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Tess & Ravi
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Task 1

Activity 1

What can you remember about Tess and Ravi's conversation?


Task 2

Activity 2

Can you remember what Ravi said about making fish and chips?


Task 3

Activity 3

Which words go in which categories?


Do you know what all the words mean? Look up the words you don’t know in a dictionary.

Can you add any more words to each list?

Task 4

Activity 4

Ravi explained how to cook fish and chips; he gave the recipe for them. Leave a comment below with a recipe that you know well. We'll talk about our favourites next episode!




Hi everyone, I am Aman. I am new here and let me share an Afghan famous food recipe. The recipe name is KABULI PALOV. I hope you may like it. It’s actually cook rice with meat (mutton) together. You find it commonly in every restaurant at Afghanistan. Fist you take a pan and fry mixture of onion and tomatoes in hot vegetable oil, when it is cooked then you put that mixture in pressure cooker with meat, to keep the flame low for a half hour. At the mean time you also need to put the rice in another pan in hot water to make soft. After an hour you open the pressure cooker and check the meat to be cooked, after that you put rice and meat together in big pan and add hot water to covered the rice. You keep the flame very low for 20minutes. Then you switched off the flame to leave for 10minutes more which will be ready.

Hi for everyone!
I know another one recipe, very tasty meal for me! It's called "Plov". It's come to us from Middle Asia. Firstly, u have to take the big pan with circle bottom - it call "Kazan".
Than u put in it vegetable oil and start to fry a carrot with onion. 10min after - take out fried vegetables, and put in the meat, usually it is mutton. I forgot to say, than this meal is cooking on the open fire - bonfire.
When the meat will be done, add water and rice, add fried earlier vegetables and cover kazan by a cap. In the last moment, add the special spices for this dish - you can buy its at locals ethnic markets or in ethnic shops.
Good appetite!

Hi, It’s almost same the famous Afghan food, we called Kabuli palov in Afghanistan.

We are entering a period of cold weather in France, during which I like to cook vegetable soup with meat.
For example, the chicken in the pot is a recipe with a boiled chicken.
I take a very large saucepan with 3 liters of water. Then I stuff the chicken with sausage meat, onion, garlic, mixed herbs, milk and chopped bread.
I prepare vegetables, carrots, leeks, turnips, parsnips and so on like fennel or celery.
I put them in the stew with stuffed chicken, salt, pepper, cloves, four spices.
Cook for about two hours over medium heat.
Then I prepare mushrooms, cooked in a very small amount of butter.
I take some broth in the pot and I mix with flour to make a white sauce in which I add the mushrooms.
Finally, I put rice in a saucepan I cover with chicken broth and I cook for 10 minutes.
"The chicken in the pot" is ready, enjoy your meal, you will not be cold.
You can eat the meat with the vegetables and white sauce for the lunch and the broth with noodles for the dinner.

Rice and safran.
It is a recipe from the Northern part of Italy.
Here is a simplified version of the orignal recipe that is more complex and requires more ingredients.
Pour some oil in a pan and fry the rice and the sliced onion for a while. If you are not a vegetarian, you could add some sausages made of chopped meat.
Boil some water in a different pot and pour the hot water on the rice in order to avoid roasting. When the rice is near to complete the cooking, smash the safran with some water and add it into the rice. The result is a beautiful yellow rice.

The best dish my husband like : chopped meat with hot spices
Chop the meat, put it in bowl. add : salt, 2 tablespoons of olive oil, basil, black pepper, ginger, chilli pepper, thyme, dried mint, rosemary
cover the bowl and put it in refregerator for two hours
after 2 hours, add one egg and mix
forms small meatballs and fry . serve them hot

I would like to share a recipe of an Indian desert Kheer.
Ingredients :
Milk - 4cups
Sugar-3/4 cup
Dry fruits
Cardamom 2-3
Wash the rice and keep it aside. Pour the milk in a pan and boil it. Add the rice to the milk and boil till the rice is cooked . Now add the sugar, and powdered cardamom and cook it for 4-5minutes on simmer,stirring occasionally. Kheer is ready. Serve in bowls and garnish it with the dry fruits.

Hi, i'm Sofia. I'm 22 years old and i'm living and studying in Milan.
I found a new dessert and i fell in love with it: it's a Guinness black chocolate mousse.
I think it's easy to make it. You'll need:
8 ounces semisweet or bittersweet chocolate, chopped or grated
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted Kerrygold Irish butter
1/4 cup superfine sugar
3/4 cup Guinness stout
3 large eggs, separated
1 cup heavy (whipping) cream.

The first step is to combine the chocolate, butter, and sugar in a small bowl set over a pan of simmering water, or in a double boiler.
Stir until the chocolate has melted and the mixture is smooth.
Stir in the Guinness and whisk in the egg yolks. Remove from the heat.
In a small bowl, whip the cream with an electric mixer until soft peaks form.
Fold the cream into the chocolate mixture.

With clean beaters, in a medium bowl, beat the egg whites with an electric mixer until stiff peaks form.
Fold the whites into the chocolate mixture.
Fill 8 wine or parfait glasses three-quarters full with the chocolate mixture.
Refrigerate while preparing the white chocolate mousse.

Hi,Im Baha'r, Im forty-seven years old
Im from IRAN and I live in Boushehr.
we have a traditional food called SOOR
Its very delicious .you need ten kg sardines.
put them on a little barrel then add spices.
thyme,cumin,red pepper and solt,then mix them and hold it tight.
and hold it in a warm place like warehouse and wait fo three months .then serve it
with basil,pearl ,lemon and brewd

I am silvy72 and I'm forty-five years old.
I live in Rome and I work in a security society so I need to speak english very well.
I like traveling and I love to Know new places but I am often in difficulty because I don't speak english so well as I would.
I like sport, reading and going to the cinema.
I love to meet people and to have new friends.
I have a boyfriend and I live together.