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  Topic: Poudre d'amande
Bekbeka

Replies: 3
Views: 6648

PostForum: Cooking & Eating   Posted: Fri Nov 24, 2006 7:57 am   Subject: Poudre d'amande
It's the same as ground almonds, almond meal, or whatever you want to call it.
  Topic: beaujolais nouveau anyone?
Bekbeka

Replies: 15
Views: 20918

PostForum: Cooking & Eating   Posted: Fri Nov 17, 2006 8:58 pm   Subject: beaujolais nouveau anyone?
No worries!
The official version of this year's vintage is that it's good - apparently much better than last year's with good 'banana' flavours coming through. As you can see by my 'light' & 'swe ...
  Topic: beaujolais nouveau anyone?
Bekbeka

Replies: 15
Views: 20918

PostForum: Cooking & Eating   Posted: Thu Nov 16, 2006 10:34 pm   Subject: beaujolais nouveau anyone?
Not that I have much to compare it with, but very light, a bit sweet, with a slight fizz at the back of the tongue.
At a company I was working in today, everybody stopped working at about 11:30am an ...
  Topic: Bad Coffee?
Bekbeka

Replies: 8
Views: 15023

PostForum: Paris & France   Posted: Wed Nov 15, 2006 3:10 am   Subject: Bad Coffee?
Rachel, I agree with you - maybe it is what you're used to, what you think is good coffee, and possibly luck of the draw in the cafés that you chance upon.

Since this debate started I've talked w ...
  Topic: restaurant arpège (alain passard) is it still worth going?
Bekbeka

Replies: 4
Views: 12444

PostForum: Paris & France   Posted: Tue Oct 31, 2006 7:05 pm   Subject: restaurant arpège (alain passard) is it still worth going?
Ok, here goes.
My main critique rests on the consistency of the food. There were some courses that were really knock-out, surprising, creative, really good. But then there were several that we were ...
  Topic: restaurant arpège (alain passard) is it still worth going?
Bekbeka

Replies: 4
Views: 12444

PostForum: Paris & France   Posted: Mon Oct 30, 2006 10:24 pm   Subject: restaurant arpège (alain passard) is it still worth going?
Hi Sterrenstorm
I had an amazing lunch there earlier this year. I wouldn't say that the meal was the best I've ever had - but then I don't know if I could claim any one meal to be my 'best' ever, the ...
  Topic: Bad Coffee?
Bekbeka

Replies: 8
Views: 15023

PostForum: Paris & France   Posted: Wed Oct 11, 2006 3:45 am   Subject: Bad Coffee?
I'm a recovering coffe addict and I don't drink coffee now Crying or Very sad , so I'm not the best person to comment...but I remember from my first visit a few years ago (when I was still drinking it) being reall ...
  Topic: spelt flour
Bekbeka

Replies: 21
Views: 52245

PostForum: Resources   Posted: Thu Oct 05, 2006 9:29 pm   Subject: spelt flour
Charlsy

Thanks for the tip. I've tried a couple of shops here and mixed in with not knowing how 'xantham gum' translates into French (if it does at all) and my gorgeous accent, it was fairly amusin ...
  Topic: spelt flour
Bekbeka

Replies: 21
Views: 52245

PostForum: Resources   Posted: Mon Oct 02, 2006 5:04 pm   Subject: spelt flour
I cook a lot with spelt flour - it works better than other non-wheat flours - replacing it in my 'normal'-wheat recipes, and most things have worked out ok. It changes the texture slightly - especial ...
  Topic: gourmet pantry staples
Bekbeka

Replies: 9
Views: 13816

PostForum: Cooking & Eating   Posted: Tue May 23, 2006 6:44 pm   Subject: gourmet pantry staples
that person could be me. If chocolate's there, it's gone. Quickly. I try my very best to keep it out of the house, but if by any chance it sneaks its way in, I have to make my husband hide it. And he' ...
  Topic: the dreaded vegan dinner guest
Bekbeka

Replies: 13
Views: 16633

PostForum: Cooking & Eating   Posted: Tue May 23, 2006 6:39 pm   Subject: the dreaded vegan dinner guest
I would probably steer toward something fruit-based - maybe baked apples stuffed with raisins and/or nuts & alcohol drizzled on top, or a crumble made with margerine in the topping (which I think ...
  Topic: Dinner party ideas
Bekbeka

Replies: 6
Views: 9545

PostForum: Cooking & Eating   Posted: Thu May 04, 2006 9:10 pm   Subject: Dinner party ideas
I seem to remember seeing this idea advertised in NZ a while ago by a celebrity chef, fronting a charity. I think that you join up - i.e. the host - & get given a 'pack' of ideas, like menu plans ...
  Topic: Parisian Beets??
Bekbeka

Replies: 7
Views: 8054

PostForum: Cooking & Eating   Posted: Sat Apr 01, 2006 7:30 pm   Subject: Parisian Beets??
The beetroot that I buy pre-cooked in my local vegetable store are just cooked in water & have no extra vinegar or otherwise added. I've read somewhere that you need to cover wth water & cook ...
  Topic: New Zealand Wines
Bekbeka

Replies: 5
Views: 7027

PostForum: Cooking & Eating   Posted: Sat Apr 01, 2006 7:20 pm   Subject: New Zealand Wines
Great article - thanks for the link.
  Topic: Help please! Semolina question
Bekbeka

Replies: 4
Views: 8126

PostForum: Cooking & Eating   Posted: Fri Mar 24, 2006 9:14 pm   Subject: Help please! Semolina question
Thanks for your advice. I might need to rethink the cake seeing as I can't eat wheat - I was hoping that it was made from a different grain. Back to the drawing board...
 
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