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Off Topic Discussion => Chit Chat => Topic started by: scarface on October 11, 2015, 11:02 AM

Title: What kind of meat (or cheese) is it?
Post by: scarface on October 11, 2015, 11:02 AM
This week I stumbled upon a sausage than some of you may deem exotic of unfamiliar. Maybe Maher or Yoda are eating such a kind of meat, but it is not usual. So I'm going to ask you to vote if you have recognized what kind of meat it is. This "Saucisson" comes from South America, and as you can see on the photo, this reddish meat looks good.

(https://image.ibb.co/c6DZgV/580954-WP20151009007.jpg)
Title: Re: What kind of meat it is
Post by: Yoda on October 11, 2015, 03:17 PM
Maybe Maher or Yoda are eating such a kind of meat, but it is not usual.
Well... Thats true... I m mostly eating meat (a lot of)...
There are a lot of similar looking meats in Greece, but it looks like a kind of Salami. So I ll say that should be pork meat... (My second guess should be donkey)

(I have no problem to deal with vegetarians though... I m eating vegetarians too...  :P )
Title: Re: What kind of meat it is
Post by: scarface on October 11, 2015, 03:56 PM
Well, somebody voted pork in the poll, I guess it's you. I did not vote in order not to distort the results. I'll give the answer later.
Title: Re: What kind of meat it is
Post by: scarface on October 15, 2015, 05:27 AM
I'm going to give you the answer.

It's not pork: had it been pork, the meat would have looked a bit more pinkish. It's true that chorizo is red, but it's due to the addition of paprika.
(https://mishmashfood.files.wordpress.com/2013/02/chorizo_maldonado_full.jpg)
It's not Mammoth nor E.T., indeed Both of them disappeared a long time ago.
Nor it is ostrich, even if its meat is also a bit red.
This is donkey meat. Maybe some of you are eating such food. I've been a bit mistaken since Islam forbids donkey meat, as well as dog, cat, monkey, lion, elephant... except wild donkeys, as mentioned in the hadith of Abou Qatâda.
(http://www.rantpets.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/1322302492_4c592fe82f_z.jpg)
Title: Re: What kind of meat it is
Post by: Yoda on October 16, 2015, 02:39 AM
Aha!
I have tried a lot of type of meats (Ostrich, crocodile, frog etc) but never donkey
(Also the one in the photo is too cute to be eaten...) :D
Title: Re: What kind of meat it is
Post by: humbert on October 17, 2015, 07:41 PM
Aha!
I have tried a lot of type of meats (Ostrich, crocodile, frog etc) but never donkey
(Also the one in the photo is too cute to be eaten...) :D

Crocodile meat is excellent. I tried it during a trip to Cuba several years ago. Sadly it's not available here in the USA.
Title: Re: What kind of meat it is
Post by: Vasudev on October 28, 2015, 09:32 AM
Aha!
I have tried a lot of type of meats (Ostrich, crocodile, frog etc) but never donkey
(Also the one in the photo is too cute to be eaten...) :D

Crocodile meat is excellent. I tried it during a trip to Cuba several years ago. Sadly it's not available here in the USA.
Its first time hearing about croc and donkey meat, since I stopped eating meat and turned to veggies.
Title: Re: What kind of meat it is
Post by: humbert on October 29, 2015, 07:48 PM
Its first time hearing about croc and donkey meat, since I stopped eating meat and turned to veggies.

How do you get the necessary proteins?

If it were up to me I'd become a vegetarian too. That's just not possible. My lady and almost everyone I know are total carnivores. I'd have to have a separate meal for myself instead of just eating what's being cooked for everybody.
Title: Re: What kind of meat it is
Post by: Vasudev on October 30, 2015, 10:43 AM
I eat 2 chicken eggs every 2 days and also fish meat in small amounts. I was bored of eating meat frequently, so I stopped eating it.
Title: Re: What kind of meat it is
Post by: humbert on November 01, 2015, 05:32 PM
I eat 2 chicken eggs every 2 days and also fish meat in small amounts. I was bored of eating meat frequently, so I stopped eating it.

Do you live with a family where a common meal is prepared for everyone? If so then how do you deal with others not sharing your views when it comes to meat, or anything else for that matter? This is my situation.
Title: Re: What kind of meat it is
Post by: Vasudev on November 02, 2015, 08:05 AM
I eat 2 chicken eggs every 2 days and also fish meat in small amounts. I was bored of eating meat frequently, so I stopped eating it.

Do you live with a family where a common meal is prepared for everyone? If so then how do you deal with others not sharing your views when it comes to meat, or anything else for that matter? This is my situation.
Common meal is served and its not that they want meat frequently as I did in the past, meat serving for other members of the family use a minimal amount. At first, they were shocked and accepted it later.
Title: Re: What kind of meat it is
Post by: scarface on November 02, 2015, 04:59 PM
Well, I stumbled upon an article about eggs and it made me think about the message posted by Vasudev on the forum. This article is in French, but you can translate it with google, currently I don't have the courage to translate it, but if someone does, I will put the translation. I guess the proficiency in French of certain users, like humbert or little iih might be sufficient to understand this article, even though it's using technical terms.


Manger des œufs tue. Peut-être verra-t-on bientôt cette inscription sur les boîtes d’œufs: selon une étude canadienne publiée le 13 août, consommer du jaune d’œuf serait presque aussi nocif pour la santé que fumer. Le Dr David Spence, de la Western University, a étudié les effets du jaune d’œuf sur 1.200 patients et en a conclu que manger cette partie grasse de l’œuf augmenterait le risque d’athéro-sclérose, qui se caractérise par le dépôt d’une plaque de lipides sur la paroi des artères, pouvant entraîner leur obstruction.

Selon les scientifiques, le risque de développer une athéro-sclérose pour les mangeurs de jaune d’œuf serait seulement inférieure d’un tiers à celui des fumeurs. Les 1.231 personnes étudiées, hommes et femmes âgés de 61,5 ans en moyenne, sont des patients d’une clinique de prévention des maladies cardio-vasculaires à Londres. Les médecins ont observé une corrélation entre l’épaisseur de la plaque de lipides présente dans leurs artères et leur consommation de jaunes d’œufs et de cigarettes.
Le cholestérol en cause

Au-dessus de trois œufs par semaine, les risques augmentent significativement: «Nous savons depuis longtemps qu’un taux élevé de cholestérol augmente les risques de maladies cardiovasculaires, explique le Dr David Spence. Les jaunes d’œufs sont riches en cholestérol et pour les diabétiques un œuf par jour peut multiplier par deux, et même parfois par cinq, les risques coronariens.» D’autres recherches seront menées pour prendre en compte de nouveaux éléments comme le poids des patients ou leur activité physique, mais les médecins recommandent d’ores et déjà aux personnes à risque de ne pas consommer de jaunes d’œufs.

Selon l’Institut national de la santé et de la recherche médicale (Inserm), les facteurs les plus importants d’arthéro-sclérose sont les excès de cholestérol et de triglycérides, l’hypertension artérielle, l’obésité, le diabète mais aussi le tabac, le stress et la sédentarité. Des prédispositions génétiques peuvent aussi favoriser son apparition. En 2007, une équipe de chercheurs français avait démontré que l'exposition à la pollution atmosphérique parisienne affectait également la paroi des vaisseaux sanguins
Title: Re: What kind of meat it is
Post by: Vasudev on November 03, 2015, 11:52 AM
Well, I stumbled upon an article about eggs and it made me think about the message posted by Vasudev on the forum. This article is in French, but you can translate it with google, currently I don't have the courage to translate it, but if someone does, I will put the translation. I guess the proficiency in French of certain users, like humbert or little iih might be sufficient to understand this article, even though it's using technical terms.


Manger des œufs tue. Peut-être verra-t-on bientôt cette inscription sur les boîtes d’œufs: selon une étude canadienne publiée le 13 août, consommer du jaune d’œuf serait presque aussi nocif pour la santé que fumer. Le Dr David Spence, de la Western University, a étudié les effets du jaune d’œuf sur 1.200 patients et en a conclu que manger cette partie grasse de l’œuf augmenterait le risque d’athéro-sclérose, qui se caractérise par le dépôt d’une plaque de lipides sur la paroi des artères, pouvant entraîner leur obstruction.

Selon les scientifiques, le risque de développer une athéro-sclérose pour les mangeurs de jaune d’œuf serait seulement inférieure d’un tiers à celui des fumeurs. Les 1.231 personnes étudiées, hommes et femmes âgés de 61,5 ans en moyenne, sont des patients d’une clinique de prévention des maladies cardio-vasculaires à Londres. Les médecins ont observé une corrélation entre l’épaisseur de la plaque de lipides présente dans leurs artères et leur consommation de jaunes d’œufs et de cigarettes.
Le cholestérol en cause

Au-dessus de trois œufs par semaine, les risques augmentent significativement: «Nous savons depuis longtemps qu’un taux élevé de cholestérol augmente les risques de maladies cardiovasculaires, explique le Dr David Spence. Les jaunes d’œufs sont riches en cholestérol et pour les diabétiques un œuf par jour peut multiplier par deux, et même parfois par cinq, les risques coronariens.» D’autres recherches seront menées pour prendre en compte de nouveaux éléments comme le poids des patients ou leur activité physique, mais les médecins recommandent d’ores et déjà aux personnes à risque de ne pas consommer de jaunes d’œufs.

Selon l’Institut national de la santé et de la recherche médicale (Inserm), les facteurs les plus importants d’arthéro-sclérose sont les excès de cholestérol et de triglycérides, l’hypertension artérielle, l’obésité, le diabète mais aussi le tabac, le stress et la sédentarité. Des prédispositions génétiques peuvent aussi favoriser son apparition. En 2007, une équipe de chercheurs français avait démontré que l'exposition à la pollution atmosphérique parisienne affectait également la paroi des vaisseaux sanguins
@scarface:How do you type french w/o any errors? Yes I get it, eat more eggs is bad for health in the long run.
Title: Re: What kind of meat it is
Post by: humbert on November 03, 2015, 10:17 PM
@Vasu - I was under the impression you stopped eating meat because you're a Hindu. As far as I know Hindus aren't allowed to eat meat. Pls correct me if I'm wrong.

You asked Scarface how he typed French with no errors. I realize the question is for him, but I don't know what you mean.
Title: Re: What kind of meat it is
Post by: Vasudev on November 05, 2015, 07:21 AM
@Vasu - I was under the impression you stopped eating meat because you're a Hindu. As far as I know Hindus aren't allowed to eat meat. Pls correct me if I'm wrong.

You asked Scarface how he typed French with no errors. I realize the question is for him, but I don't know what you mean.
Nah, if you belong to brahmin(which comes under Hindu religion) in simple words: Those who offer pujas to Gods aren't allowed to eat meat,onion & garlic. I don't belong to that sect. Normally my daily routine was to have 4-5 meat pieces each day.
Title: Re: What kind of meat it is
Post by: humbert on November 05, 2015, 05:26 PM
Nah, if you belong to brahmin(which comes under Hindu religion) in simple words: Those who offer pujas to Gods aren't allowed to eat meat,onion & garlic. I don't belong to that sect. Normally my daily routine was to have 4-5 meat pieces each day.

First, if you feel these questions should be moved to another topic, please go ahead and move them.

Then only Brahmins offer pujas to gods? Other castes don't and can therefore eat meat? You told me what your caste was. I looked it up and you were way up there, maybe not as high as a Brahmin.

I keep seeing on National Geographic countless pictures of sacred cows walking the streets. If indeed this is true and if eating meat is OK for non-Brahmins, then how is it those cows haven't been eaten?

Meat 4-5 times a day is a lot! Unhealthy at those quantities.
Title: Re: What kind of meat it is
Post by: Vasudev on November 06, 2015, 08:31 AM
Nah, if you belong to brahmin(which comes under Hindu religion) in simple words: Those who offer pujas to Gods aren't allowed to eat meat,onion & garlic. I don't belong to that sect. Normally my daily routine was to have 4-5 meat pieces each day.

Then only Brahmins offer pujas to gods? Other castes don't and can therefore eat meat? You told me what your caste was. I looked it up and you were way up there, maybe not as high as a Brahmin.

