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    I like Kira, love her healthy take on dishes. Hope she goes well, but just out of curiosity I googled risotto definition and it says a rice dish, mmmm I know the quinoa can taste similar but is it still a risotto?


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    Lots of cafés do risotto using other grains. Even Heston Blumenthal does risottos with spelt or barley. All well and good but quinoa is not a starchy grain. I just don't know how she'll get that gorgeous creamy texture that makes a good risotto such a delight to eat.

    I really think she's a great cook and can make it taste amazing but I guess it depends on how the others do and how much tradition comes into choosing the best/worst dish.

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    Harvs, are you coping with the revelation tonight that Topknot has a girlfriend?!

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    I'm sorry girls, but that quinoa looks disgusting.

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    I'm sorry girls, but that quinoa looks disgusting.

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    It looked like puke on a plate.
    I appreciate that they say it tasted great but I'm still not convinced it was a risotto. I don't think it should have been dish of the day.

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    I think the quinoa risotto would have been good an invention test. But not for a night of classic cooking of risotto.

    But. .. I like tash.. but I don't think she's as good as some other cooks. So it was probably her time to go.
    I still don't really like E.

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    The quinoa risotto did look like vomit. Lira could have used the same ingredients and done it with arborio rice but, hey, they were happy. She got to stay. I like her style of cooking.

    I'm sorry to see Tash go. They're gradually getting rid of Emilia's dessert competitors. Can't we just get rid of her instead?!

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    Harvs, are you coping with the revelation tonight that Topknot has a girlfriend?!

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    Of course he does!! One does not just meet topknot and not throw oneself at him :-)

    More stunned that Kira is apparently 31...

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    Quinoa always looks like vomit. i am so trying a quinoa 'risotto' now.

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    Not convinced that it's technically risotto...


 

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