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Old 25.11.2015, 12:14
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I've seen it here but not regularly. More surprised no one listed Ostrich as that is pretty well always available.
We've bought it a few times at Lidl.
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I've seen it here but not regularly. More surprised no one listed Ostrich as that is pretty well always available.
not seen that either! I don't really look too hard though and stick to chicken and beef which both are better here than France but if memory serves was better or the same in the UK.

I still haven't gotten over the mayo in a tube
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Old 25.11.2015, 12:29
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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

Plus dozens of examples of seafood. Fish are animals as well as friends, Nemo.
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Old 25.11.2015, 13:03
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Plus dozens of examples of seafood. Fish are animals as well as friends, Nemo.
But you'd not normally call seafood "meat", do you?
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Old 25.11.2015, 13:08
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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)

Mmmm, Kangaroo. You missed something.

Oyster (poor Oyster, allways eaten alive, kind of the grown ups rain worm )
Frog (Odlie may tell which Migros or Coop sells them)
Snail
Roe deer (Reh), Red deer (Hirsch) (Or what Tom calls small and large deer)
Ibex and Chamois
Rabbit and Hare
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Old 25.11.2015, 13:32
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But you'd not normally call seafood "meat", do you?
Not usually (although yes, in the case of crustaceans), but I was adding to dodgyken's list of "edible animals":

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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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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?
Kangaroos are regarded as a pest in many farming areas of Australia and are culled in the thousands "for their own good", so one may as well eat them...

As an Aussie, I confirm that we do love our roos. Marinaded and grilled, mostly, though also in a pie.
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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.
It was from the supermarket...

One thing: At that time, for some reason they had both Emu and Ostrich. That's two already.
I don't remember everything yet. But my nearest Migros sually has at least:
Beef
Porc
Lamb
Chicken
Turkey
Duck
Quail
Rabbit
Horse
Ostrich
(How many UK supermarkets will carry Hors, or Rabbit?)


Then during game season:
Deer, Roe Deer, Wild boar, Hare, Pheasant.
Then the exotic ones: emu (only once), kangaroo.

I don't know if that was exactly my list then in 2002 (to long ago) but I was quite surprised at the selection.

One thing is just to realise you are in a different country. I don't have the "Hema Rookworst" here, but I have a good substitute. You just need to embrace the differences...
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Old 25.11.2015, 21:24
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(How many UK supermarkets will carry Hors, or Rabbit?)

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My local supermarket in the U.K. has wild rabbit rather than the farmed Eastern European rabbit sold at Migros.

There may have been some Hors loitering outside on a Saturday night.


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One thing is just to realise you are in a different country
You don't say.
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Old 25.11.2015, 21:53
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My local supermarket in the U.K. has wild rabbit rather than the farmed Eastern European rabbit sold at Migros.

There may have been some Hors loitering outside on a Saturday night.




You don't say.
Tom, not even by your flexible standards can you call a supermarket "local" when you live in Switzerland.

Not actully sure it's allowed to sell "wild rabbit" in UK supermarkets any longer, 'ealth & safety, etc....
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Old 25.11.2015, 22:02
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Tom, not even by your flexible standards can you call a supermarket "local" when you live in Switzerland.
I don't know what you are trying to say. Please be clearer.

If you want a definition then, for me, a local supermarket would be within a few Kms.

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Not actully sure it's allowed to sell "wild rabbit" in UK supermarkets any longer, 'ealth & safety, etc....
You can.
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Old 26.11.2015, 00:02
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I don't know what you are trying to say. Please be clearer.

If you want a definition then, for me, a local supermarket would be within a few Kms.



You can.
Where is "Wadi" located in UK ?
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The big Migros usually cater to most of My needs
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Where is "Wadi" located in UK ?
What on earth are you talking about? Are you drunk?
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Old 26.11.2015, 08:43
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My local supermarket in the U.K. has wild rabbit rather than the farmed Eastern European rabbit sold at Migros.

There may have been some Hors loitering outside on a Saturday night.
HAS implies present tense - LOCAL implies it is near you. Therefore the question asked is:

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Where is "Wadi" located in UK ?
IE The supermarket local to you in the UK, therefore you are in the UK, currently supplies rabbit

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What on earth are you talking about? Are you drunk?
You might be right on the latter point but you did rather set it up.
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But you'd not normally call seafood "meat", do you?
All marinated and then cooked on the BBQ. Just like meat.
Halibut steak ( for the hell of it)
Salmon steak
Tuna steak
Swordfish steak

And as long as we are talking edible game- let's not leave out our N.American delicacies ( some not available here in hunted to extinction land)

Bear
Moose
Squirrel (stew)
Elk
Seal
Dove
Duck
Wild turkey
Partridge
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You might be right on the latter point but you did rather set it up.
When I was in residence in the U.K, my local supermarket was a purveyor of wild rabbit.

It's semantics.

I am now in residence in Switzerland and my local Migros, albeit the smaller kind, does not sell wild rabbit but it does sell Turkey roll mashed together in Luxembourg from Brazilian sourced Turkey.

It also sells cheese, potatoes and Bratwurst.
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I am now in residence in Switzerland and my local Migros, albeit the smaller kind, does not sell wild rabbit but it does sell Turkey roll mashed together in Luxembourg from Brazilian sourced Turkey.

It also ONLY sells 43 types of Alp-cheese, 1 variety of potatoes and 17 different types of Bratwurst.
I am sure it also sells M-Budget Energy Drink and cigarettes - just the essentials for waiting on a train platform
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I am sure it also sells M-Budget Energy Drink and cigarettes - just the essentials for waiting on a train platform
I am sure it doesn't sell cigarettes! The local Coop, yes, but not the local Migros.

It's Migros' mission to protect people from the evils of alcohol and tobacco, after all (unless said people choose to buy these evils from one of Migros' many subsidiaries, of course).
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I am sure it doesn't sell cigarettes! The local Coop, yes, but not the local Migros.

It's Migros' mission to protect people from the evils of alcohol and tobacco, after all (unless said people choose to buy these evils from one of Migros' many subsidiaries, of course).
How annoying must that be for people? Having to go to 2 shops to get their breakfast! Someone should complain about that.
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Bear
Moose
Squirrel (stew)
Elk
Seal
Dove
Duck
Wild turkey
Partridge
Pass the Bear and rise a Marmot.
http://www.nzz.ch/meinung/blogs/nach...as-murmeltier/
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