I keep seeing on National Geographic countless pictures of sacred cows walking the streets. If indeed this is true and if eating meat is OK for non-Brahmins, then how is it those cows haven't been eaten?

Meat 4-5 times a day is a lot! Unhealthy at those quantities.
Those who Offer pujas inside a temple aren't allowed to eat said things.
At my place, people eat beaf, according to holy scriptures, cow shouldn't be killed because its seen as a  deity.
Its Unhealthly I know, but when you walk around 1-2km everyday you need that quantity. Mind you, even after eating so much, I am slim as ever bo fat deposit whatsoever(pun intended).
Title: Re: What kind of meat it is
Post by: scarface on November 07, 2015, 05:14 AM
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@scarface:How do you type french w/o any errors?
It's just a question of habit.
The article in French was a copied/pasted of a report found in a newspaper. Generally speaking, French is a complex language and it's particularly difficult to master the accents and the gender/number agreements. In English as well as French, a letter s is added in the plural (une orange, des oranges), but there are many exceptions (un cheval, des chevaux)
The spelling checker can distinguish misspelled words, but not the grammar errors.

We have seen that eating eggs regularly was dangerous. Vasudev did not precise it, but of course we assumed he was talking about chicken eggs and not about lumpfish roe (the word "oeufs" is used in both cases in French)
(https://i.ibb.co/MD1vKVz/poule.jpg)
(https://i.ibb.co/yXhr66X/140304-pack-lompe-ld.jpg)
While egg yolks and liver contain large amounts of cholesterol, many foods like fruit, vegetables, and fish are quite low in cholesterol.
Title: Re: What kind of meat it is
Post by: Vasudev on November 07, 2015, 07:40 AM
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@scarface:How do you type french w/o any errors?
It's just a question of habit.
The article in French was a copied/pasted of a report found in a newspaper. Generally speaking, French is a complex language and it's particularly difficult to master the accents and the gender/number agreements. In English as well as French, a letter s is added in the plural (une orange, des oranges), but there are many exceptions (un cheval, des chevaux)
The spelling checker can distinguish misspelled words, but not the grammar errors.

We have seen that eating eggs regularly was dangerous. Vasudev did not precise it, but of course we assumed he was talking about chicken eggs and not about lumpfish roe (the word "oeufs" is used in both cases in French)
(https://i.ibb.co/MD1vKVz/poule.jpg)
(http://www.dompetroff.fr/blog/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/140304-pack-lompe-ld.jpg)
While egg yolks and liver contain large amounts of cholesterol, many foods like fruit, vegetables, and fish are quite low in cholesterol.
of course, only chicken eggs btw i also eat fish and green leafy veggies.
Title: Re: What kind of meat it is
Post by: humbert on November 07, 2015, 01:44 PM
At my place, people eat beaf, according to holy scriptures, cow shouldn't be killed because its seen as a  deity.
Its Unhealthly I know, but when you walk around 1-2km everyday you need that quantity.

Then it is that the bovine specie that is slaughtered for food is not the same than the one that walks around in the street, and scriptures identify that specie as the diety?

Walking 1-2 km a day is not very much. I walk 3-4 km every morning for exercise, not to mention my movements the rest of the day.

Title: Re: What kind of meat it is
Post by: Vasudev on November 08, 2015, 10:04 AM
At my place, people eat beaf, according to holy scriptures, cow shouldn't be killed because its seen as a  deity.
Its Unhealthly I know, but when you walk around 1-2km everyday you need that quantity.

Then it is that the bovine specie that is slaughtered for food is not the same than the one that walks around in the street, and scriptures identify that specie as the diety?

Walking 1-2 km a day is not very much. I walk 3-4 km every morning for exercise, not to mention my movements the rest of the day.
Its very difficult to distinguish between those meats, sometime it could be a cow or an ox. I never tasted a beef but my relative at my place love 'em.
I know, and you need to listen to lectures too, which is tiring. It is just an approx. calculation given by my phone which tracks these things.
Title: Re: What kind of meat it is
Post by: scarface on June 11, 2016, 03:38 PM
In this topic, we have seen that Vasudev eat eggs, and probably everyone on this forum does. Well, except me. Not only because the yolk of eggs contains cholesterol. It's also because in France most eggs come from intensive farming, they are not very good, and the documentaries showing the life conditions of chickens in the factory farming are rather explicit.
Here is a video showing a factory farming of 200 000 chickens in the Ain department, between Lyon and Geneva. This video sparked outrage and the factory was shut down. Before that, the eggs of the 200 000 chickens crammed into the cages were sold in supermarkets: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6AJfhZDjrzc
As far as Vasudev is concerned, I assume Indians are eating good eggs. I imagine some chickens and sheep chirping and bleating in his house, between his computer and the laying nest. A perfect household.
Title: Re: What kind of meat it is
Post by: humbert on June 14, 2016, 11:49 AM
I also hold out hope that some day the enslavement of non-human animals will end forever. Sadly there's a problem with this -- the simple fact that the human digestive system is basically the digestive system of a carnivore, not a herbivore. Getting all the necessary protein from plant-based products alone is difficult if not impossible. Since we are not equipped with multi-chambered rumin stomachs, digesting the majority of plant-based products is impossible.

For many years I've proposed that humans begin eating insects. They're packed with protein, easy to raise, and represent a virtually inexhaustible food source. Many species can be cooked and prepared in such a way as to really taste good. For example, in the Colombian department of Santander (see map), there is a specie of ant they fry and add salt. During my visits to that region I've eaten bags and bags of fried ants, and they're delicious! On this planet, almost 75% of all animals are insects. The untapped potential is vast!
Title: Re: What kind of meat it is
Post by: scarface on March 19, 2019, 02:29 PM
Tonight, I’m going to hold a conference about a particular type of food.

You have to look carefully at the picture below and answer the following question: What kind of food is it ?

(https://i.ibb.co/4NFKH4X/20190307-005946.jpg)

I can send one lump to Maher if he wants. But Since the first image of the topic was showing a donkey saucisson, he must be thinking that it is an expired donkey saucisson. It doesn't really look good. What if I wanted to poison him?

Therefore, knowing what kind of food it is becomes an existential question. I assume that Vasudev and usmangujjar are currently reading Kant’s books to find the answer.
So I’m going to give you one clue: when we go to Palestine with humbert, shadow.97, aa1234479 and Vasudev, we’ll problably make that kind of food.
I already imagine humbert and Maher breeding the goats,  aa1234779 and Vasudev making the final product. You'll have the answer later.
Title: Re: What kind of meat it is
Post by: Shadow.97 on March 20, 2019, 01:05 AM
Tonight, I’m going to hold a conference about a particular type of food.

You have to look carefully at the picture below and answer the following question: What kind of food is it ?

(https://i.ibb.co/4NFKH4X/20190307-005946.jpg)

I can send one lump to Maher if he wants. But Since the first image of the topic was showing a donkey saucisson, he must be thinking that it is an expired donkey saucisson. It doesn't really look good. What if I wanted to poison him?

Therefore, knowing what kind of food it is becomes an existential question. I assume that Vasudev and usmangujjar are currently reading Kant’s books to find the answer.
So I’m going to give you one clue: when we go to Palestine with humbert, shadow.97, aa1234479 and Vasudev, we’ll problably make that kind of food.
I already imagine humbert and Maher breeding the goats,  aa1234779 and Vasudev making the final product. You'll have the answer later.

My guess is either:
Goat cheese.
Or squid?
Title: Re: What kind of meat it is
Post by: scarface on March 20, 2019, 05:16 AM
My guess is either:
Goat cheese.
Or squid?
I guess you figured it out. it is goat cheese. It was a hard question but it seems cheese holds no secret for you.
But I'm a biz puzzled by the second answer. This quality cheese doesnt look viscous, and I hope you meant no blasphemy.
Title: Re: What kind of meat it is
Post by: scarface on March 22, 2019, 07:16 AM
Since shadow.97 talked about squid, I'll hold a conference titled "how to cook squid" during the week end.
Title: Re: What kind of meat it is
Post by: aa1234779 on March 23, 2019, 09:32 PM
This is the most popular way of cooking rice in Arabia

(https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSwphBKT3l-5OGEAfS9phfT5K977pin4uafHZT9HG09Go-itAHuTg)

It's called Kabsah

I wish I could invite you guys & gals one day to eat with me this delicious dish.

My challenge: What kind of meat is it?
Title: Re: What kind of meat it is
Post by: Shadow.97 on March 23, 2019, 09:43 PM
This is the most popular way of cooking rice in Arabia

(https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSwphBKT3l-5OGEAfS9phfT5K977pin4uafHZT9HG09Go-itAHuTg)

It's called Kabsah

I wish I could invite you guys & gals one day to eat with me this delicious dish.

My challenge: What kind of meat is it?
Chicken?
Title: Re: What kind of meat it is
Post by: aa1234779 on March 23, 2019, 10:23 PM
not even close  :D
Title: Re: What kind of meat it is
Post by: Vasudev on March 24, 2019, 01:35 AM
not even close  :D
Mutton or lamb, correct? Rice is cooked with chicken stock, I ate it few weeks ago!
Title: Re: What kind of meat it is
Post by: scarface on March 24, 2019, 04:33 AM
It's called Kabsah

I wish I could invite you guys & gals one day to eat with me this delicious dish.

My challenge: What kind of meat is it?

It doesn’t look like Poultry meat indeed. (My favorite meat is duck breast).
And it’s a bit too redish to be pork. I’m pretty sure you don’t eat that kind of meat anyway.
Therefore, I would say it’s veal with rice. Now what kind of part is it? It doesn’t look like grilled veal liver seasoned with parsley, instead, it looks like spring veal sauté, the one that combines small chunks of veal with spring onions in a white-wine sauce with just a dash of cream.

Title: Re: What kind of meat it is
Post by: aa1234779 on March 24, 2019, 04:48 AM
Nope. Unfortunately, you are all wrong.

I won't keep you guessing.

(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170503/cd6872400b283303c2eb297377122086.jpg)

It's these beautiful special creatures.

Camels provide lean, tasty, and healthy meat.

(https://modo3.com/thumbs/fit630x300/145435/1479664500/%D9%85%D8%A7_%D9%81%D8%A7%D8%A6%D8%AF%D8%A9_%D8%AD%D9%84%D9%8A%D8%A8_%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%A5%D8%A8%D9%84.jpg)

Also, female camel milk is amazing.
I used to get 2 liters free every few days, fresh and unpasteurized.
What might surprise you is not just the unique sweet/salty taste, but the somnolence that takes over you & makes you just want to sleep.
From my experience, if you ever want to try camel milk, find a female that had only given birth once, trust me.
Title: Re: What kind of meat it is
Post by: Shadow.97 on March 24, 2019, 02:04 PM
Nope. Unfortunately, you are all wrong.

I won't keep you guessing.

(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170503/cd6872400b283303c2eb297377122086.jpg)

It's these beautiful special creatures.

Camels provide lean, tasty, and healthy meat.

(https://modo3.com/thumbs/fit630x300/145435/1479664500/%D9%85%D8%A7_%D9%81%D8%A7%D8%A6%D8%AF%D8%A9_%D8%AD%D9%84%D9%8A%D8%A8_%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%A5%D8%A8%D9%84.jpg)

Also, female camel milk is amazing.
I used to get 2 liters free every few days, fresh and unpasteurized.
What might surprise you is not just the unique sweet/salty taste, but the somnolence that takes over you & makes you just want to sleep.
From my experience, if you ever want to try camel milk, find a female that had only given birth once, trust me.

I do believe you on the last row 'From my experience, if you ever want to try camel milk, find a female that had only given birth once, trust me.'
It's the same with Cow.

I was given twice in my life a certain dish that is made from the first Cow milk that was produced after the cow had only given birth once.
It's one of the best things I can remember, in terms of food.
Title: Re: What kind of meat it is
Post by: Vasudev on March 25, 2019, 01:42 AM
Nope. Unfortunately, you are all wrong.

I won't keep you guessing.

(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170503/cd6872400b283303c2eb297377122086.jpg)

It's these beautiful special creatures.

