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Old 24.05.2008, 15:09
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Re: What do you really miss the most?

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My girlfriend found it really weird that we put chips in a bun to make a butty. I love them though.

I had lots of Sage & Onion stuffing sent out to me so have packets of them in my cupboard now. I also miss going to the chippy and having my food wrapped in newspaper with salt & vinegar smelling. mmmmmm

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Korkers sausages to go with the chips or mash, I cannot stand the sausages over here. Anyone know of any Englishy types?
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Old 27.05.2008, 13:26
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Re: What do you really miss the most?

having a place to live. We are totally homeless and with no prospects.
I also miss the beach and happy people.
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Old 27.05.2008, 15:57
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Re: What do you really miss the most?

Mexican food in US is TexMex and mainly it's crap if you've tried the real thing.
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Old 27.05.2008, 16:00
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Mexican food in US is TexMex and mainly it's crap if you've tried the real thing.
Depends on where you are. I'm pretty sure the Mexican places I used to go to in central Cali, that were basically frequented by 100% Mexicans, is real Mexican food. Especially since I've spent time in Mexico.
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Old 27.05.2008, 16:07
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Re: What do you really miss the most?

But aren't those Mexicans really Pochos? The food's not the same. the ingredients are different. The taste too. Have you been down into Mexico off the tourist spots and eaten the food?
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Old 27.05.2008, 16:20
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But aren't those Mexicans really Pochos? The food's not the same. the ingredients are different. The taste too. Have you been down into Mexico off the tourist spots and eaten the food?
Well, for 1) I don't think pocho is an appropriate word to use and 2) in Central cali there are lots and lots of illegal and legal Mexicans who come to do migrant farm work who were born and raised in Mexico. Assuming that the Mexican food in California can't be 'real mexican' food because it's not made in Mexico is silly. Also, Mexico is a diverse place with different types of local food. Just because you had something in one part of Mexico which was different from something you had somewhere else doesn't mean it isn't 'traditional'

But yes, I miss Mexican food. I also this week miss my momma, very much.
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Old 27.05.2008, 16:51
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Re: What do you really miss the most?

i miss a good ol' english breakfast... without proper english sausages and bacon, it's just not the same... and you cant always guarantee that heinz baked beans will be in stock in the shops either.
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Old 27.05.2008, 16:56
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Re: What do you really miss the most?

Yeah ... brunches are catching up but still not quite there yet. Have you checked out Colin's bacon and sausages?

I miss pancakes at a cafe with friends. The freshly made ones, not those that you get from a buffet. With really good maple syrup (mm... maple syrup + grand marnier...)

But then I should make my way to Amsterdam...
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Old 27.05.2008, 16:58
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I miss peppermint chocolate.... not like after eights you can get here..... cadburys peppermint chocolate.

Oh and peppermint Magnum icecreams.

MMMMMMmmm.
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Old 27.05.2008, 17:00
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Mexican food in US is TexMex and mainly it's crap if you've tried the real thing.
I have tried the "real thing" many times in various places in Mexico. I must say I much preferred the Mexican food I got in Baja compared to the bland food I got in Oaxaca, however, in my opinion, good Tex Mex is better (of course there is also bad Tex Mex). I agree with Chem that even in the US one can enjoy real Mexican food if you go to the right place. It is easy to get good Tex Mex in Austin, but in Switzerland it is very hard - closest so far is El Tres Amigos in Roggwil (SG) which is Mexican and owned by Mexicans (as far as I could tell).
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Old 27.05.2008, 17:20
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Mexican food in US is TexMex and mainly it's crap if you've tried the real thing.
No way! I could probably name 5 or 6 types of Mexican food in the US. I must say you don't know what you are talking about.
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Old 27.05.2008, 17:31
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Re: What do you really miss the most?

This may be the Best Mexican Restaurant in the world: It is actually a stand and is called La Superica. It is located on an obscure street in Santa Barbara. It was discovered by culinary legend Julia Childs.

It is run by a family who has refused many offers to sell-out and expand. They insist they just want to put their kids through college, though they can now afford to put their great grandchildren through college.

Amazing is the line the forms around the block on the weekends. Also interesting is that the people in those lines are some of the world's elite.

You will not find regular tacos, fajitas and burritos here. More likely to find Mole and specialty recipes that were handed down through generations.

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Old 27.05.2008, 17:34
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Re: What do you really miss the most?

corn beef on rye.

by the way, does any one know where we can buy whole corn beef ?

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Old 27.05.2008, 17:50
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Re: What do you really miss the most?

I miss the spontaneity. For example, back home you could easily say to your workmates at the end of the day "I'm off to the pub, who's with me?" and you'd be sure to get a few takers. Try doing that here.

And you can forget asking that question at the start of the day. Pity.
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Old 27.05.2008, 17:52
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I miss the spontaneity. For example, back home you could easily say to your workmates at the end of the day "I'm off to the pub, who's with me?" and you'd be sure to get a few takers. Try doing that here.

And you can forget asking that question at the start of the day. Pity.
Why don't you try it here on the forum? Come on... post it!
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Old 27.05.2008, 17:55
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I miss the spontaneity. For example, back home you could easily say to your workmates at the end of the day "I'm off to the pub, who's with me?" and you'd be sure to get a few takers. Try doing that here.

And you can forget asking that question at the start of the day. Pity.
Ain't no problem with that where I work - maybe its just where you work...
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Old 27.05.2008, 17:57
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I miss the spontaneity. For example, back home you could easily say to your workmates at the end of the day "I'm off to the pub, who's with me?" and you'd be sure to get a few takers. Try doing that here.

And you can forget asking that question at the start of the day. Pity.
In my experience you can also forget asking that question the day before or two or three days before. You need to ask it at least 2 weeks in advance....
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Old 27.05.2008, 18:06
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Why don't you try it here on the forum? Come on... post it!
Here on the forum is never a problem when there's beer involved (or dishwashing tablets, for that matter). But trying to identify the local party-people / p*ssheads is not easy.
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Ain't no problem with that where I work - maybe its just where you work...
I'm an engineer. We're meant to take to beer like fish to water. Not here, apparently.
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In my experience you can also forget asking that question the day before or two or three days before. You need to ask it at least 2 weeks in advance....
True. It's worse in the Netherlands where everyone has to consult their diaries for absolutely anything.
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Old 27.05.2008, 18:14
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Here on the forum is never a problem when there's beer involved (or dishwashing tablets, for that matter). But trying to identify the local party-people / p*ssheads is not easy.
I've met a few EF people. Surprising to see how their real personalities don't always come through their online persona. But in the end, people are people, and all you have to be concerned about is who you are.
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Old 27.05.2008, 18:17
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corn beef on rye.

by the way, does any one know where we can buy whole corn beef ?

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You can get corned beef in tins in Migros and Coop. Have a look on the shelves which have tins of tuna, sardines and spam type stuff. There's a big tin and a not so big tin size.
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