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Re: Soup Spoons [and other things "missing" in Switzerland]

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Please tell me that they didn't spread butter all over it then!
I've no idea. I avoided looking at them for the rest of the meal.
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I've no idea. I avoided looking at them for the rest of the meal.
I'm bloody glad to hear it. They should have been horse whipped!!
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Old 05.04.2011, 17:26
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Please tell me that they didn't spread butter all over it then!
It's just nicer that way when you dip it into your soup...
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It's just nicer that way when you dip it into your soup...
But you should only put it on to the piece of bread you have just ripped off the roll not the whole thing!!
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Re: Soup Spoons [and other things "missing" in Switzerland]

Please note everyone. I am only taking the piss out of the English upper class and their eating habits
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Old 05.04.2011, 17:55
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Re: Soup Spoons [and other things "missing" in Switzerland]

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But you should only put it on to the piece of bread you have just ripped off the roll not the whole thing!!
And that should only be after you have transferred the pat of butter from the butter dish to your side plate. To spread directly from the butter dish is an awful faux pas...
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And that should only be after you have transferred the pat of butter from the butter dish to your side plate. To spread directly from the butter dish is an awful faux pas...
Exactly!
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Old 05.04.2011, 18:02
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And that should only be after you have transferred the pat of butter from the butter dish to your side plate. To spread directly from the butter dish is an awful faux pas...
*sigh* it's really annoying if you have to sit at the same table with people who don't know anything. Some Germans we met in Cuba actually took the little rolls, cut them and spread butter on them as if they were making sandwiches..... I'll never forget the bewildered look of my kids...
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*sigh* it's really annoying if you have to sit at the same table with people who don't know anything. Some Germans we met in Cuba actually took the little rolls, cut them and spread butter on them as if they were making sandwiches..... I'll never forget the bewildered look of my kids...
You mean you met people in Cuba who did not know how a roll is to be eaten in the UK? And the Cubans let them in?
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You mean you met people in Cuba who did not know how a roll is to be eaten in the UK? And the Cubans let them in?
Bloody terrible isn't it. The World has gone to pot!!
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Speargun fondue. More spear. Less fondue. 10x the fun.

Where can i get one of these? I would love to use it on the terrible bullies that take delight in Winding people up to feel Superior .
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Re: Soup Spoons [and other things "missing" in Switzerland]

A ban in order perhaps?
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Re: Soup Spoons [and other things "missing" in Switzerland]

Speaking of butter in Switzerland. In the U.S., the butter is often hidden under the warm bread, to help it soften for spreading. Here the butter is served on a bed of ice cubes. Which are often the only ice cube sighting of the entire meal.
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I took a good look at all the Esslöffel at a small Migros today as they were 50 per cent off. One of the designs of the tablespoons is roundish like a soup spoon. Go on, y'all! A good deal on top of getting those darn soup spoons under your belt (uh, I mean on your dining table).
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Old 05.04.2011, 20:32
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Oh my days, nearly 10 years living here and in the back of my head I was missing something at meals but it didn't click what.

And why don't the Swiss use or have them? I've never even seen a trace of one but I know soups are very popular so what is going on? And come to think of it a normal (desert) spoon isn't ideal is it (all that spilt soup).

And whilst anyone is at it, what else is missing here that you wouldn't immediately think of but is popular elswhere in the big world?

(does any also know why soup spoons are rounded?)

Here's one for those (swiss) who possibly don't know what they look like:

I fail to see your point. Soup spoons are around everywhere, in private household, in restaurants, in shops.
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Old 05.04.2011, 20:34
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Yeah, I don't normally find these in Swiss restaurants. They would work quite well with fondue. Weird that they don't use them...



And they are quite popular since over quarter of the world uses them...
Again, I in restaurants get the spoons EVERYWHERE !
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I fail to see your point. Soup spoons are around everywhere, in private household, in restaurants, in shops.
No. They're not. That's his point.

Do keep up, old chap.
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Does nobody slurp their soup out of a big chipped mug? Or is that just me..?

Spoons are for wimps.
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Spoons are for wimps.
Ever tried a large straw - such as those used for those over-sweet pearl (sago) drinks? Hot soup + straw =
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*sigh* it's really annoying if you have to sit at the same table with people who don't know anything. Some Germans we met in Cuba actually took the little rolls, cut them and spread butter on them as if they were making sandwiches..... I'll never forget the bewildered look of my kids...
But, what exactly is "annoying" about people using bread in a modern way
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