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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Forbes View Post
    555555555555

    Not quite 80.... 79 year old 3 weeks ago. But yes, I would qualify "numerically" as and old bugger . 555

    I've been cooking pasta before you were born, and experimenting with many different recipes... some of which I like and a few that I would just tolerate. I've never had guests at my home that didn't ask for second helpings. That is good enough for me.

    My younger sister (who died 2 years ago) traveled the world in search of new recipes. She wrote 4 best seller cook books on the subject. It sort of runs in the family. You can Google my sister's name... Leslie Forbes... A taste of Tuscany, A seat in Provence, On the Spice trails, and others.
    I was talking to KR with the 80yr old quote 5555

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    Bacwaan got the right description and yours Moo, I am informed by her, are different, called something like Makheux.
    I also enjoy less coconut milk in my food and so does she, thankfully!
    Stood and watched one of those machines turn coconut into milk and was told it stays quite long in the fridge, anyhow it beats the bottled stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MarcTwoSix View Post
    You're like 80yrs old(5555)
    And you just became a pasta convert???

    PS.....see my Aussie pizza quote, I feel vindicated 5555

    PPS....That pasta too fancy, penne pomodoro or ricotta raviolis
    Pasta with creme sauce is for kids.....
    I bow to your superior knowledge of pasta, Paul.

    Growing up in NZ and despite hotel and restaurant experience in London, I never experienced a "spaghetti" dish (as we Kiwi's knew it) to have such awesome flavour and texture. Lasagne and other Italian dishes I have enjoyed though even it Italy I never came across a really good "spaghetti" dish. Hence my amazement, thorough enjoyment, and conversion of a nonbeliever, to pasta lover.

    I'm nowhere near IF's age, as you well know.

    Living on Qld's Gold Coast far from renowned Italian eateries of Melbourne, I'd have to agree that Aussie pizza's generally suck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kaptainrob View Post
    I bow to your superior knowledge of pasta, Paul.

    Growing up in NZ and despite hotel and restaurant experience in London, I never experienced a "spaghetti" dish (as we Kiwi's knew it) to have such awesome flavour and texture. Lasagne and other Italian dishes I have enjoyed though even it Italy I never came across a really good "spaghetti" dish. Hence my amazement, thorough enjoyment, and conversion of a nonbeliever, to pasta lover.

    I'm nowhere near IF's age, as you well know.

    Living on Qld's Gold Coast far from renowned Italian eateries of Melbourne, I'd have to agree that Aussie pizza's generally suck.
    I was only teasing you and my whole obnoxious food takes have been a piss take 55555
    Although I do believe in my food opinions, making fun of others qas just joking around

    I never knew that about NZ
    I grew up in a heavy Italian neighborhood so pasta, pizza, bakeries are all over
    And all my places are still there and I am still going to them 35-40yrs late
    Which is amazing

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    Kaptain Rob... this "Mae Hia " sounds like a dangerous name.

    How do you say the "Hia" without risking outrage ?

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    ^ perhaps regional differences again?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MarcTwoSix View Post
    I was only teasing you and my whole obnoxious food takes have been a piss take 55555
    Although I do believe in my food opinions, making fun of others qas just joking around

    I never knew that about NZ
    I grew up in a heavy Italian neighborhood so pasta, pizza, bakeries are all over
    And all my places are still there and I am still going to them 35-40yrs late
    Which is amazing
    50 plus years ago there was very little Italian influence in NZ and I'm sure many people thought Watties (now a Heinz company) Spaghetti was authentic Italian cuisine 55



    Travelling in Italy I soon learned the reality, spaghetti was a poor mans dish often served with only the tomato sauce, no sausages.

    During the 70's Italian restaurants started to become popular and pizza was very much in vogue... partly due to TV cooking and travel shows, also local and entrepreneurs who'd travelled extensively. Tony's restaurant in Auckland featured pasta dishes almost exclusively although they added steak and seafood fairly fast to attract a wide clientele ... and they're still in business. Tony's Steakhouse ยป Tony's Wellesley Street
    Cheers, Rob.
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    Yet another fine lunch was had at Daddys Antiques today. Jo is determined to go thu the menu once over before we settle on personal favourites. Though I was sorely tempted to order my truffle and bacon pasta dish again, I settled for mushroom tagliatelle with 2 appetisers. Shared, of course.

