What new foods have you tried recently?

Discussion in 'suburban75' started by Fez909, Jan 24, 2014.

  1. UnderAnOpenSky

    UnderAnOpenSky baseline neural therapy

    Not totally new, but apparently these are sweet potatoes. Found in an Indian grocers. Colour of the skin was different, but was even more suprised when I started peeling them. Tasted good though.

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  2. Boudicca

    Boudicca Seaside Queen

    I like the white sweet potatoes as they make better chips than the orange ones, less soggy. There's also an African one which is white on the outside too, but it's quite expensive.
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  3. UnderAnOpenSky

    UnderAnOpenSky baseline neural therapy

    I roasted them in small cubes. Definitely enjoyed the texture, as you say, less soggy.
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  4. Fez909

    Fez909 toilet expert

    Taleggio - an Italian 'cave aged' soft cheese.

    Lovely :thumbs:
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  5. Fez909

    Fez909 toilet expert

    Oh yeah, and some Co-op mushroom pate thing made with soft cheese instead of liver. Not bad...
  6. ringo

    ringo Macaroni cheese controller

    My Italians mates always have that in. The other favourite for biscuits etc I've borrowed from them in Chaource. Really good on those sweet chilli thins :thumbs:
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  7. Chz

    Chz Stark Raving Sane

    Chaource is great for biscuits. Pity that it's at its best for all of about 5 days, but it's just a good excuse to eat it all.
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  8. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

    it's good for cooking with too - on puff pastry tarts with red onion and in risottos
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  9. ringo

    ringo Macaroni cheese controller

    Doesn't last that long
  10. 8115

    8115 sitting down is bad for you

    Tinned crab. Proper, never again stuff.
  11. Fez909

    Fez909 toilet expert

    I think that might have been the first "grilled cheese" sandwich I've ever had.

    Of course I've had a cheese toastie before. But I don't remember ever having an American style one, which should really be called "fried bread with cheese".

    Anyway, it was fucking delicious.

    Some seeded loaf, wrapped around mature cheddar, and buttered on the outside of the bread. Fried for a few mins each side, til bread browned and cheese melted. Boom! I'll never desire a toastie machine again...

    I want more :oops:
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  12. miss direct

    miss direct misfungled

    Avocado toast with poached egg and tahini. Obviously I've had those things separately but together, they were a revelation.

    Also, a Syrian dish called ozi (?) - bloody lovely parcel with chicken, pine nuts, rice and other stuff.
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  13. dessiato

    dessiato Mele Kalikimaka hauʻoli hou makahiki

    Made stir fried lettuce today. It's good. Next time I'll add a handful of prawns and some cashews.
  14. Maggot

    Maggot The Cake of Liberty

    Riverford were offering free cardoons with the veg box this week so I ordered some.

    They are a veg a bit like celery, but are very bitter to taste. You have to boil them, I put them in a cheesy gratin which made them bearable, but I won't be rushing out to get any more.
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  15. fishfinger

    fishfinger تپلی

    I've just eaten a durian flavoured chewy sweet from Thailand. Never had durian "anything" before. Really weird but pleasant flavour - slightly garlic/rotten onion smell and taste with a sweet fruity undertone. Would love to try fresh durian sometime.
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  16. The39thStep

    The39thStep Well-Known Member

    Fried baby birds , very crunchy, tasted a bit like pigeon and great with a glass of red wine.
  17. Callie

    Callie Pivoting

    I have questions. What sort of birds? How many? Were the coated in batter or anything? Beaks??
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  18. The39thStep

    The39thStep Well-Known Member

    Sparrows? Some of my Portuguese mates were in the bar eating and called us over and asked us to try some. They are fried with garlic , some were split in two , some had heads others didn't .must have been about a dozen or so.loads of bread to mop up the flavours. Also had plates of chorizo and presunto
  19. 8115

    8115 sitting down is bad for you

    I just had persimmon for the first time. It's ok, I probably wouldn't bother again.
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  20. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

    Sounds like Ortolan, which is a type of bunting. The French are known for eating them. IRRC they are force fed with grain (or something) until they're very fat and then drowned in cognac. When they are eaten, one is supposed to wear a black cloth on one's head to hide one's shame from God.
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  21. trabuquera

    trabuquera Modesty Bag

    ^ ortolans are endangered iirc so I'm going to comfort myself with the idea that the Portuguese bar was just serving quail.... or even tiny mini chickens...
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  22. The39thStep

    The39thStep Well-Known Member

    it wasn't on the menu. What happens regularly is that people bring food in and either pay a small fee to use the kitchen ( or might be that the owner is asked to dine with who ever has organised it) or the staff will cook it for a slightly larger fee. In this case someone's father caught the birds and sold them , someone else brought the chouriso and someone else the prusunto. they paid for the bread, wine , coffee and spirits .
  23. planetgeli

    planetgeli There's no future in England's dreaming

    My betting is there isn't much durian in a chewy sweet. I've had durian ice cream in Malaysia and it was the foulest thing ever. One lick and straight over the side of the pier it went. There's a reason half the shops in that area carry signs saying 'No Durian'.
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  24. fishfinger

    fishfinger تپلی

    I know they have quite a reputation for being rather stinky (I'm still burping durian smell, even after dinner :D).
  25. 1927

    1927 Funnier than he thinks he is.

    In New York last week I tried ramen for the first time, ended up eating in that restaurant 3 times in 7 days, bloody loved the stuff. never heard of it before.
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  26. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

    you've never had noodles before? :eek:
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  27. Nine Bob Note

    Nine Bob Note Straight for Servalan

    Noticed the Co-op were selling onion bhaji sandwiches but got put off by the raw spinach - something that every single fucking veggie sandwich has to contain apparently
  28. 1927

    1927 Funnier than he thinks he is.

    Yes, i didn't say i hadn't!
  29. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

    well you kinda had - packet noodles is basically ramen.
  30. 8115

    8115 sitting down is bad for you

    You're eating the wrong ramen.

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