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Post: #138614 old tree man
Sat Jan 17, 2009 8:28 am

I don't know if anyone has caught this on bbc2, what an interesting programe, my mate hasn't got a telly so he watches it on i player, if you have an interest in the old ways you will find it facinating.
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Post: #138634 Green Aura
Sat Jan 17, 2009 10:15 am

We've been watching it with interest too. The problem is I can remember my aunt using a dolly tub (when her twintub broke) so it makes me feel really old.
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Post: #138640 old tree man
Sat Jan 17, 2009 10:40 am

Me too, i have also used shire horses when i was younger to pull timber out of the woods its so ecologicly better and sooooo much nicer to work with, a shire is a beautiful animal so strong and serene, if i could turn back the clock that would be my era.
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Post: #138645 Rosendula
Sat Jan 17, 2009 11:12 am

I've taped them but haven't got round to watching them yet. I noticed that some of the people in it are the same people who did "Tales from the Green Valley", a 12 part series which I absolutely loved and have on DVD, so I'm quite eager to watch the new series. It's just finding the quiet time...
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Post: #138662 Millymollymandy
Sat Jan 17, 2009 12:43 pm

Haven't watched episode 2 yet but what a great series.
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Post: #138696 missy
Sat Jan 17, 2009 4:00 pm

very interesting series... have been watching it so far, although a few of the things they did/ cooked freek me out, like the tongue in episode 2.
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Post: #138754 SarahJane
Sat Jan 17, 2009 7:35 pm

I havent seen it yet but my son (Jenko) has been watching it and reccomended it, so I will watch it on BBC i player. :flower:

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Post: #138756 becks77
Sat Jan 17, 2009 7:51 pm

just going to watch the recorded one if anyone has missed it looks as though it is repeated Sat eve on BBC2
My Dad used to cook tongue every Christmas . I'm veggie now!! LOL :cheers:
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Post: #138769 Soloby Rob
Sat Jan 17, 2009 9:23 pm

missy wrote:very interesting series... have been watching it so far, although a few of the things they did/ cooked freek me out, like the tongue in episode 2.


I know it looked a bit gruesome but do try it if you get a chance, it’s gorgeous. Hot with mash and thick gravy, cold with homemade pickles or in a sandwich with either mustard or horseradish.
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Post: #138775 Annpan
Sat Jan 17, 2009 11:05 pm

I've been watching it on iplayer - I have only ever seen rolled tongue before, which is more abstract... to see it presented in all it's glory was very gruesome :pale:
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Post: #138793 Millymollymandy
Sun Jan 18, 2009 7:20 am

We see the whole thing raw on display in the supermarket :pukeleft: . I used to eat sliced (presumably rolled) tongue from the butchers when I was a kid - quite nice - but I wouldn't sit down to eat a whole cow's tongue if you paid me! :profileright:
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Post: #138807 Rosendula
Sun Jan 18, 2009 8:45 am

We used to have sliced (rolled?) tongue as a kid too. I always felt uncomfortable eating it because the name kind of gave away what the product was. Not like beef or pork which I didn't associate with animals until I was in my mid-teens. At that point I decided I wanted to be veggie as I never liked the taste, feel, look or texture of meat anyway (probably my mother's cooking). Knowing it came from an animal was the final straw for me. I stayed veggie (well, pescatarian to be strictly accurate as I sometimes ate flat fish) for 22 years, only recently feeling the urge to try 'new' things. Sorry veggie friends, I'm quite enjoying trying all the different meats, and it was quite nice when we went to a restaurant recently - such a lot to choose from! That said, if you put a big tongue on the table in front of me and said "cook that", I'd very promptly tell you where to go :lol:
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Post: #138841 Mrs Moustoir
Sun Jan 18, 2009 12:13 pm

I'm enjoying the Victorian Farm too - it comes across as quite educational in its presentation though.

Slightly off topic - My children eat their school dinners at the Cantine Municipale in our village. "Langue de bouef et frites" was on the menu on Friday and they enjoyed it...DD described it as "red beef ham stuff".

I didn't tell them what it actually was. :silent: And you can bet your life that they would NOT have eaten it had they realised it was the same beef tongue we often see raw in the shops!

Perhaps we are getting a bit squeamish and should get offal back on the menu in these leaner times.

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Post: #138843 Annpan
Sun Jan 18, 2009 12:21 pm

Oh I will happily eat offal - especially as haggis.......hmmmm haggis.....

I think I just struggle with it looking like what it is in it's living form... wouldn't be happy eating anything with a head on it :puke left: chop it up, boil it, serve it as stew :mrgreen: I absolutely think we should use every part of a dead animal, it cost them their life, I think it is respectful to use every part.



As for the show, I am finding it really interesting, but haveing not watched much TV for around 2 years, I am finding it slow and condesending at times..... but wasn't that pig sty gorgeous, I have loads of stone in my garden, I want one, I want one :mrgreen:
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Post: #138848 Milims
Sun Jan 18, 2009 12:58 pm

Tongue :pukeleft: :pukeright: My mother used to buy the whole from the butcher and boil and roll them. There is nothing worse than watching someone peel a tongue! And it doesn't even taste that nice!
Iwas rather interested in the games that they played in the last episode - and the comment about how modern life has affected the music making etc in our homes.
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