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Re: What would you cook for Leonard?

Posted: Wed Feb 17, 2010 12:37 am
by burningviolin
Vicomtesse wrote:I will put the kettle on and have a piece of cake waiting for you Burning Violin then perhaps dinner later followed by the pud! And of course music!
Vicomtesse
Vicomtesse, I'll bring my fiddle with me!!

So today is pancake tuesday...what did we all or are we all putting on our pancakes!? :D :D I did the usual, lemon and sugar. I was listening to the radio and there were plenty of suggestions, one sounded totally delicious, put some Baileys in the batter and then serve with mint chocolate chip ice cream!

Re: What would you cook for Leonard?

Posted: Wed Feb 17, 2010 1:35 am
by Vicomtesse
Shame on me! I forgot !
I'm in the land of pancakes........Breton Crépes !!! And Cider

I've been round at my daughters today trying to encourage her little 'Pug' dog to feed her new pups. It's her first time, she had a cesarean section at the week end and doesn't seem terribly interested in them. I'm back there tomorrow.

I used to cook them for my guests. This is my 'Breton' variation on the Crépe Suzette
Make the pancakes. Put aside.
Peel and cook a few apples in a little water or cider.
Put the pancakes back in a normal depth frying pan. put the cooked apple in the middle of each pancake and fold into rolls (like cannelloni) or triangle wedges.
Pour a glass of cider or Calvados (apple brandy) over the pancakes. Heat gently and serve with Cream, Créme Fraîche, or ice cream.
Vicomtesse

Re: What would you cook for Leonard?

Posted: Wed Feb 17, 2010 2:49 am
by Vicomtesse
Phew!
Just dashed off to make a few pancakes for Vicomté before the day finished.
I can't make them tomorrow (today now); Ash Wednesday, the start of Lent; although I'm not very 'religious' it doesn't seem right.
Vicomté had his with lemon & sugar but I had one with some pear which I poached for tonight's dessert and heated it through with a bit of the poaching sauce.
I'm sure that LC would have liked them as Vicomté did.
Thanks for the reminder Burning Violin.
Vicomtesse

Re: What would you cook for Leonard?

Posted: Wed Feb 17, 2010 4:33 am
by ladydi
And we, in turn, will devour your cakes and savour your soups!

Perhaps we need a whole new thread on the Forum....with meetups for our own "Top Chefs"!

okay...where's the drooling smiley??

I think, OF COURSE, that the first meetup HAS to be in France...the birthplace of true cuisine! Well, you guys may not really appreciate cowboy beans but I'll try :D

edit: lol...only someone French would poach pears for dessert on a weekday evening! You are fabulous!!!

Re: What would you cook for Leonard?

Posted: Wed Feb 17, 2010 5:18 am
by News Gal
Well, he's a pretty down-to-earth brother, so I'm guessing maybe my grandmother's recipe for biscuits & gravy. We don't eat the pork sausage in it like some people do but instead use salt and beef sausage, Cherokee style, so it's all good.

Then there's my stepfather's recipe for pasta e fagioli. He adds turkey bacon every now & then.

Re: What would you cook for Leonard?

Posted: Wed Feb 17, 2010 6:09 pm
by david birkett
Has anyone opted for Crepes Suzannes?

Re: What would you cook for Leonard?

Posted: Thu Feb 18, 2010 3:41 am
by Vicomtesse
Crépes Suzanne...........no doubt with oranges!
From now on my Crépes Suzette with oranges and Cointreau will be known as Crépes Suzanne....A worthy dessert for LC.

We've got the perfect dessert now for the starter and main course...?

Are their any other songs where he mentions food?

Re: What would you cook for Leonard?

Posted: Thu Feb 18, 2010 10:48 am
by marjan
Hi Vicomtesse,

Well, of course there would have to be grapes on the vine and chocolates in the box (Diamonds in the Mine). Being in France, I assume that bread and wine (the Master Song) will be on the table as a matter of course. Better prepare enough food, as Leonard claims he ate and ate and ate, did not miss a plate (Teachers). Your recipes sound yummy, I'm tempted to stop by on our way to St Brieuc! Btw, has it been snowing again in Brittany?

