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by Rufus
Tue Oct 01, 2019 4:17 am
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: What is the best meal you've had at a restaurant?
Replies: 21
Views: 2087

Re: What is the best meal you've had at a restaurant?

My favourite pork pie is the Melton Mowbray pork pie. Although not from Yorkshire, it’s from Leicestershire, it’s jolly tasty. My Yorkshire nan is turning in her grave as I write this; sorry nan. :mrgreen:
by Rufus
Sun Sep 29, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: What is the best meal you've had at a restaurant?
Replies: 21
Views: 2087

Re: What is the best meal you've had at a restaurant?

I have had an American version of bangers and mash - that's pretty goo. Heard about bubbles and squeak - don't know that that is, though. I am sure most are good. Traditional bubble and squeak is made from left over cabbage, mashed potatoes and Brussel sprouts mixed together and fried in butter/goo...
by Rufus
Sat Sep 28, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: What is the best meal you've had at a restaurant?
Replies: 21
Views: 2087

Re: What is the best meal you've had at a restaurant?

Not sure about the pudding, but the rest sounds delicious. The Brits - funny food over there: Black pudding Spotted dick Dover sole (Yes, I know it's a fish - but every novel I think I have ever read about England includes at least one reference to them.) ??? There’s a whole raft of other “weird” d...
by Rufus
Sat Sep 28, 2019 7:08 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Cobra Conversion
Replies: 16
Views: 1411

Re: Cobra Conversion

I’m intrigued. Several years ago I stopped using a DE and a Schick injector SE because I wasn’t getting a satisfying shave with either: I couldn’t get a close shave without significant irritation and in some areas I couldn’t remove much stubble and had to clean up with a cartridge. As a result I rev...
by Rufus
Sat Sep 28, 2019 6:31 am
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: What is the best meal you've had at a restaurant?
Replies: 21
Views: 2087

Re: What is the best meal you've had at a restaurant?

Gene, a full English breakfast comprises eggs, bacon, sausage, black pudding, grilled/fried tomatoes, grilled/fried mushrooms and baked beans. It’s colloquially called a “fry up”, and for good reason. Another English breakfast delicacy is toast fried in bacon grease. It’s all artery clogging, but da...
by Rufus
Sat Sep 28, 2019 5:26 am
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: What is the best meal you've had at a restaurant?
Replies: 21
Views: 2087

Re: What is the best meal you've had at a restaurant?

Don't laugh too hard when you read this -- best doggone meal ever was a Ploughman's at a somewhat obscure pub called The Black Dog outside of Blackburn, Lancashire. Yup it was seriously. My food pleasures are pretty simple and I don't go in for anything terribly fancy. It's all about flavour for me...
by Rufus
Wed Sep 25, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 1158
Views: 130039

Re: What are you reading?

“The Silk Roads- A New History of the World” by Peter Frankopan.
by Rufus
Wed Sep 25, 2019 5:42 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Well, trip to the Internist for yearly physical and...
Replies: 13
Views: 260

Re: Well, trip to the Internist for yearly physical and...

When I wanted to lose a lot of weight, 20lbs, I went on Weight Watchers. It worked well for me and was easy to follow and stay on because there are no banned foods per se: each food is prescribed a certain number of points per serving and weight loss is achieved by not exceeding a pre-determined num...
by Rufus
Wed Sep 25, 2019 5:28 am
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: What is the best meal you've had at a restaurant?
Replies: 21
Views: 2087

Re: What is the best meal you've had at a restaurant?

Most recently, for our youngest child turning 30, the three of us drove 280 miles west on I-40 to Amarillo. That's where the Big Texan is located. They brew around 12 of their own beers. Our daughter and I ordered a flight of our choice of any 4 of the house beers and for $6 we each received four g...
by Rufus
Wed Sep 25, 2019 5:20 am
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: What is the best meal you've had at a restaurant?
Replies: 21
Views: 2087

Re: What is the best meal you've had at a restaurant?

I can’t say it’s the best meal ever, but the one dish I miss the most is a Ben’s Montreal smoke meat sandwich slathered in mustard and garnished with a large kosher dill. Unfortunately, Ben’s closed several years ago having been a Montreal institution for many, many years. For my wife and I our favo...
by Rufus
Wed Sep 25, 2019 4:49 am
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: Alum Blocks?
Replies: 58
Views: 16942

Re: Alum Blocks?

I’m a bit older than you are Wendell and I have found my interest in trying out new products and new techniques has waned in recent years. I have a core of brands and products I like and have no desire to chase wild hares across the prairie as I enjoyed doing in my younger days. Furthermore, I deriv...
by Rufus
Sun Sep 22, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Wet shaving WSJ
Replies: 5
Views: 232

Re: Wet shaving WSJ

You get just enough to tantalize after which you hit the paywall.
by Rufus
Sat Sep 21, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: razorpit with SE razors?
Replies: 3
Views: 326

Re: razorpit with SE razors?

I have a Razorpit which I use on my Mach3 and Sensor cartridges. I do, however, find that stropping my cartridges on the back of my forearm to be just as effective.
by Rufus
Fri Sep 20, 2019 3:35 am
Forum: General
Topic: Acquisitions thread
Replies: 158
Views: 42802

Re: Acquisitions thread

Paladin Moe 26mm 2-band.
by Rufus
Mon Sep 16, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: The state of the current English Shaving soaps
Replies: 40
Views: 6869

Re: The state of the current English Shaving soaps

Gary, I agree with you regarding the staff at GFT. Whenever I visit the Curzon Street shop i find the staff standoffish and not terribly helpful. On the other hand, the staff at the TOBS Jermyn Street store couldn’t be more engaged and helpful. The other difference between the GFT Curzon Street Shop...
by Rufus
Tue Aug 20, 2019 7:49 am
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: Lardy Cake (for Rufus)
Replies: 6
Views: 501

Re: Lardy Cake (for Rufus)

Chris, thank you very much. I had no idea how labour intensive it is to make them; I just eat them. No wonder my wife guffawed when I asked her to make her mother’s recipe. Her secondary excuse was that she couldn’t find the recipe; I think this was more a case of there’s none as blind as those who ...
by Rufus
Sun Aug 18, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: English Teacakes
Replies: 33
Views: 1200

Re: English Teacakes

Yesterday I paid s visit to a nearby Cobs Bakery (Cobs is an Australian chain of bakery franchises) and asked if they had English Teacakes. They looked at me blankly and when I explained it was similar to a hot cross bun without the cross they said no. When I got home I went on the Cob website and s...
by Rufus
Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: English Teacakes
Replies: 33
Views: 1200

Re: English Teacakes

That’s a great clip Chris. Reese-Mogg’s accent is something else; in the colonies (not referring to Canada) we’d call someone with such an accent a TNT: Toffee Nosed Twit. Nevertheless, he is very erudite, articulate and witty. I also like the ‘antics’ of the Speaker, who’s good for a chuckle or two...
by Rufus
Fri Aug 16, 2019 3:40 am
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: English Teacakes
Replies: 33
Views: 1200

Re: English Teacakes

when we were in Portuguese East Africa. how the world turns....we were practically neighbours at some point :D :D clive p.s. my parents went to lm often...the stories make it sound like a mini paradise Clive, a small world indeed. We spent many a great holiday at Hotel Polana in LM; however, I don’...
by Rufus
Thu Aug 15, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: English Teacakes
Replies: 33
Views: 1200

Re: English Teacakes

Bryan, I'll accept your correction on British English. "English English," though more accurate, sounds awkward, and yet it is sometimes necessary. I don't think the word "English" by itself is automatically understood by the generality of English speakers to mean "English as spoken in England." I h...