Go Back   English Forum Switzerland > Living in Switzerland > Daily life
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #41  
Old 11.06.2015, 00:59
Phos's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: ZRH
Posts: 7,177
Groaned at 462 Times in 350 Posts
Thanked 9,364 Times in 4,926 Posts
Phos has a reputation beyond reputePhos has a reputation beyond reputePhos has a reputation beyond reputePhos has a reputation beyond reputePhos has a reputation beyond reputePhos has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Surviving without cooking from Coop/supermarket ettiquette

When I was a starving student, I use to go to as many art openings as I could. Not so much for the art or the crowd, but for the free wine, crackers and cheese. Find a guide to upcoming openings and crash them. You might pick up other benefits in the process.
Reply With Quote
The following 2 users would like to thank Phos for this useful post:
  #42  
Old 11.06.2015, 09:02
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Albisrieden
Posts: 3,832
Groaned at 93 Times in 62 Posts
Thanked 5,376 Times in 2,002 Posts
nickatbasel has a reputation beyond reputenickatbasel has a reputation beyond reputenickatbasel has a reputation beyond reputenickatbasel has a reputation beyond reputenickatbasel has a reputation beyond reputenickatbasel has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Surviving without cooking from Coop/supermarket ettiquette

When I started work in the Cheshire Pepper Mines we used to dream of eating Swiss fast food. Lunch down the pit was a handful of hot gravel but it was often cold by the time the pit ponies got it to us. After work we survived by eating tinned figs in syrup and pints of stout.

Cheers,
Nick

Quote:
View Post
My first time around, 3 months as a praktikant, I also had no kitchen (or fridge), but I only paid CHF 300/month (but that was in 1982).

I survived on beer, and lunch at work, and the occasional Swiss fast food in the Niederdorf.

Second time around (1986) , I only paid CHF250/month, had no fridge, no kitchen, but bought a raclette grill that worked as stove, grill, oven, etc.

Lasted four years, got married after two.

Then I moved to Ticino, and found civilization!

Tom
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank nickatbasel for this useful post:
  #43  
Old 11.06.2015, 21:37
Newbie 1st class
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Villigen
Posts: 15
Groaned at 1 Time in 1 Post
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
cakediviner has made some interesting contributions
Quick follow up:
1.Would you refrigerate landjaeger and cervelat sausages in this heat(27-30 C- assuming my closed room gets hot in my absence)?
2. Schinken seems a bit pricey(saw something like 6.50 for 150g -_-). Saw a few pates. That's seems like it. I think the cheapest protein sources here are landjaegers, kaesecervelas and eggs. Amirite or amirite?
3. What do you do with carrots that have developed some black mould on them, besides chucking them at your landlord who won't let you cook on premises?

Thanks for the inputs so far. They've been really helpful, as I found out in the supermarket today.

Last edited by 3Wishes; 12.06.2015 at 22:34. Reason: merging consecutive replies
Reply With Quote
  #44  
Old 11.06.2015, 22:15
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: AG
Posts: 5,403
Groaned at 149 Times in 107 Posts
Thanked 6,123 Times in 2,899 Posts
Mrs. Doolittle has a reputation beyond reputeMrs. Doolittle has a reputation beyond reputeMrs. Doolittle has a reputation beyond reputeMrs. Doolittle has a reputation beyond reputeMrs. Doolittle has a reputation beyond reputeMrs. Doolittle has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Surviving without cooking from Coop/supermarket ettiquette

Quote:
View Post
3. What do you do with carrots that have developed some black mould on them, besides chucking them at your landlord who won't let you cook on premises?


Find somewhere else to live.
Reply With Quote
  #45  
Old 11.06.2015, 22:29
Tom1234's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Kanton Luzern
Posts: 10,065
Groaned at 267 Times in 211 Posts
Thanked 14,179 Times in 5,757 Posts
Tom1234 has a reputation beyond reputeTom1234 has a reputation beyond reputeTom1234 has a reputation beyond reputeTom1234 has a reputation beyond reputeTom1234 has a reputation beyond reputeTom1234 has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Surviving without cooking from Coop/supermarket ettiquette

Quote:
View Post
Quick follow up:
1.Would you refrigerate landjaeger and cervelat sausages in this heat(27-30 C- assuming my closed room gets hot in my absence)?
2. Schinken seems a bit pricey(saw something like 6.50 for 150g -_-). Saw a few pates. That's seems like it. I think the cheapest protein sources here are landjaegers, kaesecervelas and eggs. Amirite or amirite?
3. What do you do with carrots that have developed some black mould on them, besides chucking them at your landlord who won't let you cook on premises?
I'm calling you out as a troll.

