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I wish I liked chocolate enough to be a snob about it, same for coffee..maybe when I have time, later. I somehow seem to differentiate between salty and sweet, coffee and tea and that's about it these days. Shame on me. Cooking is different.
I have a friend (who may well quickly cease to be my friend following this) who insists that the only good espresso you can have is with 9.1g of coffee beans. The beans are then freshly ground and then the coffee made for a precise amount of time at a precise pressure - and for me not to add a small amount of sugar to it

In my book the ballache of making such a coffee exceeds the pleasure of consuming such a coffee.

Now pass the moka I need to get my buzz on!
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Old 10.03.2016, 10:36
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I have a friend (who may well quickly cease to be my friend following this) who insists that the only good espresso you can have is with 9.1g of coffee beans. The beans are then freshly ground and then the coffee made for a precise amount of time at a precise pressure - and for me not to add a small amount of sugar to it

In my book the ballache of making such a coffee exceeds the pleasure of consuming such a coffee.

Now pass the moka I need to get my buzz on!
We all get sophisticated about different stuff, prioritize. I can tell a diameter of a needle by a split milimetre or a tiny beat variation, but what cheddar is the best - will need some education one day, tbh. I do like to taste different citrus..

But coffee? I do not even think people employ their palate but get excited about a correct processing, rather. A protocol. Same with fashion, when you go for quality of creating clothes, for a lot of folks it is not the visuals, aesthetic part that attracts. Loads of quality brands are incredibly dull looking.

Palate is cool. Esthetics just for pleasing one's eyes and ears, taste buds, too. We are too boringly utalitarian. Functionalists. Enjoy your mocca!
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Palate is cool. Esthetics just for pleasing one's eyes and ears, taste buds, too. We are too boringly utalitarian. Functionalists. Enjoy your mocca!
MOKA!!!
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Old 10.03.2016, 11:28
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The alternative is, of course, to just get used to the locally marketed equivalents:
Blue Cheese: Roquefort, Gorgonzola etc.
Hard Cheese: Greyerzer, Emmentaler and thousands of others.
I've lived here for over forty years, i think i have tasted other cheeses than british cheese.

And since when is Roquefort and gorgonzola Swiss.

I do like Swiss cheeses - like Gouda and Edam!!??
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Old 10.03.2016, 11:33
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I've lived here for over forty years, i think i have tasted other cheeses than british cheese.

And since when is Roquefort and gorgonzola Swiss.

I do like Swiss cheeses - like Gouda and Edam!!??
We have been living here for almost 10 years and different varieties of cheese always taste the same for breakfast, whether it's either English or Swiss or Himalayan ... But then we never tried them without ketchup, mayo or horseradish on them.

Please excuse me, but now I'm on my way shopping at Lidl to get some more Heinz.
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Old 10.03.2016, 11:55
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We have been living here for almost 10 years and different varieties of cheese always taste the same for breakfast, whether it's either English or Swiss or Himalayan ... But then we never tried them without ketchup, mayo or horseradish on them.

Please excuse me, but now I'm on my way shopping at Lidl to get some more Heinz.
They do a really good garlic mayo!!

And i love Morrisons Onion Relish with all cheeses and meats.
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Old 10.03.2016, 12:03
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Of course it is too subtle. Life is far too short to go round devoting massive resources in to satisfying such self indulgences. Especially with food stuffs, which are anyway a necessary evil, and go in one end and, in a short space of time, are out the other.
I have days of feeling like that about food, but can always snap out of it with a beautiful piece of Stilton. It really isn't like other blue cheeses and I love it in a salad with beetroot and balsamic. Mmmm...
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Old 10.03.2016, 12:06
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Re: British stuff at Lidl

Migros too sells Cheddar cheese (and two types at that, usually ), just so you know...Ever since I tried it for the first time I buy a small piece, regularly. Excellent for mac and cheese and other pasta... I am already hungry.
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Old 10.03.2016, 12:18
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Migros too sells Cheddar cheese (and two types at that, usually ), just so you know...Ever since I tried it for the first time I buy a small piece, regularly. Excellent for mac and cheese and other pasta... I am already hungry.
I disagree. The Migros cheddar is terrible, tasteless, factory rubber.

