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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post
    Fuck me - what a great piece of insider knowledge that is.
    Selective editing there, Cy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hallelujah View Post
    Selective editing there, Cy
    Tautology there, hal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sabang View Post
    H'mmm- no chicken stock then? Anyway, if it tastes right it is right! The problem with many [not just] aussie suburban Italian restaurants is they use cheap ingredients - especially the tasteless tomatoes. This one seems a cut above. Fortunately, got a pretty good wood fired pizza place near here- but don't bother with their pasta! Then again, what would you expect from a Nepalese chef?
    The reason we got into this conversation is cos I'd be adding oregano, basil, rosemary etc and she said that it's the quality and the simplicity that does the job.

    There was certainly no chicken stock mentioned though, I do recall that. Did the Nepalese chef give you that one?
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    All around the Med it is the simple peasant food which is best and uses fresh in season produce imo.

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    ^ That's it - particularly true in Italy.

    I'll never forget a nectarine I ate in Perugia.

    It was like the flavour had been turned up to 11.

    This doesn't help us much, living in a part of the world where tomatoes, for example, barely have any taste at all.

    But yes, one thing's for sure with Italian food - there is no substitute for exceptionally tasty ingredients.

    Some countries just have almost perfect climates for food and wine, and Thailand and the UK aint amongst them.

    Hope I've covered all the statements of the bleedin' obvious on this topic now.

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    Not quite but we're nearly there chitty?

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    saltimbocca literally translates to “jumps in the mouth,”

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    Quote Originally Posted by david44 View Post
    saltimbocca literally translates to “jump in the mouth,”
    ...yep, and I bet va fangool is even better...

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    Cozy fan tutti frutti

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