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[Love] and Risotto

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  • tynictynic PICNIC BADASS Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited January 2016
    Liiya wrote: »
    They're like scones.

    Maybe the scones we have over here are different, but I find scones to be a lot heavier than biscuits. Hmm, this warrants investigation...

    Attn Americans: the things you call scones aren't much like British scones. They're more like fatty rock cakes.

    Edit:
    Chicken scones sound pretty unappealing to me so I'm gonna assume biscuits are not much like scones

    Flavor-wise they're really not. Also the biscuits you'd use for a sandwich like that are kind of flaky, which doesn't really describe any scones I'm familiar with.

    Yeah this becomes a huge issue whenever Brits/Aussies/Americans have these conversations.

    To try and even out the cultural misunderstandings: to uk people: American biscuits are a denser, fattier savory British scone. To us people: British scones are lighter, fluffier biscuits, but still buttery and flaky. Also sometimes people put a little sugar in them which makes them go better with jam and cream, but would make them taste weird with chicken and gravy.

    To everyone: US scones are like no other pastry and also people put icing on them??!?!

    tynic on
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  • LiiyaLiiya Registered User regular
    Ours are fatty rock cakes or theirs???

  • Bendery It Like BeckhamBendery It Like Beckham Hopeless Registered User regular
    Angelina wrote: »
    One of my course mates is lying about his age to the ladies in our class, different ages depending on the lady he's speaking to.

    Calling it now, "social experiment"

    JayKaosHacksawBobbleDonovan PuppyfuckerSkeith
  • tynictynic PICNIC BADASS Registered User, ClubPA regular

    Liiya wrote: »
    Ours are fatty rock cakes or theirs???

    Theirs! Although that really describes Canadian scones more, I guess.

    Everyone should just eat damper because I'm pretty sure Australians are the only ones who have damper, so there's no confusion.

    Veldrin
  • StraightziStraightzi Here we may reign secure, and in my choice, To reign is worth ambition though in HellRegistered User regular
    Scones honestly vary pretty wildly in the US, even

    I've grown to only eat savory scones though, so there's clearly something wrong with me

    Hacksaw
  • OmnipotentBagelOmnipotentBagel floof Registered User regular
    tynic wrote: »
    Liiya wrote: »
    They're like scones.

    Maybe the scones we have over here are different, but I find scones to be a lot heavier than biscuits. Hmm, this warrants investigation...

    Attn Americans: the things you call scones aren't much like British scones. They're more like fatty rock cakes.

    Edit:
    Chicken scones sound pretty unappealing to me so I'm gonna assume biscuits are not much like scones

    Flavor-wise they're really not. Also the biscuits you'd use for a sandwich like that are kind of flaky, which doesn't really describe any scones I'm familiar with.

    Yeah this becomes a huge issue whenever Brits/Aussies/Americans have these conversations.

    To try and even out the cultural misunderstandings: to uk people: American biscuits are a denser, fattier savory British scone. To us people: British scones are lighter, fluffier biscuits, but still buttery and flaky. Also sometimes people put a little sugar in them which makes them go better with jam and cream, but would make them taste weird with chicken and gravy.

    To everyone: US scones are like no other pastry and also people put icing on them??!?!

    Thanks, Tynic. You're like the thread's cultural ambassador. And I hate the scones that have icing on them. Way too sweet. Also, I am doubling down on my request for regional baked goods. I wish to compare scones now.

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  • honoverehonovere Registered User regular
    Now I want a sampler of freshly baked breads. Thank You.

    tynicJoolanderAngelinaMadEddyNijaHacksawErin The Red
  • tynictynic PICNIC BADASS Registered User, ClubPA regular
    I need to carry fresh scones with me everywhere, to promote trans-Atlantic understanding. And trans-pacific, for that matter.

    Mind you even within the uk I've had scones that vary wildly in terms of cakiness. I don't know if there is really a universal scone experience. We need to add a few new words.

  • ToxTox I kill threads he/himRegistered User regular
    edited January 2016
    Angelina wrote: »
    One of my course mates is lying about his age to the ladies in our class, different ages depending on the lady he's speaking to.

    Everyone knows that telling multiple different people multiple different incorrect things, especially when those people share a social space of any kind, has no way of ever back-firing in the history of ever.

    Tox on
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  • KarlKarl Registered User regular
    Tox wrote: »
    Angelina wrote: »
    One of my course mates is lying about his age to the ladies in our class, different ages depending on the lady he's speaking to.

    Everyone known that telling multiple different people multiple different incorrect things, especially when those people share a social space of any kind, has no way of ever back-firing in the history of ever.

