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by Nefarious
Tue Dec 10, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bye Bye Boris!
Replies: 2286
Views: 37149

Re: Bye Bye Boris!

I think they think he’s only a cunt to other people. The problem with supporting thieving, lying, malevolent cunts just because their interests happen to currently be aligned with yours is that you're still left with theiving, lying malevolent cunts in charge even after you've got what you think yo...
by Nefarious
Tue Dec 03, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Steak Dinners
Replies: 48
Views: 779

Re: Steak Dinners

ZedLeg wrote:
Tue Dec 03, 2019 7:01 am
The Netflix series based on the book is also very good. Would recommend Cooked as well.
Cooked is amazing. Properly changed my way of doing quite a few things, and what got me started down the path around fermentation.
by Nefarious
Sun Dec 01, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: General
Topic: Steak Dinners
Replies: 48
Views: 779

Re: Steak Dinners

The advice of Nosrat (from the book above), and largely borne out in my experience, is that some is better than none, and more is better than some. I know there are definitely differences between brining (I.e. in salt water) and dry brining (without water, as I'm suggesting). Maybe the fact that I m...
by Nefarious
Sun Dec 01, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: General
Topic: Steak Dinners
Replies: 48
Views: 779

Re: Steak Dinners

If you're short of something for the Christmas list, I can very much recommend this book: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Salt-Fat-Acid-Heat-Mastering/dp/1782112308/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?adgrpid=53026994533&gclid=CjwKCAiA5o3vBRBUEiwA9PVzausCPqGvYMOtZpygacv9NGMjakxoMn8677wXWC3a7CqUuqhupsUuPBoCdHEQAvD_BwE&hvadid=25...
by Nefarious
Sun Dec 01, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: General
Topic: Steak Dinners
Replies: 48
Views: 779

Re: Steak Dinners

@Nef - why should I try to draw moisture out of the meat before cooking?? Serious question. I know you know what you’re talking about... Getting technical about it, the thing that makes meat taste meaty is the maillard reaction - it's a sequential process of sugars and amnio acids reacting at the p...
by Nefarious
Sat Nov 30, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Steak Dinners
Replies: 48
Views: 779

Re: Steak Dinners

dinny_g wrote:
Sat Nov 30, 2019 4:45 pm
I don’t apply any seasoning until AFTER the initial sear.
Not "seasoning" as such - the salt draws out a load of water and then gets mopped up with the kitchen roll. Final result doesn't taste salty at all, and still needs seasoning at the end.
by Nefarious
Sat Nov 30, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Steak Dinners
Replies: 48
Views: 779

Re: Steak Dinners

And just to annoy you non-saucers, here are a few other tried and tested awesome offerings: Camembert and truffle cream sauce Diane sauce (black pepper, mushrooms, brandy, beef stock, cream) Stilton and stout Dijon butter/cream sauce and a poached egg (with sauted pots) Puy lentils, carrots and leek...
by Nefarious
Sat Nov 30, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Steak Dinners
Replies: 48
Views: 779

Re: Steak Dinners

Recently been doing a chimichurri sauce with roasted sweet pots in a tomato and chipotle rub. Are you on deliveroo? :) That sounds ace. Generally speaking I'm a plain with a bit of seasoning and chips kind of guy. Easy peasy. Chimichurri is just coriander, parsley, red onion and chilli, roughly cho...
by Nefarious
Sat Nov 30, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: General
Topic: Steak Dinners
Replies: 48
Views: 779

Re: Steak Dinners

Anyone got any particularly clever or innovative accompaniment/sauce recommendations? My classic is with a potato dauphoise, candied carrots and a port butter sauce. Recently been doing a chimichurri sauce with roasted sweet pots in a tomato and chipotle rub. Blue cheese and caramelized red onions, ...
by Nefarious
Thu Nov 28, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bye Bye Boris!
Replies: 2286
Views: 37149

Re: Bye Bye Boris!

