View Full Version : French Toast or fray Bentos - video - what sort of hot stuff do you like on a boat?

dylan winter
08-20-2010, 06:28 AM
Which sort of boat cuisine do you prefer

French Toast


or Fray Bentos

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PAJSWBFbWGI (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PAJSWBFbWGI)


Ps always worried about posting stuff down here.... people can be so rude about my double chin

Paul Pless
08-20-2010, 06:40 AM
french toast of course

dylan winter
08-20-2010, 06:48 AM
thats what I figured


08-20-2010, 06:59 AM
Cooking on a boat is always interesting.


Uncle Duke
08-20-2010, 07:11 AM
Well, hmmm, uhmmm....
As the videos obviously demonstrate, the kinetic energy expended in making the french toast far exceeds the energy expended in making the pie. Because of this the french toast is less likely to make one fat (not, Dylan, that anyone is saying that you are in such condition) and therefore is the healthier alternative.
Along with that metabolic difference, the french toast has 2 further advantages. First, the music adds a cultural tone to the endeavor, rewarding the soul. Finally, the production of french toast, as demonstrated in that video, encourages some rapid eye movement and other physiological reactions all of which have the effect of increasing the feelings of alertness.
Therefore the french toast is to be preferred. Strictly from an academic viewpoint, of course.

dylan winter
08-20-2010, 07:27 AM
I could not disagree with a word - however. you will find that, no matter how attractive on the surface french Toast might be it cold on you and you will find yourself on the boat alone and hungry.

However, it is a well established scientific fact that fray bentos pies lasts forever and once sufficiently warmed up keep their heat for much, much longer. Even after the realtionship is over the effects of the pie will stay with you for a long time.

So your knee jerk analysis of the two films is slightly faulty


Uncle Duke
08-20-2010, 07:41 AM
you will find yourself on the boat alone and hungry.... ... and battered?:D

08-20-2010, 08:16 AM
That first video perked me up as much as coffee does.
Curry chicken pie sounds really good. Do you have a recipe?

David W Pratt
08-20-2010, 08:17 AM
What is Fray Bentos?
When I hear a Brit say "It looks quite edible" alarm bells go off.

dylan winter
08-20-2010, 08:24 AM
well there are things you eat on boats that you seldom eat on land. The pies come from South American beef that was grown on the Pampas - lean yet juicy, stringy yet tender.


avialble in ex-pat shops around the world


boys, boys you have a treat in store


PS now why are people so chippy about British Cuisine when the woman is frying bread covered in batter for goodness sake

Tom Hunter
08-20-2010, 08:37 AM
The pie

Though really I think both is the right answer. Good food is very important sailing, it has a wonderful restorative effect especially if the weather conditions have been poor. I like the pie because it fills you up and warms you up at the same time.

dylan winter
08-20-2010, 08:43 AM
The pie

I like the pie because it fills you up and warms you up at the same time.

thus speaks the true sailor and man of the sea stomach first - other pleasures can wait


John Turpin
08-20-2010, 09:03 AM
when the woman is frying bread covered in batter for goodness sake

She was? I didn't notice that part. I'd better watch it again.

dylan winter
08-20-2010, 09:45 AM
She was? I didn't notice that part. I'd better watch it again.

or there is this for people who like birds and sailing


Joe (SoCal)
08-20-2010, 09:53 AM
OMG that french toast looks so good :D

Oooofa she is Cute

Phillip Allen
08-20-2010, 09:55 AM
I believe that the toast comes AFTER the pie

08-20-2010, 12:32 PM
With those burnt butter skills she has, not to mention the non custard filled Farce toast recipe she is using, she would be better off only using the galley for making fruity adult beverages. With here twin sister. At a beautiful, warm anchorage. With their pants off. And lots of....oh right, food. A more satisfied sailor will indeed be the one who powered down the hot pie.

dylan winter
08-20-2010, 01:22 PM
I must say that I am really impressed with the quality of the submissions over this pie v toast debate

commendations in particular to

Uncle Duke

Tom Hunter

Betty B

well considered opinions all round though

Phillip Allen
08-20-2010, 02:15 PM
"I believe that the toast comes AFTER the pie"

let me add that the toast may be done sitting down

dylan winter
08-20-2010, 03:40 PM
but if you have pate on your toast then it clearly comes first