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Chefs keep putting tiny little flowers on things.
People really seem to fake interest in this.
but the one in my hometown used to serve food in a metal dog bowl.
I was watching great british menu last night and saying how much I YEARN for the return of the days when you can order a burger and it comes on a plate, not a board, and the chips come in a bowl, not a cage, and my jalapenos are just tossed nonchalantly on the side, rather than in a KORKEN, and my gin and tonic is in a glass and not a jam jar. Make this day come soon please.
never actually seen that anywhere in real life
I worked out what the new scallops are the other day but I've forgotten and now this thread is irking me.
(discarded, filled condoms)
Every fucker on Masterchef this year pulled one out of the oven at some point.
Which is dumb as it's the shittest bit.
shoulder is great.
It's PORK BELLY!
feel like sour beers might be starting to tip into old hat now
and saisons are having a big summer. Guezes seemed like they'd become a thing but haven't quite yet, my hot tip is for smoked beers to come into their own as we head into autumn.
Like a lot of smoked things, it smells a lot weirder than it tastes. Goes down nicely with sausages.
I'm way too boring with my beer choices.
I don't think I get sour beers.
(Some are quite nice, try anything by Cantillon, Elgoods Coolship or Fourpure Hoptart. Stuff from the Wild Beer Co is usually good too, and Chorlton Brewing Company has a good rep though I haven't had much of their stuff).
and I think I'd only ever want a half, or oen pint absolute tops.
I think that's been a big thing in how "craft" beer has developed over here as opposed to the US - over there, beer is generally served in much smaller sizes or people just get bottles, so it was easier for super strong IPAs and "weird" styles to gain ground as people were willing to experiment. The UK has such a pint culture (and, for a long time, legislation) that people are generally reluctant to adapt to things that they can't sit and chug.
It took me a long time to drink it and it did start to taste nicer but I wouldn't say I enjoyed it immeasurably. I'll get a half next time.
So I'm expecting, idk, milk baths for most courses
Or locally sourced
Really come into their own under a Tory majority, I'd imagine.
Bringing your order over on a long pole and carefully lowering it onto your table, apparently to avoid encroching on your personal space.
Whistles on tables to call waiting staff - mostly in busy noisy restaurants.
like if it's part of the deal it wouldn't need to be demeaning
like in korea you just yell YOGIO for service instead of trying to be discreet and it's all good
Maybe I'm being hypersensitive but if I was working there I don't think I'd like being summoned by a whistle. Or a bell. Just treat them like humans ffs. Yelling's just about acceptable I guess.
do you feel that this is treating the wait staff as if they are cars
But it is mimicking traffic, which isn't very dehumanising since traffic is made up of humans. Bad analogy really.
the rule of thumb at a churrascaria is that the food keeps coming until you stop it,. So rather than the green being a positive signal to BRING ME MEAT, it is more that the red is an indicator that you'd like a pause.
Whistles are completely uncivilised and unecessary.
Although of course I have no moral quandary about pressing the champagne summoning button in Bob Bob's.
(and i'd like some braziian meat now, thanks :) )
I have never been to a yo sushi. (is that what you meant by Yo?)
On the other hand, this is ok and you can pretend to be a Russian hooker- http://www.amodelrecommends.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/IMG_55421.jpg
and it's basically the same as that (although it makes a YO! sound in the kitchen , and there's a little light above your table like the 'APPROVAL NEEDED' lights at self scanners) makes people come and take your order for more food if it's something off-belt.
NOTE: Yo! is shit.
bit bored of being a British one.
the waitress demands you call her by shouting WENCH at the top of your voice. It's an odd place.
Imagine having to order your tea the same way that you do at home. Ewwwwww
I can't imagine your mum likes being called "wench"
Low effort but it's just before dinner and i'm sleepy
Sweet maiden of the spit, grant now my boon, that I might sup on some suckling pig this noon!
Went somewhere for brunch for the other day and Smashed Avocado was all over the menu.
I doubt there's a form of avocado that I don't like to be fair.