    HE'S GOING TO DO GREAT IN LIFE

  • honoverehonovere Registered User regular
    Maybe the turkish backeries near my flat are still open when I come home from work.

  • OmnipotentBagelOmnipotentBagel floof Registered User regular
    tynic wrote: »
    I need to carry fresh scones with me everywhere, to promote trans-Atlantic understanding. And trans-pacific, for that matter.

    Mind you even within the uk I've had scones that vary wildly in terms of cakiness. I don't know if there is really a universal scone experience. We need to add a few new words.

    I can have fairly different scone experiences depending on if I buy them from Fareway (icing-coated, way-too-sweet, more like weirdly-shaped donuts), Panera (fatty rock cake style), or the local coffee shop (a bit lighter, but really firm on the outside). And then my mom occasionally makes homemade ones that are my favorite that are different from all of those.

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  • Desert LeviathanDesert Leviathan Registered User regular
    Tried to chat with a lady at Target yesterday, thought I was being hella smooth, thought I was Mr. Charming Suave Guy... until I realized that she was probably not shopping in the same 2XL section of men's clothing that I was for her own wardrobe, and then I saw that, yup, there's the bigass obvious wedding ring right there, aaarrrrrrggggghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.............

    And then I hid in the dressing room for half an hour playing cellphone games and trying to will the universe to implode.

    Realizing lately that I don't really trust or respect basically any of the moderators here. So, good luck with life, friends! Hit me up on Twitter @DesertLeviathan
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  • Dis'Dis' Registered User regular
    edited January 2016
    Countries of the world, send me your regional bread products.

    Here in north east scotland the regional bread product is the 'buttery' which is effectively a salty square croissant made with about three times as much lard as the already butter rich croissant.

    They're so butter rich they effectively don't go stale for weeks, which is nice as right now I'm eating one I bought a week ago whilst hungover and forgot about.

    Dis' on
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  • honoverehonovere Registered User regular
    Dis' wrote: »
    Countries of the world, send me your regional bread products.

    Here in north east scotland the regional bread product is the 'buttery' which is effectively a salty square croissant made with about three times as much lard as the already butter rich croissant.

    They're so butter rich they effectively don't go stale for weeks, which is nice as right now I'm eating one I bought a week ago whilst hungover and forgot about.

    That sounds great.

    A local bakery here has quite a selection of croissants and one of them is a lye croissant with large grain salt. Basically a pretzel- croissant and it's really good.

  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver You don't have to attend every argument you are invited to. Philosophy: Stoicism. Politics: Democratic SocialistRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    So my girlfriend got me playing an MMO.

    The problem is that this MMO is fun.

    And I want to play it with her.

    But we can only play very rarely together.

    TORTUROUS!

    Humor can be dissected as a frog can, but dies in the process.
    templewulfcabsy
  • JuggernutJuggernut Registered User regular
    I feel bread-ignorant now.

    There are so many foods I've never eaten, and I could be eating right now but I'm not and I don't feel like that's right.

  • AbdhyiusAbdhyius Registered User regular
    Tox wrote: »
    Angelina wrote: »
    One of my course mates is lying about his age to the ladies in our class, different ages depending on the lady he's speaking to.

    Everyone knows that telling multiple different people multiple different incorrect things, especially when those people share a social space of any kind, has no way of ever back-firing in the history of ever.

    it works if you never tell any two people the same thing

    then the payoff will be hilarious confusion

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    Juggernut
  • tynictynic PICNIC BADASS Registered User, ClubPA regular
    honovere wrote: »
    Dis' wrote: »
    Countries of the world, send me your regional bread products.

    Here in north east scotland the regional bread product is the 'buttery' which is effectively a salty square croissant made with about three times as much lard as the already butter rich croissant.

    They're so butter rich they effectively don't go stale for weeks, which is nice as right now I'm eating one I bought a week ago whilst hungover and forgot about.

    That sounds great.

    A local bakery here has quite a selection of croissants and one of them is a lye croissant with large grain salt. Basically a pretzel- croissant and it's really good.

    Laugen-Croissant! I really miss those.

    honovere
  • Desert LeviathanDesert Leviathan Registered User regular
    Tangentally related to the bread product discussion, there's a huge heap of muffins and donuts in the conference room upstairs, and every time someone walks by my desk they remind me of that fact, and I'm like "cool, thanks, I'll check it out in a minute", but what I'm really thinking is that I need to wait until about half of these people leave the building for appointments and the other half filter out of the common areas and into their own office spaces, so that they're not all around to witness my shame as I devour an entire tray of blueberry muffins by myself.

