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Vin Sullivan Foods Ltd Tel 01495792792 have a range of ingredients in 100gm tubs listed in their latest catalogue including calcium chloride & sodium alginate. I know they deliver throughout the UK.


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i think msk do all that sort of thing.

on a seperate subject, i hate bloody farmer's markets, they are expensive, the gear is never the very best and worst of all when i am there i am completely taken in by it and end up spending a fortune alongside the other middle class chinless wonders!

adey are they cherry tomatoes on the rossini, is there any truffle on there?


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adey are they cherry tomatoes on the rossini, is there any truffle on there?


“Do you not find that bacon, sausage, egg, chips, black pudding, beans, mushrooms, tomatoes, fried bread and a cup of tea; is a meal in itself really?” Hovis Presley.

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sounds far too out there for my cooking abilities. i am taking delivery of a water bath for a project i am working on, i am a littl e freaked out by the whole thing!!!


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You fully plundered the sous vide thread in cooking?

Keep an eye out for all the posts from NathanM, everyone else is in his wake.


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“Do you not find that bacon, sausage, egg, chips, black pudding, beans, mushrooms, tomatoes, fried bread and a cup of tea; is a meal in itself really?” Hovis Presley.

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You might be able to persuade your local pharmacist to get hold of some of these items, they usually have a source for some chemicals.


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ive ordered most of the substances from MSK myself, they do have a very big variety

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ive ordered most of the substances from MSK myself, they do have a very big variety

MSK??

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does anyone have a good source in the UK for hydrocolloids (alginate, xanthan, etc) apart from the texturas line? I think they work well, but they are overpriced. anyone with any other sources?

many thanks

Wild Harvest in Lonodon do the Sosa line. MSK can be very expensive.

www.wildharvestuk.com


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Wild harvest and infusions4chefs are cheaper than MSK.

And univare stock all National Starch lines if you follow American chefs.

(shit I've just turned 35)


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“Do you not find that bacon, sausage, egg, chips, black pudding, beans, mushrooms, tomatoes, fried bread and a cup of tea; is a meal in itself really?” Hovis Presley.

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I have got the sperification kit from infusions4chefs, pretty good price actually. I want malto, I think I will write that friendly email, unless I can find it somewhere cheap.

I cannot also trace guar gum, as I need it to make dondurma (turkish cheewy ice cream)

I am in the process of making Greek salad and want to create these:

1) Olive oil powder (with malto)

2) Tomato terrin

3)Onion glass

4)Feta cheese gniocci

5)Olives in a parsley sphere

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I have got the sperification kit from infusions4chefs, pretty good price actually. I want malto, I think I will write that friendly email, unless I can find it somewhere cheap.

I cannot also trace guar gum, as I need it to make dondurma (turkish cheewy ice cream)

I am in the process of making Greek salad and want to create these:

1) Olive oil powder (with malto)

2) Tomato terrin

3)Onion glass

4)Feta cheese gniocci

5)Olives in a parsley sphere

Vin Sullivan look like good prices..they have sourced me anything I wanted to "play" with...without having to purchase large amounts.


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£48 http://www.infusions4chefs.co.uk/acatalog/...ati.html#aTEX01

I prefer Wild Harvest & infusions.

MSK act as if they are doing you a favour.


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“Do you not find that bacon, sausage, egg, chips, black pudding, beans, mushrooms, tomatoes, fried bread and a cup of tea; is a meal in itself really?” Hovis Presley.

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For the States I've found http://willpowder.net/index.html , thank you Egullet.

Does anyone have suggestions for finding recipes using these powders for first timers. I would love to host a dinner consisting of some fun new concepts that many of my friends have not been exposed to but the ideas on that site are to much for me doing a multi course dinner using brand new techniques.

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“Do you not find that bacon, sausage, egg, chips, black pudding, beans, mushrooms, tomatoes, fried bread and a cup of tea; is a meal in itself really?” Hovis Presley.

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Can anyone help me source authentic merguez? I recently had some in France and had forgotten how most of the stuff sold here is a pale imitation of the real thing. I've tried them from Ginger Pig, Simply Sausages and Lidgates, and somewhat disappointed in all of them. The nearest I have found so far is from Biggles in Marylebone Lane, but the texture and size aren't quite right. Anyone know a Moroccan butcher or merguez importer?

hmmmm...i seem to remember there being a deli on Church St that sells them (not too far away from Alfie's Antique emporium - same side of the road but further west). There's one somewhere along the row of food shops that has a butchers counter in the front. I'm pretty sure they sell merguez. Haven't ever bought any myself though, so I can't vouch for their quality - but they looked good! let us know how you get on if you try them.

Thanks for the tip. I'll give it a try - will be good to have an excuse to have a potter around Alfie's.

These guys make them... and a whole host of other sausages http://www.gornos.co.uk/index.htm

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Can anyone help me source authentic merguez? I recently had some in France and had forgotten how most of the stuff sold here is a pale imitation of the real thing. I've tried them from Ginger Pig, Simply Sausages and Lidgates, and somewhat disappointed in all of them. The nearest I have found so far is from Biggles in Marylebone Lane, but the texture and size aren't quite right. Anyone know a Moroccan butcher or merguez importer?

hmmmm...i seem to remember there being a deli on Church St that sells them (not too far away from Alfie's Antique emporium - same side of the road but further west). There's one somewhere along the row of food shops that has a butchers counter in the front. I'm pretty sure they sell merguez. Haven't ever bought any myself though, so I can't vouch for their quality - but they looked good! let us know how you get on if you try them.

Thanks for the tip. I'll give it a try - will be good to have an excuse to have a potter around Alfie's.

These guys make them... and a whole host of other sausages http://www.gornos.co.uk/index.htm

For real authenticity try the butchers counter at either Le Maroc or Le Marrakech , both on Golborne Road in W10. There is also another halal North African butcher on the same street (which i think is just called Golborne Butchers).

Gethin

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trying to find some good pork and beef cuts according to my needs in london!

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Perhaps you'd care to expand on your needs so that you can get relevant advice?


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I'm looking for a store that has a good selection of hot sauces. I'm looking for the following sauces and hope to find a shop that hopefully has them all.

Cholula

Marie Sharps

El Yucateco

Blairs

Huy Fong Foods Tuong Ot Sriracha

Cheers!

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Do any of the supermarkets still sell verjuice? I certainly remember it being all over the place when Maggie Beer started promoting it, but now that I have a number of recipes which require it, I never seem to see it. I have tried my local middle eastern shops for sour grape juice, but the bottles look a bit crusty. Perhaps their low turnover is another sign of the low demand?

Catherine

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