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Armchair Dining on DP

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by jrbiz, Mar 13, 2015.

  1. jrbiz

    jrbiz Acclaimed Member

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    #41
    Yes, but it is more fun to hear from a native of the region, especially when it comes to local spots to get the food, their particular likes and tips on preparation, etc. The idea of "armchair dining" is to enjoy some great new foods vicariously through local eyes. DP has a lot of those eyes all over the world, I suspect.

    Say what you will about this thread, but it has succeeded in making me hungry just about every time a new post is added. :)
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    Haha, I was only kidding. I'm sure every now and then a new person will come along and post some new dishes.
     
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    #43
    Fish and chips wrapped in paper is common here in Australia too.
    Showing my age now, but I remember years ago it used to be wrapped in newspaper.
     
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    I truly hope that you are correct. I love to learn about new foods from places around the world and I am confident that the folks on DP have some great food treasures to share. Does not have to be fancy or expensive...just good and worth trying!
     
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    #45
    I had heard that about fish and chips in the UK (being wrapped in newsprint.) However, the last time that I got some off the streets of London it was wrapped in wax paper. Do you put anything on the food? Tartar sauce, malt vinegar, something else? Any other Australian tweaks to the meal?
     
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    Salt and vinegar was more common 30 years ago in Australia than it is now. I think the most common thing to do would be to put chicken salt on them or tomato sauce. or put chicken salt AND tomato sauce. OR put the chips on buttered bread with chicken salt AND tomato sauce and make a chip sandwich lol
     
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    Chicken salt???
     
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    The good old 'chip sandwich', commonly referred to here as a 'chip barm'!
     
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    #49
    He probably meant poultry salt. You know one of those seasonings.
     
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    yeah it's a chicken seasoning... like what KFC uses on their chips (fries)
     
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    Quezon Province, Philippines. :D That's like more than half across the world from where you are! :)
     
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    Yes, that could be it. Interesting seasoning for fish and chips, of course.
     
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    Excellent, I need to consider trying that on fish and chips here!
     
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    Definitely need to get there for those foods!
     
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    #55
    Hey guys, did you really think I'd miss this one? I had a couple of weeks of all forums but I am back
    and ready for some virtual gourmet party ;)

    So here are a few from my home - Bulgaria.
    First off is one of the emblematic meals here - moussaka

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    Looks kinda like a lasagna but its not. Basically potatoes, minced meat, onion and eggs and yoghurt for the topping.

    Another one very much loved here is giuvetch (Google translate insists on calling it hotchpotch)
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    The trick with it is the method of cooking - practically every household has these traditional clay pots that you
    cook in the oven for an hour or so. Ingredients vary in every region here - this particular one on the picture has
    the potatoes, carrots, mushrooms, peppers, tomato juice and rabbit meat. I personally prefer 10 minutes before the dish
    is ready to remove the pot lids and put an egg in each so it can serve as a topping.

    Lets finish with some really simple - sarmi
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    Another traditional one and one of the 7 traditional dishes we have on Christmas Eve (and many households have
    at least once a week). The sarma has 2 variations - its always rice (and minced meat for the meat lovers) but
    you can wrap it either in sauerkraut leaves or vine leaves. You don't unwrap it after - you eat the whole deal.

    Got many more where that came from, big fan of cooking myself so I make food quite often. Hope you enjoy those
    someday.

    P.S. @pianogirl are you from Cornwall yourself? Got a great buddy who is Cornish and during one of his travels he
    encountered Bulgaria and did not want to leave anymore. After an year or so he just bought himself a house yesterday in a
    village nearby and ready for his new Bulgarian life ;)
     
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    @Rado_ch, I'm not from Cornwall, no. I've heard Bulgaria is very beautiful and houses are very cheap there!

    I think we would call your giuvetch 'hotpot'. We have something similar and that's what it's called. Maybe Google Translate meant that!
     
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    Hmm Bulgaria seem to like potatoes. :D
    That moussaka looks delish!! And yeah it looks pretty much like a lasagna, which I love to death LOL :D
     
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    Wow! Bulgaria is definitely on the list to visit, if just for the above foods. The moussaka and giuvetch look wonderful and I would like to try both types of sarma. I am getting hungry again! :)
     
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    My wife makes a fantastic lasagna when I am not on a diet and only eating gruel. :) Yogurt instead of Ricotta cheese should make a big difference in taste with the moussaka, I suspect. Sounds fantastic, though.
     
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    Potatoes, rice all kinds of veggies and meats (poultry, pork, beef, rabbit, fish). Come to think of it we have at least one holiday where we have a traditional meal with each of the meat types ;)
     
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