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In Other News – 19 January 2016

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steakfrites

There’s a pretty famous Parisian dish, one that food gurus and restaurateurs have made their name on. One example is Les Halles, where “bad boy” celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain served as head chef. It’s called Steak Frites – but really what it is a fancy name for steak and chips.

Sure, it may be served au poivre if you’re feeling really fanciful, but it is, at its heart, a simple thing. Simple, yet satisfying – and exactly what I’ll be having for dinner tonight. I’ll be making my own fries, following a recipe that sits somewhere between Les Halles’ ones and Heston’s triple cooked chips. And because this is SA, I’ll be putting an egg on top.

Here’s the news we didn’t post because we were too busy wondering what on earth to do while Twitter was down.

News:

Xbox Live deals: Killer Instinct, Sniper Elite, Persona 4, Roundabout, more
Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken sequel coming soon
Destiny weekly reset for January 19 – Court of Oryx, Nightfall, Prison of Elders changes detailed
You can now import the original Rock Band into Rock Band 4
Xbox 360 disc scratching case makes it all the way to the US Supreme Court
Microsoft says next-gen CPUs will not be supported on Windows 7
PlayStation Plus subscribers given a free day as outage apology
Martial arts MMO Blade & Soul launches today

Stuff

How one of Japan’s biggest games was created
What does Diablo 3’s new patch offer for the end-game player?
We get it Elf, you vape
Alexis Kennedy on: Gravity

Videos

A message from NieR: Automata devs
Grand Kingdom Western announcement trailer

What’s on at The Movies

ASSASSIN’S CREED film has finished shooting; Michael Fassbender talks about his character
Tim Curry to return to new ROCKY HORROR remake
Do you want to know more? Nine featurettes on the making of THE REVENANT
DVD Review: SELF/LESS
Ronda Rousey and Tina Fey teaming up for comedy DO NOTHING BITCHES
Netflix reportedly developing PUNISHER spinoff for Marvel
The master has returned in this new trailer for IP MAN 3
Neil Patrick Harris set to play Count Olaf in Netflix’s A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS

Last Updated: January 19, 2016

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  1. Ottokie

    January 19, 2016 at 16:02

  2. miaau

    January 19, 2016 at 16:04

    “Netflix reportedly developing PUNISHER spinoff for Marvel” for the Captain, then?

    Reply

  3. Snowlockk

    January 19, 2016 at 16:04

    links gone full retard?

    Reply

    • Geoffrey Tim

      January 19, 2016 at 16:18

      They’re all working as far as i can see; they opened in the wrong target, which i’ve fixed.

      Reply

  4. Alien Emperor Trevor

    January 19, 2016 at 16:04

    Of course you put an egg on top! We’re not savages.

    Reply

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      January 19, 2016 at 16:06

      Although now that I think of it, most of the people here would just crack a raw one on top of the steak because they’re afraid of fire.

      Reply

      • Hammersteyn

        January 19, 2016 at 16:08

        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          January 19, 2016 at 16:11

          Vile propaganda orchestrated by those afraid of the light.

          Reply

          • Hammersteyn

            January 19, 2016 at 16:13

            Daaawww don’t feel bad, here’s a photo of a well done steak to cheer you up

            http://u-handbag.typepad.com/uhandblog/images/2007/11/11/old_boot.jpg

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            January 19, 2016 at 16:15

            Clearly that’s a surf & turf. :/

          • Hammersteyn

            January 19, 2016 at 16:17

            Jup, well done, just as you like it

          • Jan Prins

            January 19, 2016 at 16:17

            I don’t get it. Why eat a piece of meat RAW? God gave us Charka for a reason people!

          • Hammersteyn

            January 19, 2016 at 16:18

          • RinceThis

            January 19, 2016 at 16:32

            lol my thoughts exactly.

          • Captain JJ 'saurus

            January 19, 2016 at 16:38

            It’s weird to see Stallone in a scene when his face was still able to move.

          • Hammersteyn

            January 19, 2016 at 17:42

            Bwahahaha!

          • HvR

            January 19, 2016 at 16:21

            Why do people pay so much if they cook all the flavour out of the steak, the foamalite packaging is way cheaper.

          • Hammersteyn

            January 19, 2016 at 16:21

            EXACTLY!

          • RinceThis

            January 19, 2016 at 16:32

            HAHAHAHA! THIS

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            January 19, 2016 at 17:23

            Why are you laughing? I’m not the one who likes his pizza well done. *run*

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            January 19, 2016 at 17:22

            All I hear is a bunch of people saying they can’t cook a steak properly.

          • RinceThis

            January 19, 2016 at 16:31

            Get in the Fire!

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            January 19, 2016 at 17:30

          • Hammersteyn

            January 19, 2016 at 17:42

            Or he can dance into the fire 😛

      • Captain JJ 'saurus

        January 19, 2016 at 16:43

        As much as I shiver at the thought of egg on a steak, and disagree with well done flip file meat, kudos on the “afraid of fire” bit XD

        Reply

    • Captain JJ 'saurus

      January 19, 2016 at 16:37

      Egg on a steak?
      Where do you live? On a farm in eastern Europe?