    Realizing lately that I don't really trust or respect basically any of the moderators here. So, good luck with life, friends! Hit me up on Twitter @DesertLeviathan
    tynicUsagiJuggernut
  • RainfallRainfall Registered User regular
    edited January 2016
    So my girlfriend got me playing an MMO.

    The problem is that this MMO is fun.

    And I want to play it with her.

    But we can only play very rarely together.

    TORTUROUS!

    Make a second character to play by yourself!

    Rainfall on
    XaquinBobbleErin The Red
  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver You don't have to attend every argument you are invited to. Philosophy: Stoicism. Politics: Democratic SocialistRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    I did!

    Except I kinda prefer the first character!

    And I accidentally leveled the first character via pvp...which I didn't know you could do! She'll be pissed about that D:

    Humor can be dissected as a frog can, but dies in the process.
  • WheatBun01WheatBun01 Face It, Tiger Registered User regular
    As I've said before, I'm working full time/working on graduate stuff, which is an absolute nightmare situation that I wish I could get out of but hey, gotta have money to live!

    But I slacked on a course I needed as a prerequisite to continue my studies. The course was extremely challenging but I know I could've passed it if I wasn't just so entirely burnt out from the 5, going on 6 years I've spent in college.

    I was super disappointed in myself, the fact I took out a loan to take a course of winter and failed, putting myself in debt for no reason, and that it would put me back another six months before I could move out of town. (It's a fine town, I've just been here long enough.)

    Aaaand when I broke the news to my girlfriend she was ... well, livid isn't the right word, but I could tell she was very upset about it, and was very upset with me. I understand why. I totally get it. We both know the reason I failed it was my own lack of drive, I understand being disappointed in me, I'd beaten myself up about it and gone through a lot of fun anxiety/anger over it.

    I guess, mostly, I was secretly hoping I'd get told everything would still be okay, that I have a full schedule, and that a fuck-up was understandable, and we'd work through it. But being told I was keeping her in a town she didn't want to be in anymore (She's already gotten her Bachelor's and isn't really looking to do any more school), and having what I already know reaffirmed, that it was my own fault sucked.

    I told her that I didn't want her to stay in the area over me, and that when our lease ran out if she wanted to move, or found a job somewhere she liked, she could totally take it and I wouldn't resent her but that my one crack at a LDR was really awful and that I don't know if I can do it again.

    So I guess we'll be having to have that conversation come July.

    Abdhyius
  • chromdomchromdom Who? Where?Registered User regular
    I've been seeing a woman for a few weeks now. But now I'm moving to Portland, and she's acting like it ain't no big deal, but in my mind it totally is and I don't know how this can work and arrggh!
    Also, it seems like she's more into me than I am into her, so I don't know how much energy I have to put into trying to make a long-distance + her travelling for work kind of thing work.

    Relationships are dumb.

    Shazkar Shadowstormtemplewulf
  • BrainleechBrainleech 機知に富んだコメントはここにあります Registered User regular
    The things we do for love

  • Sir FabulousSir Fabulous Malevolent Squid God Registered User regular
    There's a cookie exchange thread, but what about a scone exchange?

    Have wildly different interpretations of a semi-roundish, probably wheat-based, snack-thing from around the world!

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    tynic
  • Desert LeviathanDesert Leviathan Registered User regular
    Brainleech wrote: »
    The things we do for love

    Anything?
    But not that.
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    Realizing lately that I don't really trust or respect basically any of the moderators here. So, good luck with life, friends! Hit me up on Twitter @DesertLeviathan
    valhalla130
  • BrainleechBrainleech 機知に富んだコメントはここにあります Registered User regular
    Brainleech wrote: »
    The things we do for love

    Anything?
    But not that.
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    In the words of Easy by Faith No More

    EEEEEEEWWWWW

  • OrthancOrthanc Death Lite, Only 1 Calorie Off the end of the internet, just turn left.Registered User, ClubPA regular
    tynic wrote: »
    I need to carry fresh scones with me everywhere, to promote trans-Atlantic understanding. And trans-pacific, for that matter.

    Mind you even within the uk I've had scones that vary wildly in terms of cakiness. I don't know if there is really a universal scone experience. We need to add a few new words.

    Tell us Ty, is there a difference between UK scones and antipodean scones?
    Dis' wrote: »
    Countries of the world, send me your regional bread products.

    Here in north east scotland the regional bread product is the 'buttery' which is effectively a salty square croissant made with about three times as much lard as the already butter rich croissant.