    Truffle salt and cheese fries ... scrumptious! Aoli was uniquely flavoured to complement the fries >



    Tempura okra and exotic mushrooms - crisp, light batter ... mmmh! >



    The taglittleitaly was deliciously creamy with strong mushroom flavours coming through to make this my 2nd ever favourite pasta dish.



    Going out on a limb, I'd have to say this cafe-restaurant is on par with the best I have ever experienced in food design*, taste and quality. It runs circles around the so-called top names in Bangkok (despite being at ground level). The evening menu is something else altogether ... sample below ...

    * some dishes can do with a little colour, extra garnish.

    Cheers, Rob.
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    Before I leave next March I'm going to try out that place, kaptainrob... and to hell with the cost. I know that both you and Stillearly enjoy fine dining and going to places that are great.

    I get into a bit of a rut and return to places where I get a good meal at a reasonable price. This afternoon it was the UN Irish pub where I had one of their great omelettes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MarcTwoSix View Post
    I was only teasing you and my whole obnoxious food takes have been a piss take 55555
    Although I do believe in my food opinions, making fun of others qas just joking around

    I never knew that about NZ
    I grew up in a heavy Italian neighborhood so pasta, pizza, bakeries are all over
    And all my places are still there and I am still going to them 35-40yrs late
    Which is amazing
    If you dined with actual Italians they'd probably slit your throat with your food idiosyncrasies..
    Quarky and Toast like this.
    I just girl in bar. Buy me one dink?....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dupree View Post
    If you dined with actual Italians they'd probably slit your throat with your food idiosyncrasies..
    Hey man,

    That's my heritage you're talking about. Why must we be painted as the hot headed, violent mob yhat we are? 555
    Never argue with an idiot, he will drag you down to his level and beat you with experience. M.T.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dupree View Post
    If you dined with actual Italians they'd probably slit your throat with your food idiosyncrasies..
    Well I made it all those years in my hood
    Every house you were basically in Italy

    And I am particular, that is admirable

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cippy View Post
    Hey man,

    That's my heritage you're talking about. Why must we be painted as the hot headed, violent mob yhat we are? 555
    You saying like it's a bad thing...555
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    I just girl in bar. Buy me one dink?....

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    I'm no longer a big sweets-eater though always a sucker for quality ....

    The 'brownie' was custom made with a 5mm dark chocolate crust and a creamy smooth interior, not sugar-sweet, simply put: purr-fection confection!

    Having baked brownies at home I can honestly say this was no Family Circle recipe ... and the best part was the made-in-heaven hot and cold match between the ice cream and brownie. Just sufficient temperature difference to really excite the taste buds.

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    Cheers, Rob.
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    Reminds me of something that happened to me in Bangkok many years ago.

    In the days before Expressways, the traffic was worse than it is now. Long delays at every intersection and gangs of kids either doing the windscreen cleaning racket, selling garlands or a variety of home made offerings.

    I'm stopped there one day trying to wave away the windscreen clearing kid when another kid with a tray of stuff comes up and tells him to piss off. This was a relief so I asked him what he was selling.

    He shows me the tray and he says "I've got Brownies for 5 baht and toothbrushes for 200 baht". I told him he was a little shit for selling toothbrushes at that price and he'd never get rid of them but agreed to take a Brownie.

    I took a bite out of it and it was horrible. I spat it out the window and told him his Brownies tasted like shit.

    He said (loosely translated) "That's because I make them out of dog turds. Want a toothbrush now stupid farang?"

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    Homemade Crimbo cake , do not drive or operate heavy machinery after a slice of this ...




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    Quote Originally Posted by Buksida View Post
    Reminds me of something that happened to me in Bangkok many years ago.

    In the days before Expressways, the traffic was worse than it is now. Long delays at every intersection and gangs of kids either doing the windscreen cleaning racket, selling garlands or a variety of home made offerings.

    I'm stopped there one day trying to wave away the windscreen clearing kid when another kid with a tray of stuff comes up and tells him to piss off. This was a relief so I asked him what he was selling.

    He shows me the tray and he says "I've got Brownies for 5 baht and toothbrushes for 200 baht". I told him he was a little shit for selling toothbrushes at that price and he'd never get rid of them but agreed to take a Brownie.

    I took a bite out of it and it was horrible. I spat it out the window and told him his Brownies tasted like shit.

    He said (loosely translated) "That's because I make them out of dog turds. Want a toothbrush now stupid farang?"
    Clever little bastard. 555

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    ^ should keep you and yer dad out of trouble for 10 minutes...555
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    Mmmm...cold water oysters ....hmmmm

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