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Beetroots and Borscht.
« on: July 23, 2017, 05:55:59 PM »


In the Polish Shops both here and the UK you can get packet soup borsch...

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Re: Beetroots and Borscht.
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2017, 12:46:06 AM »
In the Polish Shops both here and the UK you can get packet soup borsch...

Oh, please... As if it's the same thing as home-made one  (:)

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Re: Beetroots and Borscht.
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2017, 01:03:28 AM »
In the Polish Shops both here and the UK you can get packet soup borsch...

Oh, please... As if it's the same thing as home-made one  (:)

Just saying!!

I wouldn’t touch it with a ten foot barge pole.

Once had borscht in a non-Russian restaurant in Leeds, it was awful, basically beetroot slop.

There’s a Russian restaurant in Dublin City centre, not very good, they had fried pelmeni, some Lithuanian variant. Horrible.
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Re: Beetroots and Borscht.
« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2017, 01:59:51 AM »

Just saying!!

I wouldn’t touch it with a ten foot barge pole.

Ah, ok then!  ;D It's probably full harmful ingredients. There was something i liked in Moscow though - you could buy done fresh veggies for borsch (like you buy fresh salad), it saves the time for peeling and chopping.  :)


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Once had borscht in a non-Russian restaurant in Leeds, it was awful, basically beetroot slop.

Eew.  :duh:

There’s a Russian restaurant in Dublin City centre, not very good, they had fried pelmeni, some Lithuanian variant. Horrible.

They sell them here now (not Lithuanian), but i didn't find my fave - with salmon. The rest (of what's available here) i can't eat because it's pork. So, i make my own from time to time  :) Last time i made  беляши (English? Fried minced meat small pies? )))) those were yummy...
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Re: Beetroots and Borscht.
« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2017, 03:00:36 AM »
Problem is that anything made with beets tastes of soil.
Soil is not a nice taste.
There's a reason that babies grow out of their taste for soil.
Borscht is the ultimate in peasant food. Like most peasant food it consists of root vegetables, often preserved.
Borscht goes the next step of tasting of what it was grown in.

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Re: Beetroots and Borscht.
« Reply #5 on: July 24, 2017, 03:48:25 AM »
I like beetroot. Can’t taste soil mind, used to have it on potato hash when I was a kid.
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Re: Beetroots and Borscht.
« Reply #6 on: July 24, 2017, 04:37:32 AM »
You have probably been immunised against tasting soil by virtue of having eaten it on your food as a kid. Mind you putting earth on your spuds seems a little bit 'we lived in a cardboard box and thought we were lucky' - ish.
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Re: Beetroots and Borscht.
« Reply #7 on: July 24, 2017, 05:11:19 AM »
You have probably been immunised against tasting soil by virtue of having eaten it on your food as a kid. Mind you putting earth on your spuds seems a little bit 'we lived in a cardboard box and thought we were lucky' - ish.

Luxury.

Soil were for well-off folk. All we had were sediment off mud, grandad’s toenail clippings and cat vomit. All on a barm with gravy.

But we were happy.

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Re: Beetroots and Borscht.
« Reply #8 on: July 24, 2017, 06:58:40 AM »
You have probably been immunised against tasting soil by virtue of having eaten it on your food as a kid. Mind you putting earth on your spuds seems a little bit 'we lived in a cardboard box and thought we were lucky' - ish.

Luxury.

Soil were for well-off folk. All we had were sediment off mud, grandad’s toenail clippings and cat vomit. All on a barm with gravy.

But we were happy.

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Re: Beetroots and Borscht.
« Reply #9 on: July 24, 2017, 11:54:59 AM »
Problem is that anything made with beets tastes of soil.
Soil is not a nice taste.

The organic ones from Waitrose/Ocado taste excellent.
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Re: Beetroots and Borscht.
« Reply #10 on: September 22, 2017, 06:00:53 AM »
Poles love the taste of beetroot. Especially the taste of beetroot soup. Unfortunately, this taste is so unique that such a rarity is only available in Poland.

