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Old 02.01.2013, 19:00
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pizza as junk food?!!?

i can agree on the domino's style pizza, but a nice margherita (italian made) is one of the healthiest meal you can have.
Absolutely more healthy then an english breakfast or a MacDonalds obseity contributing meal
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Old 03.01.2013, 01:51
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Re: Absurd Swiss prices

Anti-post: was in Manor and boy do they have some sales. A lot of stuff 50% off and, unlike other countries I know, they didn't increase the prices before the sale. I was looking in the crockery department, but probably the others have it also.
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Old 03.01.2013, 10:36
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Depends where you live, CHF 25 for two around here, delivered.

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Yes, I believe our local kebab shop does a similar deal on 'pizza' around here too.
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Old 03.01.2013, 10:37
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Anti-post: was in Manor and boy do they have some sales. A lot of stuff 50% off and, unlike other countries I know, they didn't increase the prices before the sale. I was looking in the crockery department, but probably the others have it also.
Manor has always been one of the places in CH that I've never felt ripped off.
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Old 03.01.2013, 10:41
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On the subject of sales, watch for Globus and their glasses and crockery. It is pulled out for the sales each year and is not normally available!
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Not that I want to even pretend to defend some of the "WTF?" pricing here, don't forget that the social and economic structure in Switzerland means that many businesses take on school leavers as apprentices to work in their stores. So even though they may be charging you xx% over their Euro competitors, they are creating new jobs and spreading the income generated with more earners which contributes to Switzerland's unemployment levels being amongst the lowest in Europe and also has young people contributing earlier to pension schemes etc.
You are not really familiar with the German educational system, are you ? Their system of vocational training is pretty similar to the Swiss system.
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Old 03.01.2013, 12:21
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Manor has always been one of the places in CH that I've never felt ripped off.
I'm a big fan of Manor. I've always been happy with their customer service too.
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Old 03.01.2013, 12:48
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You are not really familiar with the German educational system, are you ? Their system of vocational training is pretty similar to the Swiss system.
Actually isn't the case in Germany that more importance is placed on venturing on to university where in CH it is more about acquiring an apprenticeship. Many Germans are without a job after finishing their degree due to the high turnover of post-graduates against the limited number of job vacancies. I guess that's why they are the largest group of 'Auslšnder' in CH.

From my understanding the undertaking of vocational studies are in effect quite different. All the available levels and paths of education may be similiar but the prerequisites for uni entry are quite dissimiliar.
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Old 03.01.2013, 13:01
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Anti-post: was in Manor and boy do they have some sales. A lot of stuff 50% off and, unlike other countries I know, they didn't increase the prices before the sale. I was looking in the crockery department, but probably the others have it also.
We bought some wine glasses in Manor before Christmas and they were half the price there compared with anywhere in the U.K. or indeed online.

I like Manor too.
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Actually isn't the case in Germany that more importance is placed on venturing on to university where in CH it is more about acquiring an apprenticeship. Many Germans are without a job after finishing their degree due to the high turnover of post-graduates against the limited number of job vacancies. I guess that's why they are the largest group of 'Auslšnder' in CH.

From my understanding the undertaking of vocational studies are in effect quite different. All the available levels and paths of education may be similiar but the prerequisites for uni entry are quite dissimiliar.
Yes, relative to Switzerland more Germans attend university. However, I strongly doubt that most Germans moving to Switzerland are university graduates which were unemployed in Germany.
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Old 03.01.2013, 14:26
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Take pizza, for example. I can get 2 medium pizzas (forget the size but they'll feed 2-3 people) for under 25 bucks in the US. In der Schweiz, it's about 25 chf per pizza which will feed 1 hungry person or 2 not so hungry girls.
The difference being that here it's actually pizza, whereas the US thing is usually just some squidgy undercooked bread dough with half a ton of tasteless cheese and assorted other toppings on it.

But yeah, it's usually a lot cheaper in France or Italy.
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Old 03.01.2013, 15:22
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The difference being that here it's actually pizza, whereas the US thing is usually just some squidgy undercooked bread dough with half a ton of tasteless cheese and assorted other toppings on it.

But yeah, it's usually a lot cheaper in France or Italy.
ER, no, that's a plain cheese pizza with a hand-tossed crust at a local and reasonably famous pizzeria. Real I-tal-ians, too.

The only pizza I found edible in Switzerland was either 10 deici (which is about 25 chf or more per) or what I made myself at home. You can get shit pizza anywhere, it's not as though the proximity to Italy makes pizza in Switzerland magically delicious everywhere.

