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What's so exclusive about this, then?

Discussion in 'Personal' started by inky, Feb 9, 2016.

  1. inky

    inky Lead commenter

    "Our pioneering and exclusive use of water based cooking, where food is not heated above 100°c, means that food is broken down gently ensuring maximum nutrient bioavailability and better assimilation. This also means we avoid the harmful carcinogens formed by frying, baking, roasting, grilling or browning."

    This is from the website and also front-of-house blackboard of a central London vegan restaurant.

    Call me stupid but this is how I've been cooking spuds for years.
    Sillow likes this.
  2. xena-warrior

    xena-warrior Star commenter

    It's not how you bake bread though. What does this place serve? Simmered doughballs? You can't even steam (though I bet they do) because steam can get hotter than 100C.

    And yes, you avoid Maillard browning but at the expense of 90% of the flavour. Remind me never to eat there. Who ever saw a healthy-looking vegan?
    colpee and BelleDuJour like this.
  3. GLsghost

    GLsghost Star commenter

    Is this Tibits in Heddon Street?

    If it is, it's lovely actually. Wouldn't normally choose vegetarian food, but I was taken there by a friend and it's very very good.

    Added bonus: it's in the location on the cover of the Hunky Dory album!
  4. inky

    inky Lead commenter

    Bread??????????? Gluten????????? You must be joking! Wash your mouth out, xena.

    There are many people with ethical reasons for embracing veganism. This joint seems to be catering for nutritional hypochondriacs.
  5. inky

    inky Lead commenter

    GL, it's not the restaurant you name.
  6. FritzGrade

    FritzGrade Senior commenter

    Exclusive means they don't roast, grill or fry.
  7. inky

    inky Lead commenter

    Yes, I realise that. But it's hardly pioneering, is it? Apart from our weekly chips on Fridays, I grew up with boiled (ie brought to the boil and then simmered) vegetables. My parents had to drink the cabbage water, too!

    I suppose I'm just moping because I hate the way eating has become either self-abuse or salvation on a plate. There's something rather narcissistic about demanding 'optimum nutrition' from every mouthful.
    Middlemarch likes this.
  8. BelleDuJour

    BelleDuJour Star commenter

    Unscientific garbage...................like the food must taste!
  9. applecrumblebumble

    applecrumblebumble Lead commenter

    Talk about spin!
  10. artboyusa

    artboyusa Star commenter

    Water based, eh? Bioavailability, eh? Assimilation, eh?

    So you boil it. Then you eat it. Then you digest it. Sounds complicated!
    Middlemarch likes this.
  11. colpee

    colpee Star commenter

    Yes - the new 'uniqueness' is to have a story that makes people feel they are being specially treated. Lots of celebrity attracting places spiel it nowadays for mundane things.

    Btw , the restuarant is Vantra Viteo.

    P.s. I wonder why they accept cash only - are vegans untrustworthy?
  12. racroesus

    racroesus Star commenter

  13. racroesus

    racroesus Star commenter

    Too true. Too much like offerings for the altar.
  14. vannie

    vannie Star commenter

    Is it in Hoxton?
  15. inky

    inky Lead commenter

    No. Its in the naff end of Oxford Street.

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