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Old 04-26-2004, 08:56 AM   #11
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For my bolognaise sauce, I use:
Lean ground beef,
Celery,
Onions,
Bell Peppers,
Mushrooms,
Tinned tomatoes,
Tomato paste,
a squirt of Worcestershire sauce,
a squirt of tomato ketchup,
a squirt of "Geo. Watkins Mushroom Ketchup" (order off the internet)
a squirt of HP steak sauce,
Oregano,
Basil,
Marjoram,
pinch of nutmeg,
Garlic,
Salt & Black Pepper.
now that to me sounds very good!

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Can't give quantities - I'm a 'smigeon & handful' sort of girl LOL!
hehehe


i made lasagnia the other day for my family for the first time :roll: tasted very good i look forward to giving those ingredients a go :)
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Old 03-29-2011, 06:50 PM   #12
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Thank you kyles and Paint, I am a Brit and as you say Brit lasagne can be awesome.

Them's fighting words Oldcoot, unless it is a vegetarian lasagne, it is, as has already been said, layers of a very flavoursome ragu of the bolognese type, then bechamel, layered with pasta.

I think lots of people would be very surprised at the range of a lot of (not all though) Brit cooking - even before Jamie Oliver. I, and I am not alone, cook curries (grinding my spices), Mediterranean (especially Elizabeth David based recipes), Moroccan using a lot of Claudia Roden's recipes, with my own changes, Spanish and Italian, etc. etc. I was very interested in you gumbo recipe Old Coot, especially your description of how to make the roux. Up until I joined here, the only Cajun recipes I had was a recipe book (brought back from New Orleans for me by my ex) "French acadian cooking in the Louisiana Bayou Country" by Bobby Potts. Does anyone know it?
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Old 03-30-2011, 01:34 AM   #13
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Had to laugh when the TV news mentioned today that Italy and Britain are fighting over a reported 13th century English recipe for a dish quite similar to lasagna.

I vote for the Brits: they never seemed to cook much of anything worth eating, and, in my opinion, that mess of paste - pasta - and tomatoes tastes like something they'd come up with!

Probllem is, even the Brits didn't have tomatoes back then!
When I was being taught patisserie in Paris coot my teacher had similar prejudices against the Americans, he taught us that the mineral wealth of a country dictates the cuisine they brought to the world these are a few examples I can remember.
British=coal= roast beef.
Irish=peat= slow cooked Irish Stew
Chinese= wood= fast heat=wok cooking.
Americans= oil,coal, wood,gas=Mcdonald's
Its as daft as your comment
Ps there is only one L in problem and more importantly there is a U in flavour.
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Old 03-30-2011, 02:26 AM   #14
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just because the british show up and stick their flag in it, they think the own everything. i can picture people all over england running around with wee union jacks poked into their creamy, cheesey lasagnas. they probably already have a holiday, monument about sacrifice, and a mildly interested political party about it...


lol, he hee.
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Old 03-30-2011, 02:42 AM   #15
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just because the british show up and stick their flag in it, they think the own everything. i can picture people all over england running around with wee union jacks poked into their creamy, cheesey lasagnas. they probably already have a holiday, monument about sacrifice, and a mildly interested political party about it...


lol, he hee.
I'm Welsh mate, we dislike those English buggers, they come over the border to steal our sheep and they don't have the respect to marry them first
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Old 03-30-2011, 06:05 AM   #16
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I had some lasagna yesterday for lunch at an Italian-American restaurant. The British (or Welsh) could hardly have done worse!

The pasta was over-cooked to the point it melted off of the fork. There was hardly a trace of ricotta. There was far too much mozzarella cheese, and the whole thing was drenched in an unspectacular meat sauce that left you wondering that besides cheese, where did the lasagna go?
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Um, you all realize this thread was originally from 7/03?

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Old 03-30-2011, 10:26 AM   #19
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Sorry, Yes after I had written my reply I realised how old it was.

Isn't it odd, we the Brits and the Americans supposedly speak the same language and we evidently have the same prejudices. The Americans don't have a good rep (over here in the U.K.), being supposedly fast food addicts. I am sure we "food" lovers don't believe in such prejudices - do we?
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Ace where are you from in the UK?
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