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Re: Famous Five Food

Postby Ming » 09 Sep 2012, 16:11

Thanks for the messages, everyone! :D

I think I'll have to go with Katharine on this one - tongue sounds disgusting, but I suppose if I didn't know what it was, I wouldn't have trouble eating it. I am rather squeamish too.
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Re: Famous Five Food

Postby 7upromana01 » 09 Sep 2012, 16:33

tongue looks like this:
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Abi.

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Occasionally will pop in! xx
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Re: Famous Five Food

Postby Fiona1986 » 09 Sep 2012, 16:49

Or this Image... That's more like the cold meat slices I get from the supermarket.
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Re: Famous Five Food

Postby BookWorm19 » 09 Sep 2012, 18:24

I have always wanted a 'warm gooey chocolate macaroon' which the found outers always have, and I have tried macaroons, but they were like 2 mini pink cakes with a filling, sort of like a mini sandwich, nothing like how they are described in the books! To me the ones in the books make me imagine like a profiterole type of cake with hot gooey chocolate inside!
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Re: Famous Five Food

Postby Anita Bensoussane » 10 Sep 2012, 10:48

I don't think the macaroons the Find-Outers had were chocolate. They were more likely almond macaroons, which are gooey in the centre:

http://theenglishkitchen.blogspot.co.uk ... roons.html
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Re: Famous Five Food

Postby Dinah Cunningham » 19 Sep 2012, 13:39

tongue doesn't look bad but I don't think I could eat it, if I know what it is...

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Re: Famous Five Food

Postby Bectun67 » 20 Sep 2012, 11:50

I don't like tongue either, horrible stuff - mind you part of my problem with some food is textures, eg. I love toast with jam/other spread on, but I cannot stand sweet eg. jam/treacle sandwiches, or crisp sandwiches.

One thing I noticed, particularly as I have read the books in adulthood, is that the only time they generally had a cooked meal was at breakfast - for their other meals it was generally sandwiches or salad although tomato soup occasionally appeared, and scones and buns, so they did get quite a good diet on the whole. I have always been amused (as you can see in my sig) by Dick and his pickled onion craving in Wonderful Time, although I didn't really think it a wonderful idea as such when I first read it, because I thought everybody did it :D

But the daddy of them all has to be the breakfast they have in "Hike" when they all meet up again the next morning after they split up - like Keith Robinson says "Where IS this place? I want to go there" :lol:
"I'll have a pickled onion with my sandwich, please," said Dick. "I'll chop it up and put it in with the ham. What wonderful ideas I do have, to be sure!"
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Re: Famous Five Food

Postby Poppy » 20 Sep 2012, 16:52

favourite F5 Foods/ drinks

Cherry Cake.
Ginger Cake.
Cheese+Tomato Sandwiches.
Ginger beer.
Chocolate.
Macaroons.

Those foods just made my mouth water whenever I read them in a book. Those are just foods I've tasted out of the books and loved. I would love to taste the raspberry syrup and others! :D
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Re: Famous Five Food

Postby BookWorm19 » 22 Sep 2012, 18:05

I was on my dinner break in school once, and we were allowed to leave school to go to the shops down the road, and one day i seen ginger beer in the shop, and i had never seen it before, but id read about it in the books, and i bought it, all excited to be drinking a famous five drink, and i was very disappointed :shock: it was awful!
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Re: Famous Five Food

Postby Poppy » 24 Sep 2012, 16:36

Awful?

What do you mean it's absolutely delicious! :D
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Re: Famous Five Food

Postby Francis » 24 Sep 2012, 16:59

It all depends on the ginger beer - the best is homemade from the ginger plant.
If not, Old Jamaica is the most acceptable. Some of the other makes are awful!
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Re: Famous Five Food

Postby yarvelling » 24 Sep 2012, 18:49

Home made ginger beer is wonderful!
But very volatile! My Grandad used to make it (when he was still with us :cry: ), back in the late 1960's, and I'll never forget a bottle almost exploding when he popped the cork from it - ginger beer ALL up the chimney breast, flooding the hearth; it nearly put the fire out!!! :lol: Gran was not amused....

I notice though that Enid Blyton nearly always referred to it as 'ginger pop', and rarely 'beer'..!
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Re: Famous Five Food

Postby bookmaniac » 26 Sep 2012, 20:33

Bectun, I have to agree that the "daddy of them all" was the breakfast in "Hike." I'm sure that's the one where there is a Soper illustration of Anne, saying, "It's like magic." I haven't read that book for years, but I never forgot that!
We ate tongue a lot during the 1950's. I used to like it, but don't think that I could stomach it now. (I do try to be a vegetarian!) Please note, I did say "try."
Yes, all Enid's food are simple old-fashioned stuff, but delicious. The books were written before the days of fast food and fancy choc bars. Earl Butts has much to answer to, I'm sure that American members will know what I'm talking about.
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Re: Famous Five Food

Postby Fiona1986 » 26 Sep 2012, 22:01

Ah yes, the Hike breakfast.

Porridge, eggs, bacon, button mushrooms, toast, jam, honey, butter, coffee... have I missed anything?
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Re: Famous Five Food

Postby Pippa-Stef » 26 Sep 2012, 22:04

Is it breakfast time yet?! :shock:
"You're so sharp you'll cut yourself one day!" Hunchy said going to the door
"So my Mother told me that when I was two years old!" said Julian and the others giggled.

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