Fun speculation.....

Bonnie

Super Member
if one of the TV chefs were dining at your house--like say, Gordon Ramsey or Robert Irvine, or any other TV chef you could like--what would you make for him or her?

If I had time, I would make my MIL's German Sauerbraten recipe, with German-style sweet and sour red cabbage, and German style cheesecake for dessert. The beef chuck roast needs to marinate for at least 2 days, being turned once a day, and preferably longer--the thicker it is, the more time it needs to marinate. It is always tender when cooked. I do it in my slow cooker, after browning it in a frypan.
 

balshan

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if one of the TV chefs were dining at your house--like say, Gordon Ramsey or Robert Irvine, or any other TV chef you could like--what would you make for him or her?

If I had time, I would make my MIL's German Sauerbraten recipe, with German-style sweet and sour red cabbage, and German style cheesecake for dessert. The beef chuck roast needs to marinate for at least 2 days, being turned once a day, and preferably longer--the thicker it is, the more time it needs to marinate. It is always tender when cooked. I do it in my slow cooker, after browning it in a frypan.
Let me see I would not want Gordon Ramsay ever. We have had a couple chefs for a meal and he was happy to be invited, as most people do not ask them for a meal. Once I had planned a sweet that need sugar to caramelize so we got a lesson which was great. I tend to do something simple normally.

But I would love to have Maggie Beer for a meal, she is always laughing in her shows. Again I would make a couple of dips eg beetroot hummus, vege sticks, crackers to start. Mains maybe Kim could do one of his pies, they go down well with Colcannon. I love chocolate ripple cake which is simple or a simple flummery or just fruit. I like things to be simple, also that are prepared before hand so that you are not cooking when your guests are there. For me the best part of a meal is the companionship and conversation. I would keep it simple as trying to impress would mean it would be a disaster. But let me be honest it would depend on weather. If it was really hot, it could be just salads. No way do I want to be near heat and Kim is the same in summer.

By the way Maggie just calls herself a cook she lives in the Barossa Valley a German region of SA, known for its wine. She has a farm and a vineyard and a restaurant. Many books and tv shows. Known for a show called the chef and the cook.

But I would like to ask what Bible character would you invite to a meal and would the meal be different.
 
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Bonnie

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I don't think I would want Ramsey, either. Too much of s potty mouth! But I like Irvine.

I am confused...who invited chefs and to where? And Ramsey was one of the chefs?
 

balshan

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Though I do love bruschetta or caprese skewers. So maybe that would be a starter. Then satays are great and Kim does a nice satay. I love making peppermint rocky road.
 

balshan

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I don't think I would want Ramsey, either. Too much of s potty mouth! But I like Irvine.

I am confused...who invited chefs and to where? And Ramsey was one of the chefs?
It was your op and you suggested him, isn't it a hypothetical question. No we have had chefs for meals in the past as friends, not famous ones. I then said who I would like Maggie Beer.
 

Bonnie

Super Member
Oh you meant the chefs would do the cooking, I thought you meant you would be cooking for them.
No, I meant we would cook for the famous chef, who would be our guest. The YouTube just illustrates why I would not want Ramsey in my house, as guest OR doing the cooking! 😁
 

balshan

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No, I meant we would cook for the famous chef, who would be our guest. The YouTube just illustrates why I would not want Ramsey in my house, as guest OR doing the cooking! 😁
No if he was in the place you would be on edge waiting for an explosion. He seems to like the attention. Though some of the kitchens are disgusting and people should be ashamed. Mind you have never watched his shows just his ads. Oh I forgot I watched one where he was teaching cooking skills, he was well behaved and good at teaching techniques. I only watched it after my son it was safe to do so.

Oh good I did understand you post. You know I would have loved to have been at a meal with Jesus and the mob including Mary Magdalene. Those conversations would be interesting. Then there are women who I would find interesting - Golda meir, Florence Nightingale, Agartha Christie, Emmeline Pankhurst, Indira Gandhi, Mary Slessor, Jackie Pullinger, Marie Curie.

I wouldn't want to see them all at once because you would miss the conversations. One or two at a time would be the best.
 

Bonnie

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No if he was in the place you would be on edge waiting for an explosion. He seems to like the attention. Though some of the kitchens are disgusting and people should be ashamed. Mind you have never watched his shows just his ads. Oh I forgot I watched one where he was teaching cooking skills, he was well behaved and good at teaching techniques. I only watched it after my son it was safe to do so.

There used to be a show on TV called "Junior Master Chef" where children as young as 8 up to 13 could show off their cooking skills and win prizes. Ramsey was one of the three judges. He had to watch his language with them.

He also had a show called....let's see, "Hotels from Hell" or something like that. He would investigate various hotels and their restaurants to help them do better and improve their cooking. He used bad language, but most of it was bleeped out. Not all, though.
Oh good I did understand you post. You know I would have loved to have been at a meal with Jesus and the mob including Mary Magdalene. Those conversations would be interesting. Then there are women who I would find interesting - Golda meir, Florence Nightingale, Agartha Christie, Emmeline Pankhurst, Indira Gandhi, Mary Slessor, Jackie Pullinger, Marie Curie.

I wouldn't want to see them all at once because you would miss the conversations. One or two at a time would be the best.
Well....as a Lutheran you can guess whom I would like to have as a dinner guest--both him and his wife, Katie. :) Katie and I could swap stories about our husband's funny foibles....maybe ask her if Luther swatted her fanny with a dishtowel after they were first married, though at age 42, I would think he would have been too mature for that nonsense! Of course, leaving both toilet seats up would be anachronistic for her. :)
 

balshan

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There used to be a show on TV called "Junior Master Chef" where children as young as 8 up to 13 could show off their cooking skills and win prizes. Ramsey was one of the three judges. He had to watch his language with them.

He also had a show called....let's see, "Hotels from Hell" or something like that. He would investigate various hotels and their restaurants to help them do better and improve their cooking. He used bad language, but most of it was bleeped out. Not all, though.

Well....as a Lutheran you can guess whom I would like to have as a dinner guest--both him and his wife, Katie. :) Katie and I could swap stories about our husband's funny foibles....maybe ask her if Luther swatted her fanny with a dishtowel after they were first married, though at age 42, I would think he would have been too mature for that nonsense! Of course, leaving both toilet seats up would be anachronistic for her. :)
That would be an interesting conversation. It made me think of Churchill's wife, Clementine, she was amazing woman and the only one who could control Churchill and lift his moods.
 

Bonnie

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That would be an interesting conversation. It made me think of Churchill's wife, Clementine, she was amazing woman and the only one who could control Churchill and lift his moods.
And Katie could lift Luther's moods, too, sometimes. Good wives can do that, at least sometimes.
 
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