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violet eyes

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it's gone so quiet in here again. I thought at one time we were getting back to how it used to be. Where has everyone gone?

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Honey

Pin dropping in the Coffee Shop?

Certainly has. I wondered if it had anything to do with the Ask Lindsay forum as it seemed to happen about the same time. I think people are asking their questions over on Can Anyone Help and we're just not chatting on here.

H x

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violet eyes

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I think you are right Honey, I didn't like to say as much. It's good to see so many new names, so people must be coming to vist the site. But I wonder why they have waited to ask their questions to Lindsey and not us lot. Lindsey is doing an excellent job answering so many but when she does that's where it ends, no more chat.

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Welshcookie

Quiet board

Yes, but isn't it useful to have 'Live webchat with Delia' on so many of the forum threads, so you don't have to bother to go clicking to see if there are any new posts. There aren't!!!
Someone is missing a trick if they haven't deleted week old, misleading posts.

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Noreen, Board Moderator

Quiet board

I am not sure why the Ask Lindsey forum would stop people from chatting on here? The last time the boards were quiet it was suggested it was because we no longer had a forum called Coffee Break.

I will delete the live web chat messages and see if Welshcookie is right....

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Honey

Quiet

It doesn't stop people from chatting about the weather or the price of cheese, but it does kind of take away part of what DOL was about. Now we have an expert in our midst, we feel a little obsolete and perhaps not as confident to answer cookery questions when there is someone who really does know what she's talking about. Why ask us when you can Ask Lindsay?

But Nor is right, it shouldn't stop people chatting about other things on Coffee Break.

H x

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Tompeters

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Honey, while I can well understand that people feel their 'amateur' guidance and views are not as 'good' as a professional cook/chef's, I don't take that view myself.

On very technical points that's probably true though many of us have years of experience using the ingredients, equipment and recipes we find at home and in the high street.

Delia takes a firm stance that she's a 'cook' not a 'chef'. A neighbour of mine is a brilliant home cook but frankly when she cooks for a hundred down at the literary institute it leaves quite a lot to be desired!! I have a son-in-law who's a trained chef - he is also a good cook but other than his undoubted skill and speed making up a quick sauce from scratch and his trained knowledge of food comininations, he's no better than your average keen home cook.

So even in the 'Ask Lindsey' section I feel perfectly happy to post what I think. Anyone can and will disagree - which is the key benefit of a forum for cooking; all comments are essentially peer-reviewed.

I bet yours or my scrambled eggs are every bit as good as Lindsey's (or Delia's) but they won't be quite the same as theirs. We all vary things to our taste (or convenience!).

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violet eyes

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I have noticed that a few other people have answered some of the questions to Lindsey but most have only one reply and that's from Lindsey. I wonder if the person asking the question reads the reply because they don't acknowledge it.
Some questions I wouldn't be able to answer but many would if it was open to all.
Lot's of posters returned to chat when What's Cooking changed back to Coffee Break but it seems it was short lived.

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Honey

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Yes Violet, I answered one about afternoon tea for 16. I'm sure quite a few of us would have had an opinion on that one and I'd hoped that they would follow suit. As far as I know they haven't had a reply from Lindsey yet and I was concerned that the afternoon tea would be happening soon. The trouble is, I'm not confident enough to muscle in on most of the questions for Lindsey because I suspect that most of them are actually relating to people trying Delia's recipes from her new cake book or they are asking for help as a result of watching the Cookery School videos. So I feel that's something I can't contribute to.

H x

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Tompeters

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Yes, Honey, I agree. It's not helpful to answer a question about a query on one of Delia's recipes unless one has actually done it, of course.

Even so, there will seldom be any life-changing consequences. If someone suggests making scrambled eggs without first removing them from their shells, they'll be plenty of folk who will point out the problem! We shouldn't take ourselves too seriously!

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jampling

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"If someone suggests making scrambled eggs without first removing them from their shells, they'll be plenty of folk who will point out the problem! We shouldn't take ourselves too seriously!"

Oh, this is definitely one for Pippa's Waitrose column. I can see it now:

"To make scrambled eggs, you need to start by first removing the eggs from the shells.

Don't be intimidated by the sound of this...it is actually quite easily done.I find the best way is to...."



Discuss and then, on one side of a postcard, complete the final sentence.
;)

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jampling

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Ooops...the opening part of my post has appeared in mauve as though part of the quote. Ah well....

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Tompeters

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Maybe not so easy to break eggs cleanly so no shell fragments, never break yolk and leave enough shell to to/fro for separating? My s-i-l chef can do two at a time, one in each hand. I suppose he'd take less than thirty seconds to do a dozen? Probably faster if he was still working in kitchens.

Lindsey? How many eggs could an egg-cracker crack if an egg-cracker had lots of eggs to crack? ;)

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Welshcookie

Eggs

As many eggs as an egg-cracker could if an egg-cracker had some eggs!

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Esther R

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I haven't gone anywhere, I still look at delia online most days as it is my home page. I don't think the Ask Lindsay section has deterred me from posting, I just haven't had anything interesting to say!

 
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