Camels provide lean, tasty, and healthy meat.

(https://modo3.com/thumbs/fit630x300/145435/1479664500/%D9%85%D8%A7_%D9%81%D8%A7%D8%A6%D8%AF%D8%A9_%D8%AD%D9%84%D9%8A%D8%A8_%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%A5%D8%A8%D9%84.jpg)

Also, female camel milk is amazing.
I used to get 2 liters free every few days, fresh and unpasteurized.
What might surprise you is not just the unique sweet/salty taste, but the somnolence that takes over you & makes you just want to sleep.
From my experience, if you ever want to try camel milk, find a female that had only given birth once, trust me.
I heard Camel meat is tasty and I always thought it was only for rich arabs who buy them for special occasions.
Can I ask you something? Can a male camel give milk when you specifically said female camel milk? I think only females can secrete milk because of their.. .. you know what I'm saying. I don't want to offend females. I lose my mind when I speak about science and often people around me look offended or throw up when I talk about Biology and personal stuffs related to mammalian species.
Title: Re: What kind of meat it is
Post by: scarface on March 25, 2019, 12:40 PM
Well, concerning the dromedary meat, I would not have thought of that.
But I guess that Arabian camels are valuable for the Bedouins of the desert. They must use them to reach Makkah. They might not eat such meat every day.

I have a technical question concerning the movie "when pigs have wings"for the scholars who are speaking Arabic fluently.
In Arabic, the usual word for pork is "halouf". But I noticed that the main character is using the word "hinzir". Is this a common word? Do they have the same meaning?
In French the word "porc" is generally used for the meat while "cochon" is used as the generic term for the pig.
Title: Re: What kind of meat it is
Post by: aa1234779 on March 26, 2019, 05:32 PM
I heard Camel meat is tasty and I always thought it was only for rich arabs who buy them for special occasions.
Can I ask you something? Can a male camel give milk when you specifically said female camel milk? I think only females can secrete milk because of their.. .. you know what I'm saying. I don't want to offend females. I lose my mind when I speak about science and often people around me look offended or throw up when I talk about Biology and personal stuffs related to mammalian species.

Camel meat is surely great tasting. It costs around 45-50 riyals.. around 13$ a kilo.
As to male Camels, no they don't give milk.  ;D
That's exactly the reason I said female Camel milk..
The word Camel refers to a male (Jamal).. The female in Arabic is called a Nagah.
If an Arab says Camel milk, people usually laugh at him/her for the obvious and gross unintended pun. ;D
Title: Re: What kind of meat it is
Post by: aa1234779 on March 26, 2019, 06:02 PM
I have a technical question concerning the movie "when pigs have wings"for the scholars who are speaking Arabic fluently.
In Arabic, the usual word for pork is "halouf". But I noticed that the main character is using the word "hinzir". Is this a common word? Do they have the same meaning?
In French the word "porc" is generally used for the meat while "cochon" is used as the generic term for the pig.

Khinzeer is the true Arabic word for pig or swine. Khanazeer is the plural. Halouf is modern slang.
It's in the Quran:
Say, "I do not find within that which was revealed to me [anything] forbidden to one who would eat it unless it be a dead animal or blood spilled out or the flesh of swine - for indeed, it is impure - or it be [that slaughtered in] disobedience, dedicated to other than Allah . But whoever is forced [by necessity], neither desiring [it] nor transgressing [its limit], then indeed, your Lord is Forgiving and Merciful."
6:125

The prophet (peace be upon him) also spoke of it:
"The son of Mary will soon descend among you and will judge justly: he will break the cross and kill the pig"
(Narrated by Al-Bukhari)

As to "When Pigs Fly"
I always had kids in the states telling me "Do pigs fly in Saudi Arabia"
Arabs have a similar metaphor referring to the impossible
The say "When cows come to Hajj on their horns" :)
Title: Re: What kind of meat it is
Post by: scarface on March 26, 2019, 07:00 PM
Khinzeer is the true Arabic word for pig or swine. Khanazeer is the plural. Halouf is modern slang.
It's in the Quran:
Say, "I do not find within that which was revealed to me [anything] forbidden to one who would eat it unless it be a dead animal or blood spilled out or the flesh of swine - for indeed, it is impure - or it be [that slaughtered in] disobedience, dedicated to other than Allah . But whoever is forced [by necessity], neither desiring [it] nor transgressing [its limit], then indeed, your Lord is Forgiving and Merciful."
6:125
Thanks for these explanations. Thanks to you I'll be able to speak Arabic pretty soon.

The prophet (peace be upon him) also spoke of it:
"The son of Mary will soon descend among you and will judge justly: he will break the cross and kill the pig"
(Narrated by Al-Bukhari)
I knew that he walked on water and rose from the dead, but I didn't know he killed a pig. This event might not be present in the bible. But maybe it's not a miracle.
I don't know who this Al-Bukhari is, but I remember I heard this name in a debate about Islam: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N1BsWcrju1E
Apparently Karim al Hanafi got himself in a tough situation confronting a specialist like Odon Lafontaine, who wrote a book about Islam.
It's in French, but you might understand it more than I did.
Note that a certain Majid was afraid to debate with Karim: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_dSj8Dio4U
However, feel free to contact Karim, I like watching interesting debates. If you are swearing in Arabic, I might be able to understand, otherwise English subtitles will be needed.
Note that I don't know if Karim Al Hanifi speaks Arabic since he's a convert to Islam but I guess that aa1234779 knows Islam so well that it's preferable if you don't understand each other.
Title: Re: What kind of meat it is
Post by: aa1234779 on March 27, 2019, 12:03 AM
I'm not a specialist in debates even though I know my religion to a certain degree, the Quran & the sayings of Muhammad (peace be upon him) which are narrated in books such as that compiled by Al-Bukhari which is the most correct book after the Quran.
Then comes the book compiled by Imam Muslim, then 4 other books which vary in correctness.
Many scholars have figured out the correctness of many Hadiths (sayings) through studying the life of thousands of narrators.
It's something I like to describe as spontaneous 'Intelligence work' in the first 3 centuries after the Prophet.
Coming back to debates.
I saw a minute of the video.
The Muslim guy's body language says he's very nervous.
Unfortunately, my knowledge of French is very bad.
I took 2 French courses in the University in order to graduate in an English bachelors degree.
Good for me, it was a summer semester and I was one of two students in that class.
I befriended the professor who was also the head of the European languages section.
I barely passed with a 65 & a 60.
Title: Re: What kind of meat it is
Post by: scarface on March 27, 2019, 04:32 PM
Actually, I'm going to explain the main thesis of Olaf about Islam, which is quite interesting. Of course, it subject of disagreement.

Very intrigued by Islam, Olaf (a nickname) sought to know it. During his reading of the Qur'an, the biography of Muhammad (Ibn Hicham's sira), the discovery of Islamic discourse and discussions with Muslims, he could not prevent the rise of a feeling of unease and misunderstanding of this religion as he discovered what was for him contradictions. To try to explain them, he wanted to learn more about the historical origins of Islam.

Thus he discovered the work of Father Edouard-Marie Gallez, Doctor of Theology and History of Religions, and met him. His thesis, titled The Messiah and His Prophet and our Exchanges made him discover a lot of exciting historical research. Like everyone else, Olaf had learnt Muslim history at school, the story of a desert prophet who transformed the world through the revelation of the Qur'an. The reading of "Al-sīra", the Islamic biography of Muhammad, had already relativized this soft version of a preacher of peace. But this research has transformed his vision of Islam, revealing him a different story than the ambient discourse wants to make believe: Islam is not the result of a divine revelation - or the mere preaching of Muhammad - but that of a very long and very complex process of rewriting history, rooted in some of the denatured Jewish and Christian ideas that prevailed in late-6th-century Syria (what scholars call "the Late Antiquity"), a process manipulated by the first Muslim rulers to satisfy their aims of political domination.

This discovery remained to this day almost unknown to the public. The fault probably lies in the complexity of the subject and its very sensitive nature, which has confined it to narrow circles of research. How then to make it accessible to the greatest number? This is what Olaf hopes to contribute with the Great Secret of Islam, fruit of a long personal work and his collaboration with Edouard-Marie Gallez. This little book presents itself as a historical perspective and a development of the main results achieved by this researcher, based on the work of the impressive cohort of researchers on which it is based.
Title: Re: What kind of meat it is
Post by: scarface on March 28, 2019, 02:52 PM
Note that the recipe of the squid and beans with shallot and white wine sauce will take place during the week end.
First photo here:
(https://i.ibb.co/g9K8sJs/20190328-204012.jpg)
Title: Re: What kind of meat it is
Post by: scarface on April 06, 2019, 08:35 AM
Today, I'm going to disclose the recipe of the gratin dauphinois with pure pork saucisson in a white wine sauce.


In a large nonstick pan, heat butter over medium heat with white wine. Add potatoes and shallot; cook and stir 20 minutes.
(https://i.ibb.co/PrCRzJp/20190406-124136.jpg)

If there is no more wine, don’t hesitate to put more in.
(https://i.ibb.co/hsRWGN6/20190406-130217.jpg)

When it’s ready add grated gruyere cheese on the sauteed potatoes, and arrange the slices of saucisson. The pure pork saucisson must be French, if you see EU on the package without other indication, it means that it’s probably old pork meat coming from Poland or Bulgaria. If you don’t like saucisson, you can put some Italian coppa or some high quality lomo embuchado from Spain (which is cured pork tenderloin left whole and virtually untouched in the curing process).
(https://i.ibb.co/FVDFr69/20190406-133329.jpg)


Note that if you want this recipe to become a bit more Islamic, you can replace the pork meat with the camel meat of aa1234779.
Title: Re: What kind of meat it is
Post by: scarface on April 11, 2019, 11:15 AM
I see that panzer24 is on the forum. I was thinking about him since I'm going to disclose the recipe of the couscous.
I was thinking he was English or Swedish because he speaks English very well, but maybe it's a cliché since he told us he was from Tunisia.
Title: Re: What kind of meat it is
Post by: humbert on April 12, 2019, 09:44 PM
Today, I'm going to disclose the recipe of the gratin dauphinois with pure pork saucisson in a white wine sauce.

That small gas stove you have. How does it ignite the gas? Do you have to use a match, or does it have some sort of pilot like a water heater?


Title: Re: What kind of meat it is
Post by: scarface on April 13, 2019, 05:41 AM
Quote from: humbert link=topic=3197.msg30230#msg30230
That small gas stove you have. How does it ignite the gas? Do you have to use a match, or does it have some sort of pilot like a water heater?
Actually, it does not require matches, it's an auto-ignition gas stove, an electronic lighter is integrated in the burner setup.
Title: Re: What kind of meat it is
Post by: scarface on April 13, 2019, 05:44 AM
Tonight, I’m going to disclose the recipe of the couscous. Panzer24 and aa1234779 probably know it already. But cooking a good couscous is a task that shoud not be taken lightly.

Couscous is a North African dish made from tiny steamed balls of semolina flour. Though we think of it and cook it as a grain, couscous is actually a type of pasta.
First and foremost, bring the cooking liquid to a boil in a medium pot. Add a drizzle of olive oil, a pad of butter, and a little salt. Then add the couscous.
(https://i.ibb.co/DYj48ww/20190411-204754.jpg)

Take the pan off the heat, cover, and let the couscous steam for 5 minutes.
When you lift the lid, the grains will appear flat in an even layer. Use a fork to fluff it up and break up the clumps for light and fluffy couscous.
(https://i.ibb.co/QYtLLDS/20190411-205342.jpg)

Now heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil to pan. Pour the side dish into the skillet; cook a few minutes or until done.
(https://i.ibb.co/c2wNNPW/20190411-205914.jpg)

When it’s over, you can also pour some lemon juice on the couscous. Then you can mix the side dish with it.