The problem we have here is that none of the promises being made by anyone have any bearing whatsoever on what will actually be delivered. The tories seem to have cottoned onto the Trump strategy of just bare-faced lying and then flat denying it even in the face of absolute proof to the contrary. La...
by Nefarious
Tue Nov 19, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Vitamin D
Replies: 55
Views: 1301

Re: Vitamin D

Have people been just 'getting on with' various conditions and ailments without realising a simple pill or two would help? In a way, yes. I think we all have health expectations now way beyond what they were even a few years ago, both in absolute terms and relative to age.I think people increasingl...
by Nefarious
Tue Nov 19, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: General
Topic: Vitamin D
Replies: 55
Views: 1301

Re: Vitamin D

There was a big thread on the old forum about taking Magnesium suppliments, because many are deficient. I started taking them, and started noticing much better sleep patterns. However, after the bottle ran out, in the name of science I stopped taking them but found I didn't lapse back into the old ...
by Nefarious
Fri Nov 15, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Expensive service
Replies: 18
Views: 470

Re: Expensive service

Nathan wrote:
Fri Nov 15, 2019 3:41 pm
Why do you care about the Merc service database on a 5k car?
It's a £12k car, and I'm not planning on running it into the ground. It's only got 53k OTC and is in pretty good shape - I'd like to keep it as one of the premium ones when it comes for sale time
by Nefarious
Fri Nov 15, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Expensive service
Replies: 18
Views: 470

Re: Expensive service

Brilliant. :lol: Who did you take it to? TJ O'Neills. Seem like a decent bunch of blokes. Matty - that's the Merc system - all the service records are held on a central database in Germany somewhere, and anyone who wants to read or add to them has to pay for a licence. Fucking scam if you ask me. S...
by Nefarious
Fri Nov 15, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Expensive service
Replies: 18
Views: 470

Re: Expensive service

What Merc do you have? Mine has the foot operated parking brake which needs adjusting and I was wondering it it's a job I can do or if it needs to go somewhere. 2010 ML350. Multi-purpose "family" car, builders van, tow vehicle and general lugger of loads. Very effective, but lacking in charisma. Ca...
by Nefarious
Fri Nov 15, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Expensive service
Replies: 18
Views: 470

Expensive service

The Merc was due a service. Just a basic "A" service - oil and filter. Merc wanted 600 notes for the privilege, so got a swift fuck off. Unfortunately with the new electronic service books, I could only choose from independents who've paid out for access to the central database, which ruled out ever...
by Nefarious
Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: Gaming + Tech
Topic: Bullet bitten
Replies: 27
Views: 511

Re: Bullet bitten

It's probably been mentioned already Nef, but get yourself a VR headset - not sure how good PSVR is, but there's some decent games about for it. Totally transforms things for seated racing. Next level stuff. Yeah, that had been on my wish list, but I didn't realise that Project cars 2 didn't suppor...
by Nefarious
Thu Nov 07, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Gaming + Tech
Topic: Bullet bitten
Replies: 27
Views: 511

Re: Bullet bitten

Zonda_ wrote:
Thu Nov 07, 2019 12:31 pm
Person with actual racing car buys system to simulate racing cars...
It's the off-season. Not much opportunity to drive the actual race car until March (even if it wasn't getting ripped to bits for a ground-up rebuild).
by Nefarious
Wed Nov 06, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Gaming + Tech
Topic: Bullet bitten
Replies: 27
Views: 511

Re: Bullet bitten

I keep promising myself a force-feedback wheel for the older boy's PS4, but it never seems to happen.... :? We need to arrange a group session at VRSimulators in Glasgow. I've only been once, but Scott has been 137 times now (approx) and we've not met up. It is good though..... and would be better ...
by Nefarious
Wed Nov 06, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Gaming + Tech
Topic: Bullet bitten
Replies: 27
Views: 511

Bullet bitten

OK, I might be about to make true the prediction that I would spend my "retirement" sitting in my pants playing Playstation - I have taken the plunge and bought a PS4 (with Thrustmaster wheel, pedals, stand etc, natch) and Benq projector (thanks eBay!). My computer game experience can probably best ...