK. You can get coke for ?0.80 outside the capital. b) Overcharging whiny, insular Yanks in bars and generally treating you like shit is a tradition. We don't like whiny, insular Yanks, so we treat you like crap in the hope you'll go back to Kansas, Kentucky or wherever the hell you multichinned, ignorant hillbilly fucks are from. This is a trick we learned from the French. When ignorant, multichinned, inbred clueless fucks from England go to France, they get overcharged and treated like shit, so they don't go again. Those of us who speak French (or at least try), realise that France is a different country and don't act like ignorant, multichinned, inbred clueless fucks get to go back. There may be a clue there. Smart Yanks good, stupid Yanks bad. Hell, let's do away with the word "Yank" and merely insert "tourist".

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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 25 2007,04:44   

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P.S. a) London=/=UK.


I think if you re-read my post you'll find I mentioned only London and made no generalizations about the UK. Had I visited the entire UK, I would've said so and written a post about it. As it stands, I'm well acquainted with the London=/=UK principle in geography.


 
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This is a trick we learned from the French.


You almost sound like you're proud of this.


Finally, to assist you with your stereotypes, I'm from Texas, and I prefer epithets that involve Wac[k]o cults, gun-totin' craziness, and steers/queers dichotomies.

  
Louis



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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 25 2007,05:02   

Ah good. My apologies for getting my stereotypes wrong and apologies for missing the bit about your realisation that London=/=UK. Mea maxima culpa.

Can we hope any time soon you will realise that America=/=world? And that as such value systems, social discourse, the vagaries of diverse and different groups of humans are likely to contain things that are not the same as those things you are used to?

Re Stereotypes: Would you accept "Relgious cult loving, Messiah complex, barbeque obsessed, Stetson wearing, overly compensating closet homosexual with more guns than brain cells"?

Seems to me that many of the Texans I know fit that stereotype at least as poorly as any other I can conjure. Of course you DO realise that stereotypes are meant to be inaccurate don't you? You do realise that by using stereotypes I was making a humourous point: i.e. that engaging in this kind of small minded silliness is a problem?

And what do you mean I ALMOST sound like I am proud of the trick we learned from the French? Of course I'm bloody proud of it! In fact I'm so proud of it I wish we'd taught it to the French, but they are so much better at it than we are we clearly didn't. You think that tolerance of small minded, shallow, whining stupidity is a good thing? Wow! I don't!

As a wise man once said: there are three types of people in this world. There's the glass half full people, the glass half empty people, and the people who when they are handed a glass complain  "Hey, I ordered orange juice, this is lemonade, I ordered orange juice. Listen here buddy, when I ask for orange juice I want fucking orange juice, what are you fucking stupid?".

I can live with the first kind, I can live with the second kind. The third kind are scum who need to be eradicated from the face of the earth.

{Louis waits and sees just how THAT will be misinterpreted}

Louis

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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 25 2007,11:08   

On other subjects, Louis, have you tried those Naga Jolokias out on that Sikh uncle-in-law of yours?

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Louis



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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 25 2007,11:50   

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On other subjects, Louis, have you tried those Naga Jolokias out on that Sikh uncle-in-law of yours?

LMFAO!

Arden,

You have an exceptional memory! Well done. Coincidentally I am off to Leicester tomorrow morning to do just that! (Well that and have a bit of a social with some of my wife's family).

I hope he takes my warnings seriously this time.

Louis

P.S. I have made chilli jam with some of them. 6 Dorset Nagas to about 450g of tomatoes. It is hot, tasty as hell, but hot. I also did burritos with Nagas and a bog standard shicken curry with Nagas. They are hot but so so tasty (if you like that almost melony note to a habanero taste that is).

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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 25 2007,12:33   

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You have an exceptional memory! Well done. Coincidentally I am off to Leicester tomorrow morning to do just that! (Well that and have a bit of a social with some of my wife's family).

I hope he takes my warnings seriously this time.


