"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > Recipes & Ingredients > Pasta, Rice, Beans, Grains...
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 05-04-2012, 07:50 AM   #11
Executive Chef
 
Harry Cobean's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Manchester UK
Posts: 2,913
Quote:
Originally Posted by Margi Cintrano View Post
Luca and Harry,

Come to think of it, as a matter of fact, all products, for example a bottle of 7 Up or Sprite or Coca Cola, do taste different here than in the USA for example ... so it is NOT only Pasta ... it is the water too ...

Packaging laws, may prohibit some ingredients and requiring subbing ... for example, in the USA, soy is used in alot of products. I cannot eat Soy, so this is a problem. Many things in Spain, have Sunflower Oil in them. This I do not eat either. So, there are catch 22´s ... The Italian products shipped from italia to españa are different !!! this i know 1st hand.

Have nice day guys, it is near lunch time 13.30 hrs. And I have to sign off for a while.

Kind regards and Have nice Wkend. Any plans for the wkend ?
Margi.
Any plans for the wkend ? yep,as per your "agony aunt" advice i'm gonna find me a lady to cook for!!
adios!
harry
__________________

__________________
I spent a lot of money on booze,birds & fast cars.The rest I just squandered.
Harry Cobean is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2012, 12:30 PM   #12
Executive Chef
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Both in Italy and Spain
Posts: 3,425
Harry,

Ha Ha ... Bachelors and single women, the love lorn and the divorced, and widowed, all have the same "syndrome finding Mister or Miss Right" ... Not an easy task today !

I wish you the very best in your "chatting up" Lady Right. Seems that you are very social and cool dude.

Have nice wkend.
Margi.
__________________

__________________
Margi Cintrano is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2012, 12:49 PM   #13
Executive Chef
 
Harry Cobean's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Manchester UK
Posts: 2,913
Quote:
Originally Posted by Margi Cintrano View Post
Harry,

Ha Ha ... Bachelors and single women, the love lorn and the divorced, and widowed, all have the same "syndrome finding Mister or Miss Right" ... Not an easy task today !

I wish you the very best in your "chatting up" Lady Right. Seems that you are very social and cool dude.

Have nice wkend.
Margi.
why thank you ma'am,i try!
harry(with blushes)
__________________
I spent a lot of money on booze,birds & fast cars.The rest I just squandered.
Harry Cobean is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2012, 12:49 PM   #14
Senior Cook
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 116
Margi - Thanks for this version of a recipe I make frequently, but using Broccoli Raab/Rapini - which I LOVE.

Will have to try it with young organic turnip & beet greens which are just now hitting our local farmers markets.
__________________
Bacardi1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2012, 12:59 PM   #15
Executive Chef
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Both in Italy and Spain
Posts: 3,425
@ Bacardi: Broccoli Rabe, Me Too

Bacardi,

Hope you are having a lovely wkend.

I also prepare with Broccoli Rabe however, when I am at the Condo in Puglia.

In Madrid Capital, I have to " hunt " for the broccoli rabe ! Not so common here ...

So, I prepare this one ...

Kind regards and thanx for the feedback,

Margi.
__________________
Margi Cintrano is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2012, 12:29 PM   #16
Sous Chef
 
Luca Lazzari's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Nonantola, Modena
Posts: 858
Friends, I really love orecchiette. I prepare them with broccoli, or cauliflower, or cime di rape (but they are available only 3 months a year), or simply with fried pieces of bread and anchovies. And sometimes with tomato sauce, I cook for a LONG time some horse meat in the tomato sauce to make it tasty and brownish, then I remove the meat and use only the tomato for the orecchiette. I learned the last recipe from my fiancée grandmother; the old lady was Pugliese, she always prepared everything from scratch, God bless her.
__________________
You eat what you are
Luca Lazzari is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2012, 12:40 PM   #17
Executive Chef
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Both in Italy and Spain
Posts: 3,425
Buonasera Luca,

Nice to see you online ... As I had mentioned to Bacardi, I prepare orrechietti with Cime di Rape too, however, it is not easy to find locally in Madrid. I can easily get it when I am in Puglia ...

Yes, you have told me that ur Ex wife is from Puglia. The Pugliese have some wonderful breads ... and their wineries are modernizing tremendously.

I am sorry to report, I only ride Horsies !

Kindest regards.
Margi.
__________________
Margi Cintrano is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2012, 01:59 PM   #18
Sous Chef
 
Luca Lazzari's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Nonantola, Modena
Posts: 858
Quote:
Originally Posted by Margi Cintrano View Post
I am sorry to report, I only ride Horsies !
Yes, even my father, sister and brothers were horse fans. I mean, riding them not eating them.
Me, I prefer the carnivorous option...
__________________
You eat what you are
Luca Lazzari is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2012, 12:18 PM   #19
Senior Cook
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 116
Margi - do you garden? Or have space for a little gardening? If so, rapini is very easy to grow from seed - even in containers. In fact, I order imported Italian seeds of several varieties of rapini from "Seeds from Italy" Seeds from Italy , a company that imports all of its seeds from Europe - mostly Italy.
__________________
Bacardi1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2012, 12:35 PM   #20
Executive Chef
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Both in Italy and Spain
Posts: 3,425
@ Bacardi 1,

Good Evening.

This can be a wise idea ... Perhaps, at the Condo in Gargano, Puglia would be alot better than at the centre of the city Loft ...

It is like Tuscon here during the summers, Dry, Dry like the Sahara, and hot - 50 centigrade and not a breeze !

Thanks for the info on cime di rape ...

Kind regards.
Margi.
__________________

__________________
Margi Cintrano is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
None

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Discuss Cooking on Facebook

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:23 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.