Posts by Bart Janssen

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  • Capture: Dogs Love Cameras Too, in reply to Gareth,

    More? I wrote the book!

    I'm reading your book!! This is where we point out again how small NZ is. Had some ideas about truffles and our research and so grabbed some books, yours being one of them. Only problem is it takes years to do the experiments :(.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 4123 posts Report Reply

  • Up Front: Sex with Parrots,

    So if I understand you correctly you'd like a legal structure where any number of people of any sex can form a contractual relationship. The purpose of the contract might include guardianship of children, ownership of property, next of kin rights (eg turning off the respirator).

    Fine by me, make it so.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 4123 posts Report Reply

  • Up Front: Sex with Parrots,

    It's the only rational response.

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  • Hard News: Press Play > Budget, in reply to Graeme Edgeler,

    as a share of the economy

    You mean they shrank the economy faster than they fired staff?

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  • Hard News: Free the Street,

    I've never really been a soap watcher. I was simply never home at the same time every evening to watch something that regular. But I've watched a few episodes. Especially after I realised I knew one of the stars (Angela Bloomfield) - well I knew her when she was 6 :). I had to watch to make sure that the girl with that name that I knew was indeed a big time TV star, world famous in New Zealand even. New Zealand is small.

    I can totally understand why expats want to watch it. If I'd been able to when I was in the US I would have happily watched it. It's a slice of New Zealand. And while it may not be perfect it shows part of New Zealand culture. When you're far away from home those pieces of New Zealand become so very important.

    I may not watch it myself but I'm glad it exists.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 4123 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Where do you get yours? (Food…, in reply to Russell Brown,

    They were underdone

    I think that's our feeling as well. But the next day if you reheat them in a frying pan with a lid they come out pretty much spot on, but at that price that isn't what you want. I like some of their combos but on balance Gorgeous is better.

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  • Hard News: Where do you get yours? (Food…, in reply to Islander,

    In Oamaru, we also have “One Smart Takeaway”

    Sadly not walking distance.

    If we are going to diverge into takeaways, I'll vote for Gorgeous pizzas on Dom Rd, expensive though. I'm still an al Volo fan but I actually think the pizzas benefit from reheating in a covered frying pan which suggests I prefer the bases a bit more done.

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  • Hard News: Where do you get yours? (Food…, in reply to Simon Pound,

    Mt Eden Fisheries on Dominion Rd opposite the Glengarry's, just around the corner is a stealth good fish store.

    And this is the problem I have had with fish shops. We've been there twice for fish and chips and both times been sold old fish in batter. Just because you are battering it and frying it doesn't mean you can use the fish that didn't sell for the last two days.

    For fish shops what you need is consistency. I'll have to check on Sophie's recommendation in Mt Roskill since it is walking distance and the last time I went in there was several years ago.

    Down at the waterfront is consistent though, just a bit of a pain to get to and from.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 4123 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Where do you get yours? (Food…, in reply to Hebe,

    I would like to find out about smoking cheese – and mussels – some time …

    Any excuse to link this

    That's part 2 of the episode where he brines and hot smokes salmon using a cardboard box smoker.

    This is the scrap iron chef episode where he builds a cold smoker and makes bacon

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  • Hard News: Where do you get yours? (Food…,

    Oh for Mexican ingredients Mexican specialties
    cnr Marua rd and celtic cres. Lots of chilli sauces and tomatillos (those are the green fruit that form the base of so many great mexican dishes)

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