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    I think I'm gonna sue them

    Well I suppose that if one does not have any parmigiano cheese, putting some milk in the sauce can work as a surrogate .. but well I can ensure you that no traditional "bolognese" sauce has milk in it
  4. makanyane's Avatar
    Lol, I did use the milk in the end, and it actually tasted OK!

    looked at various recipes including this one
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    Quote Originally Posted by makanyane
    Thanks for the pic Flinn! looks yummy - not trying that yet but am doing a slow cooked Ragu tonight - do you put milk in yours? It seems odd to me to have milk in a tomato/meat based sauce... but the 'traditional' recipes seem to have it
    erm milk, that's definitely a "no" from me

    where did you get that recipe from?
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    Thanks for the pic Flinn! looks yummy - not trying that yet but am doing a slow cooked Ragu tonight - do you put milk in yours? It seems odd to me to have milk in a tomato/meat based sauce... but the 'traditional' recipes seem to have it
  7. Flinn's Avatar
    @ Mak; look at the pic below

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    pic from last Friday, this is Spaghetti with seafood (shrimps, clams, cuttlefish and ciliegino tomatoes) prepared as I explained in my last reply above; this phase is when you put water in the pan after you have put halfway cooked pasta and all the ingredients.. after 5-7 minutes of cooking the water will go away and you'll get the fantastic cream I many times referred to
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    Quote Originally Posted by makanyane
    Thanks Flinn, they all look great. I definitely want to try the "saltare in padella" method with some mixed seafood. I like seafood pasta (prawns, clams, squid) but tend to fail with the sauce and just end up adding lots of butter
    ah I see, if I may suggest you a way to cook it... first only olive oil and garlic, when the garlic is golden remove it; put the prawns, they have to stay there 30 seconds, no more, and take them out.. put the clams in and have them go for a couple of minutes maximum and take them out; last put in the squid (cut in pieces) and have it go for 1 minute or so, also pour in some white wine (half a glass), cut the fire and let it rest 5 minutes.. when the pasta is cooked al dente (even better if rather than 1-2 minutes before you take it out 3-5 minutes in advance), add it to the sauce (but be sure that the sauce is hot again before adding pasta!) then pour in like 3-4 ladleful of water from the pasta, add the other fish and cover it... let it go for 4-5 minutes covered, then uncover it and move it a lot.. soon the water will dry out and will become a cream.. Enjoy with a bottle of Vermentino!
  9. makanyane's Avatar
    Thanks Flinn, they all look great. I definitely want to try the "saltare in padella" method with some mixed seafood. I like seafood pasta (prawns, clams, squid) but tend to fail with the sauce and just end up adding lots of butter
  10. Alwyn's Avatar
    Great tips, these dishes look delicious!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alwyn
    Cool first chapter, I'm looking forward to learning those cooking secrets!
    soon
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    Cool first chapter, I'm looking forward to learning those cooking secrets!
  14. Flinn's Avatar
    there would me much more to say Mak, I limited myself to the most "interesting" points ; if I have to say something, there's a lot to learn in this experience, it'e very formative and it's worth the hassle, even in a country like Italy

    ...and let us know if you ever do get that Central Government money...
    it was not much money, roughly 20k €, still for a small Municipality like ours, it represents circa 2 months of regular maintenance expenses..
  15. makanyane's Avatar
    Interesting to hear how things are going there, thanks for posting this. Stay safe!

    ...and let us know if you ever do get that Central Government money...
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    Quote Originally Posted by King Athelstan
    I hope you're not talking about TWC here (Kidding, it's good stuff)
    However, I mean race as in "the whole human race"
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    and what are we doing here if not working towards make our race better?
    I hope you're not talking about TWC here (Kidding, it's good stuff)
  20. Flinn's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by King Athelstan
    Aye, good thoughts here, if only the dude was as clever as the daughter

    When it comes to freedom and choice, it's a tricky thing. While everyone as you say in principle has a freedom of choice, now matter how dire the consequences may be and may result in death, the choice will be theirs, and thus free. Though of course, most people won't make that choice because of peoples innate will to not die, which I and most people do feel. So is it really a choice if it goes against the fundamental nature of your existence?
    oh well I suppose that even the "fundamental nature of existence" is a questionable point.. think of those crazy kamikazes, or of people that sacrifice themselves to save others.. while there's never something in life which is valid for all the possible different situations, I'm still convinced that choosing or not is a matter of .. choosing or not.. Too often I've seen people that renounces to live for te fear of having to choose, to change their status.. immobility is death by definition, while evolution needs movement and change, and what are we doing here if not working towards make our race better?
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