But, if I give you the benefit of doubt then anything you buy that was in a chiller cabinet/fridge in the shop needs to be put in your own fridge.

If you've got any ceverlat that you haven't stored in the fridge then I'd chuck them out as you'll probably make yourself very ill.

Salamis and landjaegers aren't healthy at all.

If you were a vegetarian (as you say you were) then you'll know that pulses (tinned chick peas are a healthy form of protein and don't need cooking).
Reply With Quote
This user groans at Tom1234 for this post:
  #46  
Old 11.06.2015, 22:44
Phos's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: ZRH
Posts: 7,177
Groaned at 462 Times in 350 Posts
Thanked 9,364 Times in 4,926 Posts
Phos has a reputation beyond reputePhos has a reputation beyond reputePhos has a reputation beyond reputePhos has a reputation beyond reputePhos has a reputation beyond reputePhos has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Surviving without cooking from Coop/supermarket ettiquette

Didn't the troll, I mean the OP say he was vegetarian? And not allowed to cook in his room? Since nobody is really listening to anybody else, there was a microwave/ convection oven in the market place section that sold for something like 40CHF. Make a roast!

I think a tub of Whey protein can be bought for about 1CHF per daily dose.
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank Phos for this useful post:
  #47  
Old 11.06.2015, 22:46
Newbie 1st class
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Villigen
Posts: 15
Groaned at 1 Time in 1 Post
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
cakediviner has made some interesting contributions
Quote:
View Post
I'm calling you out as a troll.

But, if I give you the benefit of doubt then anything you buy that was in a chiller cabinet/fridge in the shop needs to be put in your own fridge.

If you've got any ceverlat that you haven't stored in the fridge then I'd chuck them out as you'll probably make yourself very ill.

Salamis and landjaegers aren't healthy at all.

If you were a vegetarian (as you say you were) then you'll know that pulses (tinned chick peas are a healthy form of protein and don't need cooking).
I know after some googling that it's not great for you but I thought small quantities like 20-30g a day are okay.
I bought the damn chickpeas in a tin. Not the cheapest thing I could find. Will try dry ones next time.

Quote:
View Post
Didn't the troll, I mean the OP say he was vegetarian? And not allowed to cook in his room? Since nobody is really listening to anybody else, there was a microwave/ convection oven in the market place section that sold for something like 40CHF. Make a roast!

I think a tub of Whey protein can be bought for about 1CHF per daily dose.
No I didn't say I'm a vegetarian.

Last edited by 3Wishes; 12.06.2015 at 22:36. Reason: merging consecutive replies
Reply With Quote
  #48  
Old 11.06.2015, 23:04
Twinklestar's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Emmental
Posts: 223
Groaned at 6 Times in 4 Posts
Thanked 311 Times in 129 Posts
Twinklestar has an excellent reputationTwinklestar has an excellent reputationTwinklestar has an excellent reputationTwinklestar has an excellent reputation
Re: Surviving without cooking from Coop/supermarket ettiquette

Quote:
View Post
No I didn't say I'm a vegetarian.
Mio stupido, cakodivino stupider.
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank Twinklestar for this useful post:
This user groans at Twinklestar for this post:
  #49  
Old 11.06.2015, 23:12
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: here
Posts: 3,534
Groaned at 51 Times in 42 Posts
Thanked 3,548 Times in 1,804 Posts
glowjupiter has a reputation beyond reputeglowjupiter has a reputation beyond reputeglowjupiter has a reputation beyond reputeglowjupiter has a reputation beyond reputeglowjupiter has a reputation beyond reputeglowjupiter has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Surviving without cooking from Coop/supermarket ettiquette

Your landlord should let you use a kettle - all it needs is an electric socket. If you want to go the ultra cheap route, buy a Durabase kettle for 15 chufs, can be found in melectronics Baden, Buchs, Spreitenbach etc.

Microwave 60 chf if you want one

What I would purchase despite your landlord acting like this if you can't get out pronto: A pan or pot (CHF 20-40), a cooking plate and a kettle. That way you can actually cook with the socket - noodles, sauces, small rice packs, veggies, tea, coffee etc. All for the price of about CHF 100 - you will also be able to continue using the kettle and pot once you move out, and the cooking plate when you go camping and whatnot.

