your questionSubmitted by sebastiano on Wed, 08/22/2012 - 04:31
?Submitted by Flip on Wed, 08/22/2012 - 04:33
English food?Submitted by SirTK on Wed, 08/22/2012 - 05:02
In the early days we occasionally brought Heinz beans and packs of bacon as a "just in case". The bacon was eaten fairly unenthusiastically; the beans are still in the cupboard. In fact the only English provender we use regularly is Coleman's mustard. Whenever back in UK we eat all of those products with great gusto, so for us it's a context thing. The joy of what is available in Italy is a constant delight to us - we eat much better and far more healthily here. Buon appetito Terry
I'd miss nice tetley tea bagsSubmitted by bunterboy on Wed, 08/22/2012 - 08:55
Very underdefined question!!!Submitted by Badger on Wed, 08/22/2012 - 15:33
An English company workingSubmitted by Angie and Robert on Wed, 08/22/2012 - 15:41
An English company working in Marche delivering all over Italy, worth a look at the web-site. www.thelittlebritishfoodshop.it (Angie ducks to avoid the flak)...but as has been said before we should be promoting people who are brave enough to come here and start up a buisness, which provides a service not just to ex-pats, plenty of Italian customers as well.
First question ...............Submitted by alan h on Wed, 08/22/2012 - 18:28
OK, I missed oneSubmitted by SirTK on Wed, 08/22/2012 - 20:28
Bugs and rant.Submitted by Flip on Thu, 08/23/2012 - 04:13
What bugs me on this site is that people ask a question (be it reasonable, stupid, been asked before etc) and then when others reply to them they just seem to drop it. Please if one asks a question, to which community members have taken the time to respond to, at least respond with a 'thanks for that' or something. If this doesn't happen then 9 times out of 10 the tread just goes off at a tangent with chit chat . Speaking of that, don't you find ............
We go there as well Badger,Submitted by Angie and Robert on Thu, 08/23/2012 - 15:15
Never mind Angie. Yes, didSubmitted by Badger on Thu, 08/23/2012 - 16:05
Never mind Angie. Yes, did tell you where it is. Just as easy to buy it ready made. Did hope Sebastiano would let me know where the Chinese food shop is, but nothing forthcoming. My suggestion would be that the LBFS concentrates on British food and not on Indian, Thai etc.
Chinese food shopSubmitted by sprostoni on Sat, 08/25/2012 - 04:25
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Badger, The chinese shop... It is near the girasole commercial centre where OASI is? (Campiliogne) ....on the fermo road from servigliano, piane de falerone etc .....turn left (I think) the last road before you come to the newish road junction, I think it is signposted for a post office and a COAL shop. It is only 100mtrs along once you have turned left and you cannot miss it S
Many thanks SprostoniSubmitted by Badger on Fri, 08/24/2012 - 15:58
(No subject)Submitted by Flip on Fri, 08/24/2012 - 17:14
What bugs me on this site is that people ask a question (be it reasonable, stupid, been asked before etc) and then when others reply to them they just seem to drop it. Please if one asks a question, to which community members have taken the time to respond to, at least respond with a 'thanks for that' or something. If this doesn't happen then 9 times out of 10 the tread just goes off at a tangent with chit chat . Well Leaf has not signed in for over 3 days now, so can't be that important!! Not a interactive site ........... apart from a few!!
Thanks Sprostoni. Found theSubmitted by Badger on Tue, 08/28/2012 - 14:52
Thanks Sprostoni. Found the Chinese shop easily from your directions. Good range in there and even fresh-ish pak choy and snake beans. Prices are reasonable as well. Bit rushed, as needed to get to other places, so did not get to have a full look round, but will make another visit.
Lidl (@ Castel di Lama) now stock Salad Cream, printed on the label 'Salad Cream' in English, not as acidy/vinegary as Heinz or C&B, but quite light and tasty. 'Light' version available also. Horseradish Sauce at the Coop; called 'Kren' but Horseradish all the same. As good as Coleman's; packs a real wallop. Co-op at Castel di Lama even has 2 varieties.
Salad Cream, not my thingSubmitted by Badger on Tue, 08/28/2012 - 17:06
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If you're coming our way let me know, pop in for a cuppa, plus if you want one of Jean's Chocolate and Red Wine Cupcakes.... firstname.lastname@example.org
We found the ChineseSubmitted by Angie and Robert on Wed, 08/29/2012 - 04:02
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Try this one Angie.Submitted by Badger on Wed, 08/29/2012 - 04:55
Thanks Badger , looksSubmitted by Angie and Robert on Wed, 08/29/2012 - 06:00
ThanksSubmitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 08/29/2012 - 10:57
Wholefoods from the UKSubmitted by JackieC on Wed, 08/29/2012 - 16:31
I have ordered from this website: http://www.ecogreenstore.co.uk/index.php They have a very wide range of stuff, and you can get a package of up to 25kg delivered by courier to Italy, I think that the delivery cost was about 16 pounds. It was sent on a Thursday and arrived the following Tuesday. I thought that this was a very reasonable sum for such a heavy packet; you could also pool an order with others too.
