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  1. In my experience the „separation“ part can be achieved by: 1) the double dredging technique that @AlaMoi described, if you give sufficient time to rest and form a casing, or 2) precooking the protein and then dredging & resting. The latter might be impractical for a commercial operation, so I‘d assume they do a well executed old school double dredge.
  2. Please see above: everything sounds better in Italian 😜
  3. I wash rice as well, especially to remove residual starch before the rice goes into the rice cooker. Concerning the risk of contamination from unsanitary growing conditions I‘d be comfortable that post-harvest processing, milling and polishing will take care of that in white rice.
  4. The pizza shop in our company used to be pretty decent. As prices went up (especially on flour and oil) they decided to make the pies a tad smaller and thinner. They also use a different (and I suspect more economical) tomato sauce. As a result the pizza has changed its character completely and is less than mediocre. Me (and quite some colleagues) have complained and will not frequent the place anymore. If they’d increased the price by 50 cent or so, everyone would have understood and pies & patronage would have remained constant. So for me: (moderate) price increases with transparency as to why beats shrinking portions or cheaper ingredients.
  5. Fantastic … you would not know what I would give to join in on such a place. Cheap & local drinking places like that are just heaven. Thanks for that 🙏
  6. Duvel

    Dinner 2022

    100% 🥳
  7. Duvel

    Dinner 2022

    I think genetically we are unable to resist salted raw animal protein. I can’t. Think oysters, carpaccio, rare steak … It is umami central. Then mentally add some background spices (think nutmeg, bit of clove, …) and a bit of ooomph (freshly ground black pepper, raw onions). Imagine this on a buttered rye roll (more fat & those great toasted Maillard flavors). This is what you are missing …
  8. Duvel

    Dinner 2022

    And the law. As per German law, every large animal will undergo the Fleischbeschau, where selected pieces of the animal (including organs) will be examined before it is released for consumption. It seems to be effective: from 2001-2011, an average of 6 cases of trichinosis per year have been reported for Germany (RKI).
  9. Duvel

    Dinner 2022

    Normally, you go to a good butcher. Only if you partake in slaughtering the animal you’ll make your own. Freshness is key, and “just” grinding up a piece of purchased meat might not be enough in that regard.
  10. Duvel

    Dinner 2022

    My apologies, but this is article deals with Mettwurst, not with Mett. Loosely related, yet two different products. Mettwurst is cured meat and - well stuffed into a casing to make Wurst - and Mett is just ground, spiced raw meat.
  11. Duvel

    Dinner 2022

    You’ve got to be kidding me … Mett - the closest thing mortals can experience to Ambrosia (provided the latter is - as I suspect - a pork product). Find an earlier account from me here …
  12. Duvel

    Canned sardines

    No, just got those from our last trip to Spain. Maybe they’ll get replenished in summer - I will look out for “vintage” …
  13. Duvel

    Dinner 2022

    Very busy these days. Very warm outside. Very unmotivated to do anything. Turned on the grill, got a few items this morning while getting my Mett from the butcher. Pork loin “steaks”, coarse (= raw) and fine (= preboiled) sausages. Served the fine Bratwurst with a homemade curry sauce. As Herbert Grönemeyer put it many, many years ago: ”Gehst Du in die Stadt, was macht Dich da satt ? Die Currywurst ! When you go town, what fills you up ? A Currywurst Kommste vonne Schicht, wat Schönres jibt es nicht, wie Currywurst ! If you return from the shift, nothing will beat the Currywurst Mit de Pommes dabei, ach dann geben Sie gleich zwei- mal Currywurst ! With french fries, well, then just make it two Currywurst” It’s a dish for all occasions … The marinated pork loin wasn’t bad, either. Pretty lean, but with some garlic butter quite palatable …
  14. Duvel

    Canned sardines

    Just checked what we have in our stock. Might not satisfy the more gourmet tastes, but seems to work for us.
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