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Old 08-08-2011, 17:58
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Once again, seeming nobody has answered, what the hell is this nation cooking - that this guy inspires, can nobody do a dressing for a salad - Lemon, oil, salt and pepper, simples
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Old 08-08-2011, 17:58
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Oh! Forgot to say that tonight I'm cooking Simon's recipe for lamb breast with onions... Cheap and smells delicious (so far).
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Old 08-08-2011, 18:01
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He's inspired me to roast a chicken
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Old 08-08-2011, 18:02
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So I will ask again AGAIN what are you all cooking - I dont know, for me I will never ever cook a processed meal never - it would be like a sin - when things are so simple to do yourselves. Least you know when youve cooked it, you know whats in it.
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Old 08-08-2011, 18:05
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So I will ask again AGAIN what are you all cooking - I dont know, for me I will never ever cook a processed meal never - it would be like a sin - when things are so simple to do yourselves. Least you know when youve cooked it, you know whats in it.
http://forums.digitalspy.co.uk/showthread.php?t=1447786
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Old 12-08-2011, 20:02
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Interesting comment about that fennel dish loaded with parmesan. He said it would be a perfect vegetarian dish.
Parmesan cheese isn't veggie is it?
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Old 13-08-2011, 11:43
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Interesting comment about that fennel dish loaded with parmesan. He said it would be a perfect vegetarian dish.
Parmesan cheese isn't veggie is it?
No, it isn't. Good point!
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Old 13-08-2011, 12:03
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Once again, seeming nobody has answered, what the hell is this nation cooking - that this guy inspires, can nobody do a dressing for a salad - Lemon, oil, salt and pepper, simples
And a pinch of sugar too, but no oil. This is exactly how I dress my salads, no need ever to buy bottled dressings which is too oily for me.
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Old 13-08-2011, 15:24
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Once again, seeming nobody has answered, what the hell is this nation cooking - that this guy inspires, can nobody do a dressing for a salad - Lemon, oil, salt and pepper, simples
Personally I'm glad that the series has finished so you finally shut up. Try to realise that others liked the programme and learnt something from it, others aren't experts or experienced cooks (like yourself, and aren't we all impressed I'm sure) and learnt some useful tips and ideas. I like cooking, but I'm not a real expert, and the programme gave me some pointers about things I haven't done, or thought to try, before. Sorry you don't appreciate that, maybe if you weren't so wrapped up in your own self importance and experience you might do though.
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Old 13-08-2011, 15:32
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Once again, seeming nobody has answered, what the hell is this nation cooking - that this guy inspires, can nobody do a dressing for a salad - Lemon, oil, salt and pepper, simples
Personally I'm glad that the series has finished so you finally shut up. Try to realise that others liked the programme and learnt something from it, others aren't experts or experienced cooks (like yourself, and aren't we all impressed I'm sure) and learnt some useful tips and ideas. I like cooking, but I'm not a real expert, and the programme gave me some pointers about things I haven't done, or thought to try, before. Sorry you don't appreciate that, maybe if you weren't so wrapped up in your own self importance and experience you might do though.
This.
With all programmes that aim to teach the audience something be it cooking or a history programme etc, there will always be someone who already has the knowledge being given out, doesn't mean everyone will.
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Old 13-08-2011, 17:04
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No, it isn't. Good point!
I'm sure if you're a strict veggie you would already know that but it would have been nice if he gave a tip about using an alternative hard cheese suitable for vegetarians.
Not that it bothers me too much
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Old 14-08-2011, 21:01
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Interesting comment about that fennel dish loaded with parmesan. He said it would be a perfect vegetarian dish.
Parmesan cheese isn't veggie is it?
If he's a proper chef then he shouldn't really be pandering to the vegetarian/vegan window lickers.
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Old 14-08-2011, 21:09
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It's vegans who don't eat anything to do with animals at all, some vegetarians have dairy products and eggs or eat one of those, so Simon was right really
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Old 14-08-2011, 21:37
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It's nothing about pandering to veggies it's just how you determine what a veggie dish is. Is it just lack of meat?
I realise that veggies eat eggs and drink milk but is renet a similar product? Surely it's a by product of the un-natural death of an animal?
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Old 14-08-2011, 22:02
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Not all cheeses are made with animal rennet, you can get non-animal rennet. You'd think a vegetarian wouldn't eat an animal rennet cheese, but if they're a lacto-veggie then it wouldn't make much difference I suppose since they have milk and other dairy anyway Any vegetarians on here who can answer that?
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Old 15-08-2011, 14:09
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But apparently you can't get veggie Parmesan. You could look for an alternative hard cheese which is why I thought he would have mentioned it.
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Old 15-08-2011, 16:18
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the parmesan debate from vegetarian society

http://www.vegsoc.org/page.aspx?pid=850

We’d like veggies to have a nice cheesy smile on their face when eating out, watching cookery programmes or reading recipes – but there’s a problem: Often dishes and products claiming to be vegetarian use Parmesan.

Parmesan/Parmigiano-Reggiano is an EU Protected Designation of Origin product and has to be made using calf rennet, so it’s definitely not suitable for vegetarians.

Businesses, chefs, journalists and restaurant owners
Make sure your dishes are vegetarian:

leave out the Parmesan/Parmigiano-Reggiano
don’t call dishes using Parmesan/Parmigiano-Reggiano vegetarian
use a vegetarian alternative
label clearly, if you are using a vegetarian cheese be proud and say so.

Alternatives to Parmesan - Currently there are two veggie alternatives approved by the Vegetarian Society, they are Bookhams Not Just a Pasta Cheese and Parmazano.

Find out more about cheese with our fact sheet.
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Old 02-06-2012, 19:50
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I really liked this series. Does anyone know if this series is making a return?
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Old 09-04-2013, 20:59
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Just noticed that Good Food are repeating this series as well as a recent Nigel Slater series.
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