(https://i.ibb.co/hK8r1qS/boulaouane.jpg)
For the wine, I recommend a Boulaouane bottle, a red wine from Morocco. Morocco is considered to have the best natural potential for producing quality wines, due to its high mountains and cooling influence of the Atlantic, as these factors offset the risk of having too hot vineyards.
Title: Re: What kind of meat it is
Post by: humbert on April 14, 2019, 10:15 PM
Seems like an awful lot of food for just you. Are you living alone or do you have a visitor?
Title: Re: What kind of meat it is
Post by: scarface on April 15, 2019, 06:22 AM
Seems like an awful lot of food for just you. Are you living alone or do you have a visitor?
It's a good question indeed. As far as this dish is concerned, I ate it alone. Maher and aa1234779 were not here. Had it not been for the forum, I would not have prepared this enormous meal. Note that I don't eat usually much at noon.
today: http://imgur.com/a/MNQhQY3
In my opinion this couscous is a dietary meal, enhanced by quality wine, and it's probably healthier than a mcdonald.
Title: Re: What kind of meat it is
Post by: scarface on April 15, 2019, 12:40 PM
in terms of calories, we must recognize that humbert is right, it's not healthy to eat a big couscous every day. At least not that big. If I did that, I would end up like monsieur gorilla.
I calculated that the couscous above contained roughly 1100 calories. But for somebody who is playing a sport, it's just half of the daily caloric needs.
Now let's see the calories in the mcdonald's "burgers".

The small hamburger
(https://img.static-rmg.be/a/view/q75/w/h450/1683588/hamburger-254-kcal.png)
254 Calories.

The Filet-o-fish
(https://img.static-rmg.be/a/view/q75/w/h450/1683584/filet-o-fish-333-kcal.png)
333 Calories

The Maestro glorious giorgio
(https://img.static-rmg.be/a/view/q75/w/h450/1956676/giorgio-png.png)
762 Calories

Well, I'm not sure that you can find the small burger in the USA. But now if you take a supersize menu, things are different:
First, the drink. A Supersize Coke comes in a 42-ounce cup (1.25 liter!) and, according to McDonald's, is supposed to contain 410 calories.
Now for the french fries: The Supersize serving, according to McDonald's' own guidelines, is supposed to be 7 ounces and contain 610 calories and 29 grams of fat -- or about half of your daily recommended fat intake. The "large" is less than 1 ounce smaller -- 6.2 ounces -- and contains 540 calories and 26 grams of fat.
Now for the burger: What about the Double Quarter Pounder with cheese, which contains 770 calories and 47 grams of fat? Or the Spanish Omelette Bagel, which has 710 calories and 40 grams of fat?
If we are totalling the number of calories, the menu is reaching 410+610+770=1790 calories. I guess that humbert or aa1234779 are not eating mcdonald's supersize menu every day. They would be at the Pere Lachaise otherwise.
Title: Re: What kind of meat it is
Post by: scarface on April 16, 2019, 06:41 AM
Today, I'm eating a "petite tourte chèvre courgette". I wanted to reassure humbert since he was afraid I might be eating too much.
http://imgur.com/a/SnAMRKe
Title: Re: What kind of meat it is
Post by: humbert on April 16, 2019, 10:20 PM
Today, I'm eating a "petite tourte chèvre courgette". I wanted to reassure humbert since he was afraid I might be eating too
much.

The food you showed in the picture appeared to be quite a lot. Maybe you weren't planning to eat part of it and put the rest in the refrigerator to eat it later. Maybe you had a sexy babe visiting you and you were planning to eat her first, and then share the meal. ;)

Oh, and before I forget, remember that there are calories in and calories out. You might eat a lot (in), but a the same time you might do quite a bit of walking or other physical activity (out). If everything is more or less balanced, you're in business.
Title: Re: What kind of meat it is
Post by: scarface on April 27, 2019, 06:13 AM
Today, I bought an excellent cheese, called "Saint Felicien". aa1234779 and shadows may have never seen such a cheese.

Saint-Félicien is a cow's milk cheese produced in the Rhône-Alpes region of France. In France, it is designated a dauphinois cheese, referring to the former French province Dauphiné where it originated. It is a close cousin of another dauphinois cheese, Saint-Marcellin, and bears a similar texture and taste, though it can be almost twice as large in diameter.

(https://i.ibb.co/Cz3LCss/20190427-130223.jpg)
Title: Re: What kind of meat it is
Post by: Shadow.97 on April 28, 2019, 01:27 AM
Today, I bought an excellent cheese, called "Saint Felicien". aa1234779 and shadows may have never seen such a cheese.

Saint-Félicien is a cow's milk cheese produced in the Rhône-Alpes region of France. In France, it is designated a dauphinois cheese, referring to the former French province Dauphiné where it originated. It is a close cousin of another dauphinois cheese, Saint-Marcellin, and bears a similar texture and taste, though it can be almost twice as large in diameter.

(https://i.ibb.co/Cz3LCss/20190427-130223.jpg)
Sounds interesting, what's the KG price(€) for such?

Title: Re: What kind of meat it is
Post by: scarface on April 28, 2019, 08:42 AM
Sounds interesting, what's the KG price(€) for such?
Well, I paid 5€ for this one. It amounts to 28€ per kilo. It's quite expensive but it's a good cheese. A piece of Emmental would be cheaper.
(https://d3rrv21q7fx9b0.cloudfront.net/m/41490fa12e5823da/LA02_768x400-LA02_Mystere_trous_fromage_large.jpg)

Actually in France there are many cheeses from cows, goats and sheep. Note that I've never seen pig cheese.
Title: Re: What kind of meat it is
Post by: scarface on April 28, 2019, 01:03 PM
Maybe some of you know what type of food it is.
(https://i.ibb.co/D8JNFxS/20190428-154124.jpg)

It's not a mcdonald. It's a fruit in the Cucurbitaceae family called melon. It's good for the health and I encourage you to buy melons if you can.
Title: Re: What kind of meat it is
Post by: scarface on April 29, 2019, 07:26 AM
shadow.97 must be wondering where I bought this wonderful melon. Actually, there is a great farmer's market on Sundays in St Etienne, at place Bellevue. It was pretty cheap: only 1 € vs 2.5 or 3 € in a supermarket.
Title: Re: What kind of meat it is
Post by: scarface on May 12, 2019, 06:02 AM
Today, I bought an outstanding cheese at the local market of Saint Etienne.
Here is a photo:
(https://i.ibb.co/LC17d3G/20190512-124344.jpg)

You must be wondering what kind of cheese it is. Is it a wheel of Picodon? Is it a lump of Emmental? Is it a slice of Saint Nectaire? Is it a slice of Cantal? Is it a hunk of mouldy Roquefort cheese?
For Maher or shadow.97, I guess this is a difficult question. I'm going to give you a clue: This cheese was produced in the Auvergne region of central France. Maybe you can find its name on this map:
(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/bd/Principales_AOC_France.jpg)
Title: Re: What kind of meat it is
Post by: scarface on May 19, 2019, 11:48 AM
In the previous message, the answer was: a slice of Cantal. I'm sure that humbert and panzer24 already knew it.

Yesterday, I went to a restaurant with some friends. The restaurant is called La raclette and located in Saint Etienne.
The South of Saint Etienne is pretty poor, and that's probably why you can find some excellent - and cheap- restaurants. La Raclette is one of them. For 15€ I had a Savoyarde salad, and a Savoyard rapée (made of dried grison beef meat on a bed of potatoes, with cheese fondue). aa1234779 is now realizing that it's not needed to be in Paris - with people whose ankles are getting thick - to get a very good meal.

The restauant La Raclette.
(https://i.ibb.co/gm81bSz/20190518-193430.jpg)

There are poor people in the streets in here. The man in the crosswalk asked me some money a few minutes ago.
(https://i.ibb.co/3FpPWGk/20190518-193612.jpg)

(https://i.ibb.co/j8mJbnz/20190518-192939.jpg)

(https://i.ibb.co/qJj4NGL/20190518-201405.jpg)

(https://i.ibb.co/92pCxdY/20190518-194316.jpg)


Title: Re: What kind of meat it is
Post by: Vasudev on May 20, 2019, 12:12 PM
In the previous message, the answer was: a slice of Cantal. I'm sure that humbert and panzer24 already knew it.

Yesterday, I went to a restaurant with some friends. The restaurant is called La raclette and located in Saint Etienne.
The South of Saint Etienne is pretty poor, and that's probably why you can find some excellent - and cheap- restaurants. La Raclette is one of them. For  I had a Savoyarde salad, and a Savoyard rapée (made of dried grison beef meat on a bed of potatoes, with cheese fondue). aa1234779 is now realizing that it's not needed to be in Paris - with people whose ankles are getting thick - to get a very good meal.

The restauant La Raclette.
(https://i.ibb.co/gm81bSz/20190518-193430.jpg)

There are poor people in the streets in here. The man in the crosswalk asked me some money a few minutes ago.
(https://i.ibb.co/3FpPWGk/20190518-193612.jpg)

(https://i.ibb.co/j8mJbnz/20190518-192939.jpg)

(https://i.ibb.co/qJj4NGL/20190518-201405.jpg)

(https://i.ibb.co/92pCxdY/20190518-194316.jpg)
The scenery is good with less pollution and lush greenery. The food on the table is very good too. 15 Euros with that sumptuous feast  with friends is a rare sight.
Title: Re: What kind of meat it is
Post by: scarface on May 20, 2019, 03:52 PM
The scenery is good with less pollution and lush greenery. The food on the table is very good too. 15 Euros with that sumptuous feast with friends is a rare sight.

You're so damn right.

(https://i.ibb.co/7v5Cg2F/horse.jpg)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wTP2RUD_cL0

Note that the repack for Wolfenstein is complete. 31.3 Gb. I'm still trying to optimize its size. It will be available soon. As for Layers of Fear 2, it will be available when it is released.
Title: Re: What kind of meat it is
Post by: aa1234779 on May 20, 2019, 07:28 PM
aa1234779 is now realizing that it's not needed to be in Paris - with people whose ankles are getting thick - to get a very good meal.

The place looks really nice.
I wouldn't want to be any place nowadays where there isn't enough food just to keep me living.
Saint Etienne  would probably be better than Paris.
A place where there are plenty of farms is much better.

@scarface I PMed you asking for a link for Windows 10 activator.
Your help is always appreciated.
Title: Re: What kind of meat it is
Post by: scarface on May 25, 2019, 01:22 PM
Well, tonight you will have to be perspicacious, once again, to figure out what is on the photo.
(https://i.ibb.co/DWcCpF6/20190525-200936.jpg)

Maybe you already know what type of food it is.
Since I'm not very hungry, the dinner will consist of a lump of cheese (some roquefort) with some bred, some white wine, and a fruit salad.
Title: Re: What kind of meat it is
Post by: scarface on May 28, 2019, 02:11 PM
Here is a photo of my meal tonight.

A good melon. A piece of brown bread with a lump of emmental. And an excellent cake made of chocolate and Vanilla, bought at the pastry shop Crestey of La Métare. A Czech beer is also on the menu.
(https://i.ibb.co/QkQCWy1/20190528-210233.jpg)


Is it a dietary meal? I don't know. I'm waiting for the feedback of the detractors of the forum.



Note that the repack of Layers of fear 2 will be made tomorrow.
(https://i.ibb.co/stMByjQ/baboon.jpg)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-zSkyHIQEZA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JSG2qHBm7WM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-apD1rZTUv0
Title: Re: What kind of meat it is
Post by: scarface on May 29, 2019, 03:32 PM
Tonight, I'm presenting another wonderful dish.

You can see on the photo an excellent couscous, with an Arabic piece of pastry for dessert. A Beer "Elephant" is also on the menu.
(https://i.ibb.co/yNjVQ29/20190529-220725.jpg)
Title: Re: What kind of meat it is
Post by: scarface on June 01, 2019, 08:18 AM
Today, I'm going to present another dish that is a must.
The vegetarian pizza.

Foodies looking for the perfect combo of veggie pizza toppings will not be disappointed in this one. I made it with cheese, roasted peppers, marinated artichokes, grilled vegetables and cherry tomatoes.
You can also see a pig-shaped pastry made with almond paste. I bought it because it reminded me of Sammy the pig.
(https://i.ibb.co/XJZX86T/20190531-202359.jpg)

(https://i.ibb.co/3cfyZ0G/pig.jpg)
Title: Re: What kind of meat it is
Post by: Vasudev on June 06, 2019, 04:30 AM
Today, I'm going to present another dish that is a must.
The vegetarian pizza.

