Filano of the day

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Re: Filano of the day

Post by meepmeep » Wed Aug 06, 2008 13:18

There is a filano recipe in my home economics book from 1994. With a picture and everything.
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Re: Filano of the day

Post by a layer of chips » Wed Aug 06, 2008 13:27

You displayed earlier your misunderstanding of the filano. Please don't make me instruct a lawyer.

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Re: Filano of the day

Post by soft revolution » Wed Aug 06, 2008 14:00

a layer of chips wrote:The heat elements in my oven are at the back.
I've never come across this before, so I can't help but worry it's been installed the wrong way? Does it open from the top?
And by me, I mean, Flexo.

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Re: Filano of the day

Post by a layer of chips » Wed Aug 06, 2008 14:02

No! It's a big spiral element at the back with a fan behind it. It's THE FUTURE.

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Re: Filano of the day

Post by Mr Bear » Wed Aug 06, 2008 14:04

I can't help thinking that there's still a bit of oven/grill confusion going on here.

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Re: Filano of the day

Post by SophieC » Wed Aug 06, 2008 14:06

sam has a smeg oven. he's left behind the world of top mounted heating elements. go on, piss off back to your yacht you fat cat.
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Re: Filano of the day

Post by a layer of chips » Wed Aug 06, 2008 14:07

I think you'll find that it is not a smeg oven. Have you been putting your lagers in our grill every time you come 'round?

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Re: Filano of the day

Post by SophieC » Wed Aug 06, 2008 14:12

well you used to have one. and a sunken bath.

because sam lives in a world of such finery he hasn't realised none of you have agas, which is why none of you can make filanos properly.

ah lager. fancy a pint after work?
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Re: Filano of the day

Post by a layer of chips » Wed Aug 06, 2008 14:17

Agas are well expensive.

Not I. I'm saving myself for the weekend.

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Re: Filano of the day

Post by SophieC » Wed Aug 06, 2008 14:19

a layer of chips wrote:Agas are well expensive.

Not I. I'm saving myself for the weekend.
saving up for your second aga more like.
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Re: Filano of the day

Post by meepmeep » Wed Aug 06, 2008 14:44

I just had a filano for breakfast. If it was a filano, I'm still not sure about this. There seems to be so many rules regarding it so I'm confused. And yes, I always have my breakfast in the afternoon, 'cause I don't care!
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Re: Filano of the day

Post by knibbles » Wed Aug 06, 2008 14:59

A few points;

1. Filanos are not prescriptive but there are some basic themes and elements that must run through the toasted bread product in order for it to be true filano. These subtle nuances are difficult to describe but when one is an experienced filanoteur you just know when a recipe possesses the essence of filano. It really is a state of mind, a feeling, a heart beat. The rhythm of bread.

If anyone wants to know if they have succesfully captured the spirit of filano in their culinary endeavours, then please give a brief description of what you have made and I will tell you if it qualifies as filano. There really is an astounding breadth and depth in the filano family.

2. We do have a Smeg oven, a layer of chips. It says Smeg on it and everything

3. The grilling element of our combined top oven/grill is on the top, as in all grills. The heating element at the back only comes into play when using the top oven for ovening purposes, therefore it has no role in filano production.
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Re: Filano of the day

Post by Uncle Ants » Wed Aug 06, 2008 15:05

1. toasted bread
2. spread of tomato puree
3. cheese
4. sprinkling of OREGANO
5. GRILLED

Filano or Phil-Oh-NO?

Wiktionary Def:

Italian Verb

filano

Third-person plural present tense of filare.

