Delia Smith Online

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Dear Kimmie:

Deliah is a wonderful cook, teacher, show presenter and she has a heart of gold.

Her recipes are wonderfully traditional and they always work if followed exactly. I personally find her style to be a little unhealthy since she always uses tremendous amounts of butter and eggs but I enjoy her recipes as a special occasional treat to myself.

I had the pleasure of watching her BBC shows, which I enjoyed very much.

:)
 

isa

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I loved her show, too bad it's not on now. She has a new book, How To Cook, I saw it in The Good Cook catalogue but not in bookstores.
 
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She's very famous here in the UK. Not too healthy, yes. But the traditional puddings in here books are fantastic for winter (when you need the extra layers. . .). When she tries to go 'exotic' it doesn't always work - and there are a lot better, but for traditional britsh puddings, she's really hard to beat for simplicity and results
 
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I have seen her on the BBC series "Great Chefs" where in one of the episodes, she made Basmati rice. She added the rice straight to the pot without soaking it. I usually soak mine for 30 minutes...Jaffrey and Sahni do it.

Anyone tried Delia's way?


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Dear Kimmie

You are full of surprizes for me!!!

I never soak basmati, in fact I have never heard of that way!!

That's the amazing thing when you talk about food, the surprises never seem to end!
I just love that!

:)

PS BTW I have read Papa's point of view about Delia in his message board and I tried her recipes.
They are great and I realize now why I liked them so much: They are not healthy!!
 
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Hmmm!

My Indian guru is Madhur Jaffrey and she does give the rice a good rinse then soak it for 30 minutes, then drain it. I thought that WAS the way!

You're so right Athenaeus, surprises never seem to end when you talk about food!

:rolleyes:
 
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For what it's worth, all the Pakistanis I know don't soak their rice either
 

isa

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I always rinse and soak my rice be it Indian, Chinese or Japanese.
 

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