“Roast Sirloin of Beef” from “Gordon Ramsay’s Ultimate Cookery Course”

Maureen: Yeah! Sunday Roast Beef! This is delicious. Thanks for cooking, Tim.

Andrew (13): Where’s the mashed potatoes? You can’t have a sunday roast without any potatoes.

Maureen: I’m with Andrew on this one.

Tim: We’re tying to have a potato-free dinner tonight.

Maureen: I’m sorry, but did you forget that I’m Irish-American? Just ask my dad. It’s not a meal without potatoes. This gravy is fantastic.

Tim: Yes, I agree. It’s really good. I can’t quite remember how it’s different from a usual gravy.

Maureen: Let me go get the cookbook and check. (Goes to kitchen to get cookbook.) Well, you use balsamic vinegar, which makes a nice difference, not to mention red wine and garlic.

Tim: I changed it a bit. I didn’t add the tarragon, but I did add chopped porcini mushrooms.

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“Patara lamb shanks” from “Kitchen”

Anna: You’re very excited because we haven’t had lamb shanks in ages….

Peter:  Yes, I can’t remember the last time I had a good shank.

Anna: Here all week.

Peter: I notice this is a different recipe from the usual.  And it looks like it’s going to be quite curry-y.

Anna: Good spot.  Did the name give it away?

Peter: Well Patara isn’t near Sheffiield is it?

Anna: You went and got the shanks from Drings.  I see you could feed a family of four with each one, as usual.

Peter: Just the right size, I’m glad I took the car.

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