Eco Green Store Thanks for the tipSubmitted by rosietat on Fri, 10/05/2012 - 07:32
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Thanks Andrew. Can I haveSubmitted by Badger on Wed, 08/29/2012 - 17:31
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Chinese Food ShopSubmitted by Badger on Thu, 09/27/2012 - 09:56
Hi Angie. Had a recent visit to the shop and bought a few more things. Found it was easier to look up what I wanted on the internet, with the Chinese shown for products not in the English language. Managed to get salted plums (a aquired taste, but wife really likes them) and Black Bean Sauce, as these were difficult to explain in Italian. With the above, a can of Straw Mushrooms, 2 of Bamboo shoots, Pak Choi, Light Soy Sauce. E8.50 for the whole lot!! Saw that they had some lovely large crab claws in the freezer, so those will be next for a Steamed Fish Curry, with Swordfish, Prawns, Squid in a Coconut Milk sauce, (or Singapore Chilli Crab). Have to cook that in Cabbage leaves unfortunately, as cannot find the Banana Leaves. Anyway, now have the Hoisin sauce for the Peking Duck, so all looking better each time I go there
The original post/posterSubmitted by sebastiano on Sat, 10/06/2012 - 11:44
interesting how the poster of the original thread has not replied thanked or shown the slightest interest since it started (you're right badger!) However happy to hear,of course, that all the others are finding their needs satisfied in one way or another.I have to say however that buying from an "eco -green" business in the UK ( considering the huge amount of organic food stuffs available in Italy and especially in the Marche) then getting them shipped across europe is about as green as my gas guzzling pick up truck.Idon't care personally, i just thought it a bit strange as "green" people usualy have an issue with 0 kilometers etc.....
common courtesySubmitted by sprostoni on Wed, 10/10/2012 - 14:26
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you're welcome..........Submitted by sebastiano on Fri, 10/12/2012 - 04:55
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thank you sprostoni.Actually food always sparks off quite varied and interesting thoughts.I think one could say that,in general gastronomic issues,britain,for example is quite a homogeneous society.Of course you'll get a bit more salmon if you live in scotland or more sea food if you live at the coast etc but more or less for the rest it's distributed all nationally.Interesting how different italy is in this respect.For example.i particularly like eel (roasted,in umido,smoked...) around here it seems to be hardly eaten at all and worst you can't even find it, however if you go to the triangle around the Po delta ,roughly,from chioggia to the north,Ferrara to the west and Comacchio to the south you'll find it in EVERY restaurant all year round in a dozen different ways and is readily available in shops,markets and supermarkets.i also like soft goats milk cheese (often prepared with varieties of herbs) also almost impossible to find here but i've found some producers in the mountains in Piemonte where it is common and widely found and eaten.Red beetroot which actually grows well here and i do, is hardly eaten,i gave a jar to my neighbour (beetroot in wine vinegar) he wouldn't eat it sustaining that beetroot was "per i porci"(eventhough his old mother ate the lot and liked it)BUT if you go to Emilia (modena/bologna) they eat and grow them normally there.The list could go on.The point was,in fact, that many foodstuffs of excellent quality are available in the country..but not everywhere.So before one has an immediate reaction to import it fronm abroad it is worth while finding out first as it could well be available and one can order/purchase and get it delivered from some other region rather than from another country.i've found a few on line operators absolutely serious and can access delicacies from all round the country.
Thanks Badger, will bear thatSubmitted by Angie and Robert on Wed, 10/10/2012 - 14:50
Sebastiano. Don't know ifSubmitted by Badger on Fri, 10/12/2012 - 09:52
Sebastiano. Don't know if you have tried this place, for soft goat cheese. Have had some really good ones from here. http://www.fontegranne.it/
thanksSubmitted by sebastiano on Sat, 10/13/2012 - 03:14
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Thank you for reminding meSubmitted by Angie and Robert on Sat, 10/13/2012 - 04:47
Enoteca La GrottaSubmitted by sprostoni on Sat, 10/13/2012 - 10:38
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Very interested!Submitted by alma on Sat, 10/13/2012 - 05:22
EELsSubmitted by Flip on Sat, 10/13/2012 - 13:06
Alma, we have eel when we can get it but always on a Christmas Eve (Family Napolitano roots). When you get them they are generally live ( this does tend to freak them out at the check-outs when the bag you have them starts to move on it's own, watch out for the screams ) as that is the freshest way but also some laws apply to who is allowed to kill them. The best way to 'dispatch them is by putting them in the freezer, and let time do it's thing (we're assured that the just go to sleep). When you are going to eat them obviously thaw them out then cut off the heads, and gut them, not much guts so relatively easy; then chop them into two inch lengths, dust with seasoned flour and fry them up, skin and all as that goes crispy. Serve with some bread and a hunk of lemon as a first course. YUUUUUMMMM !!
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Baby eels are considered aSubmitted by Gala Placidia on Sat, 10/13/2012 - 15:20
Baby eels are considered a delicacy in the North of Spain. They cost a fortune, about 1000 € a kilogram and even more at Christmas time. I do not find them particularly nice. They are eaten sauteed in olive oil nd with plenty of garlic... In my opinion, they taste like spaghetti... but I would be excommunicated if I dare to say that...
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I would say a blandSubmitted by Gala Placidia on Sun, 10/14/2012 - 02:04
I would say a bland flavour... the condiments and seasonings are the important part of the dish. Actually, they make two types of mock baby eels, one is "surimi" based and the other one is plain pasta, but they take the trouble of painting the eyes to the "baby eels".They are boiled in fish stock to give a bit of extra genuine taste. But I do not like them. I guess that it is the same with snails...