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They used to use tallow or lard in the chip shop when I was a kid. Tasted good, the only down side was if you were eating your chips walking down the road on a cold day, you would feel the fat solidifying in your mouth.
Another thing I haven't seen since those days is bread and butter pudding. We also occasionally had bread and butter sprinkled with sugar. Quite nice.
 
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They used to use tallow or lard in the chip shop when I was a kid. Tasted good, the only down side was if you were eating your chips walking down the road on a cold day, you would feel the fat solidifying in your mouth.
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What's cookin Toots,

Excuse the slight derailing, but speaking of eating stuff as kids goes my mom would make schmaltz for her chopped liver binder. Basically rendered chicken skin. The liquid would be put in a glass jar and refrigerated to use as needed. It would firm up like lard. Oh, schmaltz is NOT the same as schmutz.

Then what was left over after cooking down of the skin was called gribenes....pronounced grib eh knees. Nasty little things highly salted before serving. Very creepy.

Here: http://toriavey.com/toris-kitchen/2010/06/schmaltz-and-gribenes/

M. Bones
 
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I think dripping is more what you get in a roasting tin, fat and juices, whereas tallow is just the fat. Though to confuse things, Tesco sell their pure beef fat as beef dripping. Whatever, as you can fry in pure beef fat, and it is sold for this, it is surely a food item.
As for bridges over the Liffey; ha'penny, O'Connell, Sean O'Casey, James Joyce are some.
Nice lather Fish, but not an awful lot of it; was that before or after you shaved?
Thanks for the responses re 'residue'; will pass on to customer.
"Nanny's Silly Soap Ulysses" has a nice ring to it I think.
 
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Well, you made me go and read that Marty; none of it sounds bad to me as long as the gribenes are crispy. Nothing worse than soggy chicken skin IMO. The more salt the better.
@Lucido; Ulysses does sound good. Just Googled him - very cunning and deceitful according to the Romans apparently. As for the book; to my shame I never got to the end of the first chapter. But it does have a ring to it, and an Irish connection.
 
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Nulli Secundus Soap (NSS)
Latin meaning; second to none
(It was engraved on the blade of a straight I was looking at on this forum & fits with your brand initials.)

Or simply have a "traditional" line of signature soap made in the time-honored way using tallow.
 
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How did we get to Ulysses? Via James Joyce from the Trinity suggestion :D

I wouldn't reall understand why a soap was called Ulysses and it doesn't make much sense among the rest of your range. Personally, I much prefer Soapy McSoapface
 
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Being of a certain vintage whenever I hear or read the name " Ulysses " I think of the summer camp song dating from, I believe, the 1960s about the coach who doesn't want the boys to be cissies, so reads to them from something called Ulysses. As far as the shaving connection is concerned, I seem to recall that much of the first chapter is devoted to a wet shaver using a straight razor in a coastal watch tower. Though it's some decades since I last read the work.

JohnnyO. o/
 
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For testing purposes, I went for a creamy, rather than a yoghurty lather. Interestingly, it feels like the soap performed better this way.

Personally I like a wet yoghurt-like lather for shaving. So I would be in favour of a soap that performs best when saturated (like for instance Tabac, which needs lots of water). But I think many like adding less water, so the current soap may be better for the majority.

The shave itself went very well. I used a Schick Krona with a Feather, and went for three passes. Tomorrow I'll test the soap with a cartridge razor (Gillette Contour).

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Ulysses - better than Touchdown.

Chopped liver! Is that sliced liver? I imagine it as diced liver and then my mind goes blank and comes up with Cohen's Kranz's behaviour with a bag full of it.
 
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Being of a certain vintage whenever I hear or read the name " Ulysses " I think of the summer camp song dating from, I believe, the 1960s about the coach who doesn't want the boys to be cissies, so reads to them from something called Ulysses. As far as the shaving connection is concerned, I seem to recall that much of the first chapter is devoted to a wet shaver using a straight razor in a coastal watch tower. Though it's some decades since I last read the work.

JohnnyO. o/
Well remembered @JohnnyO I found the book online here https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=6a5tYSZGJUcC&printsec=frontcover&source=gbs_ge_summary_r&cad=0#v=onepage&q&f=false
The very first paragraph features a bowl of lather, razor and mirror.
 

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Being of a certain vintage whenever I hear or read the name " Ulysses " I think of the summer camp song dating from, I believe, the 1960s about the coach who doesn't want the boys to be cissies, so reads to them from something called Ulysses. As far as the shaving connection is concerned, I seem to recall that much of the first chapter is devoted to a wet shaver using a straight razor in a coastal watch tower. Though it's some decades since I last read the work.

JohnnyO. o/
Allan Sherman - Hilarious!!

"All the counselors hate the waiters
And the lake has alligators
And the head coach wants no sissies
So he reads to us from something called Ulysses."
 
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Being of a certain vintage whenever I hear or read the name " Ulysses " I think of the summer camp song dating from, I believe, the 1960s about the coach who doesn't want the boys to be cissies, so reads to them from something called Ulysses. As far as the shaving connection is concerned, I seem to recall that much of the first chapter is devoted to a wet shaver using a straight razor in a coastal watch tower. Though it's some decades since I last read the work.

JohnnyO. o/
I'd forgotten all about that, but you are indeed correct. The novel opens:

STATELY, PLUMP BUCK MULLIGAN CAME FROM THE STAIRHEAD, bearing a bowl of lather on which a mirror and a razor lay crossed. A yellow dressing gown, ungirdled, was sustained gently-behind him by the mild morning air. He held the bowl aloft and intoned:

- Introibo ad altare Dei.



 
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Shaved with Signature Neroli today. It smells very nice indeed. It - er - no longer - er - .... I mean, it's still very good but - er - let's put it this way, Sharon - were I you, I'd scale back on production of all your other shaving soaps and make mountains and mountains of Fat Ulysses - just enough of the others to satisfy your vegan market.

Had a wonderfully smooth and satisfying BBS shave with Signature.
 
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