And what is it with pizza just about everywhere in europe either having a 'hawaii' or 'americano' pizza with pineapple and ham? It's not a staple on regular menus in the US so I wonder how it came to be so common in the EU as an 'american' pizza combo.
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Old 03.01.2013, 16:11
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ER, no, that's a plain cheese pizza with a hand-tossed crust at a local and reasonably famous pizzeria. Real I-tal-ians, too.
But catering for Americans. You said yourself that you expect one pizza to feed two or three people, ergo it's not 'real' pizza such as you get in Italy (and France, CH).

Anything that can be served by the "slice" is not pizza in my book.
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Old 03.01.2013, 16:23
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But catering for Americans. You said yourself that you expect one pizza to feed two or three people, ergo it's not 'real' pizza such as you get in Italy (and France, CH).

Anything that can be served by the "slice" is not pizza in my book.
A 'medium' pizza, yeah, should feed more than one person unless you're 300 pounds or so...or my MiL. It's about 12" in diameter which is a lot of pizza, certainly more than I can eat in one sitting. I could eat most of one from 10 deici though as it was a lot smaller (10.5 in iirc). For 20chf for a plain cheese pizza, yes, I expected it to be bigger but I don't know that it's an 'american' thing as I've had larger regular size cheese pizzas elsewhere in the EU (for a lot less money).
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Old 03.01.2013, 16:48
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A 'medium' pizza, yeah, should feed more than one person unless you're 300 pounds or so...or my MiL. It's about 12" in diameter which is a lot of pizza, certainly more than I can eat in one sitting. I could eat most of one from 10 deici though as it was a lot smaller (10.5 in iirc). For 20chf for a plain cheese pizza, yes, I expected it to be bigger but I don't know that it's an 'american' thing as I've had larger regular size cheese pizzas elsewhere in the EU (for a lot less money).
I think you're missing the point. By a country mile. For a start there's no such thing as a 'plain cheese pizza'. Not much point arguing further, but any normal person would be able to eat a whole 'real' pizza. The base should be perhaps just 2-3mm thick, and the topping about the same or less, so a 300 pound guzzler would probably need three or four to be satisfied. It's what they're supposed to be like.

Oh, and I've no idea what this 10 deici is that you're on about. I'm guessing from the name that it's a pizza delivery firm, in which case it's quite likely that you're getting something based on the American, rather than Italian, concept.
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And what is it with pizza just about everywhere in europe either having a 'hawaii' or 'americano' pizza with pineapple and ham? It's not a staple on regular menus in the US so I wonder how it came to be so common in the EU as an 'american' pizza combo.
'cause Dominos, 4 Star pizza, Goodfellas etc.. invaded Europe and imported their ways to make pizza, which includes pinapples, "pepperoni" etc..

More or less what has happened with Starbucks, that has imported stuff like frappuccino or "macchiato" that has nothing to do with the italian coffee drinks whom they got inspiration from.

Try to order a "latte" in a bar in Italy or "pepperoni" in a restaurant and let me know what you get..

Your thread reminds me of the same surprise I saw in the faces of many irish/english people coming back from italian holidays and wondering why they haven't seen any fish and chips shops in any place they have visited.
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The only pizza I found edible in Switzerland was either 10 deici
Sorry, but if 10Deci is seriously your tip for best pizza in CH, then you very, very obviously didn't look far.


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And what is it with pizza just about everywhere in europe either having a 'hawaii' or 'americano' pizza with pineapple and ham? It's not a staple on regular menus in the US so I wonder how it came to be so common in the EU as an 'american' pizza combo.
Because it's vulgar, stupid & really a bit wrong - I guess we just therefore naturally assume it's American
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Old 03.01.2013, 17:51
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And what is it with pizza just about everywhere in europe either having a 'hawaii' or 'americano' pizza with pineapple and ham? It's not a staple on regular menus in the US so I wonder how it came to be so common in the EU as an 'american' pizza combo.
A bit like an americano is a coffee you probably can't actually get in the US, except maybe in some artsy up-market Polish or Italian cafe, but not something the average Joe would recognise, let alone associate with his country?

Or a bit like US brewers think a beer tastes "Belgian" if they overdo on the malt and yeast? Or grocers think a cheese is "Swiss" because it has holes?
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A 'medium' pizza, yeah, should feed more than one person unless you're 300 pounds or so...or my MiL. It's about 12" in diameter which is a lot of pizza, certainly more than I can eat in one sitting. I could eat most of one from 10 deici though as it was a lot smaller (10.5 in iirc). For 20chf for a plain cheese pizza, yes, I expected it to be bigger
10 Dieci Zurich
Margherita
24 cm - 9.5" - 13 CHF
30 cm - 12" - 16 CHF
36 cm - 14" - 24 CHF

(Basel is a franc cheaper for the 12 and 14)
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10 Dieci Zurich
Margherita
24 cm - 9.5" - 13 CHF
30 cm - 12" - 16 CHF
36 cm - 14" - 24 CHF

(Basel is a franc cheaper for the 12 and 14)
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