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Raymond Blanc taking the piss (french style)
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c***@hotmail.com
2007-01-13 15:02:24 UTC
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Here is Raymond Blanc's recipe on Saturday Kitchen:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/database/steakmamanblancwiths_85136.shtml

Basically fried steak with potatoes.
How fucking original is that?

IMO the guy is seriously taking the piss.
Carcinogen
2007-01-13 15:03:39 UTC
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Post by c***@hotmail.com
Basically fried steak with potatoes.
How fucking original is that?
Original/Classic -- it's a toss-up tbh. Thing is, he's a celebrated
chef and you're a poster to usenet. Not sure who to believe.
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c***@hotmail.com
2007-01-13 15:41:20 UTC
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c***@hotmail.com
2007-01-13 15:41:40 UTC
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c***@hotmail.com
2007-01-13 15:49:34 UTC
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your just an idiot.
you're just an idiot
Richard Brooks
2007-01-13 15:44:49 UTC
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Post by c***@hotmail.com
http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/database/steakmamanblancwiths_85136.shtml
Basically fried steak with potatoes.
How fucking original is that?
IMO the guy is seriously taking the piss.
Maybe he's cooking it correctly ala Mrs Beeton not post-1940s 'cook the
fuck out of everything until it resembles soap' ?


Richard.
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Mike
2007-01-13 16:26:39 UTC
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On Sat, 13 Jan 2007 15:44:49 +0000, Richard Brooks
Post by Richard Brooks
Post by c***@hotmail.com
http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/database/steakmamanblancwiths_85136.shtml
Basically fried steak with potatoes.
How fucking original is that?
IMO the guy is seriously taking the piss.
Maybe he's cooking it correctly ala Mrs Beeton not post-1940s 'cook the
fuck out of everything until it resembles soap' ?
He's French. He wouldn't know how to cook. Warm up slightly maybe, but
cooking will forever be a mystery to the cheese eating surender
monkeys.


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Richard Brooks
2007-01-13 16:49:27 UTC
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Post by Mike
On Sat, 13 Jan 2007 15:44:49 +0000, Richard Brooks
Post by Richard Brooks
Post by c***@hotmail.com
http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/database/steakmamanblancwiths_85136.shtml
Basically fried steak with potatoes.
How fucking original is that?
IMO the guy is seriously taking the piss.
Maybe he's cooking it correctly ala Mrs Beeton not post-1940s 'cook the
fuck out of everything until it resembles soap' ?
He's French. He wouldn't know how to cook. Warm up slightly maybe, but
cooking will forever be a mystery to the cheese eating surender
monkeys.
As with all things new he probably read a book on how to do it - which
probably meant that he added herbs and/or spices, something mostly lost
to this and the previous English generations who regard the spice rack
as something for showing off to the neighbours but to be left alone!

Okay, we've picked up the 'slurry in a can' method from the States but
that's as far as it goes.

:-)

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Poldie
2007-01-13 22:28:32 UTC
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Post by Mike
On Sat, 13 Jan 2007 15:44:49 +0000, Richard Brooks
Post by Richard Brooks
Post by c***@hotmail.com
http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/database/steakmamanblancwiths_85136.shtml
Basically fried steak with potatoes.
How fucking original is that?
IMO the guy is seriously taking the piss.
Maybe he's cooking it correctly ala Mrs Beeton not post-1940s 'cook the
fuck out of everything until it resembles soap' ?
He's French. He wouldn't know how to cook. Warm up slightly maybe, but
cooking will forever be a mystery to the cheese eating surender
monkeys.
The French can only dream of obtaining the reputation the UK has for
quality food, wine and women.
Richard Brooks
2007-01-13 23:12:44 UTC
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Post by Poldie
The French can only dream of obtaining the reputation the UK has for
quality food, wine and women.
Now THAT'S sarcasm!

I particularly liked the way you omitted the qualifier in front of the
word 'quality' as advertisers do, thereby leading the reader's mind into
supposing something of greatness.


Richard.
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Signal
2007-01-13 23:15:26 UTC
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Post by Poldie
Post by Mike
Post by Richard Brooks
Post by c***@hotmail.com
http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/database/steakmamanblancwiths_85136.shtml
Basically fried steak with potatoes.
How fucking original is that?
IMO the guy is seriously taking the piss.
Maybe he's cooking it correctly ala Mrs Beeton not post-1940s 'cook the
fuck out of everything until it resembles soap' ?
He's French. He wouldn't know how to cook. Warm up slightly maybe, but
cooking will forever be a mystery to the cheese eating surender
monkeys.
The French can only dream of obtaining the reputation the UK has for
quality food, wine and women.
I know of Blanc through a mutual acquaintance. He returned home one
night to find his girlfriend in bed with him...





