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by dubsola
Fri Nov 14, 2014 8:25 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.
Replies: 1738
Views: 323159

Re: Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy

I've had so many good beers lately. Australia and New Zealand does not lack for good beer. Of note, super local, is Nail 's Red Ale and Hughe Dunn Imperial Brown Ale. The red is a drinkable, hoppy, malty thing that I'm making sound like an IPA, but it's not. What do other people say... "Juicy, ...
by dubsola
Tue Aug 19, 2014 6:39 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.
Replies: 1738
Views: 323159

Re: Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy

Cascade and Amarillo hops... Makes me want to put some time into tasting with a mind toward identifying hop varieties. Because I don't know what's what. I'm starting to notice a small semblance of recognition for certain hops, in particular, Cascade, Nelson Sauvin and Chinook. I found the Mikeller ...
by dubsola
Tue Jul 22, 2014 4:42 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Controversial opinions about food
Replies: 1068
Views: 190451

Re: Controversial opinions about food

In a British milieu, pineapple is distinctly uncommon in curry as it is commonly understood. As an aside, I read somewhere that the word comes from 'kari', meaning sauce. This provides an amusing mental image. Posh British Empire Chap, pointing to the sauce on some vegetables: "What's this?&qu...
by dubsola
Fri Jul 18, 2014 4:10 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Controversial opinions about food
Replies: 1068
Views: 190451

Re: Controversial opinions about food

Pineapples, though? Honestly.
by dubsola
Fri Jul 18, 2014 4:05 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Coffee
Replies: 256
Views: 93218

Re: Coffee

Still, it's not ridiculous for someone to switch from a manual grinder to, say, a cheap automatic grinder (even a blade grinder). Grind quality would suffer, but not everybody wants to spend two minutes in the morning rotating a crank for their coffee. Pretty small fraction of the population, I'd g...
by dubsola
Tue Jun 17, 2014 4:59 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: The Epic Cheese Thread
Replies: 46
Views: 21099

Re: The Epic Cheese Thread

I just don't think Spanish cheese are all that. My top 3 cheese making countries are UK, France and Italy.

An honorably mention must go to Halumi though.
Spoiler:
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by dubsola
Fri Jun 13, 2014 5:38 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: The Epic Cheese Thread
Replies: 46
Views: 21099

Re: The Epic Cheese Thread

What a friend we have in cheeses! I just started trying sweet cheddars. Mostly I love an ancient cheddar, the older the better. The sweet ones are nice. I don't know if this is a marketing trend, or if I had just ignored these cheeses before. You might like Havarti. OK, I know it's not high-quality...
by dubsola
Tue Jun 03, 2014 4:55 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Controversial opinions about food
Replies: 1068
Views: 190451

Re: Controversial opinions about food

Quercus wrote:You would not believe how difficult it is to get hold of fresh herbs in shops in central London

True, except if you live in the Turkish area (around Hackney). Fresh flat parsley is plentiful in the Turkish delis / offlicenses / supermarkets.
by dubsola
Tue Apr 15, 2014 7:01 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Cultural Appropriation / Assimilation
Replies: 501
Views: 72814

Re: Cultural Appropriation / Assimilation

That is definitely a good point, which I didn't take into account.
by dubsola
Tue Apr 15, 2014 5:50 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Cultural Appropriation / Assimilation
Replies: 501
Views: 72814

Re: Cultural Appropriation / Assimilation

Yes, racists ruin it for everyone. But since nothing you can do will magically make all racists disappear, your responsibility is to be aware of how they ruin it and to do your best not to contribute to the problem. I'm not convinced that it is contributing. It seems to be more of a symptom. In oth...
by dubsola
Tue Apr 15, 2014 3:32 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Cultural Appropriation / Assimilation
Replies: 501
Views: 72814

Re: Cultural Appropriation / Assimilation

So we've set up this idea that 'White people do X and get likes on Facebook, Brown people do X and get derided, abused etc'. I hope you'll excuse my slapdash phrasing and use of the words 'Brown people' as a shorthand for all the kinds of people that we're talking about. This idea gives the impressi...
by dubsola
Thu Mar 20, 2014 4:52 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.
Replies: 1738
Views: 323159

Re: Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy

I quite enjoyed Deschutes Mirror Pond Pale Ale. I could drink a few of those.
by dubsola
Fri Feb 21, 2014 5:33 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Romantic films that are not terrible awful travesties
Replies: 50
Views: 11460

