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Old 01-27-2014, 04:20 AM
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Reminds me of my boarding school days when we occasionally got crumbed calves brains with bacon and tomato sauce. I loved them and always had plenty because many others couldn't stomach it.
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Old 01-27-2014, 01:20 PM
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Gudday Davids
And calves brains are harder to get..... They grind them up.... And put them in the fritz
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Old 01-27-2014, 04:14 PM
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AAH. Grilled sheep brains on toast for breakfast. Ambrosia.
Got so the ol' man had to institute a rule.

Whoever actually got off their backside and gave him a hand to kill the sheep on Saturday got the brains for breakfast on Sunday.

Local restaurant used to do crumbed brains in lemon butter sauce. Gorgeous.

Original recipes for saveloys call for brains.
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Old 01-31-2014, 05:42 AM
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Well bugger me. It turns out you don't have to be a Skippy to like vegemite after all.

Canadian duo on taste-testing Australian pies, to mimic at their Kanga cafe of Aussie food | News.com.au
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Well,
whilst we are discussing odd ball Aussie tastes, what about the delicacy developed in Adelaide at the original Cowleys Pie Cart, the 'Floater'.
For those less fortunate to know what it is let alone those fortunate to experience one, it is a round or as they later became square meat pie upside down in a large breakfast cereal flat bottom plate with thick green pea soup poured over it until it almost 'floats' then you put a good splosh of bright red tomato suace over it! Yummo! a meal in itself, ultra filling and the absolute best on a cold wintery's night.
Cowleys Pie Cart was a large aluminium catering caravan that would pill up alongside the Adelaide Post Office at around 6.00pm and serve all kinds of people until the early hours of the morning. You would be standing at one of the 2 side servery counters eating your choice of hot 'take away' style meals, pies, pasties, sausage rolls and buns, slices etc. alongside of some drunks or even a couple in dinner suits and ball gowns, real entertainment and great food.
For you food connoissuers, do a Google search for Adelaide pie floaters and check out the images.

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Old 02-01-2014, 05:35 PM
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Ahh yes Neill, a "night out" was not complete without a pie floater.

It was often after a good night at the pub with a few beers in you. It was an institution at a time in Adelaide when getting food late at night was not easy like it is today. Norwood Cowleys piecart was my regular. A mate and I consumed 3 1/2 floaters one night each!!! Wouldn't be able to do that now.

Cowleys pea recipe was a specialty to get the consistency just right. Not too chunky, not to pureed, the peas had to be cooked to perfection or the regulars would give the Cook heaps. A lot of friendly banter use to occur over the counter to the people on the other side eating.

Some people would have white vinegar on top and pepper instead of Tomato Sauce, never quite got into that one!!

I make pie floaters from scratch as an easy meal for the kids. They Love It.
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Gudday
In Sydney It was Harrys Cafť De Wheels located at Garden Island Dockyard at Woolloomooloo in Sydney.
Harry served a mean pie n peas and my favourite was a cup of tomato soup with my pie. So the standing order in the 70s was a "pie n pies and a cup of blood ". Ive goggle the current menu...no tomato soup

Harry reopened his pie cart after serving in WW11 and to get over the requirement to move his caravan every day he took the wheels off. As tyres were unobtainable after the war he kept that premier position well into the late 80s when a number of redevelopments seen the move to its present position at the end of the fleet wharf.
Harry died in the late seventies but Harrys Cafť De Wheels lives on in a number of new locations, his original van is now in the Power House Museum.
They still serve a mean pie n peas
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I can remember the pie cart open in the mid 50's at the GPO corner. Later in the 60's, Balfours opened one on North Tce outside the railway station, another opened on Norwood Parade, and yet another on North Tce under the Morphett st bridge. Now, all gone, regulations and insurance the killers of great traditional late night eateries with character and very reasonable pricing.
I used to love the Cowleys pies and my father would call into the caravan, get one for me, lift the bonnet of the Ford Falcon and put the pie on top of the starter motor just under the exhaust manifold. It was too hot to eat when he arrived and the bag was often well scortched but not burned.
Those were the days!!!
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Gudday Neill
I read the " use to like Cowleys pies " and I did a google . Bugger! Closed down.
Where do you get a " floater" now?
I did turn up something of note about SA.... It's the only place on the planet where Coke is not the top selling drink ... Farmers union iced coffee is the top drop. I'm sure I've seen them in the fridge at my local store. Not a big drinker of coke or any other sugary drinks but I will definitly be giving it a go.
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Hi Dave,
Cowleys was a specialty pie maker in the early 50's that had the market share particularly in Adelaide. They had a large shop with bakery on Cross Roads Glandore and reigned supreme for many years. Once sold, they went downhill untill only the pie cart remained that carried their name. Balfours, another large pie maker and baker jumped on the wagon with their van outside the Adelaide railway station but they (in my opinion) were not a patch on Cowleys quality and taste. Now Vissis has taken over but i am yet to try their floater as I and my wife love their products. Their bakery and cafe is in the middle of an industrial area of the city but open 24 hours and I have seen 4 deep at the counter with 11 people serving, an absolute gold mine for the owner Ville!
you can still buy the traditional floater here in Adelaide at a couple of cafes.
OíConnell St Bakery in North Adelaide, Cafe de Vilis at 2/14 Manchester St, Mile End, Enjoy Cafe Bakery at 112 The Parade, Norwood, The Green Porridge Cafť, the Kings Head Hotel, William St , the Buskers Floater, Barossa Steak House and at Prices Bakery (Port Road location but do have other cafe's around the state).Farmers Union Iced Coffee is a great product and considerably out sells Coke, I tend to buy the 2l bottles for generally under $5 and drink it in a day, often instead of lunch, very filling when icy cold, great value when on special.Only 2 days ago I bought 2 x 2l for $7 when a 600ml carton retails for $3.60.
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