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Mike
2007-01-14 13:42:29 UTC
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Post by Mike
On Sat, 13 Jan 2007 15:44:49 +0000, Richard Brooks
Post by Richard Brooks
Post by c***@hotmail.com
http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/database/steakmamanblancwiths_85136.shtml
Basically fried steak with potatoes.
How fucking original is that?
IMO the guy is seriously taking the piss.
Maybe he's cooking it correctly ala Mrs Beeton not post-1940s 'cook the
fuck out of everything until it resembles soap' ?
He's French. He wouldn't know how to cook. Warm up slightly maybe, but
cooking will forever be a mystery to the cheese eating surender
monkeys.
The French can only dream of obtaining the reputation the UK has for
quality food, wine and women.
Despite protestations to the contrary the French know nothing about
wine but sadly neither do the Brits.

I once witnessed a vet being served steak in a restaurant in Paris, it
seemed rather underdone and he opened his briefcase and took out a few
surgical instruments. Meanwhile we left in disgust at the quality of
the meal. Next morning a cow was seen strolling down the
Champs-Elysees disrupting the traffic. I think the vet may have been
particularly well skilled but as sure as hell the chef wasn't.

French women would be fine if they learnt to wash and shave their
armpits, didn't stink of garlic, didn't smoke and spoke English. The
pert jiggly tits and penchant for them not wearing bras I can cope
with :)


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Signal
2007-01-14 14:27:22 UTC
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Post by Mike
French women would be fine if they learnt to wash and shave their
armpits, didn't stink of garlic, didn't smoke and spoke English.
*Learn* to shave their armpits? I know it's fairly ubiquitous these
days for women to shave under their arms, but I wonder if you are
offended by the form of a natural woman? It has been fashionable to do
this for three to four decades. Shaving the nether regions has been
fashionable for about a decade. What's next? Completely bald women?





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Martin
2007-01-14 22:08:50 UTC
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Post by Mike
On Sat, 13 Jan 2007 15:44:49 +0000, Richard Brooks
Post by Richard Brooks
Post by c***@hotmail.com
http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/database/steakmamanblancwiths_85136.shtml
Basically fried steak with potatoes.
How fucking original is that?
IMO the guy is seriously taking the piss.
Maybe he's cooking it correctly ala Mrs Beeton not post-1940s 'cook the
fuck out of everything until it resembles soap' ?
He's French. He wouldn't know how to cook. Warm up slightly maybe, but
cooking will forever be a mystery to the cheese eating surender
monkeys.
The French can only dream of obtaining the reputation the UK has for
quality food, wine and women.
You forgot the smiley.
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Finestre
2007-01-13 15:49:16 UTC
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Post by c***@hotmail.com
http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/database/steakmamanblancwiths_85136.shtml
Basically fried steak with potatoes.
How fucking original is that?
IMO the guy is seriously taking the piss.
That'll be £58 please.
michael adams
2007-01-13 16:19:11 UTC
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/database/steakmamanblancwiths_85136.shtml
Post by c***@hotmail.com
Basically fried steak with potatoes.
How fucking original is that?
IMO the guy is seriously taking the piss.
So did you use freshly ground black pepper and half a banana
shallot, like Raymond told you to ?

No of course you didn't. Cos they don't stock those in Iceland
do they, eh ?

And you don't know any different.

Peasant.


michael adams

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DavidM
2007-01-13 17:44:55 UTC
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Post by michael adams
So did you use freshly ground black pepper and half a banana
shallot, like Raymond told you to ?
No of course you didn't. Cos they don't stock those in Iceland
do they, eh ?
And you don't know any different.
Peasant.
:) Very true
He also suggests "2 x 225g/8oz sirloin steaks (preferably organic)".
Meaning the large lump of meat that he used cost about £10, rather than
a tasteless twitching bleeding object from a supermarket, sealed in a
plastic box and surrounded with nitrogen.

