tkr4lf wrote:Not sure how old this map is, considering the Crimea is still shown as being part of Ukraine, but I don't remember hearing anything about Turkey losing large amounts of territory anytime recently.
Oh, you're still on about the Turkey thing. I thought you were presenting the map as source material for pretentious names. Paris, Zhytomyr, and the most pretentious name of all, Ljubljana.
I feel like Vilnius is more pretentious than Ljubljana.
Also, it hurts my mouth to try to pronounce Ljubljana. Is the J pronounced like a Y, like in German? Lyublyana? Hmm, maybe it is more pretentious.
jonesthecurl wrote:I love turkey. These days it's not usually worth cooking a whole one, but I used to love to do that. Hints for roasting a turkey - don't stuff it, but DO put a half an onion in the cavity along with half an orange. Also put some onion in the neck bit. Don't eat the onion after, but do use it in a stock. Put a big metal spoon in the cavity, with part of the handle outside, to conduct heat in and cook quicker.Spread butter under the skin, together with slices of the orange.Put foil on the legs cos they cook quickest. Layer fatty bacon (In the US of course all bacon is fatty) on the top, platted. DO eat this after.
I like to roast it for longer than most cookbooks tell you to, at a slightly lower temperature. This way it doesn't dry out.
One thing I haven't done for a long while is a tandoori-style turkey. Take all the skin off the main body and slather it in tandoori spices mixed into yoghurt.
Y'all ever tried drunken turkey/chicken? Basically just prepare it however you want to(spices/rubs/whatnot), but you stick a full can of beer in the bird's ass upside down so all the beer fills up the cavity and bake it that way, can in ass and everything. Remove the can once it's done baking and enjoy. Makes the bird very, very moist and gives a good flavor to it as well, depending on type of beer used of course. My brother makes that sometimes, it's always a hit.
Your ideas there sound great Jones. Were you a cook in a previous life?