Tell him he won't be a real man unless he eats some of them. You can always appeal to a Sikh's sense of machismo. (Or whatever the Punjabi word for that is.)

 
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I have made chilli jam with some of them. 6 Dorset Nagas to about 450g of tomatoes. It is hot, tasty as hell, but hot. I also did burritos with Nagas and a bog standard chicken curry with Nagas. They are hot but so so tasty (if you like that almost melony note to a habanero taste that is).


I know exactly what you mean. Beneath the burn, habaneros have a much nicer flavor than jalapenos. Jalapenos are milder than habaneros, but they have a sort of bitter edge to their flavor that I'm not all that impressed with. Plus, jalapenos burn and burn and burn forever, while habaneros do a sort of scorched-earth thing to you, but it's over quicker.

PS: How do you use chili jam?

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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 25 2007,14:40   

WTF is it with you chaps? Why would anyone want to eat someting that is so hot that it overwhelmes your tastebuds to he extent that you could be eating anything? Damned if I can understand (unless it is a test of bravado).

EDIT: Back to watching "Sharpe".

  
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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 25 2007,15:35   

Quote (Stephen Elliott @ Aug. 25 2007,14:40)
WTF is it with you chaps? Why would anyone want to eat someting that is so hot that it overwhelmes your tastebuds to he extent that you could be eating anything? Damned if I can understand (unless it is a test of bravado).

If you have to ask, you'll never understand:

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A number of studies have claimed that the reaction of pain receptors to the hotter ingredients in curries, even Korma, leads to the body's release of endorphins and combined with the complex sensory reaction to the variety of spices and flavours, a natural high is achieved that causes subsequent cravings, often followed by a desire to move on to hotter curries. Some refer to this as addiction, but other researchers contest the use of the word "addiction" in this instance. Additionally, curry addiction is an example of a colloquial use of the word "addiction" as the medical definition of the word requires continued use despite harmful effects.


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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 25 2007,15:50   

Quote (Arden Chatfield @ Aug. 25 2007,15:35)
Quote (Stephen Elliott @ Aug. 25 2007,14:40)
WTF is it with you chaps? Why would anyone want to eat someting that is so hot that it overwhelmes your tastebuds to he extent that you could be eating anything? Damned if I can understand (unless it is a test of bravado).

If you have to ask, you'll never understand:

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A number of studies have claimed that the reaction of pain receptors to the hotter ingredients in curries, even Korma, leads to the body's release of endorphins and combined with the complex sensory reaction to the variety of spices and flavours, a natural high is achieved that causes subsequent cravings, often followed by a desire to move on to hotter curries. Some refer to this as addiction, but other researchers contest the use of the word "addiction" in this instance. Additionally, curry addiction is an example of a colloquial use of the word "addiction" as the medical definition of the word requires continued use despite harmful effects.

Korma?
Good grief korma has nothing hot in it.
Sounds like a damned weak excuse to me.

Now (in yhe UK at least) most hot dish eaters do this to express how manly they are whilst never doing anything more dangerous than getting pissed at the weekend and going on to eat something hot.

But I could be wrong.

  
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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 25 2007,16:41   

Quote (Stephen Elliott @ Aug. 25 2007,15:50)
 
Quote (Arden Chatfield @ Aug. 25 2007,15:35)
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Quote (Stephen Elliott @ Aug. 25 2007,14:40)
WTF is it with you chaps? Why would anyone want to eat someting that is so hot that it overwhelmes your tastebuds to he extent that you could be eating anything? Damned if I can understand (unless it is a test of bravado).

If you have to ask, you'll never understand:

 
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A number of studies have claimed that the reaction of pain receptors to the hotter ingredients in curries, even Korma, leads to the body's release of endorphins and combined with the complex sensory reaction to the variety of spices and flavours, a natural high is achieved that causes subsequent cravings, often followed by a desire to move on to hotter curries. Some refer to this as addiction, but other researchers contest the use of the word "addiction" in this instance. Additionally, curry addiction is an example of a colloquial use of the word "addiction" as the medical definition of the word requires continued use despite harmful effects.