In the run up to Christmas the helpful chefs can be heard saying "my
turkey is never dry, it's all because I spray it with atomised butter
from two feet away...". The truth is they buy the most expensive free
range organic bird they can find, rather than a 10 month old deep frozen
mutant from Asda.
DavidM
Sofa - Spud
2007-01-13 20:53:27 UTC
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Post by DavidM
Post by michael adams
So did you use freshly ground black pepper and half a banana
shallot, like Raymond told you to ?
No of course you didn't. Cos they don't stock those in Iceland
do they, eh ?
And you don't know any different.
Peasant.
:) Very true
He also suggests "2 x 225g/8oz sirloin steaks (preferably organic)".
Meaning the large lump of meat that he used cost about £10, rather than
a tasteless twitching bleeding object from a supermarket, sealed in a
plastic box and surrounded with nitrogen.
In the run up to Christmas the helpful chefs can be heard saying "my
turkey is never dry, it's all because I spray it with atomised butter
from two feet away...". The truth is they buy the most expensive free
range organic bird they can find, rather than a 10 month old deep frozen
mutant from Asda.
DavidM
Now thats a funny post!!
c***@hotmail.com
2007-01-13 17:55:58 UTC
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Post by michael adams
So did you use freshly ground black pepper
Yes
Post by michael adams
and half a banana
shallot, like Raymond told you to ?
No but I ate my steak with sliced onions and little chunks of banana.
Won't that do?
Post by michael adams
Peasant.
Gourmet or more likely snob pretending to be a gourmet.
michael adams
2007-01-13 18:44:32 UTC
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Post by c***@hotmail.com
Post by michael adams
So did you use freshly ground black pepper
Yes
Post by michael adams
and half a banana
shallot, like Raymond told you to ?
No but I ate my steak with sliced onions and little chunks of banana.
Won't that do?
Post by michael adams
Peasant.
Gourmet or more likely snob pretending to be a gourmet.
It's the little details and taking that bit more trouble that
make all the difference. Not what you call the dish.

It's even possible to make gourmet mashed spuds.

Which is why I can't quite see why Ramsay slagged off Vic
Reeves for asking for fried eggs, that time. It was
up to Ramsay to make the fried eggs interesting IMO.

It's not the same thing as Rigsby asking for the
Daddy's Sauce.

Now_that_would have been funny.


michael adams

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X201
2007-01-14 15:31:33 UTC
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Post by c***@hotmail.com
http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/database/steakmamanblancwiths_85136.shtml
Basically fried steak with potatoes.
How fucking original is that?
IMO the guy is seriously taking the piss.
No.
Taking the piss is Rick Stein's job

"Local Cod, Chips and Tartare Sauce.
Deep-fried in dripping, served with thick chips and mushy peas.".

That'll be £17.50 please sir.
Marcus Houlden
2007-01-14 16:59:54 UTC
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Post by X201
"Local Cod, Chips and Tartare Sauce.
Deep-fried in dripping, served with thick chips and mushy peas.".
Just what I need to read when I'm trying to lose weight and the local chippy
is shut.
Post by X201
That'll be £17.50 please sir.
About £5 from the chippy round the corner.

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DVDfever Dom
2007-01-14 17:03:06 UTC
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Post by Marcus Houlden
Post by X201
"Local Cod, Chips and Tartare Sauce.
Deep-fried in dripping, served with thick chips and mushy peas.".
Just what I need to read when I'm trying to lose weight and the local chippy
is shut.
Post by X201
That'll be £17.50 please sir.
About £5 from the chippy round the corner.
Which is where they bought it from before sticking it in the microwave
for a minute :)
Mike Swift
2007-01-14 17:15:04 UTC
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Post by X201
That'll be £17.50 please sir.
About £5 from the chippy round the corner.
Bloody Hell Marcus and I thought our local chippy was ripping me off at
£2.85 for a fish supper, still once a Yorkshireman always a
Yorkshireman.

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Marcus Houlden
2007-01-14 17:50:58 UTC
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Post by Mike Swift
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That'll be £17.50 please sir.
About £5 from the chippy round the corner.
Bloody Hell Marcus and I thought our local chippy was ripping me off at
£2.85 for a fish supper, still once a Yorkshireman always a
Yorkshireman.
Probably less than that, but it's been a while since I last went there. It's
a pretty good chippy as well.

Hungry now.

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Martin
2007-01-14 22:07:13 UTC
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/database/steakmamanblancwiths_85136.shtml
Basically fried steak with potatoes.
How fucking original is that?
Do you really want Belle Mere Blumenthal?
Post by c***@hotmail.com
IMO the guy is seriously taking the piss.
or providing a simple recipe that is near to what most people do with a steak.

Cooking time 10-30 minutes. Hours surely? :-)
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