Foodie Friday

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It’s a chilly-ish, damp late afternoon in Melbourne. Yesterday afternoon’s pulse and vegetable stew has been decanted and labelled, and is now in the fridge.

I’ve spent the past hour putting together a traditional British curry, not unlike the one above, though using leftover roast lamb rather than leftover chicken. The kitchen – indeed, the entire house – smells wonderful. (I don’t make sweet curries often, but OH adores them, so – as the lamb needed to be used – I thought I’d be kind.)

I, however, will be dining elegantly on

(Image Credit: Tesco Real Food)

Anyway, I thought a virtual progressive dinner might be a good idea this evening. Please share your favourite dishes, beverages, music etc.

The evening’s entertainment will, as always, include a raffle superbly conducted by the Maestro of the Friday Raffle, Mr CK Watt.

Off now to have a glass of Chateau Cardboard with me mum, but moi will be backson.

Ciao, baby!

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289 thoughts on “Foodie Friday

  1. Fiona.

    Anthony Bourdain agrees with you lol!

    Vegetarians, and their Hezbollah-like splinter faction, the vegans, are a persistent irritant to any chef worth a damn. To me, life without veal stock, pork fat, sausage, organ meat, demi-glace, or even stinky cheese is a life not worth living. Vegetarians are the enemy of everything good and decent in the human spirit, and an affront to all I stand for, the pure enjoyment of food. The body, these waterheads imagine, is a temple that should not be polluted by animal protein. It’s healthier, they insist, though every vegetarian waiter I’ve worked with is brought down by any rumor of a cold. Oh, I’ll accommodate them, I’ll rummage around for something to feed them, for a ‘vegetarian plate’, if called on to do so. Fourteen dollars for a few slices of grilled eggplant and zucchini suits my food cost fine.

  2. HaveAchat,

    Oy, that looks like halal to moi.

    Waddya think you’re doing, polluting good Aussie cuisine like that?

    Not to mention funding the terrorists!

  3. Fiona
    Exactly.

    My son took to being vegie because he was into yoga in a big way and decided to go for the full yoga lifestyle, and I admire that. He’s a bit more relaxed about it now.

  4. Leone,

    I know a few young women who have had immense difficulty conceiving because their iron count was too low.

    Humans have been omnivores for a very very long time. I’m all for proper sourcing of food, but to deny the sources of protein – and fat (dairy and eggs) – to which our bodies have long been adapted is really silly.

  5. A vegetarian diet is just so hard to get right, too many people assume you just open a can of nut meat or whatever and serve up some vegies with it. It’s very complex, combining the right foods to get all the nutrition you need.

    Never, ever get my daughter started on this topic, you will get a very long lecture on the evils of eating all that processed, canned Sanitarium stuff and all the bad things soy products do to your body.

  6. Jaeger
    Banana’s hat was a worry, and so very weird. I was trying to work out what it reminded me of. Thanks, you have solved that problem’

  7. This household also stopped buying Weetbix about 35 years ago – we felt no need to support Sanitarium.

    OH, however, insists on having his Vitabrits.

    Though I think I might wean him onto rolled oats.

  8. To counteract all the commercial exploitation of Anzac Day – from John Schumann, a tribute to our indigenous soldiers, written at the request of Lieutenant General David Morrison (who was a far better Chief of Army than Angus Campbell could ever dream of being).

    One invading mob’s too many .

    The story behind the song.
    http://www.news.com.au/entertainment/music/i-was-only-19-songwriter-john-schumann-pens-tribute-to-indigenous-soldiers-on-every-anzac-day/story-e6frfn09-1227309384231

  9. Leone,

    Not to mention that suck, Air Chief Marshal Mark Binskin, AC, Chief of the Defence Force.

    David Morrison is a seriously good man.

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