Battle of the Starters

in reality, all of this has been a total load of old bollocks

I'll start with....

1. Garlic bread
4
14%
2. Garlic mushrooms
3
10%
3. Poppadoms
2
7%
4. Samosas
5
17%
5. Onion bhajis
2
7%
6. Spring rolls
0
No votes
7. Prawn toast
3
10%
8. Pakora
0
No votes
9. Melon
1
3%
10. Prawn cocktail
0
No votes
11. Some kind of soup
2
7%
12. Chicken livers
3
10%
13. Shish kebab
1
3%
14. Bits of bread and some fresh butter
2
7%
15. Something that involves hummus
1
3%
 
Total votes: 29

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Re: Battle of the Starters

Postby Johnny Fartpants » 16 Mar 2012, 12:18

the hanging monkey wrote:
Johnny Fartpants wrote:I'd rather eat fucking earwax than hummus.


Your own or someone else's?


Either. Hummus is Satan's toe cheese.

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Re: Battle of the Starters

Postby the hanging monkey » 16 Mar 2012, 12:21

It is fucking rank and no mistake.

I don't think I could distinguish it from earwax actually.
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Re: Battle of the Starters

Postby wilson » 16 Mar 2012, 15:56

Can´t choose between garlic bread, soup, spring rolls, samosas, or chicken livers (in a pate with a nice sourdough bread yummmmmmmmmmmmm!)
Oh well, what the feck.

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Re: Battle of the Starters

Postby wilson » 16 Mar 2012, 16:00

wilson wrote:
Quaco wrote:It does depend of course, but any meal that starts with garlic bread is going to be a good one!


North Americans seem afraid of garlic. We have it in almost every meal. No armpit stink here.
The better half here, we aren´t afraid of garlic we just don´t want to offend those who don´t eat it for every meal. You are my garlic buddy, and frankly you smelling of garlic is the least of your olfactory offences!
Oh well, what the feck.

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Re: Battle of the Starters

Postby Loki » 16 Mar 2012, 21:07

brotherlouie wrote:
Our US cousins call them appetisers.

Include Canada in that. And over here, we spell it differently. :)

Mind you they call main courses 'entrees', which shows both an ignorance of French and a desire to confuse tourists. ;-)

I know, right? I live in a very French area, and we call them 'entrees' as well. WTF?
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Re: Battle of the Starters

Postby wilson » 16 Mar 2012, 21:36

Has anyone mentioned escargots?

Four big French ones. I haven't had any in years.
Oh well, what the feck.

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Re: Battle of the Starters

Postby Chuck » 16 Mar 2012, 21:40

clive gash wrote:Boquerones en vinagre.


Ooh! Get you.

Garlic bread serves all occasions.

And melon is a fucking lame starter. Only my mum serves that these days.

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Re: Battle of the Starters

Postby wilson » 16 Mar 2012, 21:42

Chuck [Bot] wrote:
clive gash wrote:Boquerones en vinagre.


Ooh! Get you.

Garlic bread serves all occasions.

And melon is a fucking lame starter. Only my mum serves that these days.


Actually, melon with Spanish ham is a cracker of a starter. Very summery.
Oh well, what the feck.

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Re: Battle of the Starters

Postby Chuck » 16 Mar 2012, 21:58

wilson wrote:
Chuck [Bot] wrote:
clive gash wrote:Boquerones en vinagre.


Ooh! Get you.

Garlic bread serves all occasions.

And melon is a fucking lame starter. Only my mum serves that these days.


Actually, melon with Spanish ham is a cracker of a starter. Very summery.


Sez you.

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Re: Battle of the Starters

Postby sloopjohnc » 16 Mar 2012, 22:07

Only one option. That's too much pressure.
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Re: Battle of the Starters

Postby Minnie the Minx » 19 Feb 2021, 02:57

Quaco wrote:It does depend of course, but any meal that starts with garlic bread is going to be a good one!


Garlic bread won this poll outright.
Did you vote four times?

(In fairness, I love it too.)
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Re: Battle of the Starters

Postby Quaco » 19 Feb 2021, 06:04

Minnie the Minx wrote:
Quaco wrote:It does depend of course, but any meal that starts with garlic bread is going to be a good one!


Garlic bread won this poll outright.
Did you vote four times?

(In fairness, I love it too.)

I only voted once but it was so strong it registered four times!

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Re: Battle of the Starters

Postby toomanyhatz » 19 Feb 2021, 07:05

Just voted!

I’m going samosas, though spring rolls are up there too.
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Re: Battle of the Starters

Postby Rorschach » 19 Feb 2021, 07:14

Me too.

I went with the prawn toast, not because I like it more than all the other options, but because it means I'll be having crispy duck next.

That may be my favourite food ever.

Sometimes...
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Re: Battle of the Starters

Postby Rorschach » 19 Feb 2021, 07:14

I would have gone with Vermut if that had ben on the list.
Bugger off.

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Re: Battle of the Starters

Postby Minnie the Minx » 22 Feb 2021, 15:56

Now, I’d probably add a chips and salsa option which probably hadn’t grown on me by 2012.
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Re: Battle of the Starters

Postby Hightea » 22 Feb 2021, 22:53

depends where I am.
If I'm in Maine it will be Oysters with rose champagne
if I'm in the Mediterranean then Hummus or grape leaves
If I'm in Asia tons of options from Pakora, samosas, thai rolls, summer rolls, egg roll
If its cold - soup
if its hot salad.

I know I'm a pain in the ass :lol:

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Re: Battle of the Starters

Postby Darkness_Fish » 23 Feb 2021, 11:02

No calimari? It's the starter to judge restaurants by.
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Re: Battle of the Starters

Postby Flower » 23 Feb 2021, 13:29

Shrimp Arnaud

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Re: Battle of the Starters

Postby toomanyhatz » 23 Feb 2021, 18:42

Darkness_Fish wrote:No calimari? It's the starter to judge restaurants by.


I'm judging you on your spelling.

Can't believe pakoras and spring rolls - two wonderful appetizers/starters - still have zero votes.
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