Jamie Oliver

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#721 Sat 12 Jan 13 9:32am

greenwom02

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Re: Ask me a cooking question

Hi Jamie,

Love you work !!!! I have all your books and have tried many of your recipes. Of note, your Xmas turkey recipe. A real hit this past Xmas.

My partner and I have recently had a huge change to our lives and taken on our autistic grandson (Lachlan) living with us full-time. Have you considered taking on a challenge and developing menus for kids with disabilities?

I consider myself as a competent cook, however given their visual, texture and change resilience tendencies cooking healthy food is a real challenge.

Regards
Marc

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#722 Sat 12 Jan 13 6:46pm

cecilia.karlsson.988

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Hi Jamie, how do you know when pork is cooked? I always have to cut in the pork chops to make sure that it´s not raw in the middle. And is it okay for it to be a tiny bit pink?

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#723 Sat 12 Jan 13 6:58pm

wine~o

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Pork, if farmed and butchered correctly, Can be served a little "Underdone/pink" unlike poultry.

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#724 Sat 12 Jan 13 7:30pm

lindyloo51

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Re: Ask me a cooking question

Hi all!

What I would really like to know is how to have a nice flavour in my Cottage pie? It always seems to come out bland so would like to make it more savoury without overkill? Any suggestions please? crossed

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#725 Sat 12 Jan 13 7:40pm

wine~o

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Re: Ask me a cooking question

Teaspoon of bovril, and maybe some dried thyme (or fresh if you have it)

Splash of worcestershire sauce...

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#726 Sun 13 Jan 13 9:05am

Thistledo

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Mix a tsp of powdered mustard in with the mixture, or even a few chili flakes.

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#727 Sun 13 Jan 13 11:24am

hippytea

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greenwom02 wrote:

My partner and I have recently had a huge change to our lives and taken on our autistic grandson (Lachlan) living with us full-time. Have you considered taking on a challenge and developing menus for kids with disabilities?

I consider myself as a competent cook, however given their visual, texture and change resilience tendencies cooking healthy food is a real challenge.

Hi Marc! Welcome to the forum.

Congratulations on your big change! I wish your family all the best with it.

I reckon writing a cookbook specifically for kids with disabilities would be difficult, as the challenges will vary so much from one individual to the next. But maybe we can help with Lachlan - what does he like to eat just now? Maybe there are some favourite dishes that can be subtly "healthed up".

Also, would he be interested in watching you cook, and maybe even helping himself? Understanding what goes into food and being involved in the process of cooking can help any kid to overcome their anxieties about trying something new. Even if he won't try what you eat, maybe it will ease his anxieties about the whole thing, which could benefit him later.

I also found these articles about diet for children with autism spectrum disorders - maybe useful if you haven't seen them already:

http://www.autism.org.uk/living-with-au … cents.aspx

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#728 Sun 13 Jan 13 3:10pm

Thistledo

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Barm Cakes
Being a southerner, I need to know if they're similar to our baps?  Understand the Barms are larger than baps.
What I'd like to know is, can I make the dough for these so-called famous barm cakes in my breadmaker and if so I'd like a recipe, please.
There's a challenge for someone big_smile
Hubby is from the north and cries out for Wigan Potato pies and Barm cakes.  I can handle the first item.
In anticipation, ta muchly.

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#729 Sun 13 Jan 13 7:47pm

studentchef08

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I know valentines day is next month but I want to start thinking of ideas. My boyfriend is visiting me at uni for the weekend and I want to cook him a nice romantic meal. I'm stuck on what to cook him as I live by the sea so the obvious thing to cook is fish but he hates fish. He quiet likes lamb and Italian food. Any suggestions of a menu?

Thanks!!

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#730 Sun 13 Jan 13 7:55pm

wine~o

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Dump him...he doesn't like fish..

or Lamb shanks, Slooooow cooked in red wine and rosemary...

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