What new foods have you tried recently?

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

  1. porp

    porp Well-Known Member

    Kala chana is a good choice. It's often used to make a curry that it more of broth - esp if you eat meat, then a combination of bones, wobbly meat bits and kala chana is great for winter. But meatless is just as good - made with a simple onion garlic base, add some whole green chilli with your spices and (lots of) water - it cooks to a silky richness that is not thick and bloaty like some pulse soups and stews, but a dark warming broth with a nutty substantial bite to the chana, and interesting skin texture.
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  2. gentlegreen

    gentlegreen sproutarian

    So ... laverbread ...
    Thankfully I have a pressure cooker. And my laver is dried, so I may well not achieve the genuine article ...
  3. farmerbarleymow

    farmerbarleymow Sweetcorn, Seagulls and Wasps are Brilliant!

  4. gentlegreen

    gentlegreen sproutarian

    It just came up in Google. There are some links on this page ..

    Protected food name: Welsh laverbread - GOV.UK
  5. farmerbarleymow

    farmerbarleymow Sweetcorn, Seagulls and Wasps are Brilliant!

    Something dodgy going on if Stornoway black pudding is listed but Bury black pudding isn't. :hmm:

    Interesting to see the chemical breakdown of Halen Mon sea salt:

    Sodium Chloride - Greater than 90% by weight
    Water - Less than 4%
    Lead - less than 2mg / kg
    Tin - less than 200mg / kg
    Arsenic - less than 0.5mg / kg
    Mercury- less than 0.1mg / kg
    Cadmium - less than 0.5mg / kg
    Copper- less than 2 mg / kg
    Zinc - Trace
    Magnesium- At least 0.2%
    Iodine- less than 0.1 mg/kg
    Calcium - 0.08% - 0.15%
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  6. seeformiles

    seeformiles Lost in the wood

    I tried black garlic the other day. Tasted like molasses - think I’m indifferent to its charms. Suspect it’ll soon be the new ingredient du jour though.
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  7. krtek a houby

    krtek a houby how's it going to end?

    Deep fried pasta.

    Sounds more interesting than it is. Basically like really thin pretzel sticks.
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  8. sovereignb

    sovereignb Well-Known Member

    Has anyone had a beetroot burger before??? I saw it in Aldi yesterday but couldn't bring myself to...
  9. Maggot

    Maggot The Cake of Liberty

    Trying to find this again and there are loads of different cheeses called this, but which don't taste the same. I will just have to keep buying them until I find the delicious one again.
  10. Calamity1971

    Calamity1971 If Mr Peanut says It's okay, then it is.

    I had one last year in a pub in the lakes and it was gorgeous, can't speak for aldi one though.
  11. Maggot

    Maggot The Cake of Liberty

    I got some Cime di Rapa in my veg box, it's a leafy green. Might try it later.
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  12. polly

    polly Well-Known Member

    I'm in Italy and was planning to bring some of this back, as it's everywhere - wonder if it's becoming more widely available in the UK? I've wanted to try it since seeing it on Man vs Food :D Hope it's good! It looks it.

    Edit: meant to say that I'd had chestnut ice cream. Lush.
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  13. Maggot

    Maggot The Cake of Liberty

    This was imported from Italy by Riverford. AFAIK it's not available in many other places.

    I had it in a pasta dish and it was very tasty, a bit like a bitter spinach, but its flavour was overpowered by the chilli and garlic I included.
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  14. sovereignb

    sovereignb Well-Known Member

    I just find beetroot overbearing...I'm guessing the burger tasted, earthy?
  15. Epona

    Epona I am Hououin Kyouma

    I fucking love beetroot
  16. farmerbarleymow

    farmerbarleymow Sweetcorn, Seagulls and Wasps are Brilliant!

    Food of the gods. :cool:
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  17. Epona

    Epona I am Hououin Kyouma

    It has to be said, there is not much in the way of veg that I don't thoroughly enjoy. I find aubergine, courgette, and marrow a bit unexciting (unless batter is involved!) but I'll eat those anyway. I'm a bit bored with broccoli, because every time I ask Nate what veg he wants the answer is always broccoli so I am a bit broccolied out iykwim :D
  18. Yu_Gi_Oh

    Yu_Gi_Oh 天天好心情

    I had Rushan in Lijiang last month. Mine was like the picture, but served on a stick, like a big cheesy lollipop. Unlike most of China, Yunnan cuisine includes two kinds of locally made cheese. This one tastes a bit like feta does when it's fried. Typically it's eaten with sugar on, but I had mine without.

  19. Lupa

    Lupa A loving heart is the truest wisdom

    That looks absolutely delicious!

    So... I saw my elderly dad eating a sandwich the other day. Asked him what it was...
    "Banana and cheese", he replied.
    "Its great!", he said.

  20. RubyToogood

    RubyToogood can't remember what goes here

    Deep fried cheese - you can't go wrong really.
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  21. ringo

    ringo Macaroni cheese controller

    Wandering dragon. Only ordered it because of the name but was also really good as a starter :thumbs:
    Chicken, king prawn, mushrooms, green peppers and bamboo shoots cooked in garlic and oyster sauce.
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  22. polly

    polly Well-Known Member

    I'm having them in a minute with fennel seeds, garlic and chili. Yeah, they're just greens really aren't they :D
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  23. polly

    polly Well-Known Member

    I got this to bump an Approved Food order over the minimum spend. Was a bit dubious, despite it containing my two favourite things: peanuts and chili. It's fucking lovely! Currently 99p a jar from Approved Food too. And no palm oil.

  24. ringo

    ringo Macaroni cheese controller

    Sainsburys Can Cook Smokey BBQ Pulled Pork 340g. Not bad at all and only £1.80 a can :thumbs:
    Can Cook Smokey BBQ Pulled Pork 340g.jpg
  25. RubyToogood

    RubyToogood can't remember what goes here

    Smoked ricotta. Yum. :thumbs:
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  26. UnderAnOpenSky

    UnderAnOpenSky baseline neural therapy

    That sounds hideous and awful and yet I want to try some.
  27. farmerbarleymow

    farmerbarleymow Sweetcorn, Seagulls and Wasps are Brilliant!

  28. UnderAnOpenSky

    UnderAnOpenSky baseline neural therapy

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  29. gentlegreen

    gentlegreen sproutarian

    yum :p

    In preparation for my new life in Brittany, I have acquired a discounted crepe pan and spatula and have just returned from the local Polish shop with some wholemeal buckwheat flour - though I just realised I probably won't be able to find a mixing bowl and whisk, so it will have to wait until tomorrow.

    Vegan galettes initially, but once I get a whiff of the sea I fully anticipate laying into marine fauna as well as flora. :oops:

    I will definitely be making use of seaweed and sea salt.
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  30. gentlegreen

    gentlegreen sproutarian

    While at the Polish shop I grabbed a jar of salted sorrel - it tastes relatively inoffensive - by all accounts it's used to make soup - in Wales as well as Poland...


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