Jamie Oliver

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#1061 Tue 04 Jun 13 5:12pm


Occupation Recruitment Consultant
From Lowestoft
Member since Tue 04 Jun 13

Re: Ask me a cooking question

This isn't so much a cooking question but a matter of life and death. E.g. Food poisoning.

I froze my mothers Bengali chicken curry the day she made it for me it has since then been 2weeks and I have taken it out of the freezer and put it in the fridge yesterday morning since then it has been almost 36hours.

Am I safe to re heat this in a sauce pan and eat it?

Or will I end up giving not only myself but my partner food poisoning?

Many thanks in advance for any advice in regards to this.

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#1062 Tue 04 Jun 13 5:46pm


From Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Member since Wed 15 May 13

Re: Ask me a cooking question

Hi Chocolate!

Was the curry made with coconut milk or any diary product? If yes then you best discard the curry. If not, you may try to heat it up and have a smell. If you are brave have a little taste. Any funny taste then please discard immediately. If not then enjoy.

Good luck and best of health!

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#1063 Tue 04 Jun 13 6:25pm


Forum super champ
Occupation Just being me
Member since Fri 28 Mar 08

Re: Ask me a cooking question

Iamchocolate:  If the curry was cooled and frozen right after it was cooked and didn't spend much time at room temperature, then it should be just fine to heat it and serve it after it has thawed in a refrigerator for 36 hours.  Often, it takes food that long to fully thaw anyway.  Your refrigerator should be just below 40 F. or 4.4 C.

Another method I sometimes use for small quantities of something like a curry or stew is to put it in the microwave frozen on the defrost setting or put it in a pan on the stove frozen and heat it up fairly fast to the boiling point.  But, thawing in the refrigerator is just fine and you could even have left it in there for up to 3 days before cooking if all the other steps were done correctly.

Never take even a tiny taste of food that you suspect has spoiled.  Just one drop can make you seriously ill.

Last edited by MsPablo (Tue 04 Jun 13 6:34pm)

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#1064 Wed 05 Jun 13 2:51am


Member since Wed 05 Jun 13

Re: Ask me a cooking question

Hello Jamie,
Nice been here on this site.
First of all, I must say that i recently started to watch your shows on 24kitchen channel and they are great. I am not a chef, or anything like that...but I do like food and to watch how it is prepared. As i mentioned, in your shows, I see that you like and enjoying traveling to countries and exploring new foods.
So this would be my invitation to you to come to my homeland Macedonia, where the best food is. I invite you come to try our food, which is combination of Mediterranean, Greek and oriental food. But certainly the best in the world! Trust me. You must try our home made food, and my mom's cooking, the cakes !
I trully want to show you the beauty of our country's food and drinks here. I dont think that you had the opportunity to come here, so I am more than pleased to offer you stay in Macedonia
I will be your host here. You are more than welcome to come into our house, its is a small apartment, but always open for kind and warm people.
My goal is to show you, that Macedonian food is among the best in the world, but not very commercial and people do not know much about our food and to enrich you with more experience and knowledge about home made cookings.
Maybe, this letter will never reach you, maybe a lot of people on the forum, will find this funny ..but nevertheless.
This was an open hearted invitation to you to come to Macedonia, to meet my family, to see our culture to taste our food and drinks, to see how people live here and how food is big factor is people's life's here.
Just try us ...
Hope that you will somehow read this, and be our guest sometimes ...
Kind regards
Miroslav smile

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#1065 Wed 05 Jun 13 4:55am


Occupation Fulltime mom
Member since Wed 05 Jun 13

Re: Ask me a cooking question

Hi can you tell me exactly what a double cream and a single crem is?? Im from south america from Ecuador I we dont have that or at least its called differently heelp

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#1066 Wed 05 Jun 13 8:15am


Forum champ
Occupation Handyman
From Dorset u.k
Member since Tue 21 Oct 08

Re: Ask me a cooking question

Hi danicataleb

Double cream is heavy cream with a butterfat content of 42%. This is hard to find in the U.S. You can substitute "heavy cream" which has at least 36% butterfat.

single cream - cream that has at least 18% butterfat; equivalent in the USA, "light cream"


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#1067 Thu 06 Jun 13 3:03am


Member since Thu 06 Jun 13

Re: Ask me a cooking question

Hi Jamie,
You did a potato bake recipe that sounded really nice but as you spoke to fast when we were writing in down and now T.V.N.Z has wiped it which has really annoyed us, as I am in New Zealand I have been trying to find this recipe for days but no luck.

Is there anybody out there that might be able to help? Please

It has the following.
Potatoes, Red onions salt & pepper, Parmesan cheese, cream, thyme, 1/4 cup Boiling water 3 Anchovies, 1 clove Garlic, 1/4nutmeg.

Cook 6 minutes on stove then in put in the oven.

If this sounds familiar to anybody could somebody please let me know what the recipe is and I will be much appreciated.  big_smile

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#1068 Thu 06 Jun 13 9:21am


Member since Sat 25 May 13

Re: Ask me a cooking question

mummza wrote:

SUMMER01 wrote:

I'm looking for a recipe that you published in The Herald Sun with lamb, rice and sour cherries all in the one pot.  I made it for my family and they loved it but I have lost the paper and I can't find the same recipe anywhere.

Welcome to the forum SUMMER01 smile

What country are you in and how long ago was the recipe published ?

Oh sorry, it was in The Herald Sun, Melbourne, Australia in March or April this year. I would really appreciate any help finding this recipe

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#1069 Thu 06 Jun 13 2:53pm


Occupation Historian (disabled)
From Portland, Oregon, USA
Member since Thu 06 Jun 13

Re: Ask me a cooking question

Crazy, but I just saw the blog post on festival/camping food. Would you be interested in some of the work I'm doing in reconstructing  some conjectural Carolingian Frankish food? Stuff for which there are clear cookbooks (in English, even!) and stuff where I have to triangulate between older texts, manorial accounts, medical texts, and archeological work.

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#1070 Thu 06 Jun 13 3:47pm


Member since Thu 06 Jun 13

Re: Ask me a cooking question

Hi Jamie -  My question is not really a cooking question.  But I hope you can help. The company I work for started a wellness program about 4 years ago, which I am in charge of.  This year, I talked them in to providing a fridge that was dedicated to just healthy food options, which we stock every week.   I am running out of ideas as to what to stock it with to keep it exciting and inviting for everyone.  We usually have green salads, greek yogurt, fruit & vegetable cups, boiled eggs, etc. But we need some new ideas, any suggestions? I can really use some help.

Thank you

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