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On the meat front I've never had it so good!
I remember mailing home after my first two weeks in Switzerland that I had managed to go through a whole two weeks eating meat from a different animal on each day. :-)

Try finding horse meat in a UK supermarket for example...
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Old 25.11.2015, 10:27
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I find them still hard if I don't put them in hot water first for about 2 minutes.
Yeah me too. But that's because we truly suck at cooking.
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Old 25.11.2015, 10:28
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I remember mailing home after my first two weeks in Switzerland that I had managed to go through a whole two weeks eating meat from a different animal on each day. :-)

Try finding horse meat in a UK supermarket for example...
Name them or it didn't happen!
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Old 25.11.2015, 10:37
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Name them or it didn't happen!
14 edible animals
1 Beef
2 Veal (considered different???)
3 Horse
4 Pig
5 Sheep
6 Deer
7 Wild Boar
8 Guinea Fowl
9 Pigeon
10 Rabbit
11 Duck
12 Turkey
13 Pheasant (not to be confused for Peasant)
14 Goose

Following added so that Veal and be ditched
15 Wild Goat

Then there are:
16 Bison
17 Donkey
18 Quail
19 Partridge
20 Wood Pigeon
21 Grouse

Adding in the speciality imported meats:
22 Crocodile
23 Zebra

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Old 25.11.2015, 10:38
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Re: Swiss Supermarkets

Cow, baby cow, pig, baby pig, wild pig, lamb, baby lamb, horse, baby horse, donkey, baby goat, mountain goat, large deer, small deer, chicken, turkey, quail, pheasant, grouse, partridge, rabbit, hare, ...

All animals that I buy and eat here.

Whereas in Ohio, the choice was beef, or beef.

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Old 25.11.2015, 10:44
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Re: Swiss Supermarkets

and Ostrich, not to mention dogs and cats
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Whereas in Ohio, the choice was grass fed beef, corn fed beef, grass and corn fed beef, or corned beef.

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FTFY Tom
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I find them still hard if I don't put them in hot water first for about 2 minutes.
With your avatar, anything would probably keep them rock hard
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Old 25.11.2015, 10:46
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Re: Swiss Supermarkets

Even my four year old can name 14 animals.

I was asked what the OP actually ate?

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Even my four year old can name 14 animals.

I was asked what the OP actually ate?

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Old 25.11.2015, 10:53
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Even my four year old can name 14 animals.
Yes, but I named animals that I've actually purchased and eaten in Switzerland.

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Old 25.11.2015, 10:57
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Yeah me too. But that's because we truly suck at cooking.
Speak for yourself!

My spaghetti sauce and lasagna has been called the 8th marvel of the world in at least 3 different countries.

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Re: Swiss Supermarkets

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14 edible animals
1 Beef
2 Veal (considered different???)
3 Horse
4 Pig
5 Sheep * Never and it's called mutton in English but they do have only two cuts of lamb out of the fourteen or so available
6 Deer
7 Wild Boar
8 Guinea Fowl * Lidl have sold it but never Migros.
9 Pigeon * Never seen it in Migros (or anywhere else).
10 Rabbit
11 Duck
12 Turkey
13 Pheasant (not to be confused for Peasant) * Only ever managed to buy it at Globus - frozen.
14 Goose * Never seen that at Migros or Co-op

Following added so that Veal and be ditched
15 Wild Goat * Never seen that at Migros or Co-op

Then there are:
16 Bison * Got some at Lidl yesterday
17 Donkey * Never seen that at Migros or Co-op
18 Quail * Only at certain Migros - Rueschlikon, for example
19 Partridge * Never seen that at Migros or Co-op
20 Wood Pigeon * That' the pigeon you eat - see above
21 Grouse * Never seen that at Migros or Co-op

Adding in the speciality imported meats:
22 Crocodile * Never seen that at Migros or Co-op
23 Zebra * Never seen that at Migros or Co-op

You forgot chicken.
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Old 25.11.2015, 11:00
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Re: Swiss Supermarkets

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Yes, but I named animals that I've actually caught, killed (with my bare hands), gutted and eaten after cooking over an open fire on top of the Matterhorn (in Winter, of course) in Switzerland.

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The "OP" said they ate a different meat on each day for 2 weeks - there was no mention of whether that was in a restaurant, from a butcher or bought from a supermarket.
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Re: Swiss Supermarkets

I've bough fresh pheasant, grouse and goose at a shop in Lugano, fresh pigeon and partridge in Manor, quail pretty much everywhere.

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Old 25.11.2015, 11:05
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Yes, but I named animals that I've actually purchased and eaten in Switzerland.

Tom
You're still not the person to whom I asked the question.

Answering the same thing several times doesn't make it true.
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I don't have a lot of time either, but I like good food. Which is why I make soup from scratch quite often. It takes hardly longer than heating up a can of soup, and I usually make a batch that lasts several days.
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The trigger for this little rant? 3 frigging supermarkets, and NON OF THEM had that most exotic of ingredients, red onions.
Try a Turkish shop next time.

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Re: Swiss Supermarkets

I remember last year I saw rabbit (I know people eat this, but poor bunny), crocodile, and kangaroo of all things around the holidays in France and I was just like ok, but we can't import baby broccoli?

No one listed Kangaroo, maybe it's not a swiss thing, was shocked they eat them, I thought the aussie loved them to much to eat?

(and no I didn't buy any of them)
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No one listed Kangaroo, maybe it's not a swiss thing, was shocked they eat them, I thought the aussie loved them to much to eat?
I've seen it here but not regularly. More surprised no one listed Ostrich as that is pretty well always available.
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