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Dmitri Gheorgheni - Not Banned in China

Entry: Spicy Slumgullion: An Emergency Meal - A87977876
Author: Dmitri Gheorgheni - Not Banned in China - U1590784

There's nowhere to go, and limited ingredients in the house. We got creative, and thought we'd share this silly recipe.

If you ask for more precise (metric) measurements, I will delete this entry. It's mugs or nothing.

Also, I can't help it if you can't find US breakfast sausage. Any suggestions for alternatives will be gratefully incorporated in a hilarious footnote.

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Dmitri Gheorgheni - Not Banned in China

'Moby Dick' footnote added, courtesy of Phred Firecloud. smiley - smiley


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SashaQ - happysad and 'slightly mad'

Thank you for this Entry smiley - ok Very topical, and useful for the people who stockpiled the pasta smiley - laugh

The word 'slumgullion' tastes funny when I say it (a bit gloopy) but the food itself reminds me of my family's recipe for spaghetti bolognese smiley - ok

The current link on 'food improvisation' is not what I was expecting smiley - yikes - should it be something like A87892573 instead? The other link could be worked in somewhere else, less prominent...

Very clear description of the measurements in proportion smiley - ok

I like the phrase 'elbow macaroni' - is it short, narrow tubes of pasta that are slightly curved?

Aha! I can visualise breakfast sausage - my family buy something similar each year at Christmas to make stuffing and it is just called sausagemeat smiley - ok No spice in it, though, so we add herbs to make the stuffing flavoursome smiley - ok

" It is not necessary to see this food very clearly – in fact, that would be detrimental to the experience." - smiley - snorksmiley - ok Similar with this A87869371 - a photo of the raw ingredients was much more pleasing to the eye than the food, even though the food was tasty smiley - laugh

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Dmitri Gheorgheni - Not Banned in China

Thanks, Sasha - both for reading and for the suggestions! smiley - ok

I changed that link, and added your explanation of elbow macaroni. That's it, exactly - here, it actually says 'elbow macaroni' on the packages. smiley - laugh Like an elbow pipe...

You've got it with the sausage! In the past, nobody had a lot of spices in their kitchen - nor did they know how to use them, there's a running joke about families who thought black pepper was a pretty risky choice - so buying the pre-spiced sausage was both a savings and a treat. smiley - winkeye

smiley - rofl Aha, scouse. Yes, similar.






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Bluebottle

Isn't a beaker a toddler's cup?smiley - huh

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Dmitri Gheorgheni - Not Banned in China

You tell me - I thought it was what youze guys called a mug.

This interpretation, however, I got from Patricia Routledge in 'Keeping Up Appearances'. She said she'd give the poor nervous lady 'a beaker' because she was so terrified of breaking the Royal Doulton. smiley - rofl And she gave her a mug, so I thought that was the word over there? smiley - huh

I have to do this by detective work. smiley - winkeye

If you meant, do *we* call a sippy cup a beaker? No, we don't. We call it a 'sippy cup'. smiley - rofl

All the grownups have sippy cups, too, nowadays. The ones for their coffee on the road. But they call those thermos mugs...


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SashaQ - happysad and 'slightly mad'

Aha smiley - eureka I see a 'beaker' is an archaic literary term for a mug, so that would be why Hyacinth would call it that! smiley - laugh My hands shake when I'm trying to drink hot tea, so I have great sympathy with Elizabeth, but I didn't fully understand the 'beaker' scene until now smiley - ok

A modern beaker isn't a sippy cup - it's the lidless plastic receptacle that you graduate to when you have mastered the sippy cup smiley - laughhttp://www.amazon.co.uk/Rosmarino-Kids-Plastic-Cups-Reusable/dp/B07XLLCMGL


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Dmitri Gheorgheni - Not Banned in China

smiley - rofl I see! Hyacinth Bucket is responsible for a lot of funny ideas we have about the British. Such as that you all have princess telephones. smiley - tongueincheek

So, is it okay to leave the joke in there? Just to make people laugh?


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Bluebottle

If it was up to me, I personally wouldn't.

Does the fact that the word 'beaker' was used to mean 'mug' in a sitcom 30 years ago make people laugh or simply confuse them?

There'll be plenty of opportunities to include 'known as X in the UK' comments in the future where things actually are called 'X', so I don't see the need to say it when they're not called that at all.

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Dmitri Gheorgheni - Not Banned in China

smiley - ok


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SashaQ - happysad and 'slightly mad'

Whereas I would say leave the joke in as a footnote but change 'The English' to 'English people like Hyacinth Bucket from Keeping Up Appearances' so that you could work in a link to the forthcoming Entry A87978073smiley - winkeye about the sitcom that may be 30 years old but is well known around the world in the 21st Century smiley - ok More Entries should contain the phrase 'laboratory equipment', I think smiley - ok

Thanks for clarifying Elbow Macaroni, by the way smiley - ok Do you have other types of macaroni as well?


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Dmitri Gheorgheni - Not Banned in China

smiley - snork Footnote restored, with link to Mrs Bucket and no reference to English people.

I have known quite a few US people, male and female, who reminded me of Hyacinth Bucket. I haven't seen the show since the 90s, but I remember a coworker in Philadelphia who disliked her intensely. He claimed he wanted to strangle her. (I suspect, as Twitter says, he was in that picture and didn't like it.)

We mostly label our pasta using Italian nomenclature - rotini, ziti, etc - but I'm not sure if angel hair pasta exists in Mediterranean nature, or if we made it up. smiley - winkeye

For some reason, elbow macaroni is our default go-to for comfort food recipes and school lunches. Even parts of the country in which no Italian cook has ever set foot know to eat elbow macaroni with their cheese food.


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Tavaron da Quirm - Arts Editor

Great recipe and very entertaining! smiley - rofl

We call them Hörnchen smiley - winkeye


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Dmitri Gheorgheni - Not Banned in China

Oh! smiley - doh Great name!


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SashaQ - happysad and 'slightly mad'

Congratulations! smiley - bubblysmiley - biggrin

"I remember a coworker in Philadelphia who disliked her intensely.... (I suspect, as Twitter says, he was in that picture and didn't like it.)" - smiley - laugh Yes, I know a few Hyacinths, too - one was ever so proud that her new house had a built in ramp, so she invited me in, but then realised my wheels were the equivalent of shoes and she couldn't ask me to take them off, so I didn't get past the hallway smiley - laugh

Yes, shops here mostly use the Italian nomenclature for pasta, but with the odd exception. Elbow macaroni is just called macaroni, but it is definitely the pasta that goes with cheese food. Angel hair pasta is a direct translation of capelli di angelo, so that's fine (literally). I used to be able to get 'flying saucer pasta' from one shop but now they go with the Italian and call it messicani smiley - laugh

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Dmitri Gheorgheni - Not Banned in China

Aha, so you know these people, too! smiley - rofl She could've offered to clean your wheels for you...that would have been a service, like foot-washing...

I had to look up messicani. smiley - doh Oh, *those* pasta bits, I thought. Never knew what they were called. smiley - rofl I like 'flying saucers'.


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