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This is a bit off-topic but, in my experience (which isn't actually that much), most intelligent women want two things:
- a good, interesting, caring personality; and
- stability - or, at least, a life plan of sorts.
Never had the impression Fwiffo Fwiffo was interested in intelligent women.
 

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Last one to put the thread back on track and finish from picking from this bunch of photographs.

Veal chop with a bearnaise sauce on top of broccolini. Carrot foam. Pommes anna.

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English salad with beetroot, mushroom, eggs, radish, green onion, pea shoots dressed in a salad cream sauce. Nathan Outlaw recipe.

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Fillet of sole poached in kumquat, tangerine juice, white wine and shallots on top of a James Martin shredded potato and granny smith apple rosti with a coriander olive oil sauce.


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Paccheri pasta with smoked salmon and a whisky butter sauce garnished with chives. Max Mariola recipe.

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Bread crumb crusted salmon with beurre blanc sauce and parsley on top of mashed purple cauliflower with dehydrated olive powder (really bits...)

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Milk poached cod with curry cauliflower puree, roasted cauliflower in curried oil and pickled carrots and pea shoots. Michel Roux Jr. recipe.

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Peperoni imbottiti alla napoletana. Stuffed peppers with capers, olives, basil, parsley, egg, bread and topped with parmigiano and bread crumbs. Quite happy with the charring given I don't have a barbeque.

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Chicken piccata on top broccolini. Giada De Laurentis recipe.

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Lingua in bagnetto verde. Calf tongue with bagnet verde (salsa verde) sauce of parsley, capers and anchovies.

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Spezzatino di manzo con piselli. Italian beef stew with carrots, peas, parsley and a cup of mashed potato and parsnip.

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Crispy potato pancake with sour cream and smoked salmon. Michel Roux Jr recipe.

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Beef rouladen surrounded by roasted potato, bacon and malt vinegar dressing. Carrots and brussel sprouts. Probably shouldn't have cut the rouladen.

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Gheymeh rizeh nokhodchi and kookoo bademjan. Chickpea beef meatballs in tomato suace with eggplant cake made of onions, leeks and nuts. Saffron rice and I need new barberries.

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Spaghetti con trota salmonata crema di zucchine e zafferano. Spaghetti with trout, zucchini, saffron and parsley. Stefano Barbato recipe.

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And I don't know why Rambo wants to see this but this was the minestra maritata - Italian 'wedding' soup. For the meat part of the wedding: pork rind, pork hock, Italian sausage, pork ribs. For the veg part of the wedding: raddichio, Belgian endive, escarole, Swiss chard, kale, carrot, celery, onion. Sprinkled with some parmigiano.
 

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English salad with beetroot, mushroom, eggs, radish, green onion, pea shoots dressed in a salad cream sauce. Nathan Outlaw recipe.

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Fillet of sole poached in kumquat, tangerine juice, white wine and shallots on top of a James Martin shredded potato and granny smith apple rosti with a coriander olive oil sauce.


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Paccheri pasta with smoked salmon and a whisky butter sauce garnished with chives. Max Mariola recipe.

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Bread crumb crusted salmon with beurre blanc sauce and parsley on top of mashed purple cauliflower with dehydrated olive powder (really bits...)

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Milk poached cod with curry cauliflower puree, roasted cauliflower in curried oil and pickled carrots and pea shoots. Michel Roux Jr. recipe.

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Peperoni imbottiti alla napoletana. Stuffed peppers with capers, olives, basil, parsley, egg, bread and topped with parmigiano and bread crumbs. Quite happy with the charring given I don't have a barbeque.

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Chicken piccata on top broccolini. Giada De Laurentis recipe.

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Lingua in bagnetto verde. Calf tongue with bagnet verde (salsa verde) sauce of parsley, capers and anchovies.

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Spezzatino di manzo con piselli. Italian beef stew with carrots, peas, parsley and a cup of mashed potato and parsnip.

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Crispy potato pancake with sour cream and smoked salmon. Michel Roux Jr recipe.

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Beef rouladen surrounded by roasted potato, bacon and malt vinegar dressing. Carrots and brussel sprouts. Probably shouldn't have cut the rouladen.

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Gheymeh rizeh nokhodchi and kookoo bademjan. Chickpea beef meatballs in tomato suace with eggplant cake made of onions, leeks and nuts. Saffron rice and I need new barberries.

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Spaghetti con trota salmonata crema di zucchine e zafferano. Spaghetti with trout, zucchini, saffron and parsley. Stefano Barbato recipe.

