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Love cooking? Love eating? / Re: Choices!
« Last post by Cesare Rinato on February 27, 2019, 12:29:22 PM »
I like the Cavolfiori Romano. the pointy green one. I often make cauliflower Cheese ( which admittedly looks a bit odd with green pointy bits in it ) or cauliflower and chickpea curry, which in retrospect seems a bit of a waste seeing as how it has such a nice flavour, so I just use it steamed as a vegetable as well. Talking of coloured vegetables Oasi in Lanciano often has the original purple carrots, but the one that always makes me smile, is the choice between red or blonde oranges at the village market. 
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Love cooking? Love eating? / Re: Choices!
« Last post by levissima on February 26, 2019, 11:27:50 PM »
Yes, I think so, it’s subtle but the white ones are sweeter than the green ones. The purple ones are such a shock to the eye, it’s a surprise they taste of cauliflower 😂
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Love cooking? Love eating? / Re: Choices!
« Last post by Larfalot on February 26, 2019, 09:28:04 PM »
Yum, yum.  do they taste differently? (the different coloured ones)
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Love cooking? Love eating? / Re: Choices!
« Last post by old timer on February 26, 2019, 04:01:57 PM »
One of my favoured way of having cauliflower is to part steam it then dip each of the florets in egg then flour and deep fry them until golden. They are nice hot of cold. That is how they do them in campania.
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Love cooking? Love eating? / Re: Choices!
« Last post by Rustychain on February 26, 2019, 03:03:38 PM »
Yes, we are. Is there much difference in flavour? Probably not.  ;D

Boiled / steamed cauliflower was never one of my favourites but roasted it's vastly better. Roasted cauliflower risotto is one of my winter staples.  :P
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Love cooking? Love eating? / Choices!
« Last post by levissima on November 19, 2018, 11:25:40 AM »
We have a little fruttivendolo Van, which comes to the village, this morning I asked for a cauliflower and was asked which colour I wanted, Bianco, giallo, verde o viola? I remember when a cauliflower was a cauliflower, no choice of colour. Aren’t we lucky to have such wonderful choice of vegetables?
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Love cooking? Love eating? / Re: Jamie Oliver channel 4
« Last post by Relaxed on August 23, 2018, 11:46:17 PM »
I shall ignore the cheese and pineapple ...
oldtimer is spot on with regional differences in Italian cuisine - I have a Sardinian friend who is a very good cook (and quite ghastly about 'his way is the only way') but he introduced me to a spaghetti dish which involves only grated zucchini, plus saffron. Light and delicious, and saffron costs pennies here.
But Italians WILL experiment when they are eating at the houses of friends. I have found that yorkshire pudding (especially toad in the hole) goes down a storm, but even more bizarre is that southern American 'grits' are universally appreciated (by Italians, personally I'm less than convinced ...)
Around me there has been an explosion in Japanese restaurants - they are incredibly popular (as much as you can eat for €10 at lunchtime is maybe the reason, and the jug wine is cheap) - and the posey thing to do is to eat using chopsticks, which more than half the restaurant manages. (I feel very inadequate using a fork).
But I do love the regional differences - Atri where the 'lasagne' (I'm sure it has a local name) is made with pancakes rather than pasta; the differences in the consistency of polenta, how 'salami' is such a different beast from Calabria to Friuli, and it would be a tragedy if these traditions fell by the wayside. So, annoying as Nonna can be, I'll say more power to her elbow.
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Love cooking? Love eating? / Re: Jamie Oliver channel 4
« Last post by GeordieBorn on August 23, 2018, 08:40:27 PM »
I like cheese and pineapple on sticks!

I'd keep that to yourself if I were you.  ;D
... no I would go with the  cheese and pineapple on sticks and add olives if allowed ;D
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Love cooking? Love eating? / Re: Jamie Oliver channel 4
« Last post by Rustychain on August 23, 2018, 07:06:07 PM »
I like cheese and pineapple on sticks!

I'd keep that to yourself if I were you.  ;D

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Love cooking? Love eating? / Re: Jamie Oliver channel 4
« Last post by levissima on August 23, 2018, 05:42:22 PM »
I used to think the Italians were bonkers about their finicky use if pasta, it’s Pasta, who cares what shape it is! But now, we’ll ive gone native and I only realised when I saw pipe rigate ( not commonly found in my supermarket) and bought 4 packs because it’s the best for tuna, pasta salad!

Poor old Jamie is making a programme so I guess he’s duty bound to come up with his own recipe and some may be more successful than others but if you don’t try, you never find out.

I also think it’s a shame that food fashion changes and some things are lost, I like prawn cocktail on shredded lettuce, oh, and cheese and pineapple on sticks!
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