The Scottish Diet

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Re: The Scottish Diet

Postby PKMKII on Mon Jan 25, 2010 1:52 pm

In Scottish Diet news: the U.S. has lifted a 21 year ban on Haggis!
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Re: The Scottish Diet

Postby TwistedSister on Mon Jan 25, 2010 2:33 pm

Oh Goody! Now Roy can visit!
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Re: The Scottish Diet

Postby Roy Hunter on Mon Jan 25, 2010 7:21 pm

The Grauniad wrote:The "great chieftan o' the puddin-race" was one of earliest casualties of the BSE (that would be BOVINE spongiform encephalopathy) crisis of the 1980s-90s, banned on health grounds by the US authorities in 1989 because they feared its main ingredient ‑ minced SHEEP (that would be OVINE) offal ‑ could prove lethal.
The prion-transmitted disease of the central nervous system in sheep is called scrapie, and has been about since the 18th century. It does not appear to be transmissible to humans. Americans seem to be very good at separating churches from states, but not so good at separating cows from sheep.
Twisty Puss wrote:Oh Goody! Now Roy can visit!
Now that the guy who got the most votes gets to be the President (ie the USA is a functioning democracy, like Pakistan or Khazakstan, but not Iraq or Afghanistan), I feel free to return there. I just need to save up the fares is all.
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Re: The Scottish Diet

Postby farfalla on Tue Jan 26, 2010 10:26 am

hungry - where are white and black pudding when you need them?

in Callander...last I had them
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Re: The Scottish Diet

Postby PKMKII on Tue Feb 16, 2010 4:58 pm

BrewDog, a brewery based out of Fraserburgh, Scotland, has introduced the new official record holder for beer with the highest alcohol content by volume. Sink the Bismark!, described as a "quadruple IPA," has an alcohol content of 41%. By comparison, vodka and whiskey typically have a 40% alcohol content. Perhaps most entertaining about this story is the reaction from the Scottish anti-alcoholism group Alcohol Focus Scotland:

Over the past few months BrewDog have continued to produce stronger and stronger beers. By commenting on this irresponsible brewing practice we only serve to add to their marketing and therefore we have no further comment to make.


TL;DR, we give up.
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Re: The Scottish Diet

Postby daftbeaker on Tue Apr 13, 2010 10:52 am

I know it's not Scottish but this was the most obvious 'revolting food' thread I could find.

In an attempt to be 'healthier', KFC have had a cunning idea of leaving out the burger bun. Instead, they're using two pieces of fried chicken to hold in the bacon and cheese. I can't help feeling they've missed the point :confused:
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Re: The Scottish Diet

Postby Roy Hunter on Tue Apr 13, 2010 11:13 am

daftbeaker wrote:I know it's not Scottish but this was the most obvious 'revolting food' thread I could find.
Thanks very much.
Auntie wrote:The fast food chain says it packs 540 calories but other testers claim a figure near 1,200 is more accurate.
Where do the extra 660 calories come from? The stupid? I knew that stupid was stupid, I didn't know it was also fattening. Do we need to put a warning label on the Daily Mail and election literature now?
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Re: The Scottish Diet

Postby bacon on Tue Apr 13, 2010 11:17 am

If stupid is fattening it would definitely explain the couple of pounds (stones for the UK, I think) I've gained. . .
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Re: The Scottish Diet

Postby daftbeaker on Tue Apr 13, 2010 11:24 am

Roy Hunter wrote:
daftbeaker wrote:I know it's not Scottish but this was the most obvious 'revolting food' thread I could find.
Thanks very much.

You're welcome. There was another one full of revolting American hamburger stuff but it seems to have disappeared in the server move.
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Re: The Scottish Diet

Postby TwistedSister on Tue Apr 13, 2010 11:29 am

I read about this over the weekend.
I can just see all the car wrecks that will occur when people are trying to eat this thing and drive.

Greasy hands on the steering wheel.
Not a good thing.
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Re: The Scottish Diet

Postby Roy Hunter on Thu Jul 22, 2010 9:06 am

Burns wrote:Wee sleekit' co'oerin timourous thread,
Oh how we thocht that ye were dead...


PKMKII's favourite brewers, Brewdog, have a new contender for strongest, most expensive and most offensively packaged beer: End of History.

I wonder if they've sent Francis Fukuyama a bottle by way of acknowledgement?
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Re: The Scottish Diet

Postby daftbeaker on Thu Jul 22, 2010 10:15 am

Roy Hunter wrote:PKMKII's favourite brewers, Brewdog, have a new contender for strongest, most expensive and most offensively packaged beer: End of History.

Awesome idea :haha:

I fail to see the issue if the animals have died of natural causes. On the alcohol front, at 55% that's going to be like a whisky. Pricing that at £500 is a very responsible approach, bearing in mind you could pick up an equivalent amount of alcohol for under a tenner at a supermarket :facewall:
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Re: The Scottish Diet

Postby PKMKII on Fri Oct 15, 2010 12:26 pm

Scotsmen: I was watching an episode of Come Dine with Me (the show that always has a stogy old fart who wants everything the way grandma made, the young, experimental guy, a suzy homemaker, and an "ethnic" contestant) set in Aberdeen, and one of them made Cullen Skink:
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How is it? Good? Bad? I'd imagine it has a flavor somewhere on par with New England Clam Chowda.
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Re: The Scottish Diet

Postby Roy Hunter on Fri Oct 15, 2010 2:55 pm

Cullen Skink is absolutely beautiful if made with decent Arbroath Smokies by someone who knows what they are doing. If it is made by a classic French-trained chef who wants to *adapt* or *modernise* it, it can be disgusting. Believe me, I've tried both.

My only experience of New England chowders is reading Moby Dick, but I imagine it is very similar - fishing village / town soup with winter vegetables and milk - available all year round, see?

Here's a decent recipe: http://www.rampantscotland.com/recipes/ ... cullen.htm
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Re: The Scottish Diet

Postby PKMKII on Fri Dec 10, 2010 12:27 am

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