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#1408055 Ransomware Alert

Posted by mongo_jones on 19 May 2017 - 03:43 PM

peter, did you mean to attach that picture of a scantily clad woman to your post? (some people might find it offensive.)

#1407704 Ransomware Alert

Posted by mongo_jones on 13 May 2017 - 12:43 PM

careful what kind of porn sites you visit, peter!

#1407069 kid-friendly eating in liverpool

Posted by mongo_jones on 30 April 2017 - 08:44 PM

is there any hope beyond fish and chips? i have to say that even without the kid-friendly part i'm having trouble finding anything to get even tepidly excited about.

#1406609 cheese in london

Posted by mongo_jones on 21 April 2017 - 08:55 PM

isle of mull cheddar, tart apple, and aultmore 12 (a mild speyside whisky from bourbon casks). a wonderful combination.

#1406453 Sahib

Posted by mongo_jones on 20 April 2017 - 10:13 PM

 Warm cheese balls in syrup (comp'ed) for dessert 



 i would hope that after all these years of eating indian food you people would know what gulab jamuns are. therefore, i am going to assume that this is some other dessert called warm cheese balls in syrup.

#1405926 Tim Wendelboe

Posted by mongo_jones on 14 April 2017 - 10:06 AM

these instructions are bullshit. for example, in step 3 how can you be sure that all the grounds are evenly wet? also, in step 4 how do you know you're pouring at an even rate? and i can't believe that in step 5 they don't tell you how many times to stir, at what speed and in which direction. it also assumes you have a properly calibrated scale for weighing your water--and of course most of you losers don't re-calibrate your scales after each use.


i would just throw these beans away.

#1405638 Passenger bloodied, dragged from United plane

Posted by mongo_jones on 11 April 2017 - 04:26 PM

if I'm booted from my london-delhi flight tonight i hope the goons virgin atlantic hires will at least have their pinkies extended as they drag me off the plane.



(unscheduled trip to delhi on account of family medical drama.)

#1405072 cheese in london

Posted by mongo_jones on 03 April 2017 - 10:35 PM

we'll probably be at borough market next monday and if so i'll try my best to stop by neal's yard.


by the way, paxton & whitfield also very patiently let you try as much as you want before you purchase. the stichelton was the only one that i bought without tasting today, and without asking for an opinion of the cheesemongers--this because of the talk about it on this thread. it's still very good, i should say--but not in the ballpark of last week's regular stilton and shropshire blue.


it's probably foolish of me but i'm hellbent on just eating as much good british cheese as i can while we're here. it seems unlikely we'll run out of options in another 10 weeks considering i'm buying five a week.

#1404824 chinese food in london

Posted by mongo_jones on 29 March 2017 - 09:55 PM

if i wanted to see weird, deformed things i'd do a tour of buckingham palace. thank you! thank you very much!

#1404592 Micromanage my Life - London Edition

Posted by mongo_jones on 26 March 2017 - 10:11 PM

i don't know if we'll go on this trip but based on last august i'd say hedone is a must.

#1404459 cheese in london

Posted by mongo_jones on 23 March 2017 - 10:44 PM




shropshire blue at 2 o'clock and clockwise from there: wigmore, stilton, windrush and old winchester.


i had the old winchester and the stilton at the top, followed closely by the shropshire blue. the wigmore was a bit underwhelming after everything i'd read about it. the windrush was mild as goat cheeses go and was very good with the onion chutney. the old winchester was very good by itself (especially after being out for a couple of hours) and also (separately) with pears and sips of the glenfarclas 15 (a sherry cask matured malt). this picture was taken before everything came to temperature. the shropshire blue was more aggressive than the stilton on arrival, whereas the stilton seemed to get more pungent on the "finish".


a good start to my cheese eating adventure. the remains should take me through the end of the week. another five next week.


(also: it's not possible to use a veg peeler on cheese. our furnished flat's kitchen is not optimally furnished.)

#1403922 Lucky Peach magazine

Posted by mongo_jones on 16 March 2017 - 09:12 PM

they obviously could not survive my takedown.

#1403268 rare whiskey in astoria

Posted by mongo_jones on 06 March 2017 - 06:49 AM

can you give it to me as a gift so i can sell it?

#1402373 Cuisinart (blade) recall (12/13/2016)

Posted by mongo_jones on 18 February 2017 - 03:20 AM

now i feel better about not having called/contacted them yet.

#1401779 The Rancho Gordo Thread

Posted by mongo_jones on 09 February 2017 - 05:17 PM

a simple curry of vaquero beans with potatoes.