Foodies looking for the perfect combo of veggie pizza toppings will not be disappointed in this one. I made it with cheese, roasted peppers, marinated artichokes, grilled vegetables and cherry tomatoes.
You can also see a pig-shaped pastry made with almond paste. I bought it because it reminded me of Sammy the pig.
(https://i.ibb.co/XJZX86T/20190531-202359.jpg)

(https://i.ibb.co/3cfyZ0G/pig.jpg)
Did you make the base yourself? Minimalistic pizza that makes your hunger vanish!

Here is a photo of my meal tonight.

A good melon. A piece of brown bread with a lump of emmental. And an excellent cake made of chocolate and Vanilla, bought at the pastry shop Crestey of La Métare. A Czech beer is also on the menu.
(https://i.ibb.co/QkQCWy1/20190528-210233.jpg)


Is it a dietary meal? I don't know. I'm waiting for the feedback of the detractors of the forum.



Note that the repack of Layers of fear 2 will be made tomorrow.
(https://i.ibb.co/stMByjQ/baboon.jpg)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-zSkyHIQEZA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JSG2qHBm7WM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-apD1rZTUv0
Is it a French special bread or commonly available one? We've a similar White bread stuffed with sugar and salted butter. It tastes great during Tea time and if you have some Cottage Cheese based Indian curry or Green Peas one its very good especially the alternate sweet and salt taste is unique.
Title: Re: What kind of meat it is
Post by: scarface on June 06, 2019, 05:50 AM
Is it a French special bread or commonly available one? We've a similar White bread stuffed with sugar and salted butter. It tastes great during Tea time and if you have some Cottage Cheese based Indian curry or Green Peas one its very good especially the alternate sweet and salt taste is unique.
As far as the pizza is concerned, I did it, it wasn't a easy task.
For the bread, it's not a common baguette, but a piece of bread made with cereals:
The bread dough is a mixture of wheat and rye flour, hence its brown color. There are also some poppy, barley and flax seeds on the texture.
It's better.
Title: Re: What kind of meat it is
Post by: scarface on June 07, 2019, 06:17 AM
Since Vasudev was interested in the bread, I beefed up my answer in the previous message.
Title: Re: What kind of meat it is
Post by: scarface on June 07, 2019, 06:29 AM
Today, I'm going to present another dish.

Here you can see some good mushrooms and some pork meat, known as lomo embuchado. Lomo is the Spanish word for tenderloin. The Lomo embuchado is an air dried loin of pork. It's probably the finest pork meat that you can find.
(https://i.ibb.co/bJ42z9S/20190607-122439.jpg)
Title: Re: What kind of meat it is
Post by: scarface on July 05, 2019, 11:29 AM
Tonight, I'm going to present another cheese for the users of the forum.

The first photo was taken in a cheese dairy. The cheesemonger was pretty old, probably 70 or more.
(https://i.ibb.co/0j1Z748/20190704-125022.jpg)

The cheese that you can see on this photo is a Charolais. It was probably obvious for Vasudev or aa1234779.
Charolais is an appellation of French origin for a cheese made from goat's raw milk, with a natural rind. Originating from the Charolais and Brionnais hills, in Burgundy, this cheese is now produced in certain towns of Saone-et-Loire mainly, but also in the Allier, Loire and Rhône regions.
This appellation is protected in France since 2010 by a controlled label of origin (AOC).

(https://i.ibb.co/tqLrmqd/20190705-174948.jpg)
Title: Re: What kind of meat it is
Post by: Vasudev on July 06, 2019, 07:24 AM
Tonight, I'm going to present another cheese for the users of the forum.

The first photo was taken in a cheese dairy. The cheesemonger was pretty old, probably 70 or more.
(https://i.ibb.co/0j1Z748/20190704-125022.jpg)

The cheese that you can see on this photo is a Charolais. It was probably obvious for Vasudev or aa1234779.
Charolais is an appellation of French origin for a cheese made from goat's raw milk, with a natural rind. Originating from the Charolais and Brionnais hills, in Burgundy, this cheese is now produced in certain towns of Saone-et-Loire mainly, but also in the Allier, Loire and Rhône regions.
This appellation is protected in France since 2010 by a controlled label of origin (AOC).

(https://i.ibb.co/tqLrmqd/20190705-174948.jpg)
I don't know that different cheese exists. That name was new for me. Is it same as normal cheese sold in supermarkets?
Title: Re: What kind of meat it is
Post by: scarface on July 06, 2019, 07:59 AM
I don't know that different cheese exists. That name was new for me. Is it same as normal cheese sold in supermarkets?
Don't be ashamed Vasudev. Here you can see the best selection of artisanal cheeses of Saint Etienne. In India, In New York or in Paris they don't know that either.
This Charolais is an artisanal cheese, and it is sold in a cheese dairy, therefore it's more expensive than a lump of gruyere bought in a supermarket (9€ for this lump of Charolais). I don't know if you can find such a cheese in supermarkets, but you can find good products like the tomme de Savoie or the Roquefort.

Oddly enough I was eating the rest of this Charolais with a beer (it would have been better with some red wine) when you posted the message.

My dream would be to have a cheese dairy like that with maher, usman, humbert, shadow.97, aa1234779 and you.
(https://static.timesofisrael.com/www/uploads/2013/07/f130321ffss13-e1373958199617.jpg)
Title: Re: What kind of meat it is
Post by: scarface on July 14, 2019, 06:58 AM
Today is probably the most important day in the life of humbert, Vasudev, usmangujjar, aa1234779 and shadow.97 because they are going to discover a new food experience.

Look at the picture below.
(https://i.ibb.co/jJG4br0/20190714-131306.jpg)

aa1234779 must be wondering if it's a new kind of meat. Actually, it's a piece of cheese, called Emmental.

Emmental is a yellow, medium-hard Swiss cheese that originated in the area around Emmental, Canton Bern. It has a savory but mild taste.
This artisanal Emmental comes from Savoie. It is an unpasteurized, cows milk cheese, the oldest of the French Emmental's and has been produced in the Savoie region since the Middle Ages. Its long maturation in caves of varying temperatures process gives this hard cheese a nutty, sweet flavor.
Title: Re: What kind of meat it is
Post by: Vasudev on July 14, 2019, 08:49 AM
Today is probably the most important day in the life of humbert, Vasudev, usmangujjar, aa1234779 and shadow.97 because they are going to discover a new food experience.

Look at the picture below.
(https://i.ibb.co/jJG4br0/20190714-131306.jpg)

aa1234779 must be wondering if it's a new kind of meat. Actually, it's a piece of cheese, called Emmental.

Emmental is a yellow, medium-hard Swiss cheese that originated in the area around Emmental, Canton Bern. It has a savory but mild taste.
This artisanal Emmental comes from Savoie. It is an unpasteurized, cows milk cheese, the oldest of the French Emmental's and has been produced in the Savoie region since the Middle Ages. Its long maturation in caves of varying temperatures process gives this hard cheese a nutty, sweet flavor.
Looks tasty!!!!
BTW, I thought it was a scary face at first glance!!
Title: Re: What kind of meat it is
Post by: scarface on July 15, 2019, 03:27 PM
Tonight, I'm going to present another cheese.
Apparently the users of the forum recognized the Emmental. They have a good eye for prime quality food. But I did not think that Vasudev would be frightened by the piece of Emmental. Note that the holes are not due to rats, they are part of the fabrication process.

Now look at the picture below. What you see is exceptional indeed.
(https://i.ibb.co/vzFWBzV/20190715-184424.jpg)

Humbert and Maher probably know this kind of cheese, it's obvious.
For those who don't know what it is, let's analyze this piece of Cheese. This is a round cheese with a white rind. It's certainly not a lump of mouldy Roquefort.
This is a moist, soft, creamy, surface-ripened cow's milk cheese. It's not a piece of Picodon either, made of excellent goat's milk.
I'm sure that you have guessed what kind of cheese it is. It is a Camembert. This cheese was first made in the late 18th century in Normandy. This one is an industrial cheese, and in all likelihood, this cheese was not made of Norman cow's milk.
Title: Re: What kind of meat it is
Post by: scarface on July 22, 2019, 01:13 PM
Tonight, there is another riddle for the users of the forum.

Look at the picture below. What you see is exceptional indeed. It’s a lump of artisanal cow’s milk cheese. But what is it?
(https://i.ibb.co/BPxKvBr/20190722-124330.jpg)


Is it
-   A  piece of Charolais coming from Saone et Loire?
-   A wedge of Emmental of Savoie?
-   A piece of Fourme of Montbrison?
-   A slice of old Cantal?
With all the clues on the forum, it’s probably too easy for aa1234779, usmangujjar and humbert. I’m waiting for their answer. 
Title: Re: What kind of meat it is
Post by: scarface on July 27, 2019, 06:49 AM
There was a riddle in the previous message and nobody found the right answer.
Actually, it's a piece of Fourme of Montbrison. Fourme de Montbrison is a cow’s milk cheese with blue-veined paste and an orange rind. This cheese was formerly grouped with the Fourme d`Ambert registered designation of origin (AOC) established in 1972. In 2002, it was granted its own AOC. Fourme de Montbrison was also attributed a protected designation of origin (AOP) in 1996.
The various Fourme de Montbrison cheeses were traditionally made in “jasseries” (stone buildings with thatched roofs) which can still be seen today throughout the “Hautes Chaumes”, the mountainous pastures of Les Monts du Forez. In the summer season, the farmers’ wives and eldest daughters would climb up from the valley into the mountains with their cow herds. The mothers and daughters would milk the cows and make Fourme cheese to be matured throughout the summer. In the autumn these cheeses would be sold on the Montbrison market.

Today, Fourme de Montbrison is manufactured at more than 1968 ft. of altitude in the designation zone made up of thirty-three municipalities of Les Monts du Forez, twenty-eight of the Loire and five of Puy de Dôme.
It takes between 19 and 25 gallons of milk to make just one fourme.

Below, you can see half a whole fourme.
(https://i.ibb.co/BPkm0RV/Fourme.jpg)
Title: Re: What kind of meat it is
Post by: Vasudev on August 21, 2019, 11:38 AM
There was a riddle in the previous message and nobody found the right answer.
Actually, it's a piece of Fourme of Montbrison. Fourme de Montbrison is a cow’s milk cheese with blue-veined paste and an orange rind. This cheese was formerly grouped with the Fourme d`Ambert registered designation of origin (AOC) established in 1972. In 2002, it was granted its own AOC. Fourme de Montbrison was also attributed a protected designation of origin (AOP) in 1996.
The various Fourme de Montbrison cheeses were traditionally made in “jasseries” (stone buildings with thatched roofs) which can still be seen today throughout the “Hautes Chaumes”, the mountainous pastures of Les Monts du Forez. In the summer season, the farmers’ wives and eldest daughters would climb up from the valley into the mountains with their cow herds. The mothers and daughters would milk the cows and make Fourme cheese to be matured throughout the summer. In the autumn these cheeses would be sold on the Montbrison market.

Today, Fourme de Montbrison is manufactured at more than 1968 ft. of altitude in the designation zone made up of thirty-three municipalities of Les Monts du Forez, twenty-eight of the Loire and five of Puy de Dôme.
It takes between 19 and 25 gallons of milk to make just one fourme.

