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#11 Mon 05 Feb 07 2:24pm

Jamie

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From Fifteen Restaurant, London
Member since Wed 24 Mar 04

Re: Tell me about your perfect Valentine's!

sounds lovely Dave - nice one, messy food is great

hi olivia, hi chanr

hello to the rest of you as well, nice to chat to you all

some great ideas there - but keep em coming, we need loads of lovely stories from you so we can get the chat going in the podcast

what did you get up to on your best valentine's day ever?

i'll be cooking a nice meal for the podcast so you'll find out all about that when we put it up soon...

anybody else got any good valentine's stories?

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#12 Mon 05 Feb 07 2:28pm

Dave Barker

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Member since Tue 29 Jun 04

Re: Tell me about your perfect Valentine's!

Check out my Valentines thread mate... Anna has shared a cool story about her edible knickers that I am sure she wouldn't mind you telling the world... whistle

Not romantic, but it made me laugh

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#13 Mon 05 Feb 07 2:29pm

imahandful

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Re: Tell me about your perfect Valentine's!

My favourite Valantines Cake is a Rum/Pecan/Raisin/Dark Chocolate Cake, which I use an old heart shaped tin my mother used when I was a kid. For icing I melt Cadbury Guinea Gold family size bar to completely enclose it, topped with chocolate leaves. It is best made a couple of days in advance.
Wins hearts every time. I don't even like chocolate but even I enjoy it.  smile

As far as Valantines's Day itself goes, I'm a divorced cynic, hiding in the bush. Sorry. hmm

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#14 Mon 05 Feb 07 2:30pm

madcrow

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Re: Tell me about your perfect Valentine's!

Aloha all, especially James.. Well my perfect Valentine's Day was a few years ago.. Was on a private beach here in Australia on the East Coast, where we both went snorkling and caught fresh seafood, including oysters.. I had a few things in the hut kitchen so threw it together out on the beach fire.. Had great food, wine and talked, on a isolated private beach and slept under the stars by the fire..

Should tell lyou what was on the menu.. Had Champagne Mignonnette for entree.. Which was made up of oysters with a shallot, champagne and rice wine vinegar sauce / marinade.. For our main meal we had Lobster on an Asian Vegetable Slaw with a Mango Red Chili Sauce.. For dessert we just had strawberries.. I made this in our kitchen the following year, except with Chocolate covered Strawberries.. These recipes can be found in my Chronicles, Topic #36..:

http://forum.jamieoliver.com/viewtopic. … 07&p=4

Madcrow: The Nude Cook
http://www.madcrowthenudecook.blogspot.com

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#15 Mon 05 Feb 07 2:34pm

Gibba

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From Hampshire, UK
Member since Mon 28 Nov 05

Re: Tell me about your perfect Valentine's!

Well Mrs Gibba seems to be getting all excited about the new podcast tomorrow and this thread.  I've been ordered to come on-line and have a peek, now I see it's about valentine's day - have I been stitched up???

I guess I do have some making up to do after breaking down on the way home to Mrs Gibba cooking me a nice Jamie meal last year.  But I guess I'd much rather be at home than stuck on the M3 any night!

As you can tell, possibly being a bloke doesn't help, but I don't go a whole load on Valentine's day.  I think having a day set aside for whatever it's supposed to represent is just pants.  That's more because I like to do this sort of thing way more often than once per year on a set date.  For example, on Saturday I made fresh pasta and turned that into a cracking bolognese to munch through after the rugby - what a night! 

So I guess my perfect evening (Valentine's or otherwise) would be something along that line.  Good Italian food which we both love and a decent bottle of wine.

Gibba

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#16 Mon 05 Feb 07 2:48pm

Jamie

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From Fifteen Restaurant, London
Member since Wed 24 Mar 04

Re: Tell me about your perfect Valentine's!

you are a romantic lot arent you!

Gibba - you have got some making up to do this year tiger!

keep the stories coming guys it's great to hear from all of you

and hopefully we'll get some great stuff to go in to the podcast tomorrow!

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#17 Mon 05 Feb 07 2:56pm

La Luna

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From Peterborough, ON Canada
Member since Tue 22 Jun 04

Re: Tell me about your perfect Valentine's!

Hi Jamie

Perfect Valentine's for me includes a lovely dinner at home, enjoyed by all - hubby and the young Lunas. Candlelight, wine, music... time to chat, share the day, simply enjoying each other's company.
This year a seafood linguine, shrimp, scallops, bit of smoked salmon...

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#18 Mon 05 Feb 07 2:57pm

Dave Barker

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Re: Tell me about your perfect Valentine's!

C'mon then Jamie... What have you got planned this year? any romantic stories?

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#19 Mon 05 Feb 07 2:59pm

Jamie

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Member since Wed 24 Mar 04

Re: Tell me about your perfect Valentine's!

you'll have to wait to hear the podcast mate!

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#20 Mon 05 Feb 07 3:00pm

young mum

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Re: Tell me about your perfect Valentine's!

wave Jamie

I hope he takes me out to dinner this year  mrgreen

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