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Our company canteen has dessert forks. How else would one eat kremeschnitte?
Lucky you - 10 years of complaining not done in vain... In our canteen we have to eat the cremeschnitte with spoons or use our hands. I once asked for a fork and the very nice Swiss lady in the kitchen brought me a big one - she had no idea small ones even existed.

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Old 05.04.2011, 11:16
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Our company canteen has dessert forks. How else would one eat kremeschnitte?
By laying it on its side and using a knife and fork.
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Old 05.04.2011, 11:28
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Re: Soup Spoons [and other things "missing" in Switzerland]

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Day to day I agree, on the other hand, there are some days when one is feeling particularly homesick or down or maybe feeling a "happy" sort of pull toward home, that you wish to share links to home with new friends here and being able to find familiar things that are from your own background is important. (As an example, finding all the proper ingredients - such as White Lily brand flour - to make "southern" Biscuits and Gravy for breakfast for my family and friends here, something which of course also requires making the sausage from scratch in the first place.)


Part of feeling "at home" here isn't merely settling in here and accepting that things are different BUT also sharing some of what we bring with us with our new friends and family here.
Yes I agree that sometimes something, but I have impression like Oh my God I cant live withot this or that and I must go to my country to bring it and everything else is not right or good.


There is no right or wrong its just what we are used to, so it means we can used to something new as well
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Re: Soup Spoons [and other things "missing" in Switzerland]

Yes where are the soup Spoons? Very odd.We also cant find stainless tongs, for salad and picking up hot food when you are cooking. We visited some Australian friends recently and they had tongs on the table. I asked them where they got them from and they said they had Family bring them from Australia.
The only tongs I could find here are the plastic ones with a pointed tip like tweezers,they really don't do the job like the others.

I am having soup spoons and stainless steel tongs brought over.
Another thing I am having trouble finding is a strong Bleach. back home I used one called White King. I can't find anything as near good here. I use it for bleaching laundry and general cleaning.
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Our company canteen has dessert forks. How else would one eat kremeschnitte?
With your fingers, layer by layer.

Mmmmm.... Squidgy.
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If you live in Japan, come on, would you eat sushi as they do, or would you bring forks and eat with them.
I'd eat with a fork.

I'm English, not Japanese.
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Old 05.04.2011, 12:00
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I'm English, not Japanese.
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Yes where are the soup Spoons? Very odd.We also cant find stainless tongs, for salad and picking up hot food when you are cooking. We visited some Australian friends recently and they had tongs on the table. I asked them where they got them from and they said they had Family bring them from Australia.
The only tongs I could find here are the plastic ones with a pointed tip like tweezers,they really don't do the job like the others.
I bought steel tongs in the home-ware department of Coop City (St Annahof) in Zurich. I also have a pair with the soft silicon ends which I find grippy but don't damage the food as you are turning it over.

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I am having soup spoons and stainless steel tongs brought over.
Another thing I am having trouble finding is a strong Bleach. back home I used one called White King. I can't find anything as near good here. I use it for bleaching laundry and general cleaning.
Also in Coop City, get the "Javel" tablets. You can make the bleach as strong as you like with them. I think one tab makes about 5 or 10 litres of normal strength bleach solution when mixed with water.
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I idly wonder DB if in a previous life you were an Horologist ?
In my previous life I was the Queen of Sheba.

Why?
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I also wasn't complaining about what is sold here compared to anywhere else or not, just to clear that up. I am disappointed about the Soup spoon situation here and believe me, I sometimes do all the shopping in a week for my family, so I know where most things are found... ...(I now know where to get them and I'm thankful).. ...this other is just a bit of chat, just that, not a complaint.
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I'm English, not Japanese.
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Eh? No wind up there.

I'm English. I eat soup with a soup spoon. I eat solid food with a knife and fork. That's what I learnt when I was a child, and that's what I shall continue to do, wherever possible, as long as I have the use of my own hands.

Why should doing what I feel comfortable doing make me a wind-up merchant?
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Old 05.04.2011, 12:14
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Eh? No wind up there.

I'm English. I eat soup with a soup spoon. I eat solid food with a knife and fork. That's what I learnt when I was a child, and that's what I shall continue to do, wherever possible, as long as I have the use of my own hands.

Why should doing what I feel comfortable doing make me a wind-up merchant?
It doesnt at all. As I said it was idle speculation.
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It doesnt at all. As I said it was idle speculation.
Fairy nuff.

For what it's worth, though, I think Europeans who use chopsticks where there are knives and forks available are pretentious knobheads.
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Fairy nuff.

For what it's worth, though, I think Europeans who use chopsticks where there are knives and forks available are pretentious knobheads.
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Old 05.04.2011, 12:28
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Fairy nuff.

For what it's worth, though, I think Europeans who use chopsticks where there are knives and forks available are pretentious knobheads.
So, I guess if you were in the U.S., you would eat a hamburger with a knife and fork as well, rather than as than with your hands as the locals do?
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So, I guess if you were in the U.S., you would eat a hamburger with a knife and fork as well, rather than as than with your hands as the locals do?
It's a sandwich. If I ate sandwiches (which I don't), then I'd eat a hamburger sandwich the same as any other sandwich.

I wouldn't eat a piece of sticky, raw fish with my hands, though.

Surely it's the diner's own decision as to what utensils to use?
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I do. Cant stand all that blurge on my fingers.
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Fairy nuff.

For what it's worth, though, I think Europeans who use chopsticks where there are knives and forks available are pretentious knobheads.
Then I am a knobhead, pretentious or otherwise.
Actually I have a very good reason for eating Asian food with chopsticks; if I used a knife and fork, I'd have it eaten so bloody quickly I wouldn't have time to savour it.
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It's a sandwich. If I ate sandwiches (which I don't), then I'd eat a hamburger sandwich the same as any other sandwich.

I wouldn't eat a piece of sticky, raw fish with my hands, though.

Surely it's the diner's own decision as to what utensils to use?
Absolutely, even if others think they are pretentious knobheads?
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