Korma?
Good grief korma has nothing hot in it.
Sounds like a damned weak excuse to me.

Now (in yhe UK at least) most hot dish eaters do this to express how manly they are whilst never doing anything more dangerous than getting pissed at the weekend and going on to eat something hot.

But I could be wrong.

You poor, poor man. Well, maybe someday you'll understand, like us beautiful people.

[pats head condescendingly] ;)

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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 25 2007,16:50   

Quote (Arden Chatfield @ Aug. 25 2007,16:41)
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You poor, poor man. Well, maybe someday you'll understand, like us beautiful people.

[pats head condescendingly] ;)

I doubt that is possible. I was (unfortunately) born ugly.

Hence: You beautifull people can  just..........Fuck Off!


*Takes slapped head easilly*

  
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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 25 2007,16:59   

Quote (Stephen Elliott @ Aug. 25 2007,16:50)
Quote (Arden Chatfield @ Aug. 25 2007,16:41)
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You poor, poor man. Well, maybe someday you'll understand, like us beautiful people.

[pats head condescendingly] ;)

I doubt that is possible. I was (unfortunately) born ugly.

Hence: You beautifull people can ?just..........Fuck Off!


*Takes slapped head easilly*

Stephen, Stephen, Stephen. Beauty is a state of mind, don't you know, old boy? It's all right there in that 'science and religion' thread.

Except for Richard Hughes. He's just... well... he frightens blind people. Seriously, take my word for it. :O

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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 25 2007,18:29   

as far as yesterday's libations, my connecting flight back to RDU was delayed 5 hours, so the flight attendant gave me lots of free booze. 4 screwdrivers makes a bad flight into a good flight.

Tonight, I bought some veal that was on sale, but I'm not sure what to do with it. might just pan-fry it in olive oil. might cook pasta and sauce and make veal parm.

   
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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 25 2007,19:06   

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Tonight, I bought some veal that was on sale,

Why, Steve, why?!?!?!?!?!?



EDIT:  Go with Schnitzel.

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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 25 2007,19:07   

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But I could be wrong.


Like Tim Wilson?

Oh, that's not anywhere near work-safe.

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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 25 2007,23:05   

BTW, thanks to Rev. BigDumbChimp's blog, I've started to notice the fat content in meat, and he's right, much of it is too lean to taste good. Pork chops are too lean, and a bit more fat really adds to the mouthfeel. The veal tonight had a high fat content and was delicious.

(yeah, I have some ethical problems with veal too. I'm a hypocrite, I confess.)

   
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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 26 2007,05:31   

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But I could be wrong.


Like Tim Wilson?

Oh, that's not anywhere near work-safe.

That was funny.
:D

  
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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 26 2007,17:57   

thanks to a sale at Harris Teeter, tonight's dinner is stuffed crab cakes and Saranac Trail Mix.




   
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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 26 2007,18:20   

Quote (stevestory @ Aug. 25 2007,23:05)
BTW, thanks to Rev. BigDumbChimp's blog, I've started to notice the fat content in meat, and he's right, much of it is too lean to taste good. Pork chops are too lean, and a bit more fat really adds to the mouthfeel. The veal tonight had a high fat content and was delicious.

(yeah, I have some ethical problems with veal too. I'm a hypocrite, I confess.)

Well unless it's the young animals thing, there isn't much to worry about with British veal. Veal cages were banned over a decade ago, and the animals are now reared well, kept in good condiions and made to be happy.

They're still killed, but hey, we want meat.

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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 26 2007,18:45   

We are having the kitchen renovated starting tomorrow, so we are looking at at least a month of microwave or restaurant food. So tonight it is roasted potatoes, chicken with leeks (recipe posted previously) and this ale



Excellent!

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