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FOOD, man cannot live by whisky alone.

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By @paddockjudge @paddockjudge on 20th Jan 2019, show post

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@cricklewood
cricklewood replied

@Victor while in fashion currently it's fascinating to see how fermentation ties in to history, survival and innovation.

From my minor dabblings in Korean ferments, a fermented fish/seafood component is often used, either tiny dried or brined shrimp (often turned to paste with aromatic) or dried fish/fish sauce.

What an interesting experience it must have been to live there at that time. Do y'all remember then they sent the first Korean astronaut on a mission in 2008 and how they had to R&D a version of kimchi to send out to space with him, that's when I realized how essential it was to their diet.

@talexander you should try making it, it's honestly not that difficult and kind of fun to be able to taste it as it transforms

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@Victor
Victor replied

@cricklewood I do not remember the space kimchi, but I can certainly imagine the Koreans wanting some.

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@Nozinan
Nozinan replied

@cricklewood

I saw a couple of articles about the Korean space programme. The issue was finding a way to kill the probiotic bacteria and maintain the quality of the product, which apparently they did.

But while the articles make reference to Ko San, the male finalist, going into space with Korean food, it was actually Yi So-yeon, the other finalist, who made the trip. Apparently, Ko San violated some of the training protocols and so she was sent up instead.

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@YakLord
YakLord replied

Crock Pot Pork & Irish Whiskey Stew is cooking away quite nicely...the recipe said to deglaze the frying pan with wine after searing the pork, and I thought "why not use whiskey?" So 1/4 cup of Bushmills Black Bush later, and it has a whole different aroma to it...

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@BlueNote
BlueNote replied

@YakLord That’s some good looking winter comfort food. Bon appetite.

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@YakLord
YakLord replied

@BlueNote Thanks. It was good. Enough for tomorrow night, too.

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@Nozinan
Nozinan replied

My daughter asked for Snicket Bread (Dutch oven bread made with a recipe courtesy Lemony Snicket) and Shakshuka so I set to work. The bread was great. I forgot to season the Shakshuka with salt and pepper but having used ripe tomatoes, onion, garlic and fresh basil it still tasted great!

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@BlueNote
BlueNote replied

@Nozinan I'm not familiar with Shakshuka. It looks interesting. Can you give details please.

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@talexander
talexander replied

@Nozinan I've always wanted to make shakshuka at home. There's a great restaurant near my office (Parallel) that makes fantastic shakshuka.

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@YakLord
YakLord replied

@talexander It's not too difficult a dish, and there are a few good recipes floating around online. We've done it a couple of times during our enforced stay-at-home...first time we used ground pork, which I liked but which others found too oily, and the second time with ground chicken, which the others enjoyed more (there's no way I'd be able to convince them to let me use lamb...).

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@Nozinan
Nozinan replied

@BlueNote It's really easy.

Sweat some diced onions, add diced tomatoes (fresh or canned), Let it cook down. Add fresh basil. Season with salt and pepper to taste, poach as many eggs as you want in it.

Serve with fresh bread.

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@RianC
RianC replied

@Nozinan - That all looks amazing! Your bread making skills seem to know no bounds ...

First had shakshuka in India in a place with many Isreali travellers - Nice enough but I always find the eggs go a bit rubbery, which puts me off a tad.

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@RianC
RianC replied

@Nozinan - Funny old world isn't it?! We can send kimchi into space yet so many kids go hungry each day. Such is life, I guess?

I made a pork belly on Sunday. A hairy bikers recipe with roast apple and onion on the side. The crackling turned out perfect (always a relief). So much so I reckon I ate half of what you see below ... flushed

Felt very fat and dirty afterwards but man it was good!

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MRick replied

@RianC Only half? Remarkable strength of will. Whenever I visit this thread I have an inexplicable urge to eat a meatball sandwich!

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@RianC
RianC replied

@MRick - I had to fight the clan hard just for that half! smile

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@YakLord
YakLord replied

It was a sushi night: crispy mango rolls, crispy spicy avocado rolls, California rolls, a cucumber roll, fried udon, gyoza, and sweet potato tempura (all homemade, not take out)...not pictured: the rolls that fell apart and never made it to the platter, or the sake I had with dinner...

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@Nozinan
Nozinan replied

My wife and I made this on Thursday. She made a broth from chicken and ginger. Then boiled the broth with zucchini and green onions, and stretched dough. I did the stretching and the boiling.

This is a Korean dish called 수제비 (sujebi), which apparently means hand stretched torn noodles.

We had some extra dough so last night I cooked some noodles in my mother’s tomato lentil soup and it was great. Today I had more noodles in the original broth. They are chewy and filling and delicious. The soup is a great antidote to she aches and chills from the last day or so...

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@BlueNote
BlueNote replied

@YakLord Great looking rolls. That must have been a lot of work..

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@talexander
talexander replied

Normally I would be cooking a Rabbie Burns dinner this weekend (two years ago I even made my own haggis), but as I'm on my own I've simply pre-ordered a Burns dinner from The Caledonian, a high-end Scottish pub (with an excellent whisky bar). Still deciding what malts to pair it with...

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@YakLord
YakLord replied

@BlueNote Thanks! I cooked and seasoned the rice, and did the deep frying, but the assembly and cutting of the maki was all my wife and daughter, as my wife was the one who wanted sushi, and our daughter has been cooking one meal a week for the last little while, so her helping her mother was her meal contribution for last week.

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@BlueNote
BlueNote replied

@YakLord Every great chef needs good sous chefs. yum

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