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On 7/26/2021 at 6:21 AM, air_raid said:

Anyone know where I can buy blackcurrants in the North West?

You are a little early. While it should be now the cool spring has put the season back about 4 weeks. Give it another couple of weeks and your supermarkets should be full of them until late September.

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22 minutes ago, Divorced Dad said:

Potentially a stupid question but I'm wanting to make a goats cheese salad and I'm unsure if I need to cook the goats cheese first or if I can just use it straight out of the supermarket?

I’ve never seen Goats Cheese in a supermarket that says it needs to be cooked myself, but I’ll caveat that with I don’t buy it. 

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24 minutes ago, Divorced Dad said:

Potentially a stupid question but I'm wanting to make a goats cheese salad and I'm unsure if I need to cook the goats cheese first or if I can just use it straight out of the supermarket?

You don't need to cook it.

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5 minutes ago, tiger_rick said:

I've only ever used it out of the fridge, like cream and milk. 

Thanks a bunch! Going to pick blackcurrants in a bit and have a whole day of muffins, Liege waffles and cookies ahead of me.

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Don't suppose we're supposed to take away anything serious from Uncle Roger videos but I've only ever considered fried rice a side dish on an order from the Chinese so it's interesting to hear him talk about it, albeit in character, as a main meal his Mam would make. I make it quite often. Always do the rice in a morning or the day before and stick it in the fridge, so it's a quick, delicious thing to turn around. The missus enjoys a big portion of that on it's own or sometimes with chicken, and the kids love it too.

Anyone use MSG? I might get some and see what the fuss is about.

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Is MSG the ingredient that gives noodles the wet sloppy texture? 

My good lady takes packet noodles and throws away the little sauce/flavour sachets. Then she works her magic with fresh/frozen vegetables. It's nice. However not the same as when you add the sachets to the noodles. 

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Thing about MSG is that it seems to be a topic of controversy. In the West, it's considered an unhealthy additive that's frequently campaigned against and placed alongside E numbers, whereas in East Asian culture, including the diaspora, there's been a bit of a backlash reaction to it, asserting that the ill-health effects are merely bullshit claims made by the Western diet industry, and that there's also an element of racism in there, i.e. a narrative that a whole massive section of the world's population don't know what's good for them.

EDIT: I was trying to remember the specificity of it, but there was a term coined: "Chinese restaurant syndrome". 

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