Below, you can see half a whole fourme.
(https://i.ibb.co/BPkm0RV/Fourme.jpg)
Hmm... Looks tasty. Is there anyway to know for sure you aren't swindled by shops selling cheese if I visit Paris?
French names are difficult to remember.
I'll be a fat pig in no time after having delicious varieties of Cheese!
Title: Re: What kind of meat it is
Post by: scarface on August 21, 2019, 05:42 PM
Hmm... Looks tasty. Is there anyway to know for sure you aren't swindled by shops selling cheese if I visit Paris?
French names are difficult to remember.
I'll be a fat pig in no time after having delicious varieties of Cheese!
A cheese crook? What does it mean? Instead of buying Roquefort, you are afraid you might end up with some boudin noir (blood sausage, often made with pig's blood and apples or onions as a filler)? Maher and aa1234779 will confirm that you will become a fat pig if you are eating tons of boudin every day !

some boudin:
(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51iLuQqrATL._SY355_.jpg)

Sammy explains he had gastric problems because of rotten cheese. it gave him a fishy breath too.
(https://i.ibb.co/JqtGGXC/pig.jpg)


Well, you don't need to come to France to buy good cheese. You can buy some here: https://www.fromages.com/en/cheese-shop/individual-cheeses
I recommend the Roquefort, the Tomme de Savoie, The Cantal (preferably old), The Saint Marcellin,
the Emmental, the Saint nectaire...
You can also try the Gouda with Cumin (it's the only one I don't like).


As for Paris, Well, if you are browsing the forum, maybe you don't need to come any longer. You will be able to save enough money to buy a lot of cheeses.
The problem with Paris is simple, there are too many tourists and you are always waiting. You are also spending a lot of time in public transport.
You would also notice that poverty is omnipresent. And the people are more relaxed in the countryside.


museum of Orsay: http://www.nomaher.com/forum/index.php?topic=2283.msg19884#msg19884
Le louvre: http://www.nomaher.com/forum/index.php?topic=2283.msg29319#msg29319
The halles, the Saint Eustache church. The Institute of the Arab world: http://www.nomaher.com/forum/index.php?topic=2283.msg29414#msg29414
Title: Re: What kind of meat (or cheese) is it?
Post by: Shadow.97 on August 21, 2019, 10:54 PM
When I lived in Sweden I wasnt a massive fan of cheese from the supermarkets.

The cheese over here is however much different. I'd say; a whole different world.
Even the 'cheap' cheese you get in grocery stores are tastier.
Regarding where I live now; I'm quite surprised Humbert, or Scarface hasnt looked up my ip. ::)

Not the best picture. It's from my phone after all.
(https://i.imgur.com/Ng1zuSq.jpg)

Regarding previous cheeses posted:
Emmental, Gouda and 1 more I forgot are very common cheeses.
Here the type I posted is also very common.

Im guessing the White "shell" cheese is Brie. One of my faves. We usually have it for Christmas, along with other kinds of blue cheese.

Title: Re: What kind of meat it is
Post by: Vasudev on August 22, 2019, 10:04 AM
Hmm... Looks tasty. Is there anyway to know for sure you aren't swindled by shops selling cheese if I visit Paris?
French names are difficult to remember.
I'll be a fat pig in no time after having delicious varieties of Cheese!
A cheese crook? What does it mean? Instead of buying Roquefort, you are afraid you might end up with some boudin noir (blood sausage, often made with pig's blood and apples or onions as a filler)? Maher and aa1234779 will confirm that you will become a fat pig if you are eating tons of boudin every day !

some boudin:
(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51iLuQqrATL._SY355_.jpg)

Sammy explains he had gastric problems because of rotten cheese. it gave him a fishy breath too.
(https://i.ibb.co/JqtGGXC/pig.jpg)


Well, you don't need to come to France to buy good cheese. You can buy some here: https://www.fromages.com/en/cheese-shop/individual-cheeses
I recommend the Roquefort, the Tomme de Savoie, The Cantal (preferably old), The Saint Marcellin,
the Emmental, the Saint nectaire...
You can also try the Gouda with Cumin (it's the only one I don't like).


As for Paris, Well, if you are browsing the forum, maybe you don't need to come any longer. You will be able to save enough money to buy a lot of cheeses.
The problem with Paris is simple, there are too many tourists and you are always waiting. You are also spending a lot of time in public transport.
You would also notice that poverty is omnipresent. And the people are more relaxed in the countryside.


museum of Orsay: http://www.nomaher.com/forum/index.php?topic=2283.msg19884#msg19884
Le louvre: http://www.nomaher.com/forum/index.php?topic=2283.msg29319#msg29319
The halles, the Saint Eustache church. The Institute of the Arab world: http://www.nomaher.com/forum/index.php?topic=2283.msg29414#msg29414
Yikes!!
The link for buying cheese online isn't working!
Title: Re: What kind of meat (or cheese) is it?
Post by: scarface on August 22, 2019, 01:46 PM
When I lived in Sweden I wasnt a massive fan of cheese from the supermarkets.
The cheese over here is however much different. I'd say; a whole different world.
Even the 'cheap' cheese you get in grocery stores are tastier.
Regarding where I live now; I'm quite surprised Humbert, or Scarface hasnt looked up my ip. ::)
We can't see your ip. Likewise, aa1234779 was afraid we might know he was in the Arabica Peninsula, but we didn't know it till he disclosed his position.
You would have noticed I moved too.


Not the best picture. It's from my phone after all.
(https://i.imgur.com/Ng1zuSq.jpg)

Regarding previous cheeses posted:
Emmental, Gouda and 1 more I forgot are very common cheeses.
Here the type I posted is also very common.

Im guessing the White "shell" cheese is Brie. One of my faves. We usually have it for Christmas, along with other kinds of blue cheese.
Actually, the round cheese is not a brie but a camembert. They look the same.
Both have bloomy rind and the size of the Camembert is usually smaller than the Brie. In terms of flavor, Camembert tastes like mushroom whereas the brie is more buttery and sweet.

Here is a photo of a brie. You can see that it's bigger than the camembert.
(https://i.ibb.co/9W42c3G/Brie-044-e1440351726584.jpg)


It seems your cheese is stuck to the wall. Isn't it?
Title: Re: What kind of meat (or cheese) is it?
Post by: scarface on August 22, 2019, 01:51 PM
Yikes!!
The link for buying cheese online isn't working!
Here it is working. Here is the phone number to order your Roquefort.
(https://i.ibb.co/Cz3Wryt/cheese.jpg)
Title: Re: What kind of meat (or cheese) is it?
Post by: scarface on August 25, 2019, 03:10 PM
Note that I added a photo of a brie in this message
http://www.nomaher.com/forum/index.php?topic=3197.msg34576#msg34576
Title: Re: What kind of meat (or cheese) is it?
Post by: Shadow.97 on August 29, 2019, 07:44 AM
When I lived in Sweden I wasnt a massive fan of cheese from the supermarkets.
The cheese over here is however much different. I'd say; a whole different world.
Even the 'cheap' cheese you get in grocery stores are tastier.
Regarding where I live now; I'm quite surprised Humbert, or Scarface hasnt looked up my ip. ::)
We can't see your ip. Likewise, aa1234779 was afraid we might know he was in the Arabica Peninsula, but we didn't know it till he disclosed his position.
You would have noticed I moved too.


Not the best picture. It's from my phone after all.
https://i.imgur.com/Ng1zuSq.jpg

Regarding previous cheeses posted:
Emmental, Gouda and 1 more I forgot are very common cheeses.
Here the type I posted is also very common.

Im guessing the White "shell" cheese is Brie. One of my faves. We usually have it for Christmas, along with other kinds of blue cheese.
Actually, the round cheese is not a brie but a camembert. They look the same.
Both have bloomy rind and the size of the Camembert is usually smaller than the Brie. In terms of flavor, Camembert tastes like mushroom whereas the brie is more buttery and sweet.

Here is a photo of a brie. You can see that it's bigger than the camembert.
https://i.ibb.co/9W42c3G/Brie-044-e1440351726584.jpg


It seems your cheese is stuck to the wall. Isn't it?

Red Cheddar by the way. Country, .IE domain :p

The reason I believed you'd notice the Ip, is that it says IP logged down on the bottom right on your own posts. It tells you that Moderators can view it.
Title: Re: What kind of meat (or cheese) is it?
Post by: scarface on August 30, 2019, 02:34 PM
Red Cheddar by the way. Country, .IE domain :p

The reason I believed you'd notice the Ip, is that it says IP logged down on the bottom right on your own posts. It tells you that Moderators can view it.
If I click on "logged" in your message I have the same window. Except for my own message, I can see my ip when I'm logged in. But it's not really useful. Currently you're offline. Maybe it would be different should you be online. I guess it does not matter.

As far as your cheese is concerned, I knew something was fishy. It's not a French cheese. If you want something with a strong taste, you should take some Picodon or some Reblochon.
Title: Re: What kind of meat (or cheese) is it?
Post by: scarface on August 30, 2019, 04:36 PM
For shadow.97, I'm going to reveal my whereabouts.
You know that I used to leave in Paris. To put it bluntly, I'm glad I got far away from that town. It is overcrowded and dirty.
In Saint Etienne, I was living 118 rue Crozet Boussingault in a big flat that overlooked a park. It was very calm. Most residents were old people.
Note that the shooting of the movie Noce blanche took place in the vicinity, in the college of the portail rouge.
It's available here: http://www.nomaher.com/forum/index.php?topic=1023.msg29652#msg29652
Saint Etienne is very popular. But that's also what makes it accessible to everyone. In the bars you can talk, that's not the case everywhere. In the bar Le quai (2 bd Jules Janin), you can talk to the barman. It's not the fouquet's, but you can even be offered some free glasses of Pastis.
Finally I went to Clermont Ferrand. I must say sociology is not the same. rents are not the same either. It's at least 30% more expensive here. I decided to live in the city centre, avenue Julien, one of the most chic areas of the town.
I miss my old flat. There are shops nearby with a good range of cafés, but it's not as calm. You can't go out and see the stars for example, because of the ambient light of the city. I used to look at the Big dipper constellation, also known as La grande ours in French.
(https://i.ibb.co/Lg2nSzR/v4-728px-Find-the-Big-Dipper-Step-4.jpg)
Title: Re: What kind of meat (or cheese) is it?
Post by: scarface on August 31, 2019, 04:32 AM
Here is another photo of a cheese.
Look carefully at the photo below.
(https://i.ibb.co/nR6pRzM/20190831-112008.jpg)
Shadow.97 must be thinking it's a piece of brie, but in fact this one is a camembert. It's a relatively small cheese.

This cheese is made from cow's milk.
(https://i.ibb.co/3FGBHZK/Fotolia-64482670-Subscription-XL.jpg)

Traditional Camembert and Brie can pack an aromatic punch, as do small-format goat cheeses like Picodon.
Bloomy-rind cheeses, like the camembert, tend to be stinky. In most cases, the smell is usually stronger than the taste. Another group in the stinky category are blue cheeses, which seem to carry their pungency straight from the nose all the way through to the flavor.

Title: Re: What kind of meat (or cheese) is it?
Post by: Shadow.97 on September 04, 2019, 03:16 PM
Here is another photo of a cheese.
Look carefully at the photo below.
(https://i.ibb.co/nR6pRzM/20190831-112008.jpg)
Shadow.97 must be thinking it's a piece of brie, but in fact this one is a camembert. It's a relatively small cheese.

This cheese is made from cow's milk.
(https://i.ibb.co/3FGBHZK/Fotolia-64482670-Subscription-XL.jpg)

Traditional Camembert and Brie can pack an aromatic punch, as do small-format goat cheeses like Picodon.
Bloomy-rind cheeses, like the camembert, tend to be stinky. In most cases, the smell is usually stronger than the taste. Another group in the stinky category are blue cheeses, which seem to carry their pungency straight from the nose all the way through to the flavor.

You can make pretty good blue-cheese dip for crisps/chips. Depending on which word you prefer.
Title: Re: What kind of meat (or cheese) is it?
Post by: scarface on September 06, 2019, 04:26 PM
You can make pretty good blue-cheese dip for crisps/chips. Depending on which word you prefer.
Chips is the French word, and if I'm not mistaken it's better to use crisp in English.
In my opinion it's a shame to put some cheese on some crisps. You can eat it with some bread, but using it with crisps is almost a blasphemy.
Ultra processed foods contain hydrogenated vegetable fats, from margarine to sweets, deep-fried foods, stock cubes and crisps. What's more, Eating highly-processed foods such as ready meals, cereals and crisps, raises your risk of a heart attack or stroke as scientists call for public health action: https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/02/15/ultraprocessed_foods_linked_to_cancer_caution/

Now, look at the picture below.
(https://i.ibb.co/qdHpYG8/20190906-225629.jpg)
Maybe you know this kind of cheese. For Maher and usman, these 2 Crottins hold probably no secret.

