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19 minutes ago, BigFatCoward said:

Thats why you have an empire, you get everyone to come over and cook for you.  I've eaten curry in other countries, it sucks ass. 

It kinda amazed me how hard it was to find decent Indian food in London/ Manchester ( And yes, I went to Dishoom or whatever)  when I was over there for 6 months. To be fair, what I did find was better than anything I had in the US ( but tbf, I was in Michigan)

So many places that serve Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi food, or 'curries' as people call them ( we don't) leave a lot to be desired - which is weird given the significant South Asian population in a lot of these places.

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Yeah I haven't yet had a great curry in the UK. It's probably a bit like pizzerias in Italy...you have to do your homework a little bit to find the right place. 

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5 minutes ago, Raja said:

So many places that serve Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi food, or 'curries' as people call them ( we don't) leave a lot to be desired - which is weird given the significant South Asian population in a lot of these places.

My understanding is that British curry has basically developed into it's own distinct cuisine. Or probably more accurately immigrant communities in the UK have developed it into it's own cuisine. I don't think there's much intention to make 'authentic' Indian, Pakistani or Bangladeshi food as such.

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2 minutes ago, ljkeane said:

My understanding is that British curry has basically developed into it's own distinct cuisine.

That really didn't seem like it to me whilst I was there but I only stayed in two cities ( london & manchester).

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26 minutes ago, Raja said:

So many places that serve Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi food, or 'curries' as people call them ( we don't) leave a lot to be desired - which is weird given the significant South Asian population in a lot of these places.

Not really that surprising.

The restaurants (and its owers) have to adapt to their new home/enviroment/market.

You also have to look very hard to find an authentic Chinese restaurant that serves Chicken feet etc.

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57 minutes ago, Tijgy said:

In Belgium we are already waiting almost 1,5 hours to the press conference where we will be hearing our how-we-will-get-out-of-the-lockdown strategy. 

It will still take some time because first we have to see the finale of the two very popular Flemish soaps! Jeey! It takes also some time to make the powerpoint.

They already have been talking for zeven hours... 

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23 minutes ago, A Horse Named Stranger said:

Not really that surprising.

The restaurants (and its owers) have to adapt to their new home/enviroment/market.

You also have to look very hard to find an authentic Chinese restaurant that serves Chicken feet etc.

I can't speak for Chinese food, but with the Indian food for me it's less about being 'authentic' and more about it tasting good. I've been an immigrant all my life, I'm used to food being adapted and don't mind if it changes from what is considered 'authentic'.

Anyway, we're probably way off topic here already!

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6 minutes ago, Raja said:

Anyway, we're probably way off topic here already!

Conformist!

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While it would normally be my wont to stop and shake my fist at the mad Englishmen, I must stop first to say that you mayo eaters are some sick puppies!

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50 minutes ago, Raja said:

I can't speak for Chinese food, but with the Indian food for me it's less about being 'authentic' and more about it tasting good. I've been an immigrant all my life, I'm used to food being adapted and don't mind if it changes from what is considered 'authentic'.

Anyway, we're probably way off topic here already!

Perhaps if someone suggested dead virus (viruses? virae? virahtever?) as a topping on a hot dog?

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15 hours ago, Jeor said:

I actually dearly hope that it's not an American company that finds the first effective antiviral or vaccine, because you just know they're going to jack up the prices and screw everyone over for it.

 

I can't see a patent not being quickly and unapologetically being broken in the event of price gouging. I believe there's provisions to do so under international law in the event of health emergencies - African countries broke patents on anti-retroviral medications during the aids epidemic.

The main problem would be petty retaliation from the US, especially if Trump is still president.

ETA: sorry to interrupt the mayo discussion!

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The only real use for mayo is potato salad and egg salad, and not a whole lot of it either.

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Mayo is a reasonable alternative to buttering bread when making grilled cheese. I don't like it as much, but others like it - it's saltier and a smidgen tangier. 

Mayo is otherwise just blech. It brings everything else down. 

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Death Cult Chief told a reporter to remove her mask when she tried to ask a question at that daily demented cyclorama They call a press conference:

 

 

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22 minutes ago, Kalbear said:

Mayo is a reasonable alternative to buttering bread when making grilled cheese. I don't like it as much, but others like it - it's saltier and a smidgen tangier. 

Mayo is otherwise just blech. It brings everything else down. 

This is the worst thing I, or any other sapient being, has ever read. 

Mayo is an appropriate alternative to the following:

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47 minutes ago, Zorral said:

The only real use for mayo is potato salad and egg salad, and not a whole lot of it either.

There's tuna salad, too. I do enjoy a good tuna salad sandwich. And I dip my fries in mayo like a goddamn Eurocommie.

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@Rippounet

People are offending Mayonaise. Isn't that like declaring cultural war on France?

Anyway...

36 minutes ago, Kalbear said:

Mayo is a reasonable alternative to buttering bread when making grilled cheese. I don't like it as much, but others like it - it's saltier and a smidgen tangier. 

Please, at least use Aioli. Aioli at least has some taste.

Sorry, Rippounet, I am also not a huge Mayonaise fan.

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29 minutes ago, DanteGabriel said:

There's tuna salad, too. I do enjoy a good tuna salad sandwich. And I dip my fries in mayo like a goddamn Eurocommie.

O ya, that's right -- I forgot tuna salad -- with lots and lots and lots of celery and sweet pickle diced finely.

However for something not delicious at all, young people who weren't 'really sick' or so lightly ill they didn't even know it, are dying of strokes.  Which is why a friend's heart condition physician hasn't been able to see him in weeks -- he's in the ER and nobody expects him to come out until at least July, so busy he is.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/2020/04/24/strokes-coronavirus-young-patients/
 

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Thomas Oxley wasn’t even on call the day he received the page to come into Mount Sinai Beth Israel Hospital in Manhattan. There weren’t enough doctors to treat all the emergency stroke patients, and he was needed in the operating room.

The patient’s chart appeared unremarkable at first glance. He was male, took no medications and had no history of chronic conditions. He had been feeling fine, hanging out at home during the lockdown like the rest of America, when suddenly, he had trouble talking and moving the right side of his body. Imaging showed a large blockage on the left side of his head.

Oxley gasped when he got to the patient’s age and covid-19 status: 44, positive.

As Oxley, an interventional neurologist, began the procedure to remove the clot, he observed something he had never seen before. On the monitors, the brain typically shows up as a tangle of black squiggles — “like a can of spaghetti,” he said — that provide a map of blood vessels. A clot shows up as a blank spot. As he used a needlelike device to pull out the clot, he saw new clots forming in real-time around it.

“This is crazy,” he remembers telling his boss.
[....]

 

 

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Damn, I'm getting an $800 pay bump to stay home over a two week period.

Furlough me for a year, please. 

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