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Filare

Italian Verb

filare

(transitive) To spin (yarn)
(transitive) To draw (wire)
(transitive) To pay out (rope etc)
(transitive) To trail (an oar in the water)
(intransitive) To run; to leave (in a hurry)

They spin a yarn, stretch it thin, feed us rope, stick their oar in or run away
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Re: Filano of the day

Post by knibbles » Wed Aug 06, 2008 15:50

Uncle Ants wrote:1. toasted bread
2. spread of tomato puree
3. cheese
4. sprinkling of OREGANO
5. GRILLED

Filano or Phil-Oh-NO?
Congratulations. That is true filano. It's basic, I have to admit, but it is definitely filano.
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Re: Filano of the day

Post by Uncle Ants » Wed Aug 06, 2008 16:01

knibbles wrote:
Uncle Ants wrote:1. toasted bread
2. spread of tomato puree
3. cheese
4. sprinkling of OREGANO
5. GRILLED

Filano or Phil-Oh-NO?
Congratulations. That is true filano. It's basic, I have to admit, but it is definitely filano.
Aha. We are getting somewhere :) If this didn't have tomato puree, presumably it would be cheese on toast rather than Filano?
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Re: Filano of the day

Post by cuppie » Wed Aug 06, 2008 16:32

JamieC wrote:
i believe the only written copies of the filano recipe are now worth a willion pounds each. they were contained within the holy artefact of the layer of chips issue #1 placed symbolically betwixt an article on phil wilson and a cat telling a joke. it's like the coca cola 7x recipe or colenel sanders lickin' chicken bucket recipe or uncle ben's rice recipe. it's a closely guarded secret.
I can't for the life of me find the filano recipe that Lisa wrote for me. Thankfully I don't need it anymore, as the filano mode is now an official dimple in my brain, but it did have the tagaleri recipe on it too and that's more complicated.

When people say a filano is just a cheese toasty, I get this feeling of anxiety, like when someone would raise their hand in class and say something really stupid back in my studying days. But you can't say anything. We couldn't tell that girl all those years ago that St Augustine did not have OCD and we can't tell the peanut gallery here that filano is so much more complex and beautiful than cheese toasties.

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Re: Filano of the day

Post by Sootyzilla » Wed Aug 06, 2008 19:55

Deny reality if you like.
As wrong as it was to do,
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Re: Filano of the day

Post by linus » Wed Aug 06, 2008 20:14

a cheese toastie is cheese in toast, a filano is open to the elements and embraces the universe

it's the sheer nakedness of the filano that sets it apart from it's more modest and straight cousin

it's the possibilities one can encounter with a filano that gives it it's essence

a cheese toastie is the missionary postion of cheese and toast combinations with the curtains drawn, the lights off and the hands very much above the eiderdown

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Re: Filano of the day

Post by Uncle Ants » Wed Aug 06, 2008 22:29

linus wrote:a cheese toastie is cheese in toast, a filano is open to the elements and embraces the universe

it's the sheer nakedness of the filano that sets it apart from it's more modest and straight cousin

it's the possibilities one can encounter with a filano that gives it it's essence

a cheese toastie is the missionary postion of cheese and toast combinations with the curtains drawn, the lights off and the hands very much above the eiderdown
So where does cheese ON toast fit into this, as opposed to cheese IN toast (which I'll concede is definitely a toastie).
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Re: Filano of the day

Post by knibbles » Wed Aug 06, 2008 22:51

Uncle Ants wrote:
linus wrote:a cheese toastie is cheese in toast, a filano is open to the elements and embraces the universe

it's the sheer nakedness of the filano that sets it apart from it's more modest and straight cousin

it's the possibilities one can encounter with a filano that gives it it's essence

a cheese toastie is the missionary postion of cheese and toast combinations with the curtains drawn, the lights off and the hands very much above the eiderdown
So where does cheese ON toast fit into this, as opposed to cheese IN toast (which I'll concede is definitely a toastie).
Does cheese on toast dabble dangerously with red onion? Does cheese on toast invite mushroom and green pepper to dance together as one? Does cheese on toast welcome an endless world of possibilities including salami, prosciutti, leek, goats cheese, sun blushed tomatoes, spinach and even rocket? Does it? No it doesn't. It's just cheese on toast. Filano is a gateway to a world of grilled opportunity.
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