The true Crottin is produced from the raw milk of an alpine breed of goat easily recognized by it brown thick coat.
This is one of the rare cheese that can be eaten at different stages of maturity, for example when the cheese continues to mature after 6 weeks the rind becomes rough and hard over time.
Fresh, it has a creamy, nutty taste. Later on in the maturing process it acquires a pronounced flavour.
As the cheese continues to mature, the robust taste increases, but is never sour. Fresh from the cheese vat, it is often eaten clothed in fine herbs and at this stage in the maturing process it has a creamy texture.
After about six weeks the smell is stronger and its pate becomes dry and brittle and has a harder texture.

Note that in French, the word crottin also means manure.
(https://i.ibb.co/TcTgSj8/istock-486869012-1024x683.jpg)
Title: Re: What kind of meat (or cheese) is it?
Post by: scarface on September 08, 2019, 05:09 PM
To Shadow.97: I was talking about ultra-processed foods because there is now evidence it can increase the risk of cancer. In the US, many suffer from an epidemic of food-related diseases, such as obesity. Unfortunately in our societies, we don't eat enough vegetables and fruits any more.
I told humbert my father died of lung cancer. And yet he quit smoking decades ago. I found a topic on a French forum where somebody died under eerily similar circumstances, with the same timing: http://forum.doctissimo.fr/sante/cancers/cancer-poumon-foudroyant-sujet_158550_1.htm
Title: Re: What kind of meat (or cheese) is it?
Post by: humbert on September 08, 2019, 08:45 PM
In the US, many suffer from an epidemic of food-related diseases, such as obesity. Unfortunately in our societies, we don't eat enough vegetables and fruits any more.

The problem is junk food is ubiquitous and people gobble it up left and right. Here in the USA it's notorious and quickly spreading outside the country. Many people may hate America, but they copy everything the Americans do.

I told humbert my father died of lung cancer. And yet he quit smoking decades ago. I found a topic on a French forum where somebody died under eerily similar circumstances

The simple fact that someone dies of lung cancer doesn't necessarily mean they smoke, or used to. Smoking exacerbates lung cancer but is by no means the only cause.
Title: Re: What kind of meat (or cheese) is it?
Post by: scarface on September 11, 2019, 02:15 PM
Tonight, I'm going to show you another cheese.


Look carefully at the picture below. What you see is exceptional indeed.
shadow.97 must be wondering if it is a piece of Gouda, while aa1234779 must be thinking it's a large chunk of Emmental.
(https://i.ibb.co/xXdXrT6/cantal.jpg)
Actually, what you see in an old Cantal.
One of the oldest cheeses in France,Cantal dates back to the times of the Gauls. It came to prominence when Marshal Henri de La Ferté-Senneterre served it at the table of Louis XIV.
Cantal is made from cow's milk and is aged for several months. The form is massive, and the cheese has a soft interior. Its flavor, which is somewhat reminiscent of Cheddar, is a strong, tangy butter taste and grows with age. A well ripened Cantal has a vigorous taste, while a young cheese has the sweetness of raw milk.

You can eat it with some good bread along with wine. For example you can choose a bottle of Sidi Brahim or some Boulaouane. The former is the last wine that I drank with my father in a restaurant and I remember it's an excellent wine for a decent price.
If by any chance you are drinking such a wine, you'll tell me what you think.
(https://cdn.ct-static.com/labels/271691.jpg)
Title: Re: What kind of meat (or cheese) is it?
Post by: scarface on September 17, 2019, 01:15 PM
Tonight, there is another riddle on the forum.

Now look at the picture below. I'm sure that Vasudev and aa1234779 are wondering what it is.
This is a little cheese made with whole goat’s milk and which comes from Ardèche and Drôme. It is enjoyed at every level of maturity: from ten days when it is still white and moist, to semi-mature with a blue or gray bloomy rind, to a very dry mature cheese.
(https://i.ibb.co/6Btb11d/cheese.jpg)

Now you have to give the right answer.


Is it a slice of Cantal?
Are they crottins?
is it a lump of Roquefort?
Are they Picodon?
or maybe some small Camembert?
Title: Re: What kind of meat (or cheese) is it?
Post by: scarface on January 24, 2020, 01:59 PM
Tonight, I'm going to talk about a certain type of food.

Look at the photo below.
(https://i.ibb.co/tKbp0yC/20200124-201748.jpg)


What you see on this photo is certainly exceptional for some of you, since you probably don’t know this wine, as well as the weird stuff in the plate.

As far as the wine is concerned, it is a boulaouane, an excellent wine from Morocco. Actually it’s a pretty good wine, and for such a quality, it’s rather cheap. It’s not as good as the finest clarets such as the Pomerol wine, or a bottle of Saint Emilion like the Château Beau-Séjour Bécot or Chateau Figeac. But this bottle only costs 3,5€ and not 60€ like the Beau-séjour Bécot. Note that if you are buying a cheap bottle of Saint Emilion, you can get a disappointing wine that may turn out to be much worse than a Boulaouane.

Now, you are probably wondering what is lying in the plate. It might look like a rotten carrot whereas it’s a piece of meat. As a matter of fact, it’s likely few of you have ever tasted this kind of sausage. It was cut in half and you can see it does not look fat. I guess shadow.97 and humbert already know what it is.
It is a Figatelli, a Corsican sausage made of liver and pork flavoured with spices. It is then made in a U-shaped form, dried at temperature or smoked in beech wood. It’ s more expensive that a mere saucisson, and it’s better too. The smell is not the same either. If you are smelling some saucisson, I’m not going to say it stinks, but Hermès is not going to release a perfume called pork fragrance, unless they don’t want to sell it, even though the rotten fish smell is certainly much worse. They must be already wondering who they are going to sell their handbags to, if the Chinese are contaminated with the coronavirus. But when you smell the Figatelli, there is a wood smell and it’s not unpleasant.
Title: Re: What kind of meat (or cheese) is it?
Post by: scarface on February 13, 2020, 02:38 PM
Tonight, I'm sharing another excellent recipe: A gratin of vegetables with some beef meat ("une bavette d'aloyau") cooked with shallots. To make this gratin I peeled the potatoes and cut the beans.
With this I'm drinking a famous wine, a Beaume de Venise.
The typical Beaumes-de-Venise wine is a ripe, bright, fruit-driven red with medium body and relatively high alcohol. It is characterized by aromas of raspberry, blackcurrant, leather and sweet spice. Grenache and Syrah - the Rhone Valley's two key red-wine grapes - dominate these wines. Under the Beaumes-de-Venise appellation production laws, Grenache must constitute at least 50% of any wine, complemented by between 25% and 50% Syrah.

Note that I'm currently eating this wonderful gratin. I just opened the bottle of wine and I tasted this Beaume de Venise.
I was afraid I might be disappointed, and if I'm not wrong the last time I drank some Beaume de Venise, it was in Paris in 2015.
And it turns out it's an excellent wine. at 15° of alcohol, it should be pretty strong, and yet it's sweet. This bottle was at 10€. For this price you can be disappointed with a cheap Saint Emilion, but this Beaume de Venise is really exquisite. In my opinion this wine is as good as a Chateau beauséjour bécot which is an excellent wine. (You can get the classification of Saint Emilion here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Classification_of_Saint-%C3%89milion_wine)
For those who are drinking some Chateau cheval blanc or chateau Pavie, I wouldn't give my opinion since I never tested those wines.
It's more expensive than a bottle of Boulaouane, but it's better, there is no doubt about it.

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Title: Re: What kind of meat (or cheese) is it?
Post by: scarface on February 14, 2020, 01:56 PM
Tonight, I'm posting a photo of my dinner.

As you can see there is a pizza on the lower part of the photo. It's not something that you and I should eat everyday though, because it's not dietetic food. I'm sure that aa1234779 and shadow.97 are currently peering down at the glass. The color of the wine is exceptional indeed, even though it might be a sin to drink such a wine with a pizza.
Note that I'm still doing sports to eliminate all these excesses. And you know that I'm waging a jihad against the American food (No soda. No fast food). And yet it's not enough. I put on weight lately.

You can also see my new phone. It's one of the cheapest smartphones currently available, 5 times cheaper than a iphone 11. It's a honor 9 lite. My current 5 year-old samsung is still working but I was afraid I might losing it and its data.
And for this price, it's probably an excellent smartphone. It's running Android 8. I know android 9 is compatible with it but I don't know how to install it. So I'll keep android 8. I'm not really into smartphones anyway. Unlike usmangujjar and shadow.97 I grew up with the Ninja turtles, Club dorothée and computers, not with smartphones.
I knew that it had a weak spot though, but I couldn't imagine it was that bad. The camera is bad. The photo below was taken with the samsung. Yesterday's photo was taken with the Honor. Look at the chair on the first photo. We don't know if it's a chair or if I painted the wall. In both cases I had to use the flash.

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Title: Re: What kind of meat (or cheese) is it?
Post by: scarface on February 20, 2020, 06:11 AM
Today, I'm posting another photo on the forum.

Look carefully at the photo below. And try to analyze it. You can already make assumptions and gather clues.
What is the wine in the background? And what is in the plate?

You have certainly noticed that the white stuff is a stick of goat cheese. This one is pretty exceptional, since it was ripened with white mold: it looks as if it was coated in a fluffy jacket.
With such a cheese, a red wine is necessary. Here you can see a bottle of Cahors.
Cahors is a small town in southwestern France. The typical Cahors wine is darkly colored and has a meaty, herb-tinged aroma, with hints of spiced black cherries and a whiff of cedar. This is a cheap wine. This bottle only costs 2€. And yet, It's not a bad wine, it's certainly much better than a bottle of villageoise which tastes like vinegar. So I wouldn't call this a "piquette". And you have probably understood that it's probably better to drink a bottle like this with a little goat cheese than a famous claret which might spoil the taste of the cheese.



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Title: Re: What kind of meat (or cheese) is it?
Post by: scarface on February 20, 2020, 02:35 PM
Note that I held a conference in the previous message to dispel the doubts relating to the above-mentioned questions.
Title: Re: What kind of meat (or cheese) is it?
Post by: scarface on February 23, 2020, 02:58 PM
Tonight I'm going to present another dietary meal.

Here you can see some beans, I removed the tips and cooked them with butter. You can also see a piece of beef steak. I'm sorry for the cow. It was probably a healthy cow, raised without hormones.
With this, I chose a bottle of Bordeaux, known as claret, as you can see.

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Title: Re: What kind of meat (or cheese) is it?
Post by: scarface on February 26, 2020, 11:15 AM
Tonight, I will present another recipe on the forum. There will be a prestigious wine on the table.
Title: Re: What kind of meat (or cheese) is it?
Post by: scarface on February 26, 2020, 01:11 PM
Tonight, I’m going to present another recipe: curry rice with avocado and a little piece of meat.

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Curry, butter and avocado do a terrific job of perking up rice. With this you can see on the photo a little slice of French faux-filet, also known as sirloin (It is beef meat). It’s a pretty balanced and elaborate meal, and it’s probably healthy. Of course, in a restaurant it would be expensive, because it requires time to prepare this. Actually, I calculated the cost of this: 3.8€ (without the wine of course): it would be cheaper than a mcdonald.

With this exquiste meal, let’s open a bottle of Crozes Hermitage, a presitigious wine. I'm pretty sure this is the first thing that aa1234779 noticed. I feel obliged to give more information about it.
The Crozes-Hermitage vineyards lie on the left bank of the Rhône. This is the largest northern appellations extending across 11 communes in the Drôme. The prestigious wines of Crozes-Hermitage are available in red (made from Syrah) and white (made from Roussanne and Marsanne). Crozes-Hermitage reds are elegant, well-balanced, easy-drinking wines.
Note that I've just tested this one and it's excellent indeed. of course, It's better than a carte noire from Cahors, which is a "vin de table" (but not a "piquette") for 2,5€ a bottle. A bottle of Croze-Hermitage of 75cl costs approximately 15€. It's perhaps even better than the Beaume de Venise. I don't know actually.
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Title: Re: What kind of meat (or cheese) is it?
Post by: scarface on February 28, 2020, 03:47 PM
Tonight, I’m going to present another recipe on the forum.

