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creditable job on the 10 of covering the protests. called them a continuation of historical injustice and grievance rather than an aberration. two live OBs.

now a fairly brutal piece on contract tracers “sitting on their arse”.

how come Today can’t do this?

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Monday, 1 June 2020 21:14 (two months ago) link

Sarah Sands, next question?

santa clause four (suzy), Monday, 1 June 2020 21:15 (two months ago) link

yeah :(

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Monday, 1 June 2020 21:17 (two months ago) link

New DG has been announced: Tim Davie.

Big news, I assume.

https://www.theguardian.com/media/2020/jun/05/bbc-appoints-insider-tim-davie-as-director-general

the pinefox, Friday, 5 June 2020 10:57 (two months ago) link

It's another white man but at least this time it's one with Big Croydon Energy.

I think the BBC will need a bit of a bruiser in the coming years, and he can be that. He's not genteel. He's capable of thinking in quite ruthless commercial terms. But I don't think he'll sell the corporation out - he's BBC to the bone.

He doesn't have a news background - so it'll be interesting to see what he does there.

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Friday, 5 June 2020 11:12 (two months ago) link

hmm i see he is a tory

feck

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Friday, 5 June 2020 20:16 (two months ago) link

The optics are...not great. Rona Fairhead was widely distrusted for being married to a Tory councillor. Davie was deputy chair of the local party.

ShariVari, Friday, 5 June 2020 20:32 (two months ago) link

and responsible for BBC Store

stet, Friday, 5 June 2020 21:16 (two months ago) link

the less said of that the better

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Friday, 5 June 2020 22:07 (two months ago) link

Presumably the optics are good for Tories, who will be calling the shots in the mid-charter review?

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Friday, 5 June 2020 22:09 (two months ago) link

two weeks pass...

Absolutely losing my mind at a BBC panel show discussing the possibilities for radical global change after coronavirus ft George Osborne, Tony Blair and A MINISTER IN ORBAN'S GOVERNMENT https://t.co/WpaR5GI5ir

— Dan Hancox (@danhancox) June 22, 2020

lol this shite was on R4 and WS at the same time when I tried to switch over, beyond a fucking joke!

calzino, Monday, 22 June 2020 11:00 (one month ago) link

I knew Amol Rajan was a horrible right wing bullshit merchant from his despicable media program on R4, but it's much worse than that Jim!

calzino, Monday, 22 June 2020 11:04 (one month ago) link

one month passes...

LMAAOOOO WHO IS THIS HILARIOUS DUDE??????? 😂😂😂😂😂 THIS RICE COOKING IS A HATE CRIMEpic.twitter.com/V4N4gS4W77

— Jenny Yang (@jennyyangtv) July 23, 2020

calzino, Thursday, 23 July 2020 11:42 (two weeks ago) link

:D :D :D

À la recherche du scamps perdu (Noodle Vague), Thursday, 23 July 2020 11:46 (two weeks ago) link

that is the greatest video i've seen in a long time

À la recherche du scamps perdu (Noodle Vague), Thursday, 23 July 2020 11:48 (two weeks ago) link

lol

imago, Thursday, 23 July 2020 11:50 (two weeks ago) link

Never thought i'd live to see the day someone cooks rice worse than gyac but here we are. That's astonishing.

Scampo di tutti i Scampi (ShariVari), Thursday, 23 July 2020 11:51 (two weeks ago) link

you don't need to boil the water first, just put the pasta in the water from the get go and then heat it up cmon guys

― gbx, Sunday, 18 June 2017 03:57 Bookmark

reminds me of this guy (also an idiot) i once met who cooked rice by pouring it into a pot of boiling water and draining it after x minutes

― r|t|c, Sunday, 18 June 2017 08:55 (three years ago)

Matt DC, Thursday, 23 July 2020 11:52 (two weeks ago) link

shots fried

imago, Thursday, 23 July 2020 11:52 (two weeks ago) link

western ppl in their expensive millionaire kitchens with every bleeding mod con going apart from a rice cooker!

calzino, Thursday, 23 July 2020 11:53 (two weeks ago) link

tbf i don't own a rice cooker - one day, sigh - but i know how to measure water to rice

À la recherche du scamps perdu (Noodle Vague), Thursday, 23 July 2020 11:57 (two weeks ago) link

uncle roger otm, wtf is this

scampo, foggy and clegg (bizarro gazzara), Thursday, 23 July 2020 12:01 (two weeks ago) link

Ffs

scampos mentis (gyac), Thursday, 23 July 2020 12:01 (two weeks ago) link

I use a colander to wash the starch off the rice before I cook it, like you would with potatoes for chips or a bake. If I'm prepping it for a fried rice dish I use the steel rice ball, otherwise the rice cooker is the easiest way and they are cheap af.

calzino, Thursday, 23 July 2020 12:08 (two weeks ago) link

this was how every uk person of non-asian descent cooked rice in the eighties iirc.

neith moon (ledge), Thursday, 23 July 2020 12:11 (two weeks ago) link

It's how French people still do it!!

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 23 July 2020 12:13 (two weeks ago) link

The 1 part rice/2 parts water thing is so simple and makes such decent rice I don't know why I need a rice cooker!