      Reply

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        January 19, 2016 at 17:20

        No wonder you support Chaos. Filthy heretic.

        Reply

  5. miaau

    January 19, 2016 at 16:09

    We eat T-bone steak pretty regularly, with home made chips. I love the simplicity of it. Start with great quality meat (not from local supermarket, then) and just some salt while cooking is sometimes the order of the day. Plain, simple, yet full of flavour. Love that.

    Wife’s brithday tonight, eating out. Italian restaurant, one of the rare things: good restaurant, kid friendly. Our table will be on the grass, where the kids can play. That steak looks good in that pic……. seems I may be having some

    Reply

    • HvR

      January 19, 2016 at 16:19

      Happy B-Day to the wife. Having her Birthday this time of the year she clearly ais beautiful, intelligent wonderful person.

      Reply

      • miaau

        January 19, 2016 at 16:22

        ah, so sort of like your birthday is around this time as well, then?

        Reply

        • HvR

          January 19, 2016 at 16:23

          Coincidentally it is tomorrow

          Reply

          • miaau

            January 19, 2016 at 16:26

            totally coincidentally then, Happy birthday for tomorrow. I hope you have a peaceful and calm day.

          • HvR

            January 19, 2016 at 16:27

            Thank you very much.

            Have meetings till 20:00 so bit of a bummer.

          • VampyreSquirrel

            January 19, 2016 at 16:32

            He read right through you there.

          • RinceThis

            January 19, 2016 at 16:32

            Happy Birthday for tomorrow man!

    • VampyreSquirrel

      January 19, 2016 at 16:23

      Happy birthday Mrs Miaau!

      Reply

    • Geoffrey Tim

      January 19, 2016 at 16:26

      Happy birthday to Mrs Miaau! 🙂 Enjoy!

      Reply

    • Captain JJ 'saurus

      January 19, 2016 at 16:41

      I’ve never been the biggest fan of T-bone steak, but I know it’s quite a thing in SA (Admiral has also lectured me on T-bones extensively), but it’s really one of the last cuts I’d buy. To each their own, I suppose.

      Reply

      • Pariah

        January 19, 2016 at 17:26

        I’m with you 100%. I hate T-Bones, more than any other steak. Rather give me a good rump, ribeye or even hell I’ll take minute steaks over a Tbone.

        Reply

  6. Jan Prins

    January 19, 2016 at 16:12

    To cap the end of yet another crappy day, I get followed by Star Trek dating. Like what? Have you seen Star Trek? We have the hottest women on TV!

    I can get a date with them both if I want. Both at once!

    Reply

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      January 19, 2016 at 16:12

      I thought that meant it was like a holo-deck, and not real.

      Reply

      • Jan Prins

        January 19, 2016 at 16:14

        My holo-deck romance was real! She said so!

        Reply

        • miaau

          January 19, 2016 at 16:16

          well, if holo-deck can have safeties off and kill people, then, um, just saying..

          Also, hate holo-deck episodes of TNG, DS9 and Voyager.

          Reply

          • Jan Prins

            January 19, 2016 at 16:19

            The silliest holodeck premise: Tuvok uses a holo deck to calm his Pon-Farr. Because shagging a holo image of your wife is in no way the 23rd century of hooking up with a blow up doll.

          • miaau

            January 19, 2016 at 16:27

            I must have skipped that episode. Prone to do so if holo deck comes up. Have never seen some of them. just skip them, it is ok.

          • Jan Prins

            January 19, 2016 at 16:30

            Not all holo deck episodes are bad. There was this one… where… where… uhhhhhhh.

          • RinceThis

            January 19, 2016 at 16:33

            Well @tr@disqus_DoEH3TsffU:disqus loves them.

          • miaau

            January 19, 2016 at 16:39

            Really? Not sure of that.

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            January 19, 2016 at 17:19

            I like YOU more than I like holo-deck episodes.

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            January 19, 2016 at 17:18

            I hate the holo-deck episodes. I HATE them. HATE. What is the point of exploring the galaxy and you run off to pretend to fight mobsters in 30’s Chicago.

    • miaau

      January 19, 2016 at 16:15

      Um. What the hell is Star Trek dating?

      Is that where you spend a night out and realise you are all the same and overcome huge cultural and religious differences over the course of a meal?

      Reply

      • Jan Prins

        January 19, 2016 at 16:20

        Keep in mind, at least one red shirt gave up his life to cook that meal.

        Reply

        • miaau

          January 19, 2016 at 16:24

          so, must embrace all and be happy friendly intermingled people in the future, Mr Roddenberry, but the non officer (important people?) body count can be high, to prove a point?

          Reply

      • Hammersteyn

        January 19, 2016 at 16:20

        Boksburg, the final frontier, these are the voyages of Mr. Prins as he embarks on a five-year mission: to explore strange nightclubs, to seek out women (they look the part), to boldly go where no man has gone before.