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And I don't know why Rambo wants to see this but this was the minestra maritata - Italian 'wedding' soup. For the meat part of the wedding: pork rind, pork hock, Italian sausage, pork ribs. For the veg part of the wedding: raddichio, Belgian endive, escarole, Swiss chard, kale, carrot, celery, onion. Sprinkled with some parmigiano.
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From my Phil Howard - The Square cookbook:

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Steamed halibut with warm potato pancakes on top of baby gem lettuce topped with crab meat, grilled eel, cucumber, chives and balsamic vinegar 'caviar'
(substitutions for real caviar, halibut instead of turbot and grilled instead of smoked eel)

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Baked cod on top of a tomato fondue with farfalle tomato/basil pasta, black kale, chanterelle mushrooms, and a garlic veloute

(substitutions for Scottish giroles with chanterelle and I didn't make a parsley farfalle from scratch)

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Ragout of halibut, mussels, leeks, potatoes, chives and lemon olive oil
(substitutions with brill for halibut)

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Salmon fillet with crushed broad beans, asparagus, and roasted tomato/eggplant ravioli dressed with a watercress veloute

(substitutions with store bought ravioli for made from scratch ravioli)

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Halibut with beaufort cheese crust and Jerusalem artichoke puree on a bed of leeks and mushrooms. Chive garnish



For Nowruz - Persian New Year

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Sabzi polo ba mahi with potato tahdig - dill/coriander/parsley/chive saffron rice, potato, pan fried Mediterranean sea bass marinated with salt, pepper and tumeric

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Kuku sabzi - Dill, chives, coriander, eggs baked as a tart with walnut halves....unfortunately no zereshk or barberries


Random other dishes

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Kedgeree with smoked haddock, boiled eggs and parsley in a curry cream sauce. Darren McGrady recipe

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Melanzane fritte con mozarella e mortadella - fried eggplant 'panini' with mozzarella, basil and mortadella. Max Mariola recipe. Chilled avocado/cucumber soup and parmesan tuile.

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Tournedos Rossini. Fried crouton with beef tenderloin and foie gras with shaved black truffles and a madeira beef stock sauce.

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Baghali polo ba mahiche - Dill, broad bean saffron rice with lamb shank.

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Totally out of season... melanzane di parmigiana - eggplant parmesan
 

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From my Phil Howard - The Square cookbook:

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Steamed halibut with warm potato pancakes on top of baby gem lettuce topped with crab meat, grilled eel, cucumber, chives and balsamic vinegar 'caviar'
(substitutions for real caviar, halibut instead of turbot and grilled instead of smoked eel)

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Baked cod on top of a tomato fondue with farfalle tomato/basil pasta, black kale, chanterelle mushrooms, and a garlic veloute

(substitutions for Scottish giroles with chanterelle and I didn't make a parsley farfalle from scratch)

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Ragout of halibut, mussels, leeks, potatoes, chives and lemon olive oil
(substitutions with brill for halibut)

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Salmon fillet with crushed broad beans, asparagus, and roasted tomato/eggplant ravioli dressed with a watercress veloute

(substitutions with store bought ravioli for made from scratch ravioli)

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Halibut with beaufort cheese crust and Jerusalem artichoke puree on a bed of leeks and mushrooms. Chive garnish



For Nowruz - Persian New Year

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Sabzi polo ba mahi with potato tahdig - dill/coriander/parsley/chive saffron rice, potato, pan fried Mediterranean sea bass marinated with salt, pepper and tumeric

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Kuku sabzi - Dill, chives, coriander, eggs baked as a tart with walnut halves....unfortunately no zereshk or barberries


Random other dishes

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Kedgeree with smoked haddock, boiled eggs and parsley in a curry cream sauce. Darren McGrady recipe

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Melanzane fritte con mozarella e mortadella - fried eggplant 'panini' with mozzarella, basil and mortadella. Max Mariola recipe. Chilled avocado/cucumber soup and parmesan tuile.

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Tournedos Rossini. Fried crouton with beef tenderloin and foie gras with shaved black truffles and a madeira beef stock sauce.

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Baghali polo ba mahiche - Dill, broad bean saffron rice with lamb shank.

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Totally out of season... melanzane di parmigiana - eggplant parmesan
Please remind me why you spend your life in a cubicle?
 

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Wow this is some seriously impressive work fwiffers

There were a few from the cookbook that didn't photograph well and I have a crap mobile phone so I need natural light. But yes, lately I have been slanting towards cookbook, Italian and Persian stuff. Once summer hits and the glass box I live in becomes a furnace I'll have to change but I'll also get better fresh veg for salads.

Please remind me why you spend your life in a cubicle?

I will take this as a cryptic compliment.

