Advanced search

Has there ever been a food pedanrty thread in here before?

(222 Posts)
StNiChaolas Mon 17-Dec-12 09:19:24

Inspired by Morrison's claim that vegetarians should spice up their Christmas dinner with a Naice 3 Fish Roast from their Fishminger.


Tomatoes and cucumber arre fruit.

Roobarb is a dog.

Okra is bleurgh.

You must eat a doughnut without lickling your lips.

Aspargus and cutlery are not friends.

Marathons were far superior to Snickers.

HaveYourselfAMardyLittleXmas Mon 17-Dec-12 10:33:03

English mustard is an abomination.

Colman's French mustard is not actually French mustard.

French mustard usually comes from Dijon not Norwich.

(I don't think I've ever had so much to say about mustard on the internet before.)

EmpressOfTheNorthPole Mon 17-Dec-12 10:33:13

Sherry trifle, ok.

But tiramisu is LUFFLY.

HaveYourselfAMardyLittleXmas Mon 17-Dec-12 10:34:31

Just reread the OP. LMAO at "fishminger". Not sure if that is a Chaos typo or not.

AudrinaWhiteChristmasAdare Mon 17-Dec-12 10:41:55

Have they not shooed you out of Pedants' Corner yet Chaos?

Totally agree about scrambled eggs. DH tried to make them in a frying pan the other day. WTF?

Battlefront Mon 17-Dec-12 10:43:03

LOL Audrina, that was a attempt to make an omelette grin

HazeltheMcWitch Mon 17-Dec-12 10:45:48

Tomatoes MUST NOT go in the fridge.
Chocolate should not go in the fridge either.

Smeggnog Mon 17-Dec-12 11:03:43

Garlic cloves must be either very finely chopped and gently fried, or cooked slowly (whole) for a long time till soft and sweet. Not thrown in large chunks into a pasta sauce where it does no more than warm slightly, then eaten by the unwary partner of said 'experimental chef'.

GrimmaTheNome Mon 17-Dec-12 13:10:46

If you're scrambling eggs for one person, the best thing is a nonstick omelette pan. What's the point of a quick easy lunch if you've got an eggy saucepan to clean? confused

>English mustard is an abomination.
English mustard powder however is a good addition to cheesy recipes (scones, sauce, Welsh rarebit...).

GrimmaTheNome Mon 17-Dec-12 13:12:54

>Cheese should not have fruit in it.

Goes without saying. If you want fruit with cheese, have fruit with cheese or some good* chutney.

*either homemade or from a farmer's market where you can try it before buying.

HaveYourselfAMardyLittleXmas Mon 17-Dec-12 13:33:40

OK I'll concede you the mustard powder (as long as it's in recipes) Grimma

FlimFlamMerrilyOnHigh Mon 17-Dec-12 13:40:15

When pouring a cup of tea from a teapot (loose leaf of course), the milk goes in first.

FlimFlamMerrilyOnHigh Mon 17-Dec-12 13:41:21

Scone, butter, strawberry jam, and clotted cream last.

StNiChaolas Mon 17-Dec-12 13:45:37

Knives, forks, spoons.

BahSaidPaschaHumbug Mon 17-Dec-12 13:47:42

Scone, cream, jam.

<thinks about cutlery drawer>

Spoons, forks, knives.

Rolos and cheesenonion crisps are supposed to be eaten in the same mouthful.

OhDearNigel Mon 17-Dec-12 13:51:53

ooo i love this thread.

To the makers of Great British Bake Off. It is NOT creme patisserie. It is creme patissiere. A patisserie is where creme patissiere is sold

AndIfATenTonTruck Mon 17-Dec-12 13:52:13

Espresso. That is all.

StNiChaolas Mon 17-Dec-12 13:58:40

Oh, yus, GBBO - it is a FRIFFING Vitoria Sandwich, not a sponge, you doilies.

Pantofino Mon 17-Dec-12 13:59:20

Now you will all think that a Helmeted Cock is smutty, non, but it is in fact a mediaevel recipe

HaveYourselfAMardyLittleXmas Mon 17-Dec-12 14:02:07

Welsh rarebit. Not this

mum2twoloudbabies Mon 17-Dec-12 14:04:59

yy chocolate should never go in the fridge (when will DH learn this hmm)
It should also never contain less than 70% cocoa and should not be full of unnecessary sugar and dairy, otherwise it isn't chocolate it is confectionary.

Valpolliandtheivy Mon 17-Dec-12 14:05:07

A saucepan for scrambled eggs? What? Why not a frying pan? <boggles>

FellatioNelson Mon 17-Dec-12 14:07:28

Oh yes! <punches air>

A food pedantry thread sounds right up my street. I have been ALL OVER a cutlery pedantry thread this week, so it's time to diversify. Hang on, let me read the fred. Back in a mo, once I've got the hang of it and warmed to my theme. grin

FellatioNelson Mon 17-Dec-12 14:08:28

Beofre I read the thread, are we doing things like 'whoever invented the chicken tikka pizza should be taken out and shot' - that kind of thing?

GrimmaTheNome Mon 17-Dec-12 14:09:20

> warmed to my theme

I'm sure that should be thoroughly heated until piping hot wink

FellatioNelson Mon 17-Dec-12 14:10:03

Right, fundamentally disagree about the alcohol/pudding thing......

Join the discussion

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now