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  1. Tomato and basil on seaweed crackers. Sea salt and black pepper.
  2. liuzhou

    Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    Fried fresh ramen noodles with pork, pumpkin leaves and flower stems, garlic, scallion, Sichuan peppercorn, chilli. Pork marinated it Shaoxing wine.
  3. liuzhou

    Have you ever had a buttery?

    Yes, they were relatively flat. It's difficult to see in the BBC picture how flat they are, though. Maybe ¾ of an inch thick. I'm pretty sure there was yeast in them. But it is half a century since I ate or even saw one, so I can't be 100% sure. Next time I talk to my mother I'll ask her.
  4. liuzhou

    Have you ever had a buttery?

    Just how I (wistfully) remember them.
  5. No. I dry them, then stick 'em between two bits of kitchen paper and nuke them for a minute.
  6. For last night's dinner, I skinned a couple of chicken thighs. I intended to use the skin this morning with breakfast, but an early (6 am) call changed all my plans. I finally managed to crisp them up in the late afternoon for a between lunch and dinner snackette while e-Gulleting.
  7. liuzhou

    Have you ever had a buttery?

    Although there are potato farls, they are not the same as potato scones. And there are many types of farls. Anyway, nothing to do with butteries.
  8. liuzhou

    Have you ever had a buttery?

    I'm Scottish. but always thought they were Irish.
  9. liuzhou

    Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    Scaled, gutted and filleted a sea bass. Pan fried the first fillet. Served with couscous, asparagus, tomato, scallion and lemon. Ate it then repeated with the second fillet. Nice crisp skin on the fillet.
  10. For me that is corn. I really can't abide it. Even one stray ear in my dinner puts me right off eating. I have no real idea why. I just find the taste and smell revolting. Yet otherwise, I happily eat all sorts of strange things. Here in China, they like to ram corn into everything, even when I specifically ask them not to. I mean they even have corn ice-cream. If that's the peak of 6,000 years of civilisation, I give up!
  11. They are beets, as described in the text of the article linked to at the top of my post. The video isn't great on its own, but then they are not professional cooks or, I expect cinematographers.
  12. https://news.yale.edu/2018/06/14/what-did-ancient-babylonians-eat-yale-harvard-team-tested-their-recipes
  13. liuzhou

    Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    While I wait for @liamsaunt's pizza to arrive, I made this. Chicken legs, skinned* and covered in flour, salt, pepper, chilli powder and turmeric. Deep fried. Triple cooked chips. Flower shiitake mushrooms drizzled with OO and finely chopped garlic. Sprinkled with sea salt. Asparagus ditto. Mushrooms and asparagus nuked together for about 1½ minutes. Eaten. * Fret not. The skin is in the fridge to be re-purposed with breakfast tomorrow.
  14. liuzhou

    Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    I'll have the artichoke-mushroom, please. Do you deliver? To China?