Vanishing Point (Chinaski), Thursday, 23 July 2020 12:23 (two weeks ago) link

because they keep the rice warm when i'm cooking a few things at once like a curry and frying some onion bhajis, it takes one more job off the load, too much multi-tasking and whats left of my brain starts to melt!

calzino, Thursday, 23 July 2020 12:28 (two weeks ago) link

that ratio sounds wrong btw!

calzino, Thursday, 23 July 2020 12:28 (two weeks ago) link

well for basmati it would be! ignore me I only get the cheap rice in big sacks

calzino, Thursday, 23 July 2020 12:30 (two weeks ago) link

I'm used to the rice cooker ratio of 1 - 1 and a bit

calzino, Thursday, 23 July 2020 12:31 (two weeks ago) link

1 part rice to 1.5 parts water ftw. Turn the heat off and stick the lid on for 10mins after the water had soaked up or boiled away. Comes out perfect.

Matt DC, Thursday, 23 July 2020 12:31 (two weeks ago) link

Works for me! 2 people = 1 cup of rice, 2 cups of boiling water, simmer for 15 minutes on lowest heat, turn off heat, cover with clean tea towel, steam for 5 minutes. Bob's yer mother's brother.

Vanishing Point (Chinaski), Thursday, 23 July 2020 12:34 (two weeks ago) link

i think i cook rice fine but scraping the burnt ones from the pan is always an arse

imago, Thursday, 23 July 2020 12:35 (two weeks ago) link

That method is one of the few things I can be sure of in this palsied world. If that's wrong, I'm going full Captain Oates.

Vanishing Point (Chinaski), Thursday, 23 July 2020 12:36 (two weeks ago) link

this was how every uk person of non-asian descent cooked rice in the eighties iirc

I was thinking about this the other day and idk if rice cookers were even a big thing in British Indian / Bangla / Pakistani households until a lot later than that.

Of course, even with a saucepan, as Uncle Roger says, if you need to drain the rice after cooking you've fucked up.

Scampo di tutti i Scampi (ShariVari), Thursday, 23 July 2020 12:37 (two weeks ago) link

this was how every uk person of non-asian descent cooked rice in the eighties iirc.


I didn’t click this and was reminded of how I made rice as a student - in a microwave steamer. Very good it was too.

scampos mentis (gyac), Thursday, 23 July 2020 12:38 (two weeks ago) link

I'll use a saucepan for my lol Mexican style sautéed rice or pilau, but rice cookers rule im

calzino, Thursday, 23 July 2020 13:08 (two weeks ago) link

Heat a little oil in bottom of pan (with cardamom pods/cinnamon stick if cooking Indian), then toast a cup of rice and pinch of salt to infuse, then two cups water. Give it a stir, lid on until pan boils, then turn heat right down and leave it alone for 20 minutes.

santa clause four (suzy), Thursday, 23 July 2020 13:49 (two weeks ago) link

that sounds good, but I'd usually add a good chunk of butter before serving.

calzino, Thursday, 23 July 2020 13:52 (two weeks ago) link

Ooh, some ghee instead of oil would be the real way to go but I never buy ghee.

santa clause four (suzy), Thursday, 23 July 2020 13:55 (two weeks ago) link

i think last time I got ghee from online tescos rather than local Asian supermarket I didn't check the weight and was disappointed to be paying just short of a fiver for a small little tin of it.

calzino, Thursday, 23 July 2020 14:55 (two weeks ago) link

My Bangladeshi neighbour keeps me in biryani (she calls it pilaf), chicken curry and (most recently) a huge container full of lamb chops because she ‘always makes too much’. Not complaining, also that’s when I eat ghee.

santa clause four (suzy), Thursday, 23 July 2020 15:11 (two weeks ago) link

I'm doing my own style biryani tomorrow and will put some chicken in yogurt and spices marinade later. After hearing an Indian master chef who owns restaurants in London talking about how a proper biryani is made, i should be shot for even using the name in vain lol I don't even add any saffron and milk to it these days. But i tell what it is still good food .. honest!

calzino, Thursday, 23 July 2020 15:21 (two weeks ago) link

lol, btw gbx was right about pasta, you don't need to heat the water first. In fact you can soak pasta in cold water and just quickly microwave it. I would advise against it on pastas you don't want cooked too uniformly (eg farfalle, where the differences in done-ness is key to the texture)

plax (ico), Thursday, 23 July 2020 17:23 (two weeks ago) link

i make my rice in the microwave and i make perfect rice every time and i don't make a big deal out of it

plax (ico), Thursday, 23 July 2020 17:24 (two weeks ago) link

very averse to cooking in a microwave (haven't owned a microwave in 8 years so it's just as well)

Temporary Erogenous Zone (jim in vancouver), Thursday, 23 July 2020 17:27 (two weeks ago) link

I don't really understand rice cookers, cooking rice is the easiest thing you can possibly do, I don't need another appliance in my kitchen

Temporary Erogenous Zone (jim in vancouver), Thursday, 23 July 2020 17:28 (two weeks ago) link

idk why people dislike microwaves

plax (ico), Thursday, 23 July 2020 17:29 (two weeks ago) link


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