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Filano of the day

Post by a layer of chips » Mon Oct 01, 2007 11:48

Lisa, despite being a bit sad and down in the dumps, has just made me a leek and sweet pepper filano.

It's magnificent.

What is your filano of the day?

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Post by humblebee » Mon Oct 01, 2007 11:50

What *is* a filano, pray?

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Post by a layer of chips » Mon Oct 01, 2007 11:52

And i thought you knew about food!

It's something Lisa made up. It's basically a pizza on toast. It's a filano.

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Post by La-Di-Da » Mon Oct 01, 2007 12:04

I prefer a more traditional filano.
Red onion and mushroom is in the #1 spot.

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Post by macdangerous » Mon Oct 01, 2007 12:58

tastyzine wrote: It's basically a pizza on toast. It's a filano.
So it's a pizza sandwich then?

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Post by a layer of chips » Mon Oct 01, 2007 13:08

Well, it's like a pizza topping on toast. Although a pizza sandwich sounds fantastic, now you mention it.

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Post by humblebee » Mon Oct 01, 2007 13:10

I thought calzone was a pizza sandwich. Or is that a pizza pie?

Hang on - pizza pie is something different, isn't it. Which hits your eye like a big moon or something.

Is 'pizza pie' different from pizza?

I'm so confused.

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Post by Woodbine » Mon Oct 01, 2007 13:14

I've never understood what a pizza pie is either, it suggests an excess of bread. Having said that, the Scots make macaroni cheese pies, which is basically a pasta pie, so anything is possible.

Filano just sounds like a posh word for cheese on toast if you ask me. Or some sort of sex act.
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Post by macdangerous » Mon Oct 01, 2007 13:14

A calzone is basically a pizza folded in half (but sealed).
Think kebab with pizza filling. Quite fancy one myself now.

Late night Glasgow specialities include the 'pizza krust supper' which is a pizza dipped in batter and deep-fried. Quite something.

And before anyone claims it's urban myth (like the deep-fried Mars Bar), try the big chip shop in Renfield St.

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Post by cuppie » Mon Oct 01, 2007 13:18

i basically use the recipe that lisa wrote down for me except i like to crush a little garlic into the tomato paste before i put it on the bread and i like to use fresh mozzarella as well as the cheddar. i don't feel bad about admitting this now that i've discovered there are filano variations. leek sounds amazing though. i've been thinking about adding some meat to it too. maybe some sliced italian sausage. i need to know how lisa feels about this first.

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Post by humblebee » Mon Oct 01, 2007 13:19

macdangerous wrote:Late night Glasgow specialities include the 'pizza krust supper' which is a pizza dipped in batter and deep-fried. Quite something.

And before anyone claims it's urban myth (like the deep-fried Mars Bar), try the big chip shop in Renfield St.
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Post by andyroo » Mon Oct 01, 2007 13:36

Calzone is like a big pastie (pasty? you know, the cornish thing). Very nice too.

Filano sounds good though. Inferring from panini-based discussion in another thread, I can only assume the plural is "filani"?
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Post by cuppie » Mon Oct 01, 2007 13:55

andyroo wrote: Filano sounds good though. Inferring from panini-based discussion in another thread, I can only assume the plural is "filani"?
yes that is how you pluralize in italian with words that end in o! it drives me bonkers when people say paninis and raviolis and tortellinis. the words are already plural! oh, the agony.

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Post by knibbles » Mon Oct 01, 2007 18:08

Cuppie wrote:i basically use the recipe that lisa wrote down for me except i like to crush a little garlic into the tomato paste before i put it on the bread and i like to use fresh mozzarella as well as the cheddar. i don't feel bad about admitting this now that i've discovered there are filano variations. leek sounds amazing though. i've been thinking about adding some meat to it too. maybe some sliced italian sausage. i need to know how lisa feels about this first.
My vision when I created filano was that it would grow and evolve through the generations, as people take on the filano baton. I think sliced italian sausage would make a fine filano topping. Although I would never dare try it myself I dream that some day, some where, someone will be making themselves a goats cheese and rocket filano.

I experimented with Henderson's Relish on my filano today and I think it worked out pretty nicely. I dream of adding paprika one day too.
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Post by cuppie » Tue Oct 02, 2007 03:11

chicken filano might be good too. i thought about using pesto sauce instead of tomato paste but i'm not brave enough to try it yet. perhaps next filano.

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Post by SophieC » Tue Oct 02, 2007 08:10

Cuppie wrote:chicken filano might be good too. i thought about using pesto sauce instead of tomato paste but i'm not brave enough to try it yet. perhaps next filano.
when does a filano stop being a filano and become something else plato wondered metaphysically to himself.
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Post by let it ride » Wed Oct 03, 2007 15:29

lisa made us sweet pepper, red onion and mushroom filano last night... it was HEAVEN. i loved it!

it is the perfect thing between a snack and a meal. it is the best thing ever! i am so excited. i am going to make some in a minute. with mushroom and cheese and tons of herbs and maybe some fresh basil and pepper and... oh man.

FILANO.

what an amazing world of snackmealing.

ps. veggie alzones are amazing!

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Post by a layer of chips » Wed Oct 03, 2007 15:42

Snackmealing is probably the best and worst word in the world!

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Post by let it ride » Wed Oct 03, 2007 17:00

it describes what it is well, but ya, it is kind of atrocious!

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Post by alongwalkhome » Wed Oct 03, 2007 20:14

Woodbine wrote:I've never understood what a pizza pie is either
It's a pizza. The term is primarily used by New Yorkers. In fact (correct me if I'm wrong, cuppie), if you say "Let's get a pie," you're saying, "Let's get a pizza."

I'm still confused about "filano," but I imagine one day it will sink in.

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