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Re: "Newfie" Homestyle Cooking and Baking
« Reply #240 on: October 08, 2019, 11:51:06 AM »
in the cafeteria downstairs today, there were cold plates for sale... but without the potato salads

deli meats, one slice each of roast chicken (or turkey? hard to tell), roast beef, ham
1/2 hard boiled egg
4 cubes of marbled cheese
pasta salad
coleslaw
leaf of iceberg lettuce
slice of tomato

I did not buy one, but I did wish I had my phone with me to take a picture.

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« Reply #241 on: October 08, 2019, 12:45:16 PM »
the single leaf of lettuce & tomato cracks me up! But, if you take away the coleslaw & pasta salad-- this sounds a lot like a plowmans lunch or a bento box or personalized charcuterie or smorgasbord-- right? Or, heck, even a protein box from starbucks.  :D

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« Reply #242 on: October 08, 2019, 02:55:44 PM »
or "healthy" airport fare in one of the less health-focused cities.  In fact I've worked in some tiny towns where I'd have killed for such a nice option.  (there's ALWAYS Subway)
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« Reply #243 on: October 08, 2019, 07:47:01 PM »
Right, I can see eating some sort of cold plate, no problem. Itís all the mashed potato based salads I canít handle. The beet one is the real deal breaker!

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Re: "Newfie" Homestyle Cooking and Baking
« Reply #244 on: October 08, 2019, 08:12:40 PM »
Right, I can see eating some sort of cold plate, no problem. Itís all the mashed potato based salads I canít handle. The beet one is the real deal breaker!

Generally speaking, I'm not into cole-slaw, pasta salad, or potato salad. Especially if they involve mayo. So, adding cold mashed potatoes to the mayo-based-salad mix just just...  :-X I actually think pickled beats or may would be a 100% improvement on the situation.

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Re: "Newfie" Homestyle Cooking and Baking
« Reply #245 on: October 08, 2019, 08:14:33 PM »
Wait! Chef Bonita (pronounced bahnita) has a newfoundland kitchen youtube channel!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cgoEFpyytME

.5 tsp salt in your potato water because that's the only time you are going to salt the dish. OMG!

and it also has a tablespoon of sugar!
 
my mind is totally blown over here.

She keeps saying something that I don't understand. Is it leftovers from your jake's dinner? jeeks dinner? Jinx dinner?
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Re: "Newfie" Homestyle Cooking and Baking
« Reply #246 on: October 09, 2019, 07:00:06 AM »
Wait! Chef Bonita (pronounced bahnita) has a newfoundland kitchen youtube channel!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cgoEFpyytME

.5 tsp salt in your potato water because that's the only time you are going to salt the dish. OMG!

and it also has a tablespoon of sugar!
 
my mind is totally blown over here.

She keeps saying something that I don't understand. Is it leftovers from your jake's dinner? jeeks dinner? Jinx dinner?

Jiggs dinner!

Jiggs dinner is essentially corned beef and cabbage. You take a hunk or two of salt beef and soak some of the salt out (or some people don't), boil it in a pot with potatoes, carrots, turnip (actually rutabaga), and quartered cabbage (or turnip greens in season)... optionally added to the pot: a cloth bag of split yellow peas and butter for pease pudding and/or a cloth bag of figgy duff (lard and molasses pudding with raisins, or blueberries in season)... the pease pudding and figgy duff "steam" in the pot.  That all cooks up together. When you serve it, however, you separate all the ingredients out onto their own serving dish: pease pudding stirred up with a bit more butter, figgy duff sliced, a bowl of cabbage (it will be yellow by now), a plate of carrots (be careful, they tend to break apart when handled because they are that overcooked), a platter with potatoes piled up on one side and turnip on the other, and a plate with salt beef cut into serving sizes.

Jiggs dinner is the local traditional side to a stuffed roast turkey. Sometimes it is served without the turkey.

