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No. No paper filters in espresso machines.Whether you're fine with a Bialetti or want an actual espresso machine can only be answered by yourself. The taste is very different. Think 100-120 USD for Bialetti + grinder as opposed to, say, 400-500 USD for the cheapest decent espresso setup. Also consider that you'll need quite a bit of practice to pull a decent espresso.If you decide in favour of the Bialetti, have a look at the Bialetti Brikka. Another option to consider is...
I'm a big fan of Broker's. Of Booker's too. By the way, I find the statement that Campari couldn't stand up to Broker's prepostrous.
Booker's is indeed a very weird gin. The brown colour is pretty unusual too.
Manhattan 2 oz 4RSB 1 oz Cocchi Torino 3 drops TBT orange bitters Orange twist
That's a problem you need to fix asap.http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2009/jan/10/new-vegetarian-yotam-ottolenghi (swiss chard stew)http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2007/apr/07/foodanddrink.shopping5 (shakshuka)http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/series/thenewvegetarian (all the other stuff)
Do you have Plenty? You'll find plenty in there that she'll like. For veggies, have a look at Passard's videos at Le Point which I've posted a while ago, or do something else from plenty to stay on course with the rest of the meal. The aubergine topped with minced lamb/cinnamon/etc from Jerusalem is great too. But seriously, the swiss chard/tamarinde stew is great.
It'd be helpful if you told us what your (soon to be) gf and you like, food-wise. There's so much stuff out there, ranging from gambas al ajillo to frittata, boquerones en vinagre, albondigas, tons of salad--middle-eastern, italian, french, spanish (like Ottolenghi's cauliflower/hazelnut/celery/pomegranate/maple syrup/.. salad, tabbouleh, salade nicoise,...)--, regular "antipasti", etc. Also, soup! You could make the swiss chard stew from Ottolenghi. Or minestrone. Or...
Bonator Doppelbock. Delicious.
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