        Reply

  7. Ottokie

    January 19, 2016 at 16:13

    • miaau

      January 19, 2016 at 16:17

      great, I love it. cool cat

      Reply

    • Captain JJ 'saurus

      January 19, 2016 at 16:48

      This is such a human reaction. I love it.

      Reply

  8. Ottokie

    January 19, 2016 at 16:20

    • VampyreSquirrel

      January 19, 2016 at 16:32

      LOL! It’s not THAT bad.

      Reply

      • DragonSpirit009

        January 19, 2016 at 16:35

        I agree… Only the first time sucks XD

        Reply

      • Ottokie

        January 19, 2016 at 16:42

        Why do you know? o.o

        Reply

        • VampyreSquirrel

          January 19, 2016 at 16:44

          I’ve been a victim of many a joke, and lost bets.

          Reply

      • Hammersteyn

        January 19, 2016 at 17:41

        Agreed, when I played club rugby I used to tape my upper legs so that they could lift me in the lineout and I never shaved XD

        Reply

  9. RinceThis

    January 19, 2016 at 16:31

    Now if this was a pora steak, it would be floating in enough oil to warrant the American Navy to fucking invade.

    Reply

    • hairyknees

      January 19, 2016 at 17:24

      Next time you’re in JHB, you and I are going to eat a porra steak 😛

      Reply

      • Hammersteyn

        January 19, 2016 at 17:44

        Just remember, anything less than 500g is a ladies steak

        Reply

  10. miaau

    January 19, 2016 at 16:35

    important question:

    So, do I play Thief (free Xbox Live) when I finish Fallout 4? It seems ok, played like for ten minutes, but reviews are kinda meh about it.

    Or do I buy all of DA: Inquisitions DLC and replay that?

    Of course, I also have to replay Human Revolution as well, but than can wait a bit.

    Reply

    • Geoffrey Tim

      January 19, 2016 at 16:43

      I *hated* the new thief. Was okay for about an hour or two, but then became so boring I couldnt make my way through. some here have loved it though – but I think it’s piss.

      Reply

      • Captain JJ 'saurus

        January 19, 2016 at 16:45

        The new Thief game was terrible.
        I gave it a good and honest try, even though everyone told me it’s bad.
        They were right.

        Reply

      • miaau

        January 19, 2016 at 16:47

        ok, well, perhaps I try for that hour or two and see. It was free, after all.

        I can always try Dungeon siege 3 again.

        Reply

        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          January 19, 2016 at 17:15

          I enjoyed the new Thief, kept me entertained for a good few hours.

          Reply

  11. Captain JJ 'saurus

    January 19, 2016 at 16:36

    Yes! But hold the sauce.

    Reply

  12. DragonSpirit009

    January 19, 2016 at 16:38

    Like I’m not that hungry at the moment *chews pen*

    Reply

    • Captain JJ 'saurus

      January 19, 2016 at 16:39

      I recommend not looking at HammerSteyn’s post, considering your handle.

      Reply

      • DragonSpirit009

        January 19, 2016 at 16:40

        Already saw it…. the pen has been replaced now!

        Reply

        • miaau

          January 19, 2016 at 16:41

          with a sword? must hammer start running?

          Reply

          • Captain JJ 'saurus

            January 19, 2016 at 16:42

            But isn’t the Hammer mightier than the sword? 😉

          • VampyreSquirrel

            January 19, 2016 at 16:45

            Depends on the size of the sword?

          • Captain JJ 'saurus

            January 19, 2016 at 16:47

            Well, have you seen HammerSteyn? He’s like a Warhammer 😀

          • VampyreSquirrel

            January 19, 2016 at 16:49

            Nah, I haven’t seen Mr Steyn…. but is that a Human Warhammer, or a dwarven Warhammer?

          • Hammersteyn

            January 19, 2016 at 17:45

            XD

          • DragonSpirit009

            January 19, 2016 at 16:44

            No… I forgot the sword at home today. I seriously needed it today!

      • Hammersteyn

        January 19, 2016 at 17:45

        Just ate one and a half large pizzas. Feeling better XD

        Reply

  13. hairyknees

    January 19, 2016 at 17:22

    “And because this is SA, I’ll be putting an egg on top”

    *Portugal 😛

    Reply

    • Pariah

      January 19, 2016 at 17:23

      With extra giblets or chicken livers and some prego sauce, then I’ll believe you. 🙂

      Ps, that doesn’t sound altogether shit, just saying… Now I’m hungry…

      Reply

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      January 19, 2016 at 17:24

      Don’t make it weird.

      Reply

    • Hammersteyn

      January 19, 2016 at 17:45

      Like most things other nations invented we’ve perfected

      Reply

  14. Not a fan

    January 19, 2016 at 19:23

    Anthony “Boredain”…. a pompous arrogant prick of an asshole I would gladly **** (starts with p and ends with ss) on should I be given the opportunity to meet “him”. What an asshole.

    Reply

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