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talk about anything other than curry / Re: Skewer rest
« on: September 13, 2019, 10:43 PM »
Welding gal steel can cause metal sickness if zinc oxide is inhaled.  It is observed as a white powdery substance and is the same compound used in zinc cream sunblock. I'm not sure if you'd experience it with that setup. Maybe. It would depend on how hot it gets.

Curry Base Chat / Re: Evaportated milk
« on: September 06, 2019, 08:38 AM »
Carnation evaporated milk is a useful ingredient as is Heinz Tomato soup concentrate.  Use it as required and by all means experiment with it, but it isn't anything to make you realize you've suddenly found curry nirvana.

Curry Base Chat / Re: Evaportated milk
« on: September 04, 2019, 09:00 PM »
Actually Phil, I poach smoked cold smoked fish in a 50/50 or less concentrated mixture and you can add a know of buttering the poach. My father uses more milk than water. I don't usually poach fresh fish. To get back to the chicken though, there are plenty of examples out there of milk poached chicken so it clearly isn't something new.

Curry Base Chat / Re: Evaportated milk
« on: September 04, 2019, 11:12 AM »
Evaporated milk is not new to curry.  Some have claimed it to be essential.   I've tried it and can't say it was, better or worse than cream.  It is another form of dairy and concentrated if that's what a recipe requires. Very rich so good for Korma but not so good for savoury perhaps.  Putting it in a base gravy is sort of making a dedicated creamy base gravy. Nothing wrong with that but it may not suit all dishes.

Chicken in base is also something discussed here previously. As CT and others have pointed out, the early BIR base gravy certainly did contain chicken.  When I tried it, I liked it.  The vegan / vegetarian requirements of today may or may not have seen an end to this practice.   ;)  Who really knows?

Chicken in milk is not so unusual.  Many fried chicken recipes and tandoor start out with a marination in a dairy product.  Milk, butter milk or yogurt.  I've never poached chicken in milk but I've certainly done smoked fish that way.

Pictures of Your Curries / Re: King Prawn Ceylon
« on: August 29, 2019, 10:12 PM »
King refers to a species, not size.

Tandoori and Tikka / Re: How Granpa does chicken 65
« on: August 26, 2019, 12:34 AM »
I didn't think the hygiene was a problem in the video. Did you see how thoroughly he hosed the cut chicken down?  Mind you, we can't be too sure of the quality of the water he used but he was pretty liberal with it.  If he's close the the Ganges it may be a problem.   ;) ;) ;)

Tandoori and Tikka / Re: How Granpa does chicken 65
« on: August 25, 2019, 08:55 AM »
I've done a few different versions including Chef Vahrehvah and some packet spice mixes.  Vahrehvah version was well worth the effort.  The packet spice blends, not so good.  Vahrehvah C65 is better than the Colonel's chicken IMO and maybe he was inspired by a trip to the sub-continent.  You will notice some similarity.

This version looks pretty tasty.

talk about anything other than curry / Re: Is Climate Change real?
« on: August 14, 2019, 11:37 PM »
You would really want us to believe a prick like Delingpole, or any of his cronies, over countless scientists?

I didn't get that from Swandro's post at all.  He's not saying it is "fact". He is merely pointing out that the collection of essays exists. I can tell you the bible and the koran exist. That doesn't mean I believe or have even read them.  When considering anything it is important to obtain a balanced view of the countering sides of the argument.  Simply believing scientists because they are scientists is a bit sheepish.  Peer review is not necessarily scrutinising.  Scientific and medical studies can and have been deliberately structured to obtain the desired outcome.  Powerful and wealthy people and governments have vested interests and the little man will never truly know if he is being fed real information or propaganda.

We are presently copping the best antarctic blasts we've had in years.  -1'C at my house in the lower Hunter Valley 2 nights ago and 0'C last night with only 2 weeks of winter to go.  I would say though that our winters generally, are not a cold as 20 years ago and our summers are hot as they have always been.  Recent record breaking heat in the northern hemisphere is certainly suggesting climate change exists for sure.  Anthropogenic or not and / or  to what degree, who really knows?   Try to tell China and India they can't burn coal.

If the vast majority of the educated global population is of the consensus that we are the cause of the problem, then we are certainly dragging the chain in doing anything about it.  I believe the biggest problem is not just the activities of humans but the sheer number of us on the planet.  When dealing with farmed animals, the biggest contributing factor to healthy survival is the size of the populated area in relation to the population.  It doesn't matter if the area and feed is easily sufficient, but tip it the other way just a little bit and you have big problems.

It looks pretty good and tasty. Only 2120 views of the video in nearly 8 years and it obviously didn't attract much attention here till recently either.

talk about anything other than curry / Re: Is Climate Change real?
« on: August 06, 2019, 11:47 AM »
I watched an interesting piece of TV this morning about protein (meat) substitutes. Mmm, tastes just like chick'n. Soylent green Madras anybody?

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