free sourdough pizza lunch

5 Oct

london 2.42pm 17.3C sunny thursday 2017

another day another free lunch. this time it is a free sourdough pizza at franco manco in kings cross their new branch in york way. i read of this free offer in timeout, the free magazine, just a small paragraph. well, today turned out to be a sunny day so i decided to take the tube to kingscross… when i reached it, there were only a few people in the queue, and i was joined just a short time later by a couple, man and woman who i often see attending these freebies too. so we got to chatting and they told me they make it a point to do these freebies. they enjoy it, and he being self employed could arrange his work time to fit these in. they live in near woolich. we were seated at the same table, and i ordered the lamb sausage pizza. and so did he, whilst his lady friend ordered a chorizo one.

whilst waiting, i asked them how a sourdough pizza is different from a ordinary one, and she said it is more chewy… and i am now able to taste one, for the first time.

it is chewy, unlike the crispy dough of an ordinary pizza. the one i got was huge, and have buffalo ricotta filling, rather than a tomato base. it is very filling and very generous size.

i was expecting a small pizza but this one is huge and very satisfying.

sourdough pizza is now the thing … there is a sourdough pizza in brixton market, that one has been going on for a long time and we dont hear much of sourdough before, until now when sourdough seems to be all the fashion.

now which do i like? i think i prefer the ordinary pizza. the crispy dough of the ordinary pizza is what i like. not to mention you can get thin and thick dough pizza. this one is chewy rather than crisp.

afterwards we walked down to kingscross and saw a bunch of people giving away free drink. it is a brand called monster hydro, and is a glucose drink. it comes in  green and red. i saw a lot of full bottles left lying around the courtyard so people have taken the drink but did not seem to like it, certainly the bottles were still full of drink. its basically glucose drink.non carbonated really, and the man said it reminded him of those children soft drink in a plastic strip.

the ingredients says it is triple filtered water, glucose syrup 11%. well, i wonder if it will take off. to me plain water is still the best. haha. during our conversation they told me they get all the information of these freebies from twitter. and it seems i can log onto twitter via my chrome book, i dont need a smartphone.

they told me of two other events , tomorrow and next tuesday… so i shall meet them again. haha. there is such a thing as a free lunch , it seems , at least in london nowadays. it is a nice activity, to attend these freebies. i can see why those two do it.  they say they also got free tickets to see the new bladerunner film tonight. tonight clashes with another freebie, at the hope pub, the one that hasbeen giving away a free pie all this week, tonight they are having a party night with free bar, and free pies. i have got the invite to go, first come first served so they say go early when it opens at 8pm. unusual to have a free bar… i am not sure if i shall go, dont really like to drink. 

talking of them seeing the latest sequel to bladerunner, (it officially comes out tomorrow , so they are seeing it in a preview one day early. ) reminds me of reading this article by someone who had not seen the first bladerunner, and her take on it. quite a simple interpretation, and after reading it, i thought what we should make sure is if we ever created intelligent robots, is not to make them too human like. make them look like things, all square and have wheels instead of legs, so that we can never mistake them for human beings. that way we shall never get into this situation where we mistake them for humans, and attribute feelings to them that they will never feel. we humans have a tendency to anthropomatise animals and objects to make them have feelings. give them human attributes like some people are allready doing with a box like object like siri, or alexa. if they can do it with a box, how much more if it looks like a human being. so the lesson to take from bladerunner is never make a robot look human. make it look like a machine. 

added. 5.55pm simon came back and asked me if i want to eat, he is cooking this. 




i asked for a tiny bit, but this is what he gave me, that belly pork is delicious. i ate it all. even though i had that free pizza earlier that was so filling. well tomorrow i can eat very little. in my defense i can say it has been about 5hrs since that meal. haha. just joking, because i dont eat this much normally. 

14 Responses to “free sourdough pizza lunch”

  1. Garfield Hug Thursday October 5, 2017 at 3:20 pm #

    Lucky you! I love sourdough breads, heavy and chewy. On pizza it must be heavenly! I bet it was yummy but sourdough is an acquired taste to some I guess☺

    • alifesgayventure Thursday October 5, 2017 at 3:26 pm #

      there are such a thing as sourdough breads?!! i have never seen them here in london. though that is not saying much, because i dont go inside an artisan bread shop haha. it is rather heavy and chewy… from the name you would think it might be sour, but it is not.

      • Garfield Hug Thursday October 5, 2017 at 3:34 pm #

        Aah but at our Artisan boulangerie the sourdough breads are a tad sourish like yeasty and dusted with flour. It tastes great with cream cheese, celery, alfalfa sprouts and tomatoes! Try it☺

      • alifesgayventure Thursday October 5, 2017 at 3:40 pm #

        sourish you say? does not sound appetising if so. no wonder u say it is an acquired taste. fortunately it was not sourish in that pizza i got. but then the buffalo ricotta cheese would mask anything. there were two sauce bottles in our table, as well as a phallic shaped huge peppar grinder, haha. the man put the chilli sauce on his pizza. i told him , the chef will come out and scold you for destroying his creation. haha. i can say definitely it did not need the chilli sauce.

      • Garfield Hug Thursday October 5, 2017 at 3:47 pm #

        But it is not overbearingly sour. You will like it if you try it toasted with butter and tea or coffee. Really great tasting as the sour effect melds nicely with the caffeine and butter. I think it is how you pair your foods to accentuate the taste☺

      • alifesgayventure Thursday October 5, 2017 at 3:50 pm #

        ya, i see what u mean, contrasting tastes can complement each other and bring out the best of both. in fact now i m getting on, i like sour things, bitter things, much more now.

      • Garfield Hug Thursday October 5, 2017 at 3:51 pm #

        Healthier too…bittergourd soups or slow pressed really good for health

      • MELewis Thursday October 5, 2017 at 7:41 pm #

        I confirm there is nothing better than warm sourdough bread with butter. 🙂

      • Garfield Hug Thursday October 5, 2017 at 10:55 pm #

        Hi Melewis and thank you! ☺

      • Garfield Hug Thursday October 5, 2017 at 3:35 pm #

        Oh and it is not cheap! Smallish loaf is about $7.90.

      • alifesgayventure Thursday October 5, 2017 at 3:45 pm #

        maybe that is why i dont buy them. hehe. i think maybe fresh bread is worth paying a little bit more for. simon told me he bought some from the local sainsbury corner shop, and he said it was so delicious he ate them all, even though he had planned to have them the next day for his lunch. so it does not matter what type of bread, as long as it is fresh… and i can understand that, freshly baked bread is a class on its own. all these different types of bread u mentioned, they are not freshly baked are they? though i think fresh baked bread is soft and fluffly, whilst fresh baked sour dough bread is not , they are still heavy and chewy.

      • Garfield Hug Thursday October 5, 2017 at 3:49 pm #

        Nowadays we have many bakeries selling freshly baked artisan breads. We have black charcoal, rye, sunflower or seeds, milk bread, walnut and banana etc etc. Spoilt for choice and simply divine!

  2. Carl D'Agostino Thursday October 5, 2017 at 5:48 pm #

    I like feta cheese and spinach pizza (Greek) and then Italian mushrooms, olives, artichoke hearts. If you’ve ever had that triple by-pass operation you should never have pepperoni or sausage again. There was a Jewish kosher restaurant in Miami, Florida, USA that had a cream cheese and salmon pizza to die for ! Good hot or cold.

    • alifesgayventure Thursday October 5, 2017 at 6:02 pm #

      i think eat in moderation is the best policy. and take lots of exercise, that is the key i think to good health. i am trying to find others to join me in a circuit training class, but no one i know seem interested.

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