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Old 12th August 2010, 01:01
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Hi guys, I've sat on a reef on Norfolk island South Pacific and ate raw kina (sea urchins) and raw mussels.Not bad but stay upwind of some one who eats kina. Funny, could never face the thought of eating tripe. Ronnie
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Old 14th October 2011, 11:07
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Beef a la mode was a pet hate of mine while I was at sea, and come to think of it, I've never ever seen it on a menu shoreside.
Was it a way of utilising cheap and nasty cuts of beef and mouldy old carrots, dreamed up by cheeseparing chief grocers and cooks?

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Why was Beef a la Mode made with carrots and Apple Pie a la Mode with ice cream?
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Old 14th October 2011, 11:09
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Just on the subject of bread and pastry - here is a quick question.

Was there something in ships flour, like a preservative?

The reason I ask is that no matter the cook or the company, the vessel made bread and pastry had a 'taste' to it. Not a bad taste as such but quite a distinctive one nevertheless and one I have never experienced in shoreside or homemade bread, it has been common througout my career. Don't get me wrong still loved the bread but I am 100% sure that I could pick out a ship baked loaf out of selection put in front of me.

Any of you cooks out there shed any light on it or is it just my weird sense of taste.
The difference is that we didn`t fill the mix with chemicals to prolong its shelf life
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Old 14th October 2011, 11:16
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Come come now! surely you are not implying that a Fray Bentos steak and kidney pie is better than a Bells of Shotts steak pie (absolutely no kidneys) with that puff pastry which is soggy underneath

My Dad and I lived on our own for some time during my teens Goblin Hamburgers in gravy and Fray Bentos pies made regular and welcome appearances on our menu.
Yesterday in Makro(wholesaler)I saw cases of the pies at 1 a go,for one lovely minute I was reminded of our teas together and thought of buying some for the pub.Then commonsense prevailed.
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Old 8th May 2018, 08:25
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I was in the la Colina out of Workington
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French but food was ok
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Old 8th May 2018, 08:30
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That's when I discovered cheese and marmalade sandwiches
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Old 8th May 2018, 09:11
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mince and tatty Brown the chief steward comes to mind.
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Old 8th May 2018, 09:52
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Me and next-door neighbor John Sheridan were on about 71/72 got beat up in pub called the honky tonk in Workington woke up on the stony beach with nothing
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Old 8th May 2018, 10:14
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My Dad and I lived on our own for some time during my teens Goblin Hamburgers in gravy and Fray Bentos pies made regular and welcome appearances on our menu.
Yesterday in Makro(wholesaler)I saw cases of the pies at 1 a go,for one lovely minute I was reminded of our teas together and thought of buying some for the pub.Then commonsense prevailed.
Fray Bentos pies not appalling. Not so of the puddings.
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What's Ed China leaving Wheeler Dealers got to do with the price of fish?
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Lot of people survived on fray bentos tins including the corn beef mashed with spuds and Swede and baked
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Wheelers, the original oyster bar, don't know the SP?
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Old 9th May 2018, 07:19
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All my Bangladeshi crew would cough up and spit out oysters every morning and none of them were called Wheeler. Or Corrigan or drive a Bentley.

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Old 9th May 2018, 09:01
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Perhaps the answer to the question posted many years ago about why ships flour had a different taste, was that it had been pre-treated by the tiny little feet of the ships cockroaches foraging on the weavels in the year old flour
My wife can actually smell if a cockroach has been anywhere near food and throws it away - comes of being brought up in Taiwan - did you ever wonder why the locals in any country never get ill eating the food?

Cockroaches used to live on the freezer door heated seals and make trips in to the freezer to do their shopping.

On one ship I asked the Chief Steward (was it One-egg Williams?) about the cockys. "There are no Cockroaches on this ship" With that one crawled up the bar bulkhead. Splat!! he killed it "well there aren't any now" he said with a perfectly straight face.

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Well you needed some shortening on the winch cylinder before making a good chapatti.

(Bentley's figured in my London blow-out as they do unseafood as well so I can entertain my family and friends who weirdly like seafood while I have a decent steak).
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Old 9th May 2018, 11:38
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It must have impressed your guests, as they dined on their Trout en Papillote and Sole Veronique, to have Mine-Host savage half a bullock at the table.
Unseafood sounds very Lewis Carroll, did Alice dine with you?
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Well, three of the ladies (two family, one of the friends) had lobster. Evidently 7 (was to have been 9) is too much for their normal booking and I had to reserve 'an event'. I have never been an event before. With fizz it came out at a little over GBP 110 a head - can't be bad. I made to add a tip to the bill but was advised "I wouldn't bother, it will just disappear", extraordinary.
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Old 9th May 2018, 12:04
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An Event is a function that everyone hopes will degenerate into a piss-up before the evening is through.
With three Ladies, a spot of lobster and a drop of fizz things look promising.
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