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Ronaldo

Talk Tennis Guru
I dont think chicfila people would ever step in a popeyes. Totally different crowds
Do not blame them. Not sure how anyone compares Chick fila to Popeyes. Then again, just brought back a Famous Bowl & KFC ck sammich. Life goes on and this old world will keep on turning.
 

Sentinel

Bionic Poster
Made some basil sauce.

Fresh basil leaves in a grinder with some salt and pepper and olive oil.
Then at the last moment threw in some previously toasted and ground almonds. And more olive oil.

Pretty good.
 

Sentinel

Bionic Poster
I am going to make a batch of peanut butter today and wondering whether I should put some salt in it like some recipes say.
 

ChaelAZ

Legend
Year-old soup? Only if it is Duck soup
We freeze it in air sealed bags so still fresh as the day it was made. And funny you should mention duck soup. I made some from a dozen teal I bagged last year huting with some hearty barely and that is going to be next out of the freezer.
 

megamind

Hall of Fame
Had someone traveling in europe for work. Asked them to get a big booty of Lindt. Paid for it but worth every penny :D I still have so many left. I am running extra kilometers as a compensation though. Here' a sample picture of my bounty-

lindt is great

just curious, is it not available in India? i thought they were a global company
 

Tennis_Hands

Talk Tennis Guru
Conciglioni with tomato sauce, baked cherry tomatoes, onions, almonds fresh basil and lots of Parmesan. This is the second time in several days eating that shape of pasta after not having eaten it for years. Is Barilla paying the organisers of certain events to push it? An disgrace, a outrage and an scandal!

On a side note, the new E-Mini (presented at the event) looks interesting. I think that my wife liked it, and that is a disaster.

:cool:
 

Tennis_Hands

Talk Tennis Guru
Had someone traveling in europe for work. Asked them to get a big booty of Lindt. Paid for it but worth every penny :D I still have so many left. I am running extra kilometers as a compensation though. Here' a sample picture of my bounty-

Is Lindt expensive in India? Availability?

:cool:
 

Azure

Legend
Conciglioni with tomato sauce, baked cherry tomatoes, onions, almonds fresh basil and lots of Parmesan. This is the second time in several days eating that shape of pasta after not having eaten it for years. Is Barilla paying the organisers of certain events to push it? An disgrace, a outrage and an scandal!

On a side note, the new E-Mini (presented at the event) looks interesting. I think that my wife liked it, and that is a disaster.

:cool:
Sounds mouthwateringly delicious!
 

ChaelAZ

Legend
Was cleaning out the freezer of some old game meat and found I still had two prime rib roasts from last year as well. So did my fresh herd and spice rub and roasted one of the other day with rosemary potatoes and carrots. Deglazed the pan to make a burgandy garlic au jus. Had that the last few days for dinner.
 

Tennis_Hands

Talk Tennis Guru
Only in select stores in the cities. You don't get them in smaller towns. A pack of lindt truffles (the red one) here is about 650 INR that's roughly 7-8 euros. I got the above booty all for 10 euros from a small German town a colleague was visiting.
Interesting. I have noticed that they try to keep their brand image by selling at higher prices outside of Western Europe. They are actually not that expensive for what they are, but they are not playing in the artisanal game. I wonder whether they would be competitive there.

Does India produce cacao, and if yes, do you have your own chocolate production?

:cool:
 

Azure

Legend
Interesting. I have noticed that they try to keep their brand image by selling at higher prices outside of Western Europe. They are actually not that expensive for what they are, but they are not playing in the artisanal game. I wonder whether they would be competitive there.

Does India produce cacao, and if yes, do you have your own chocolate production?

:cool:
Yes India does produce cacao albeit in small numbers. The Brits left India but they left behind the legacy of Cadbury's. Today the Cadbury's available in India (very good quality if I may add) is manufactured locally. Nestle also manufactures locally but I personally prefer Cadbury's to Nestle. There are other local players like Amul that also manufacture chocolates, though not in the same league. 'Home made' chocolates are quite popular in hill stations. They are usually more 'nutty' in flavour and are sold loose by weight in general and probably rely on home grown cacao unlike the big players.

In some specific stores I often see loads of foreign chocolates, typically shipped from the middle East and US - Ferrero Rochers, Ritter, Lindt , Hershey's etc., however they are pretty expensive. I prefer having them bought whenever I travel myself or just have someone traveling to buy them for me. I find US chocolates too sweet for my palate though.
 
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