Either spend 100chf and eat with a larger variety or risk bad consequences for your health due to probably relatively one-sided nutrition.
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank glowjupiter for this useful post:
  #50  
Old 11.06.2015, 23:37
MathNut's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Kt. Glarus
Posts: 4,234
Groaned at 35 Times in 33 Posts
Thanked 9,967 Times in 3,070 Posts
MathNut has a reputation beyond reputeMathNut has a reputation beyond reputeMathNut has a reputation beyond reputeMathNut has a reputation beyond reputeMathNut has a reputation beyond reputeMathNut has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Surviving without cooking from Coop/supermarket ettiquette

Quote:
View Post
I know after some googling that it's not great for you but I thought small quantities like 20-30g a day are okay.
I bought the damn chickpeas in a tin. Not the cheapest thing I could find. Will try dry ones next time.
Dry ones have to be cooked though. Soaking them in hot water from the showerhead is not going to cut it!
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank MathNut for this useful post:
  #51  
Old 12.06.2015, 00:24
Newbie 1st class
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Villigen
Posts: 15
Groaned at 1 Time in 1 Post
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
cakediviner has made some interesting contributions
Re: Surviving without cooking from Coop/supermarket ettiquette

Quote:
View Post
Dry ones have to be cooked though. Soaking them in hot water from the showerhead is not going to cut it!
Yeah, after I invest in a kettle or a cooking place and/or a new place to live.
Reply With Quote
  #52  
Old 12.06.2015, 06:12
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Zurich
Posts: 87
Groaned at 1 Time in 1 Post
Thanked 55 Times in 36 Posts
AliceInWinterland has no particular reputation at present
Re: Surviving without cooking from Coop/supermarket ettiquette

I saw a sign for Fondue Chinoise yesterday. What is it?
Reply With Quote
  #53  
Old 12.06.2015, 06:41
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Zurich
Posts: 87
Groaned at 1 Time in 1 Post
Thanked 55 Times in 36 Posts
AliceInWinterland has no particular reputation at present
Re: Surviving without cooking from Coop/supermarket ettiquette

Meat is not the answer to cheap, healthy *absorbable* protein needs, here of all places where it is priced high and and the ready-to-eat stuff is focussed on mammal not fish. Eggs are better. But if your GI tract is already adapted to the pulses in vegetarian diet, count it a blessing.

PM me if you want, and I can cook your dried chickpeas for you. You'll probably have to go further afield to find them dried in worthwhile quantities (say 1kg) and perhaps EF can suggest an Asian or Middle Eastern shop.

To those calling "troll" - it seems a big assumption (one I think the OP already addressed) that "home" involves supermarkets with tinned food. Or for that matter, that food prep received any thought whatsoever when living in a place where it was prepared by someone else - paid or not.

In other news, has Soylent arrived here?
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank AliceInWinterland for this useful post:
  #54  
Old 12.06.2015, 08:22
TiMow's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Fribourg
Posts: 9,310
Groaned at 292 Times in 196 Posts
Thanked 12,189 Times in 5,300 Posts
TiMow has a reputation beyond reputeTiMow has a reputation beyond reputeTiMow has a reputation beyond reputeTiMow has a reputation beyond reputeTiMow has a reputation beyond reputeTiMow has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Surviving without cooking from Coop/supermarket ettiquette

Quote:
View Post

In other news, has Soylent arrived here?
Long time ago ..... Charlton Heston brought the 'green' version, back in '73.
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank TiMow for this useful post:
  #55  
Old 12.06.2015, 08:30
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: CH
Posts: 5,120
Groaned at 189 Times in 148 Posts
Thanked 6,084 Times in 3,289 Posts
greenmount has a reputation beyond reputegreenmount has a reputation beyond reputegreenmount has a reputation beyond reputegreenmount has a reputation beyond reputegreenmount has a reputation beyond reputegreenmount has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Surviving without cooking from Coop/supermarket ettiquette

Quote:
View Post
I'm calling you out as a troll.

But, if I give you the benefit of doubt then anything you buy that was in a chiller cabinet/fridge in the shop needs to be put in your own fridge.

If you've got any ceverlat that you haven't stored in the fridge then I'd chuck them out as you'll probably make yourself very ill.

Salamis and landjaegers aren't healthy at all.

If you were a vegetarian (as you say you were) then you'll know that pulses (tinned chick peas are a healthy form of protein and don't need cooking).
+1.
He grew up as vegetarian but is eating wurst only now. From somewhere with no supermarkets. Where would that be? The Amazon rainforest...right.

And yet, people were giving serious advice here....
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank greenmount for this useful post:
  #56  
Old 12.06.2015, 08:38
TiMow's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Fribourg
Posts: 9,310
Groaned at 292 Times in 196 Posts
Thanked 12,189 Times in 5,300 Posts
TiMow has a reputation beyond reputeTiMow has a reputation beyond reputeTiMow has a reputation beyond reputeTiMow has a reputation beyond reputeTiMow has a reputation beyond reputeTiMow has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Surviving without cooking from Coop/supermarket ettiquette

Yeah, but - they're asking for food advice, and normally .......
Attached Thumbnails
surviving-without-cooking-coop-supermarket-ettiquette-d98369b6-ceaa-4997-ac1d-97d79be1e4dc.jpg  
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank TiMow for this useful post:
  #57  
Old 12.06.2015, 08:57
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Zurich
Posts: 87
Groaned at 1 Time in 1 Post
Thanked 55 Times in 36 Posts
AliceInWinterland has no particular reputation at present
How do you do a laugh-groan? We need a button!