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Re: Beetroots and Borscht.
« Reply #11 on: September 22, 2017, 06:45:59 AM »
Eh?


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Re: Beetroots and Borscht.
« Reply #12 on: September 22, 2017, 07:13:18 AM »


The organic ones from Waitrose/Ocado taste excellent.

Only the best soil goes into Waitrose peasant food!
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Re: Beetroots and Borscht.
« Reply #13 on: September 22, 2017, 07:22:07 AM »
The problem with beetroot is the murder scene left behind in the preparation and the fright you get on the toilet the next day......

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« Reply #14 on: September 22, 2017, 07:33:04 AM »
The problem with beetroot is the murder scene left behind in the preparation and the fright you get on the toilet the next day......

Nope, no problem. If the women want to have salad made with the stuff they can buy it from the shop. I am willing to give house room to that stuff with beetroot, eggs and fish in layers. The rest, leave it at the door please and no prepping in my kitchen thank you!
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« Reply #15 on: September 22, 2017, 07:35:13 AM »
Poles love the taste of beetroot. Especially the taste of beetroot soup. Unfortunately, this taste is so unique that such a rarity is only available in Poland.

Well the fact that beetroot soup is only available in the land of the Pos will be a surprise to hundreds of millions of people. Somebody should tell them that only Poles can have the stuff.
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Re: Beetroots and Borscht.
« Reply #16 on: September 22, 2017, 07:46:11 AM »
The best borscht I ever had is here in Dublin, the pelmeni too. Restaurant is a bit of a dump tho.

Even Nadia agreed the borscht is the best, I could tell cos she stopped talking.


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« Reply #17 on: September 22, 2017, 09:13:06 AM »
The mud was sticking her jaws together?  :biggrin:
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Re: Beetroots and Borscht.
« Reply #18 on: September 22, 2017, 10:33:36 AM »
The mud was sticking her jaws together?  :biggrin:

She in Russia at the moment to scared to tell her gran her borsch isn’t the best she’s had anymore.

See, the stuff here actually has some flavour other than bland-flavour..


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« Reply #19 on: September 22, 2017, 11:16:18 AM »
The Irish sod must taste good!
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Beetroots and Borscht.
« Reply #20 on: September 22, 2017, 11:32:58 AM »

Luxury.

Soil were for well-off folk. All we had were sediment off mud, grandad’s toenail clippings and cat vomit. All on a barm with gravy.

But we were happy.

Mother cut the pockets out of our pants so that we'd have something to play with,
but I had expensive bath toys both a toaster and a hair dryer!

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Re: Beetroots and Borscht.
« Reply #21 on: September 22, 2017, 11:36:12 AM »
But sadly not the electricity to make them work!  tiphat
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Re: Beetroots and Borscht.
« Reply #22 on: September 22, 2017, 11:43:06 AM »

Luxury.

Soil were for well-off folk. All we had were sediment off mud, grandad’s toenail clippings and cat vomit. All on a barm with gravy.

But we were happy.

Mother cut the pockets out of our pants so that we'd have something to play with,
but I had expensive bath toys both a toaster and a hair dryer!

We were so poor I had no clothes at all until I was nine. Then my dad bought me a cap so I could look out of the window.....

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Re: Beetroots and Borscht.
« Reply #23 on: September 22, 2017, 12:27:04 PM »
Best I ever had was in Cyprus...    Before Gazprom came along and swallowed up smaller Russian Gas companies - 'or else' - there was a wonderful Russian Gas Company Restaurant in Limassol - they employed great cooks from Latvia, Ukraine and Armenia ..it was a matter of pride and constant competition to produce the best for the bosses




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« Reply #24 on: September 22, 2017, 01:03:13 PM »
Funny but while I thought Eric Sykes a hugely funny bloke I could never get a hard on for Spike Milligan.
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