Was a little bit unripe though. Think people need to know more about when avocados are actually ripe.
fully mashed avocado basically = guacamole.
This combo of giving it a mash but leaving some chunks in it + addition of chilli or coriander or whatever... Obviously `smashed` is the sort of thing that only twats would call it but I can't think of a better word.
also smashed cucumbers are good but I'm not sure I'm up for cucumber mash
you have this spicy dressing and then smash the cucumber chunks in it a bit so they absorb the dressing a bit
it's really good, but someone on my instagram does it loads and insists on referring to them as "smashed cukes" which simultaneously sounds very Nathan and hilariously dirty
I was envisaging a bowl of water with the odd bit of pulped green shit floating about.
`Smashed Cukes` - definitely sounds Australian.
Might give these a blast myself y'know.
they're really tasty, absolutey give it a go.
Needs sesame oil. Don't have sesame oil. Hmmmmm.
there's nothing wrong with them. you discover something new, or actually give something you'd forgotten about more thought, in the end you potentially discover you like something, you probably end up enjoying food more. provided you actually like trying new things. so, what i'm saying is, provided you actually enjoy food. and if you don't, it's not something you should be giving any thought to
Just makes food more expensive for little improvement. Some of them are okay.
But serving food on chopping boards e.t.c. can do one.
but if eating food off things that aren't plates and pulled pork are getting mentioned the I'm Mr. Zeitgeist ITT
whats the cheapest thing?
flour and water
burnt chocolate gluten free flour and water
The Backyard Burger: Beef, American cheese, tobacco onions, backyard mayo, lettuce, steamed bun.
"backyard mayo" sounds worse than Street Salad =/
Any of them from Lazy Ox in La
...no need for any other burger.
i thought maybe avocado chips but it sounded too ridiculous to type out
Had it a few times before that avocado allergy snuck up on me. Royal bastard so it is.
really is still something affecting me everyday and dragging me down
the amount of time i put into rolling a gluten free flatbread that wont roll just for someone to eat something else in a 'SUB ROLL' and then has a huge pile of floury brownie or something for dessert. i'm not paid enough for any of your rubbish trends. YOU PEOPLE
i do love to be all superior when someones an idiot though
he baked her lactose/gluten free brownies, she went and got some ice-cream to have with them.
not the worst of her crimes by a long way but still
which are fries fried in pig oil, or something. Usually more expensive than the actual burger.
Comedy dining experiences, like the Faulty Towers Dining Experience, usually held at mid-range chain hotels.
The first shoe-less restaurant opened this month in Brighton. All shoes are banned, even the staff have to be shoe-less. They claim this is a nod to Japanese culture, where they remove their shoes when eating. There isn't even a place where you can leave your shoes at the entrance, menaing you actually have to travel there with no shoes as well.
being the tastiest, which they often are to be fair (if a bit fatty, or more difficult to deal with), but then demand will increase. Already seems certain cuts are more expensive in the butchers, so either "cheap cuts" will get taken to extremes and trotters and various internal organs will be de rigeur, or the expensive cuts will fall in price. Maybe we will move more into meats like mutton and goat.
Seafood - I reckon razor clams will be big. Plus a lot more pilchards. And, fuck it, octopus or something.
so you bash out your order on a touchscreen (like Argos) then you sit down and they bring it over to you. Takes away the school dinners / hanging around element of it. Probably more prospect of people making extra purchases as they can actually see the menu rather than squinting up making a hurried choice and frees up the server to make or get the food.
Probably get rolled out everywhere if it works.
tho you then go collect from the counter
I definitely order more food that way - you have time to browse, and don't suffer the shame of reciting your catalogue of greed to another human
(as if that latter has ever stopped me, tbh)
or they can go full-on twat and do it via an "app". Trying to get your point across to some muppet behind the till seems like a waste of time and effort.
You will finally pay for all the sauces, 5p a pop
The stuff of nightmares, but better for the environment, and TECHNICALLY suitable for vegetarians, seeing as no animals are harmed in the process.
Filled with chocolate
Y'know, cheesy chips and gravy for wankers.