In terms of household labour, jiggs dinner is interesting. All the ingredients store well, and it is a meal that was not uncommon in fishing camps of yesteryear, and is now pretty commonly served on offshore fishing vessels and the offshore oil rigs. It's the only thing I can think of that historically and currently is equally as likely to be prepared by men as by women, for feeding the family on Sundays. The turkey is still primarily women's work.

A couple of other notes: those potatoes are guaranteed to be well salted whether the beef was soaked or not. Some people drink the pot liquor (broth) like tea. Also very salty. Salt beef is disgusting. Cabbage cooked until the colour is gone is disgusting. Turnips are disgusting. Carrots that can't hold their own shape have no business being served as food. The only good things about jiggs dinner, and they are very good, are pease pudding and figgy duff.
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Re: "Newfie" Homestyle Cooking and Baking
« Reply #247 on: October 09, 2019, 07:08:30 AM »
Oh, and Chef Bonita is the first person I've seen make potato salad with butter and cream rather than mayonnaise... which is, frankly, probably more traditional since mayo requires oil.

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Re: "Newfie" Homestyle Cooking and Baking
« Reply #248 on: October 09, 2019, 09:20:23 AM »
Fascinating! And her accent is also amazing.

She adds a half cup of miracle whip at the end with the mustard.


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« Reply #249 on: October 09, 2019, 09:30:29 AM »
Fascinating! And her accent is also amazing.

She adds a half cup of miracle whip at the end with the mustard.



ah, I didn't watch that far!


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Re: "Newfie" Homestyle Cooking and Baking
« Reply #250 on: October 09, 2019, 09:41:36 AM »
good lesson on the pronunciation of "toutons" in her bread video, if you watch for about 30 seconds starting at 10:21, she says it at least twice

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QyR_rxsKVpI

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Re: "Newfie" Homestyle Cooking and Baking
« Reply #251 on: October 09, 2019, 11:08:34 AM »
Bou, you really haven't sold me on Jiggs dinner.

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Re: "Newfie" Homestyle Cooking and Baking
« Reply #252 on: October 09, 2019, 02:33:17 PM »
Re:  Jiggs dinner

Turnips aren't disgusting.  :)
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Re: "Newfie" Homestyle Cooking and Baking
« Reply #253 on: October 09, 2019, 04:04:33 PM »
Bonitaís Kitchen does NOT serve cold plate!!! :(

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Re: "Newfie" Homestyle Cooking and Baking
« Reply #254 on: October 10, 2019, 08:29:47 AM »
Re:  Jiggs dinner

Turnips aren't disgusting.  :)

I hate turnip. Unless it is roasted. I don't LIKE it roasted, but I can tolerate it.


Bou, you really haven't sold me on Jiggs dinner.

yeah, whenever people come here looking for authentic Newfoundland experineces, I'm always, "whatever you do, do not let anyone talk you into eating jiggs dinner"
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"Newfie" Homestyle Cooking and Baking
« Reply #255 on: October 10, 2019, 01:06:57 PM »
Noted

I love turnips raw, sliced thin and salted. Yum
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Re: "Newfie" Homestyle Cooking and Baking
« Reply #256 on: October 10, 2019, 03:01:47 PM »
Noted

I love turnips raw, sliced thin and salted. Yum
I think you are the person that introduced me to that. Itís so good.

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« Reply #257 on: October 10, 2019, 07:42:55 PM »
glad you like them.  kohlrabi is also excellent this way; when I'm entertaining and can find both I love it for color variety and flavor
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Re: "Newfie" Homestyle Cooking and Baking
« Reply #258 on: October 12, 2019, 07:11:51 PM »
Noted

I love turnips raw, sliced thin and salted. Yum

That's how I ate them as a kid! 

I love cooked and mashed turnip, with nutmeg.

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Re: "Newfie" Homestyle Cooking and Baking
« Reply #259 on: October 12, 2019, 07:32:20 PM »
For some reason, I was rarely/never exposed to turnips as a kid.  I still don't go out of my way to eat them, but they seem pretty tasty.  And they are relatively low carb, so if that's important to you, they are a great vegetable. 

 

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