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Fri Apr 06, 2018 5:40 pm Post

Hugh wrote:
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Jaysen wrote:<snip> I'm probably as wrong as maple syrup on sushi though*.

OT, but for whatever's sake, don't go public on that or some self-obsessed chef will take it up and it'll become the next food fashion.

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Oh, I don't know - devilled kidneys with raspberry yogurt, anyone? No one picked up that one when I experimented with it at university - fortunately!

I think you just won the "evidence of poor gastronomic decision making" contest for today.
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Sat Apr 07, 2018 6:54 am Post

Hugh wrote:
xiamenese wrote:
Jaysen wrote:<snip> I'm probably as wrong as maple syrup on sushi though*.

OT, but for whatever's sake, don't go public on that or some self-obsessed chef will take it up and it'll become the next food fashion.

:twisted:

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Oh, I don't know - devilled kidneys with raspberry yogurt, anyone? No one picked up that one when I experimented with it at university - fortunately!

Hugh, when you and I were at university, food had not become part of the fashion world as it is now … it was still food. There was no social media telling us what was trending, and cooking on TV was somewhere between Fanny Craddock and Delia Smith.

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Sat Apr 07, 2018 8:30 am Post

I remember Fanny Craddock. She could cook food just by looking at it.
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Sat Apr 07, 2018 1:38 pm Post

mbbntu wrote:I remember Fanny Craddock. She could cook food just by looking at it.

I can't tell if that is a compliment (she sooo hot) or an insult (demon face from hell). Please relieve the pressure building in my brain and tell me what I'm supposed to think..
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Sat Apr 07, 2018 1:46 pm Post

The cat didn't learn... but it did use google. Brain is now edible.
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Sat Apr 07, 2018 10:11 pm Post

Jaysen wrote:
mbbntu wrote:I remember Fanny Craddock. She could cook food just by looking at it.

I can't tell if that is a compliment (she sooo hot) or an insult (demon face from hell). Please relieve the pressure building in my brain and tell me what I'm supposed to think..

Jaysen wrote:The cat didn't learn... but it did use google. Brain is now edible.

that's all very well, but she couldn't've done it without Johnny's helpImage
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Sun Apr 08, 2018 10:28 am Post

vic-k wrote:
Jaysen wrote:
mbbntu wrote:I remember Fanny Craddock. She could cook food just by looking at it.

I can't tell if that is a compliment (she sooo hot) or an insult (demon face from hell). Please relieve the pressure building in my brain and tell me what I'm supposed to think..

Jaysen wrote:The cat didn't learn... but it did use google. Brain is now edible.

that's all very well, but she couldn't've done it without Johnny's helpImage


Or, sadly, without the help of her "hundreds and thousands".
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Sun Apr 08, 2018 12:59 pm Post

I miss good food. Really good food. I'm going back to bed.
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Mon Apr 09, 2018 2:52 am Post

Maple syrup on sushi: Might work with unagi. Unagi sauce is on the sweet side. Don't think I'd try it on tuna.

Buddhists aren't overly united or uniform. They get into flame-fests and fights like the rest of us over theology/philosophy.

My thought was that if an AI is incapable of suffering, it wouldn't need dharma, correct? Kind of like the question if aliens have original sin that comes up in C. S. Lewis or Mary Doria Russell from time to time. (I'll throw in a shout-out to Ann Lecke's Ancillary Justice. I really need to finish that trilogy someday.)
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Mon Apr 09, 2018 3:44 pm Post

garpu wrote:My thought was that if an AI is incapable of suffering, it wouldn't need dharma, correct?
I would agree.
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Mon Apr 09, 2018 3:59 pm Post

Jaysen wrote:I would agree.

The watchers on Alpha Centauri would probably beg to differ.
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Tue Apr 10, 2018 2:47 am Post

garpu wrote:Maple syrup on sushi: Might work with unagi. Unagi sauce is on the sweet side. Don't think I'd try it on tuna.


I wonder if maple syrup with sea urchin might not work...
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Tue Apr 10, 2018 10:27 am Post

See what you've started, Jaysen! Coming soon to a pretentious restaurant near you[1] …

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[1] except that from what I have gathered, there aren't too many restaurants, pretentious or otherwise, near you!
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Tue Apr 10, 2018 8:02 pm Post

devinganger wrote:
garpu wrote:Maple syrup on sushi: Might work with unagi. Unagi sauce is on the sweet side. Don't think I'd try it on tuna.


I wonder if maple syrup with sea urchin might not work...


Ranch dressing, then?
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Tue Apr 10, 2018 8:26 pm Post

devinganger wrote:I wonder if maple syrup with sea urchin might not work...

Don't mock! I have actually eaten griddled scallops drizzled lightly with maple syrup, sprinkled with sumac, served with a blob of crème fraîche and a spoonful of fresh tomato salsa, on a bed of rocket. It was surprisingly pleasant. (I think cheffy people would call the blob and the spoonful "quenelles", though.)
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