    They're so butter rich they effectively don't go stale for weeks, which is nice as right now I'm eating one I bought a week ago whilst hungover and forgot about.

    What is it about Scotland that causes baked goods to be butter laden and everything else to be deep fried?

    I swear, if I could understand a word the Scotts say I'd move there for the food & heart disease.



    orthanc
  • DaMoonRulzDaMoonRulz Mare ImbriumRegistered User regular
    @Munkus Beaver What's the MMO?

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    Xaquin
  • honoverehonovere Registered User regular
    Ok. If this is my last post it's because I died of an overdose of sugar. I made a stop at the bakery and got myself a handful of baklava and some sesame-sunflower-cookies

    tyniclittlewrenVeldrin
  • AngelinaAngelina Registered User regular
    I have food shopping being delivered on Wednesday and I can't decide whether to buy ice cream, chocolate, or Magnums as a birthday treat.

    Tox
  • Sir FabulousSir Fabulous Malevolent Squid God Registered User regular
    You can only eat two of those things, so that's where my vote goes.

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    valhalla130
  • MadEddyMadEddy Creepy house watching youRegistered User regular
    Orthanc wrote: »
    tynic wrote: »
    I need to carry fresh scones with me everywhere, to promote trans-Atlantic understanding. And trans-pacific, for that matter.

    Mind you even within the uk I've had scones that vary wildly in terms of cakiness. I don't know if there is really a universal scone experience. We need to add a few new words.

    Tell us Ty, is there a difference between UK scones and antipodean scones?
    Dis' wrote: »
    Countries of the world, send me your regional bread products.

    Here in north east scotland the regional bread product is the 'buttery' which is effectively a salty square croissant made with about three times as much lard as the already butter rich croissant.

    They're so butter rich they effectively don't go stale for weeks, which is nice as right now I'm eating one I bought a week ago whilst hungover and forgot about.

    What is it about Scotland that causes baked goods to be butter laden and everything else to be deep fried?

    I swear, if I could understand a word the Scotts say I'd move there for the food & heart disease.



    Probably a lot of the cuisine of the American South can be explained by the fact that many of the people who settled there were Scots.

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    valhalla130
  • PlatyPlaty Registered User regular
    You can only eat two of those things, so that's where my vote goes.

    Magnum is a brand of ice cream in Europe!

  • JebusUDJebusUD Adventure! Candy IslandRegistered User regular
    You can only eat two of those things, so that's where my vote goes.

    Magnum is a brand of ice cream in Europe!

    You can get Magnum ice cream bars, and Magnum chocolates in the US too.

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    But it loses its thread
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  • ToxTox I kill threads he/himRegistered User regular
    edited January 2016
    magnum-double-chocolate.jpg


    Yeah I thought Angie was posting a bit of a ¿Porque no los dos?

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  • AbdhyiusAbdhyius Registered User regular
    edited January 2016
    You can only eat two of those things, so that's where my vote goes.

    you can put all of them in your mouth tho heyooo


    also hello risotto thread I wanted to make risotto but then I remembered I had no wine so I sadly put the mushrooms and parmesan away.

    Abdhyius on
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  • JuggernutJuggernut Registered User regular
    edited January 2016
    MadEddy wrote: »
    Orthanc wrote: »
    tynic wrote: »
    I need to carry fresh scones with me everywhere, to promote trans-Atlantic understanding. And trans-pacific, for that matter.

    Mind you even within the uk I've had scones that vary wildly in terms of cakiness. I don't know if there is really a universal scone experience. We need to add a few new words.

    Tell us Ty, is there a difference between UK scones and antipodean scones?
    Dis' wrote: »
    Countries of the world, send me your regional bread products.

    Here in north east scotland the regional bread product is the 'buttery' which is effectively a salty square croissant made with about three times as much lard as the already butter rich croissant.

    They're so butter rich they effectively don't go stale for weeks, which is nice as right now I'm eating one I bought a week ago whilst hungover and forgot about.

    What is it about Scotland that causes baked goods to be butter laden and everything else to be deep fried?

    I swear, if I could understand a word the Scotts say I'd move there for the food & heart disease.



    Probably a lot of the cuisine of the American South can be explained by the fact that many of the people who settled there were Scots.

    This actually makes a lot of sense. I always wondered where our affinity for lard came from.

    Also explains why everybody kept feuding and throwing tree trunks at eachother.

    Juggernut on
  • SolarSolar Registered User regular
    Magnums are chronic man

    get Magnums

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