Re: Romantic films that are not terrible awful travesties

I've just googled this thread and I feel I have to comment on this. Best romantic movie ever (expecialy for geeks and nerds) : "Her" (2013) directed by Spike Jonze. I can see that Spike Jonze appeared ealier in this thread, but this movie is absolutely extraordinary. I second this sentiment
by dubsola
Wed Oct 30, 2013 4:33 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.
Replies: 1738
Views: 323159

Re: Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy

What about a hazlenut-y dark beer? I reaaaally like this one.
by dubsola
Fri Sep 20, 2013 5:48 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Kitchen Problems (and Solutions!)
Replies: 44
Views: 19965

Re: Kitchen Problems (and Solutions!)

aliquot TIL. What you need is a butter bell. It sits on your counter, and the water in the jar keeps the butter from going rancid. Contact us at Dark River Pottery and we will make you one in just about any color you like, for a reasonable price. I would copy in an image but I don't know how :cry: ...
by dubsola
Fri Sep 20, 2013 5:45 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Controversial opinions about food
Replies: 1068
Views: 190451

Re: Controversial opinions about food

My friend made black pudding once. Once.

You generally serve black pudding by cutting a slice out, and then peeling the skin off. The result often looks like a rough patty due to manhandling or whatever.
by dubsola
Fri Sep 13, 2013 8:04 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Controversial opinions about food
Replies: 1068
Views: 190451

Re: Controversial opinions about food

doogly wrote:
Felstaff wrote:Bacon has been overhyped by internet memes.

True fact. Corn beef hash is the superior breakfast meat.

Don't be ridiculous
by dubsola
Thu Sep 12, 2013 4:41 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Controversial opinions about food
Replies: 1068
Views: 190451

Re: Controversial opinions about food

bigglesworth wrote:I think I recognised some of those words.

Asiago is delicious Italian cheese. It's soft and nutty.
by dubsola
Tue Sep 10, 2013 2:25 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Tea Snobbery
Replies: 351
Views: 123459

Re: Tea Snobbery

First guess would be fill it with water and a little white vinegar. Vinegar is pretty good at getting smells out.
by dubsola
Mon Sep 09, 2013 5:09 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.
Replies: 1738
Views: 323159

Re: Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy

There's loads of microbrewers in Australia, and you will have access to many of them in Sydney. Bitterness is a key part of many beers, especially IPAs - I would say they're not the best to get started with. I second the recommendation for ambers. Young Henry's is a good brewer in Newtown - maybe tr...
by dubsola
Thu Jul 18, 2013 8:35 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Ingredient and recipe recommendations
Replies: 38
Views: 20346

Re: Ingredient and recipe recommendations

PAstrychef wrote:Scallops [...]Pull off the muscle attached to one side.

I never do this.
by dubsola
Thu Jun 27, 2013 4:22 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.
Replies: 1738
Views: 323159

Re: Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy

Hitachino Nest make some great beers, if you want to give your money to a smaller company.
by dubsola
Wed Apr 24, 2013 5:55 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Tea Snobbery
Replies: 351
Views: 123459

Re: Tea Snobbery

Hmm. I never really considered that the green tea I've been making is oversteeped. I like tea pretty strong but perhaps am going down the wrong road with the green tea.
by dubsola
Wed Apr 24, 2013 5:53 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.
Replies: 1738
Views: 323159

Re: Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy

Went to a beer tasting the other night. The standout beer, by a long way, was from Feral Brewery - the Raging Flem. It's a Belgian IPA. I've not had anything like it - a well-balanced IPA with fruit aspects. Something like over-ripe passionfruit. Sounds gross, but it was delicious. Sadly it's a bit ...
by dubsola
Thu Apr 04, 2013 6:51 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Iain M. Banks
Replies: 124
Views: 169923

Re: Iain M. Banks

Very sad news.
by dubsola
Fri Mar 22, 2013 1:29 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Men's Fashion
Replies: 396
Views: 125741

Re: Men's Fashion

I don't think it's the price, it's that the nice ones (ie not running shoes) tend to look a bit battered after a while. Maybe I just need to accept that. For reference, I normally buy Vans or something in that realm.
by dubsola
Thu Mar 21, 2013 1:08 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Men's Fashion
Replies: 396
Views: 125741

