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Old Mar 19th 2020, 5:32 pm
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Yeah, ground beef is the US term that I've got used to. The Little Lion doesn't know how to make many dishes, but "chilli" is one of them. He makes a week's worth at one sitting. Not sure how he cooked his chicken. Probably roasted it since that essentially is just sticking it in the overn until done. Perhaps your shortage of sirloin steak is related to the stripping of unsalted French butter here?
This does make me wonder ... how many people will get food poisoning from not being familiar with basic food hygiene practices? I thought this myself the other night as I prepared a dish from fresh chicken. I never normally prepare chicken dishes at home, for various reasons, but I'm expanding my food horizons now given the circumstances. I used a chopping board to cut up the chicken, and when cooking I was conscious to ensure the chicken was 'done'. Chicken is less forgiving than beef in this regard. Anyway, I was very careful to wash the chopping board, prep surfaces, and such afterwards and it just occurred to me that this may become an issue.
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In fairness, these days you can buy ground beef, ground chicken, ground turkey, ground pork very readily so 'mincemeat' would tend to be a big vague ... you can even buy ground sirloin, ground prime rib!
The other day ... right before all this excitement broke out ... I bought some 'ground bison' and made burgers with it. They were absolutely fantastic, so I bought 'ground bison' at Costco and it's one of my new favorite ingredients.
Without appearing a grammar-nazi about it, I'd always believed that mincemeat is the mixture of chopped dried fruit, distilled spirits & spices, while mincedmeat is minced or ground meat.
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Old Mar 19th 2020, 5:34 pm
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The Archbishops of Canterbury and York announced yesterday that ALL church services were suspended. I think there was an exception for weddings and funerals.
Around here (AZ), I read that funerals are continuing but limit 10 attendees! Not sure about weddings.
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Old Mar 19th 2020, 5:40 pm
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“Ben Kohn, said the decision to stop printing the magazine – which has been a quarterly since 2019
Essential reading back in the 70s and 80s. Where else could you get in depth interviews with President Jimmy Carter. Bob Dylan, John Lennon, Germaine Greer, Al Pacino etc?

Playboy was "Friends with Benefits" before the phrase was coined.
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Old Mar 19th 2020, 5:43 pm
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On the contrary, "mincemeat" is very specific, has little or no meat in it (it might have some suet, but that's all), and isn't widely available in America. .... I think that "minced beef/pork/ lamb, etc." is the British terminology that you're looking for.
Ah, so are you introducing the further complication / confusion (with regards to 'mincemeat') that involves that weird British phenomenon of 'mince pies'?

https://www.thespruceeats.com/easy-t...-recipe-435108

which uses the ingredient 'mincemeat':
https://www.thespruceeats.com/christ...-recipe-435069

Which contains no meat at all! (though the recipe has this note - Note: Christmas mincemeat is not, as the name suggests, meat though once it was. ).

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Playboy has had to pull its print edition.
"pull?"
Would "yank" be better?

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Old Mar 19th 2020, 5:45 pm
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The other day ... right before all this excitement broke out ... I bought some 'ground bison' and made burgers with it. They were absolutely fantastic, so I bought 'ground bison' at Costco and it's one of my new favorite ingredients.
Better than the 'fake' ones?
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Depends on what you want.

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Old Mar 19th 2020, 5:47 pm
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Ah, so are you introducing the further complication / confusion (with regards to 'mincemeat') that involves that weird British phenomenon of 'mince pies'?

https://www.thespruceeats.com/easy-t...-recipe-435108

which uses the ingredient 'mincemeat':
https://www.thespruceeats.com/christ...-recipe-435069

Which contains no meat at all! (though the recipe has this note - Note: Christmas mincemeat is not, as the name suggests, meat though once it was. ).
That is one of many, many reasons that I am glad that I don't have to learn English as a foreign language. The older I get the more I am in awe of people who learn to speak English and master many of the idiomatic quirks of the English language.
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Old Mar 19th 2020, 5:48 pm
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With regards to panic buying, a small number of people could be accused of being irrational, and/or, irresponsible by originally buying up all the stock of certain things like TP. But what would any rational person do in response to that? Any rational person would see that products are disappearing and purchase those same products themselves in a 'defensive' manner, in case they also run out (or have already run out). I, for example, anticipated long periods of time at home and wanted to minimize trips out to the store (where you have to interact with other, potentially infected, people) so I did a mega-shop at Costco and bought as much frozen food (fish, meat, etc) that would fit in my freezer. Does that make me hysterical or irrational, or am I rationally reacting to what I see going on? I did NOT buy any hand sanitizer or rubbing alcohol, and now they are nowhere to be found after days of looking. If I do see it, I will purchase as much as I'm allowed to (which is likely only 1 or 2 'units'). Is that irrational or hysterical? (note, I saw a health official last night on TV saying hand sanitizer was one of the best defenses because you can use it while you are outside; you don't have to wait till you have entered your home for soap/water).
Buying more than one of an item at a time is probably being hysterical in KJ's view.
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I can understand closing the club house but it's not like large groups of people meet to play in close proximity is it?
Sorry, I should have added : seems logical to discourage people to go since we are in lock down and not supposed to go out without good reason.
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Depends on what you want.

So I'm told.
Unless you have some really niche tastes, you should be able to find just about anything you want for free somewhere on the internet. It truly is a community
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On the contrary, "mincemeat" is very specific, has little or no meat in it (it might have some suet, but that's all), and isn't widely available in America. .... I think that "minced beef/pork/ lamb, etc." is the British terminology that you're looking for.

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Without appearing a grammar-nazi about it, I'd always believed that mincemeat is the mixture of chopped dried fruit, distilled spirits & spices, while mincedmeat is minced or ground meat.
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On the contrary, "mincemeat" is very specific, has little or no meat in it (it might have some suet, but that's all), and isn't widely available in America. .... I think that "minced beef/pork/ lamb, etc." is the British terminology that you're looking for.
I remember all ground meat just called Mince. Maybe just a local thing, but then British food was pretty awful, plain and basic.
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I remember all ground meat just called Mince. Maybe just a local thing, but then British food was pretty awful, plain and basic.
Nightmarish memories of school "dinners". Pools of "mince" on the plate with overcooked peas and powdered mash.
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