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Forum: TravelBuzz
Yesterday, 10:16 am
Replies: 14
Views: 669
Posted By lhrsfo

Generally no, as it's firmly in the too difficult...

Generally no, as it's firmly in the too difficult box when I'm struggling to find a decent rate in a popular area. However, I've become increasingly annoyed at a hotel I regularly stay in near SF. ...
Forum: DiningBuzz
Yesterday, 10:13 am
Replies: 1,283
Views: 104,116
Posted By lhrsfo

I grill corn after I've removed the husks. Simply...

I grill corn after I've removed the husks. Simply smother with butter and wrap in tin foil - grill on the top shelf for 20+ minutes, depending upon the heat.
Forum: DiningBuzz
May 22, 20, 8:41 am
Replies: 624
Views: 70,444
Posted By lhrsfo

Talking of aged white wines, tonight it will be R...

Talking of aged white wines, tonight it will be R de Rieussec 2015 which I suspect is past its best.
Forum: DiningBuzz
May 22, 20, 8:40 am
Replies: 1,283
Views: 104,116
Posted By lhrsfo

Tonight it will be smoked haddock and spinach...

Tonight it will be smoked haddock and spinach risotto, with a bottle of R de Rieussec Bordeaux blanc sec.
Forum: DiningBuzz
May 22, 20, 8:38 am
Replies: 27
Views: 1,423
Posted By lhrsfo

We bought tuna, baked beans, pasta, tinned...

We bought tuna, baked beans, pasta, tinned tomatoes, papads, tomato puree, more spices where we were low, some single pints of milk for the freezer, together with butter, chicken breasts, minced beef...
Forum: USA
May 21, 20, 10:30 am
Replies: 8
Views: 560
Posted By lhrsfo

In terms of flights, UA pretty well owns SFO and...

In terms of flights, UA pretty well owns SFO and has the greatest number of nonstops from that airport. But there are two other airports to check out in the Bay Area - OAK and SJC. OAK tends to...
Forum: DiningBuzz
May 21, 20, 10:07 am
Replies: 624
Views: 70,444
Posted By lhrsfo

2003 was a very mixed vintage in Bordeaux. I've...

2003 was a very mixed vintage in Bordeaux. I've not had the Cos but the Berry Brothers web site sings its praises and, certainly, the good 03s are very good indeed. It's the poor 03s that need...
Forum: DiningBuzz
May 21, 20, 10:02 am
Replies: 6
Views: 353
Posted By lhrsfo

I don't know about the States, but here there are...

I don't know about the States, but here there are so many restaurant wholesalers who are keeping their business going by supplying to retail. I don't need online meat as better is available locally,...
Forum: TravelBuzz
May 21, 20, 10:00 am
Replies: 29
Views: 2,913
Posted By lhrsfo

Cancelled everything through the rest of the...

Cancelled everything through the rest of the year, with the possibility of resuscitating some if it seems appropriate. Still have a vacation in a friend's house in Italy in the calendar for late...
May 21, 20, 9:56 am
Replies: 253
Views: 53,991
Posted By lhrsfo

Detouring via Europe rarely works well from the...

Detouring via Europe rarely works well from the USA as nearly every Europe - SA flight is overnight, leaving late in the evening. As most USA-Europe flights arrive in the morning, usually early in...
Forum: TravelBuzz
May 20, 20, 5:08 am
Replies: 49
Views: 3,885
Posted By lhrsfo

It's this view that is causing the current panic,...

It's this view that is causing the current panic, and it's also this view that will need to be challenged before life gets back to normal.
You will not probably die if you contract COVID-19. The...
Forum: DiningBuzz
May 19, 20, 10:10 am
Replies: 3,644
Views: 396,178
Posted By lhrsfo

Poached salmon kedgeree. Very excited!

Poached salmon kedgeree. Very excited!
Forum: TravelBuzz
May 19, 20, 10:07 am
Replies: 5
Views: 483
Posted By lhrsfo

It's vanishingly unlikely that change fees will...