Marjan

Re: What would you cook for Leonard?

Posted: Thu Feb 18, 2010 2:54 pm
by david birkett
As a vegetarian, my scruples would deny me from preparing the otherwise tempting moules Marianniere.

Re: What would you cook for Leonard?

Posted: Thu Feb 18, 2010 5:00 pm
by burningviolin
http://1heckofaguy.com/2010/02/18/graci ... hen-cooks/

Today's offering from Dr. HGuy is a must read me thinks! :D

Re: What would you cook for Leonard?

Posted: Thu Feb 18, 2010 10:59 pm
by LEONKA
For Leonard, I would cook and specialty Slovak sheep cheese gnocchi..
This is so calorific "bomb" but sheep cheese is very good for the digestive system and has therapeutic effects. To drink, I would give whey, it is thick sour milk.

When would be a real healthy diet, so this would be: fish-trout in some ways, a lot of vegetable salad, lots of fruit. I do not know if Leonard can eat chicken or as a substitute, I would give soy meat. From soups to be strong beef and lots of vegetables in it.
Alcohol, it would be wine Muscat othonel or Rhine Riesling.

As a dessert it will be apple strudel with raisins and chocolate pudding.
And finally, to cook what you wish Leonard everything.

Re: What would you cook for Leonard?

Posted: Fri Feb 19, 2010 1:11 am
by Vicomtesse
Ladydi don't knock the humble bean they are so good for you.
News Gal the Cherokee style sausages sound very interesting.
Last night for dinner we had sausage, mash and beans; sometimes it's just what you fancy!

I saw a TV programme a while ago basically saying that we should cut out the middle man i.e. cattle, pigs, sheep etc. and eat the grain and cereals ourselves; it would be a lot cheaper, healthier and save on greenhouse gasses which cattle emit in abundance. If we all substituted meat for one day a week we could really make a difference. I'm not preaching or anything as I like meat but we are trying to eat healthier, less red meat; no butter; more unsaturated oils etc.

A rhetorical question.......Why are the largest animals on earth vegetarian when they often live in places where there is little or only seasonal vegetation and many of them live on plants with little nutritional value?

I made a Chilli con Carné last week with Quorn instead of the 'carné'; It was quite tasty but I have to admit I prefer it with fresh minced beef!
Quorn is very difficult to find here in France. I had to get it from a specialist 'English' shop.
Tonight I made very lean Turkey escalopes in a mustard sauce with very low fat (4%) crème fraîche. We did start with prawns though (high in cholesterol) and a dip I made with mayonnaise and the low fat crème fraîche but sometimes you have to treat yourselves!! I've had a hard day!

Moules Marinière I can make it or add some cream to it. I make quite a tasty Mussel Soup with Turmeric.

Leonika I love sheeps cheese and trout so your menu sounds good to me!
Vicomtesse

Leonard and wine

Posted: Fri Feb 19, 2010 3:08 pm
by sebmelmoth2003
Alcohol, it would be wine Muscat othonel or Rhine Riesling.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/foodanddrink ... mosel.html

http://bbrblog.com/2010/01/18/mozart-with-your-mosel/
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thanks for the Dr. HGuy link - very interesting.

personally, in the unlikely event that i ever hosted a meal for leonard, for an alcoholic beverage i would serve wincarnis tonic wine - nectar of the gods.

Re: What would you cook for Leonard?

Posted: Sat Feb 20, 2010 1:47 am
by LEONKA
Hi, Vicomtesse

I love fish, but there are few restaurants in Slovakia, which can prepare a meal of fresh fish. And that's why I reliant on frozen fish and other sea creatures.
Fortunately, usually fresh salmon, he can also prepare the sauces, but this must not be too strong flavor sauces that do not beat smoothness salmon. And so we could continue. Herbal butter is also used for fish but in small amounts.
Already, converge I taste on the fish . ;-)