One of the Lidl cheddars was really good. It came from a small family run farm in the U.K.

But everyone's entitled to their own opinion.
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Old 10.03.2016, 12:24
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Excellent for mac and cheese and other pasta
Cheddar and pasta? No. Simply no.
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Old 10.03.2016, 12:26
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I've lived here for over forty years, i think i have tasted other cheeses than british cheese.

And since when is Roquefort and gorgonzola Swiss.

I do like Swiss cheeses - like Gouda and Edam!!??


Funny, I always thought Gouda came from my home country where there is a city called Gouda :-)
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Old 10.03.2016, 12:27
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I have days of feeling like that about food, but can always snap out of it with a beautiful piece of Stilton. It really isn't like other blue cheeses and I love it in a salad with beetroot and balsamic. Mmmm...
Did you ever try the Stilton with Port wine? Delicious!!
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I disagree. The Migros cheddar is terrible, tasteless, factory rubber.

One of the Lidl cheddars was really good. It came from a small family run farm in the U.K.

But everyone's entitled to their own opinion.
Well, I didnt grow up with Cheddar cheese to be honest so I might have to learn to appreciate it. The Migros ones tasted pretty good to me, different than the Swiss cheese and blended in so well in a few recipes.
I tried other types of cheese from Lidl and didnt find them as good as I thought they should be, maybe Cheddars are indeed better. Thanks for the tip.
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Re: British stuff at Lidl

Love love love that Lidl has incorporated so many British things into their regular and de luxe line stock..not to mention their twice a year British Special...

If you live on a shoestring and can't afford to order from Britshop online and such shops, it's a really good alternative to get some stuff , without it tearing a big hole into your purse and calm down some of those cravings...

Small wheel of Wensleydale with Cranberries is my personal Christmas treat every year since it is on sale there
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I tried other types of cheese from Lidl and didnt find them as good as I thought they should be, maybe Cheddars are indeed better. Thanks for the tip.
Probably the best cheddar around here is the Godminster available from the Viaduct in Zurich.

To be honest, Lidl is a bit hit and miss but they do seem to be going a bit more upmarket here compared with the U.K. or Germany.

They had caviar for sale last week -a 20g tin for 25 CHF.

If they have a new cheese there or something else interesting, I usually buy just one and check what it tastes like and where it is from.
They had a fantastic soft French cheese in there the other week - not labelled as a brie or camembert but a great flavour.
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Re: British stuff at Lidl

Maybe I missed it but how comes nobody has mentioned the overpriced Cathedral City in Migros?
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Probably the best cheddar around here is the Godminster available from the Viaduct in Zurich.
In your opinion. I find it ghastly (as mentioned earlier). I prefer the Isle of Mull one.
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In your opinion. I find it ghastly (as mentioned earlier). I prefer the Isle of Mull one.
But both better than the Cathedral City from Migros.

In my opinion!
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The alternative is, of course, to just get used to the locally marketed equivalents:
Blue Cheese: Roquefort, Gorgonzola etc.
Hard Cheese: Greyerzer, Emmentaler and thousands of others.

I'm a cheese Connoisseur by birth... What you said is a great offense to Cheeses and French, Italian, English cheese mongers!

Classifying cheeses by "color and type"...
And then daring to say "Stilton" is equivalent to Roquefort AND Gorgonzola?
The 3 are absolutely different by taste, texture and feel!

All delicious though

Same for Cheddar and Emmentaler... True maybe from cheep brands available in most UK supermarket, tasting like molten plastic. Beside that, again quite different!

See we're not comparing "Brown Sugar" here, but no less than some kind of edible Art!

But it's correct there are some delicious local cheeses also, but far from being equivalent.
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In your opinion. I find it ghastly (as mentioned earlier). I prefer the Isle of Mull one.
If you find Godminster "ghastly" then you have no soul and are a creature spawned by Beelzebub in ages past. True story.
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