Quote:
View Post
+1.
He grew up as vegetarian but is eating wurst only now. From somewhere with no supermarkets. Where would that be?
Eg the Subcontinent.

Where lots of people grow up vegetarian reflexively (cultural / religious / family reasons) rather than with any particular conviction, and so find the vegetarianism dispensable when faced with a different suite of food options.

And where malls and supermarkets remain comparatively rare, even in big cities, and where it is even rarer that they would sell pre-prepared (let alone refrigerated) food, because food prep (i.e. paid domestic labour, eating out) is inexpensive.

Last edited by 3Wishes; 12.06.2015 at 22:37. Reason: merging consecutive replies
Reply With Quote
  #58  
Old 12.06.2015, 09:16
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: CH
Posts: 5,120
Groaned at 189 Times in 148 Posts
Thanked 6,084 Times in 3,289 Posts
greenmount has a reputation beyond reputegreenmount has a reputation beyond reputegreenmount has a reputation beyond reputegreenmount has a reputation beyond reputegreenmount has a reputation beyond reputegreenmount has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Surviving without cooking from Coop/supermarket ettiquette

Quote:
View Post
Eg the Subcontinent.

Where lots of people grow up vegetarian reflexively (cultural / religious / family reasons) rather than with any particular conviction, and so find the vegetarianism dispensable when faced with a different suite of food options.

And where malls and supermarkets remain comparatively rare, even in big cities, and where it is even rarer that they would sell pre-prepared (let alone refrigerated) food, because food prep (i.e. paid domestic labour, eating out) is inexpensive.

I actually have a friend who is Indian and grew up vegetarian because all of her friends were vegetarian and her mom couldn't afford buying two sets of pots/pans etc. (apparently you can't cook meat using the same kitchenware) and she used to invite them to their home quite often.
But she's vegetarian ever since, it became her second nature....is it that simple to just forget about it? I personally kind of doubt it, but who knows...I'm no expert.
Reply With Quote
  #59  
Old 12.06.2015, 09:42
st2lemans's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Lugano
Posts: 18,146
Groaned at 926 Times in 722 Posts
Thanked 19,737 Times in 9,483 Posts
st2lemans has a reputation beyond reputest2lemans has a reputation beyond reputest2lemans has a reputation beyond reputest2lemans has a reputation beyond reputest2lemans has a reputation beyond reputest2lemans has a reputation beyond repute
Quote:
View Post
Salamis and landjaegers aren't healthy at all.
Nonsense.

If that were the case, I wouldn't be here to write this.

Tom

Quote:
View Post
(apparently you can't cook meat using the same kitchenware)
What?

Tom

Last edited by 3Wishes; 12.06.2015 at 22:38. Reason: merging consecutive replies
Reply With Quote
  #60  
Old 12.06.2015, 09:48
TiMow's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Fribourg
Posts: 9,310
Groaned at 292 Times in 196 Posts
Thanked 12,189 Times in 5,300 Posts
TiMow has a reputation beyond reputeTiMow has a reputation beyond reputeTiMow has a reputation beyond reputeTiMow has a reputation beyond reputeTiMow has a reputation beyond reputeTiMow has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Surviving without cooking from Coop/supermarket ettiquette

Quote:
View Post
Salamis and landjaegers aren't healthy at all.
Quote:
View Post
Nonsense.

If that were the case, I wouldn't be here to write this.

Tom
.
Attached Thumbnails
surviving-without-cooking-coop-supermarket-ettiquette-92a66d6f-88c5-4bf3-bf04-ad67e30fac15.jpg  
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank TiMow for this useful post:
Reply

Tags
coop, eating cheap, saving money, supermarkets




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Supermarket shopping abroad from Basel adrianlondon Daily life 34 03.06.2015 20:15
Coop supermarket and points card adpucci Daily life 4 29.10.2014 17:54
Cooking without wine Caviarchips Food and drink 52 01.08.2012 22:16
Supermarket Online Shopping - from CH to overseas ? girl Daily life 8 24.10.2011 01:17
Coop cuts prices as supermarket war rages The Local Swiss news via The Local 0 19.08.2011 15:29


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 05:08.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.1.0