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suze
1097785.  Mon Oct 13, 2014 10:57 am Reply with quote

On the matter of the not-wasabi, why isn't this against the law?

Plucking a random example out of the air, if I were to sell you horse meat alleging that it was beef, I could expect to find myself in court. As I understood it, it is an offence to sell stuff which is not as described. Why doesn't the same apply to those who sell coloured horseradish and say that it's wasabi?

 
djgordy
1097820.  Mon Oct 13, 2014 1:58 pm Reply with quote

AlmondFacialBar wrote:
Her first name is Aisling, just saying... I must say I enjoyed her, it's always good to have a new Irish voice.


They ought to have that nice Mrs. Brown from the telly on...........

Yes, I know Brendan O'Carroll was on but not quite the same thing.

 
AlmondFacialBar
1097824.  Mon Oct 13, 2014 2:39 pm Reply with quote

They did, technically, and I dare say it surprised a fair few viewers how articulate Brendan O'Carroll is when he's not being Agnes. Btw, what's she ever done to you? If you don't enjoy her change the channel. Easy peasy.

:-)

AlmondFacialBar

 
extremophilesheep
1097826.  Mon Oct 13, 2014 2:51 pm Reply with quote

I was pleasantly surprised by Aisling Bea - very lively, witty and expressive.
Am always happy to see Jason Manford on, have a bit of a soft spot for him (but since just a bit no one needs to worry about that).

Johnny Vegas used to irritate me a bit when on earlier QI episodes but he's much better these days and he actually made me laugh.

I'm now curious as to wasabi sold in this country is actually just horseradish too....it probably is.

 
AlmondFacialBar
1097827.  Mon Oct 13, 2014 3:01 pm Reply with quote

FWIW, these are the ingredients of the tube in my fridge:

Sweetener: E420,Water ,Horseradish (21.7%) ,Soybean Oil ,Salt ,Wasabi Japonice (5%) ,Mustard ,Sweetener: Maltodextrin ,Modified Starch ,Mustard Oil ,Acidity Regulator: E330 ,Thickener: E415 ,Colours: E133, Turmeric

Bit of both, so. Bought in Tesco, so I'm guessing widely available.

:-)

AlmondFacialBar

 
franticllama
1097849.  Mon Oct 13, 2014 5:41 pm Reply with quote

The wasabi being horseradish thing fits with what I have heard from the chefs at the restaurant. Chef is very proud of the fact that we use proper English wasabi, so wasabi grown in this country but is not just horseradish coloured green as he is aware that there are places that do that. My book* agrees with this assessment.

Larousse Gastronomique - the culinary bible as it were

 
CB27
1097861.  Mon Oct 13, 2014 7:41 pm Reply with quote

Then again, the crispy seaweed you order in restaurants is not seaweed.

And if you order turnip cake (which is delicious), it's not made from turnips, and is not a cake.

And if you're having Katsu curry, I hope you're not expecting cats :)

 
dr.bob
1097900.  Tue Oct 14, 2014 4:55 am Reply with quote

plinkplonk wrote:
Our Stig turned up as a mysterious monk-like portaloo.


Yeah, that was a surprise. Took me a while to recognise him in his monkly get-up.

Must remember to ask, next time I see him, if I can crouch at his feet and have a shit.

 
djgordy
1097906.  Tue Oct 14, 2014 6:18 am Reply with quote

AlmondFacialBar wrote:
They did, technically, and I dare say it surprised a fair few viewers how articulate Brendan O'Carroll is when he's not being Agnes. Btw, what's she ever done to you? If you don't enjoy her change the channel. Easy peasy.

:-)

AlmondFacialBar


Ah ha, you didn't see the sneaky whited out bit at the bottom of my post.. I don't recall ever saying anthing against Mrs Brown though.

 
AlmondFacialBar
1097907.  Tue Oct 14, 2014 6:19 am Reply with quote

No, I indeed hadn't. Was on my phone last night, which makes whited out stuff all but invisible.

:-)

AlmondFacialBar

 
djgordy
1097908.  Tue Oct 14, 2014 6:25 am Reply with quote

CB27 wrote:

And if you order turnip cake (which is delicious), it's not made from turnips, and is not a cake.


I think turnip cake is a cake. A cake is just a collection of particles of substance which are compressed into a compact mass. You can have savoury cakes, such as a fish cake or even non-food cakes such as soap.

 
CB27
1097984.  Tue Oct 14, 2014 7:01 pm Reply with quote

Ahh, but turnip cake is not served as a round shape, and when you have savoury cakes the definition is usually that they're round.

Don't forget, a henge isn't a henge just because it's called a henge :)

 
Troux
1098112.  Thu Oct 16, 2014 3:06 am Reply with quote

I almost forgot to mention, I absolutely adored Johnny's shirt. Strong nerd appeal there.

 
djgordy
1098116.  Thu Oct 16, 2014 3:17 am Reply with quote

CB27 wrote:
Ahh, but turnip cake is not served as a round shape, and when you have savoury cakes the definition is usually that they're round.


Ah, but note the word "usually".

 
AlmondFacialBar
1098132.  Thu Oct 16, 2014 5:51 am Reply with quote

CB27 wrote:
Ahh, but turnip cake is not served as a round shape, and when you have savoury cakes the definition is usually that they're round.

Don't forget, a henge isn't a henge just because it's called a henge :)


Introducing Achill Henge. A very Irish story indeed...


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Achill-henge

:-)

AlmondFacialBar

 

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