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dpack



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 04, 21 9:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

thanks, that is good advice, plan ahead might be sensible if i want a selection of fuels

Nick



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 04, 21 10:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

dpack wrote:
my ideal fuel mix would include oak and chestnut and birch as charcoal in separate bags

oak and fruitwoods as sticks

ash and or dry birch as accelerant as required, feather sticks are us


conifer cooking is nice but not to most folks tastes so i will reserve that for a few choice dishes
(this might well be illegal and immoral in 2021 but arctic hare hot smoked/toasted for a few hours on green scots pine is delightful, a bit retsina, but ace)
not on this menu
ps conifer hot smoked meat keeps rather well as "fresh" pack rations


Ever been to Finland, up north? They use actual pine tar as an ingredient. Seals the bottoms of boats, vulcanises rubber, kills pathogens, goes great on ice cream. *That* is a bit retsina.

dpack



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 04, 21 1:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

nah not been there, pine tar or sprinkles and flake? all three would be surprising, other pine type themed stuff yep both by the native cooks from the north to the med or cos that was the fuel i had

thinking of pine and pud there is a "special" one that gets tapped for sap on the adriatic, that is pretty good on ice cream
no idea what species it is(victoriancoloniala matureii perhaps) in the local park that has ace proto amber as in boiled sweets with a delicate but rather antiseptic theme, that one has potential

when cooking for a crowd less "unusual" is a good core theme

the swedish liquorice combos are rather good

a northern bambi might be a fun dish and would suit pine or birch and strange dark sauces

Nick



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 04, 21 5:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Tar. Not flakes or essence or eau de.

Tar. Thick, black, sticky liquid. Like you put on boat and roofs.

They dribble it over stuff. Madness. (It’s *delicious*)

You can buy sprinkles and flakes and powder, too.

Nick



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 04, 21 5:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

https://theculturetrip.com/europe/finland/articles/finland-love-tar-flavoured-food/

dpack



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 05, 21 8:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Nick wrote:
https://theculturetrip.com/europe/finland/articles/finland-love-tar-flavoured-food/


wow

i knew about waterproofing, glue and medicine etc and running a motorbike on suitable tar extracts

i did not know that pine tar could be food like sap or resin, now i want to try it

the finnish trip i was offered i could not afford, i might be able to stretch to a bottle of tar for my ice cream and or bambi's bum

Nick



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 05, 21 9:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

No one can afford a trip to Scandinavia. If they ever let me back in I shall go shopping for you.

dpack



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 05, 21 9:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

ta

dpack



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 05, 21 9:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

afford well, even pay for can be tricky

random from cooking but a while back a 2 chums looked at a sweden-finland- moscow journey, daft cash without lunch

dpack



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 05, 21 9:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Nick wrote:
No one can afford a trip to Scandinavia. If they ever let me back in I shall go shopping for you.


hair shampoo smuggling could mitigate it a little

Nick



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 05, 21 11:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

dpack wrote:
Nick wrote:
No one can afford a trip to Scandinavia. If they ever let me back in I shall go shopping for you.


hair shampoo smuggling could mitigate it a little


I’m stunningly lucky enough to get paid to go.

tahir



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 05, 21 11:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Nick wrote:
https://theculturetrip.com/europe/finland/articles/finland-love-tar-flavoured-food/


I'll just chomp on my bar of carbolic, or should I grate it into my risotto?

dpack



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 05, 21 12:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    



how bold do you feel?

Nick



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 21 9:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Nick wrote:
No one can afford a trip to Scandinavia. If they ever let me back in I shall go shopping for you.


dpack, PM me your address. I have a wee gift I found in my cupboard.

dpack



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