Insurance was my first job out of uni and it's a service to society that pays the bills albeit lately it is paying less of them. I have no formal training. I cut slow, prep slow, and probably don't put out sustainable dishes from a cost to revenue standpoint.
 

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I will take this as a cryptic compliment.

Insurance was my first job out of uni and it's a service to society that pays the bills albeit lately it is paying less of them. I have no formal training. I cut slow, prep slow, and probably don't put out sustainable dishes from a cost to revenue standpoint.
So in other words, you're doing it because it seemed like a reasonable thing to do several years ago. Got it.
 

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Insurance was my first job out of uni and it's a service to society that pays the bills albeit lately it is paying less of them. I have no formal training. I cut slow, prep slow, and probably don't put out sustainable dishes from a cost to revenue standpoint.
Cooking is kind of innate, with effort and skill of course, but if you don't have it to begin with, it's like someone with no sport IQ or hand-to-eye coordination playing tennis or football.
 

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Pasta con gamberetti fave granella di pistaccchio e pomodori secchi - not quite the same recipe as Max Mariola

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Creamy mustard chicken with glazed carrots in cumin and orange (Joel Robuchon style) and pommes Parisienne
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Kale, green onion, parsley salad on red beet slices topped with ricotta cheese, lemon zest, bread crumbs
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Bouillabaisse - Julia Child Recipe with grouper, prawns, mussels, tomato and saffron
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Minestra di cavolifore e guanciale - swapping up broccoli romanesco with cauliflower - Max Mariola recipe
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Pasta alla genovese napoletana - Stefano Barbato recipe
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Fillet of cod with parsley, creamed potato, buttered asparagus, carrots and spinach (plaice replaced with cod) - Phil Howard recipe

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Lightly curried gratin of lobster with penne pasta mixed with cauliflower and apple puree, sauteed leeks and cauliflower florets, hollandaise sauce - Phil Howard recipe
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Veloute of asparagus, fingerling potatoes and flaked wild salmon (jersey royal potatoes replaced with fingerling potatoes) - Phil Howard recipe

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Risotto of smoked haddock, leeks, cauliflower, celery, shredded boiled egg with a curry dressing (Vadouvan French curry replaced with regular curry)

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Lamb with a potato and broad bean croquette, pearl onions, peas, mashed carrots and a mint gravy (jersey potatoes replaced with regular potatoes, grelot onions with pearl onions) - Phil Howard recipe
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Fillet of cod with a sourdough crust, creamed potato, baby clam and lemon white wine parsley sauce, celery and carrots (pollock replaced with cod, baby claims instead of cockles and winkles) - Phil Howard recipe
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For the Platinum Jubilee picnic, cold poached salmon, scotch egg, coronation chicken sandwich (original 1953 recipe), Mary Berry's roasted vegetable quiche with zucchini, onion, spinach and gruyere cheese

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Pasta con gamberetti fave granella di pistaccchio e pomodori secchi - not quite the same recipe as Max Mariola

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Creamy mustard chicken with glazed carrots in cumin and orange (Joel Robuchon style) and pommes Parisienne
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Kale, green onion, parsley salad on red beet slices topped with ricotta cheese, lemon zest, bread crumbs
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Bouillabaisse - Julia Child Recipe with grouper, prawns, mussels, tomato and saffron
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Minestra di cavolifore e guanciale - swapping up broccoli romanesco with cauliflower - Max Mariola recipe
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Pasta alla genovese napoletana - Stefano Barbato recipe
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Fillet of cod with parsley, creamed potato, buttered asparagus, carrots and spinach (plaice replaced with cod) - Phil Howard recipe

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Lightly curried gratin of lobster with penne pasta mixed with cauliflower and apple puree, sauteed leeks and cauliflower florets, hollandaise sauce - Phil Howard recipe
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Veloute of asparagus, fingerling potatoes and flaked wild salmon (jersey royal potatoes replaced with fingerling potatoes) - Phil Howard recipe

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Risotto of smoked haddock, leeks, cauliflower, celery, shredded boiled egg with a curry dressing (Vadouvan French curry replaced with regular curry)

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Lamb with a potato and broad bean croquette, pearl onions, peas, mashed carrots and a mint gravy (jersey potatoes replaced with regular potatoes, grelot onions with pearl onions) - Phil Howard recipe
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Fillet of cod with a sourdough crust, creamed potato, baby clam and lemon white wine parsley sauce, celery and carrots (pollock replaced with cod, baby claims instead of cockles and winkles) - Phil Howard recipe
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For the Platinum Jubilee picnic, cold poached salmon, scotch egg, coronation chicken sandwich (original 1953 recipe), Mary Berry's roasted vegetable quiche with zucchini, onion, spinach and gruyere cheese

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honestly these are magnificent.
 
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