It's vanishingly unlikely that change fees will be gone for good. Why would anyone buy more expensive tickets if they can get the identical thing for less. The economic case for segmenting their...
Forum: DiningBuzz
May 19, 20, 3:00 am
Replies: 1,283
Views: 104,116
Posted By lhrsfo

Grilled local sirloin steak, roasted red peppers,...

Grilled local sirloin steak, roasted red peppers, garlic and tomatoes and mache salad, followed by the first local strawberries of the season, with local cream. Can't be beat and, apart from the...
May 15, 20, 11:41 am
Replies: 21
Views: 1,409
Posted By lhrsfo

It now seems that, if it does happen, France...

It now seems that, if it does happen, France won't be exempted. But Ireland will be (under the CTA arrangements) so that will be a back door in.
Forum: TravelBuzz
May 15, 20, 11:39 am
Replies: 49
Views: 3,885
Posted By lhrsfo

The business rationale for Business Class travel...

The business rationale for Business Class travel will remain: you can't expect people to travel overnight and be productive the following day if they haven't had any sleep. So, for lowly paid...
Forum: DiningBuzz
May 15, 20, 11:34 am
Replies: 1,283
Views: 104,116
Posted By lhrsfo

Greek stuffed peppers with home-grown rocket and...

Greek stuffed peppers with home-grown rocket and pea shoot salad. Washed down with Cotes du Rhone.
Forum: DiningBuzz
May 13, 20, 7:07 am
Replies: 85
Views: 6,958
Posted By lhrsfo

Favourite: Plain grilled mackerel, sardines or...

Favourite: Plain grilled mackerel, sardines or kippers, or similar
Least favourite: salmon in all its guises except smoked.
Forum: TravelBuzz
May 13, 20, 7:04 am
Replies: 23
Views: 3,550
Posted By lhrsfo

I find it amazing that the CEO of Boeing, which...

I find it amazing that the CEO of Boeing, which presumably wants its customers to continue buying its planes, and paying for planes that they've bought on finance, is suggesting this. He would be...
Forum: USA
May 12, 20, 11:02 am
Replies: 21
Views: 1,646
Posted By lhrsfo

You need to look at the direction of travel here....

You need to look at the direction of travel here. Whilst serious offences are increasingly dealt with in less serious ways, trivial offences are increasingly dealt with in more serious ways. ...
May 12, 20, 2:58 am
Replies: 3
Views: 357
Posted By lhrsfo

The proposed 14 day quarantine specifically...

The proposed 14 day quarantine specifically excludes Ireland so, as things stand, the plan looks like a goer. But I wouldn't make any expensive non-refundable bookings!
Forum: DiningBuzz
May 12, 20, 2:56 am
Replies: 1,283
Views: 104,116
Posted By lhrsfo

Homemade chicken biryani, using no shop bought...

Homemade chicken biryani, using no shop bought sauces etc. - even toasting all the spices etc. The smells preparing it last night were amazing, so I can't wait for this evening to tuck in. The one...
Forum: TravelBuzz
May 12, 20, 2:53 am
Replies: 231
Views: 28,350
Posted By lhrsfo

And this is precisely the dilemna that faces...

And this is precisely the dilemna that faces Liberty Media, F1's owners. Even with the proposed budget caps (which the large teams are trying to resist, and can avoid), it's still a vastly expensive...
Forum: TravelBuzz
May 12, 20, 2:48 am
Replies: 29
Views: 2,913
Posted By lhrsfo

Portugal is in a better position than most...

Portugal is in a better position than most countries, with plans to re-open its tourist industry, at least in the Algarve.
May 11, 20, 9:30 am
Replies: 21
Views: 1,409
Posted By lhrsfo

Well and truly leaked in the week coming up to...

Well and truly leaked in the week coming up to the announcement, including some quotes from Pritti Patel, so it cannot have come as a surprise, even if BA (who are not playing a straight hand at the...
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