Re: Men's Fashion

I'm looking for some shoes. I have sneakers that are comfortable that look cool, but can't take repeated battering (I cycle and walk a lot), I have fancy shoes that look great but are uncomfortable and definitely can't take repeated battering, and I have tough ass-shoes that are really uncomfortable...
by dubsola
Fri Mar 15, 2013 5:08 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: looking for cool spanish music
Replies: 11
Views: 12155

Re: looking for cool spanish music

The Heatwave is a UK-based dancehall collective who throw some amazing parties. The main guy, Gabriel Heatwave, is (if I recall correctly) from Columbia. He did a mix for the now defunct blogariddims series called La Ola De Calor, which I have recently learned means The Heatwave. It is awesome. Like...
by dubsola
Wed Mar 13, 2013 8:53 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Community
Replies: 188
Views: 104555

Re: Community

novax6 wrote:Those were utterly terrible, along with the claymation Christmas special.

Can't say I agree with this.
by dubsola
Wed Aug 15, 2012 10:26 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Favorite Place to Get a Burger?
Replies: 139
Views: 69549

Re: Favorite Place to Get a Burger?

Ah, burgers! On saturday I went to what is probably my favourite burger place, Honest . It is a place of goodness. Their regular burger is great, but I now always get whatever special they have - and it's usually pretty crazy. This time, their special was a burger, coated in black pudding, topped wi...
by dubsola
Fri Aug 10, 2012 7:49 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: London Olympics 2012
Replies: 265
Views: 35601

Re: London Olympics 2012

Well done, Jamaica. You guys really kicked ass this year.
by dubsola
Thu Aug 09, 2012 11:31 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.
Replies: 1738
Views: 323159

Re: Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy

Good name, too. The GBBF was great, as always. They held it at Olympia this year, which is a nicer venue than Earl's Court. The Champion Beer of Britain is a barleywine . I didn't get to taste it. I did get to taste one of the winter beer champions - Cairngorm's Black Gold - a delicious, chocolatey,...
by dubsola
Wed Aug 08, 2012 8:27 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: London Olympics 2012
Replies: 265
Views: 35601

Re: London Olympics 2012

Yeah, the BBC has been absolutely killing it. Free to air digital, and online with the iPlayer (which worked fine during the men's 100m), coverage of just about everything as far as I can tell, and it's all free. If this is a socialist utopia, sign me up.
by dubsola
Tue Aug 07, 2012 1:30 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Changing Olympic events
Replies: 83
Views: 11099

Re: Changing Olympic events

Olympic Test cricket
by dubsola
Tue Aug 07, 2012 11:36 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.
Replies: 1738
Views: 323159

Re: Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy

GBBF tonight. I still don't know what the Champion Beer of Britain is. Hopefully I can find out there.
by dubsola
Fri Aug 03, 2012 2:12 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Female Vocalists
Replies: 80
Views: 56941

Re: Female Vocalists

<3 The Pretenders. Pop music can be good, who knew? Fleetwood Mac - Dreams And now to new business. I present to you, sick female singers, some of them also musicians and producers, in the genres of modern electronic music and some hip-hop / r&b. Dani Siciliano - Extra Ordinary Bonobo feat. Andr...
by dubsola
Fri Aug 03, 2012 8:04 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.
Replies: 1738
Views: 323159

Re: Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy

hendusoone wrote:I recently finished a growler of Night Shift's Viva Habanera. That's some good beer.

"Rye ale brewed with agave nectar and aged on habanero peppers". Holy shit.
by dubsola
Thu Aug 02, 2012 2:23 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.
Replies: 1738
Views: 323159

Re: Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy

Happy IPA day, everyone. To celebrate, I'm going to have some Kernel beers. Mmm, hoppy.
by dubsola
Tue Jul 31, 2012 9:02 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: London Olympics 2012
Replies: 265
Views: 35601

Re: London Olympics 2012

I'm sure it's fucked traffic up for miles. Probably can't go down your usual routes, or if you take public transit, probably been rerouted and rescheduled. How much does it cost now to ride the bus? Take a taxi? How much does it normally cost? How many street vendors have you encountered? Any of th...
by dubsola
Mon Jul 30, 2012 11:19 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: London Olympics 2012
Replies: 265
Views: 35601

Re: London Olympics 2012

Does this fit here? NBC cuts out olympic tribute to terrorism victims during opening ceremony for American viewers, replacing it with an interview instead. NBC calls it "tailored to the US audience". Wow, the comments on that article were inane. I don't know which irritated me more, the a...

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