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Here is a excellent dish: A sirloin steak (bavette d'aloyau), cooked with shallots and butter, served with freshed vegetables: carrots and potatoes. It required a lot of time to prepare  this (cutting and peeling the potatoes, cooking the meat...).

Shadow.97 and aa1234779 have probably noticed the bottle of wine. This dish deserves a famous Chianti indeed.
Chianti wine is a red blend from Tuscany, Italy made primarily with Sangiovese grapes.
Common tasting notes include red fruits, dried herbs, balsamic vinegar, smoke, and game. On the high end, wines offer notes of preserved sour cherries, dried oregano, balsamic reduction, dry salami, espresso, and sweet tobacco.
The Sangiovese that forms the majority of the Chianti blend is a thin-skinned grape, so it makes translucent wines.
I bought this wine because it reminded me of a scene of the silence of the lambs “Fava beans and a nice Chianti”. Since I already presented some nice clarets, some Cotes du Rhône, and some Moroccan wines on the forum, I was looking for an original alternative.
And Unlike Lecter, I don't know the Chianti. So let's taste it...

I tasted the Chianti and I can tell you that this is an excellent wine. At least it’s the case for this bottle. Before buying this wine I tried to gather information and it was said that Chianti are usually good wines, and they are cheaper than French wines. This bottle costs roughly 10€ and for this price you can get a Beaume de Venise or a Crozes Hermitage, but they were not as subtle and elaborate. As for the more prestigious appellations like the Saint Emillion, it usually requires 20€ or more to get a drinkable wine. The cheapest Saint Emillion can turn out to be bad wines.
This wine tastes like fruit and wood and it’s pretty unique. It’s certainly not a cheap table wine let alone a piquette. Should Maher, humbert or any user be with me tonight, they would probably enjoy it.
Title: Re: What kind of meat (or cheese) is it?
Post by: scarface on March 07, 2020, 02:21 PM
Tonight, I'm going to present another recipe: the couscous.
Maybe some of you already heard of the couscous. I guess aa1234779 or humbert know the recipe.

First and foremost: let's prepare the couscous.
In a small pot, bring the broth, raisins, harissa and couscous seasoning to a boil. Remove from the heat and stir in the couscous. Cover and let rest for 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork and transfer to a large bowl. Cover and set aside.

Then, Preheat the grill, setting the burners to high. In the centre of a large sheet of aluminum foil, place the vegetables, broth and couscous seasoning. Season with salt and pepper. Close and tightly seal the papillote.
Place the papillote on the grill, close the lid and cook for 15 minutes or until the vegetables are tender. Meanwhile, grill the sausages for about 5 minutes, turning them several times, or until cooked through.

In a bowl, combine all the ingredients. Season with salt and pepper.
Open the papillote. Add the vegetables and their cooking juices to the couscous and combine. Add the garnish and serve with the sausages.

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Title: Re: What kind of meat (or cheese) is it?
Post by: Shadow.97 on March 08, 2020, 07:59 AM
Tonight, I'm going to present another recipe: the couscous.
Maybe some of you already heard of the couscous. I guess aa1234779 or humbert know the recipe.

First and foremost: let's prepare the couscous.
In a small pot, bring the broth, raisins, harissa and couscous seasoning to a boil. Remove from the heat and stir in the couscous. Cover and let rest for 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork and transfer to a large bowl. Cover and set aside.

Then, Preheat the grill, setting the burners to high. In the centre of a large sheet of aluminum foil, place the vegetables, broth and couscous seasoning. Season with salt and pepper. Close and tightly seal the papillote.
Place the papillote on the grill, close the lid and cook for 15 minutes or until the vegetables are tender. Meanwhile, grill the sausages for about 5 minutes, turning them several times, or until cooked through.

In a bowl, combine all the ingredients. Season with salt and pepper.
Open the papillote. Add the vegetables and their cooking juices to the couscous and combine. Add the garnish and serve with the sausages.

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When I make couscous I just take Couscous with some salt, serve with a hamburger and then some peas or something. That's quite different.
Title: Re: What kind of meat (or cheese) is it?
Post by: scarface on March 08, 2020, 08:31 AM
When I make couscous I just take Couscous with some salt, serve with a hamburger and then some peas or something. That's quite different.
There is no semolina? Interesting. This is an original recipe.
But it might be just half of a couscous then.
Title: Re: What kind of meat (or cheese) is it?
Post by: Shadow.97 on March 08, 2020, 10:39 AM
When I make couscous I just take Couscous with some salt, serve with a hamburger and then some peas or something. That's quite different.
There is no semolina? Interesting. This is an original recipe.
But it might be just half of a couscous then.
The only time I've ever heard of semolina is semolina porridge. Not sure about anything else regarding it.
Title: Re: What kind of meat (or cheese) is it?
Post by: scarface on March 08, 2020, 04:06 PM
The only time I've ever heard of semolina is semolina porridge. Not sure about anything else regarding it.

Semolina is the coarse, purified wheat middlings of durum wheat mainly used in making upma, pasta, and couscous.
The word semolina can also refer to sweet dessert made from semolina and milk indeed.

What is couscous?
Semolina is a coarse pale-yellow flour milled from hard durum wheat. Couscous is made by mixing semolina with a small amount of water to form small granules. Note that the couscous is a maghrebi dish. For the meat, a real couscous uses beef meat (and not pork meat).
Maybe some users of the forum who know how to make a couscous, and I was thinking of aa1234779, panzer24... can talk about this recipe too.

Semolina
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couscous with beef and vegetables mixture
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Title: Re: What kind of meat (or cheese) is it?
Post by: scarface on March 10, 2020, 04:06 PM
Tonight, I'm presenting another recipe:
curry rice with avocado and beef meat. It could looks like the pakistani recipe Tikka masala, except for the meat.
I guess Maher is going to hire me as a chef in a renowned restaurant in Palestine. You see, I shouldn't work in the field of taxation, I certainly missed my calling.
With this, there is of an excellent red wine of course, a Beaumes de Venise.

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Title: Re: What kind of meat (or cheese) is it?
Post by: scarface on March 13, 2020, 03:22 PM
Tonight, another recipe is available on the forum.

I assume some users, like humbert or shadow.97, already know this recipe.
I'm waiting for your feedback.
Note that this Beaujolais wine called "Moulin à vent" is a real disappointment.

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Title: Re: What kind of meat (or cheese) is it?
Post by: humbert on March 15, 2020, 09:35 PM
I assume some users, like humbert or shadow.97, already know this recipe.
I'm waiting for your feedback.

I believe that spending hours cooking a meal is not practical. Today you can find all kinds of frozen stuff you can prepare very quickly in the microwave. You can also make a sandwich with pre-cooked meat and cheese, or eat cans of tuna with crackers or anything else. I'm omnivorous. The only things I won't eat are coconuts, pecans, almonds and raisins. I'll also drink any beer or wine as long as it's not bitter.
Title: Re: What kind of meat (or cheese) is it?
Post by: scarface on March 20, 2020, 08:47 AM
Today, Im presenting another recipe: basmati rice with olive oil and turmeric, beef tenderloin, and slices of avocado. With this, I choose an excellent bottle of Chianti.
Maybe some of you are in solitary confinement like me. In these difficult times, its important to eat well, cook, so as to not be depressed.

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Title: Re: What kind of meat (or cheese) is it?
Post by: scarface on March 23, 2020, 03:30 PM
Tonight, I am going to present another recipe.

First off, I am going to let you analyze this photo and I will explain later what it is.
For humbert, vasudev or shadow.97, this dish has probably no secret.

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if you did not recognize this dish, it is a duck cassoulet of course, with a pork sausage and white beans.
Title: Re: What kind of meat (or cheese) is it?
Post by: humbert on March 23, 2020, 09:41 PM
First off, I am going to let you analyze this photo and I will explain later what it is.
For humbert, vasudev or shadow.97, this dish has probably no secret.

I had no clue what his dish is until I read your description. I've never seen duck cassoulet, let alone eaten it.
Title: Re: What kind of meat (or cheese) is it?
Post by: scarface on March 24, 2020, 01:21 AM
I had no clue what his dish is until I read your description. I've never seen duck cassoulet, let alone eaten it.
Actually I was not really expecting you to know it, because Cassoulet is a traditional French stew made with pork and beans. I am sure you wished you were here to taste it or the excellent bottle of Chianti.

This traditional bean- and meat-based dish from the southwest of France comes in three versions, and each version is a separate dish in its own right. The name cassoulet comes from the name of the dish used to prepare it, called a cassole.
The dish is braised for hours in this glazed terracotta casserole pot at a low temperature until the meat and beans are soft enough to melt in your mouth. Three cities claim to be home to the original recipe, and while they are eternally striving for the title of “best cassoulet”, all agree on one thing – this dish is held sacred in the Lauragais region.
One version comes from Castelnaudary, and is based on white kidney beans with pork products such as smoked ham, spicy sausages, and pork shoulder. Cassoulet de Carcassonne adds chunks of mutton, lamb, partridge, or quail, while cassoulet Toulousain combines duck or goose confit with all of the aforementioned ingredients.
This staple of French comfort food is best enjoyed on a cold winter day and it is recommended to accompany it with a glass of fragrant, full-bodied red wine.

This dish is fairly well-known, but probably not as known as the couscous or as the Spanish Paella.
Title: Re: What kind of meat (or cheese) is it?
Post by: scarface on March 25, 2020, 08:25 AM
Today, I am going to present another recipe: a fillet of beef, with some beans cooked in butter.
With this dish, we have a prestigious wine, a Lalande de Pomerol. This is a wine appellation of the Right Bank of the Bordeaux region in southwestern France. It lies just to the north of the more-prestigious Pomerol title, in the area known as the Libournais, after the city of Libourne. Only red wines are classified under the Lalande-de-Pomerol AOP. They are made predominantly from Merlot, but may also contain Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec.
I tasted this wine and it is excellent. And yet, it is much cheaper (9€ for a bottle like this) than the more prestigious Pomerol.

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Title: Re: What kind of meat (or cheese) is it?
Post by: scarface on March 26, 2020, 01:46 PM
Tonight, I am going to present another recipe.
Look carefully at the picture below.

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humbert and usmangujjar are not dreaming: this is beef carpaccio - even if I cooked the meat - with basil. With this, we have some beans and potatoes cooked with butter, and a good wine (actually, this is the rest of yesterday's bottle).
I prefer when the meat is done. But normally, a beef carpaccio is served raw. A carpaccio is top quality meat that has been hung for a good period of time to improve flavour and texture. Rare breed beef will give a great result, as these cows tend to have a slightly deeper flavour and are less intensively farmed, producing better-quality meat. The most commonly used cut for carpaccio is the centre of the fillet, although sirloin can be used for a more intense flavour.
Title: Re: What kind of meat (or cheese) is it?
Post by: scarface on March 28, 2020, 01:45 PM
Note that a new recipe, as well as the new version of windows 10 will be presented later tonight.
Title: Re: What kind of meat (or cheese) is it?
Post by: scarface on March 28, 2020, 07:48 PM
Tonight, I am going to present another dish.
Look carefully at the picture below.

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This tasty grilled salmon and lemony rice with olive oil drizzle is  what I came up with.
This rice is subtly lemony with hints of basil and garlic. Add a superfood kick of turmeric and the addition of olive oil at the end makes the dish. Use only a good, fresh oil. Goes well with fish, chicken and Hispanic dishes.
Serve along with sweet carotts and slices of avocato, and it is an enticing crunch.
With this, we are going to open a bottle of Saint-Émilion. Made predominantly from Merlot and Cabernet Franc, Saint-Émilion wines tend to have a rich, mouth-drying tannic structure, which is balanced by the more juicy characteristics of plum and black cherry fruit, along with chocolate and sweet spice, developing savory tobacco and cedar characteristics with age.
The best Saint-Émilion wines will exhibit a terrific mineral vein, the result of vines being planted on the region's limestone escarpment. Vines planted on sandy soils tend to produce grapes that make lighter styled wines.