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Old 07.01.2011, 14:48
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Home, tonight!

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:-(

Biz dinner tonite... bummer!

BTW - have you already smoked any of those chilies of yours, maybe some of the milder ones?

=> Smoke + paprika = Very Good Combo!!

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Old 07.01.2011, 15:09
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BTW - have you already smoked any of those chilies of yours, maybe some of the milder ones?

=> Smoke + paprika = Very Good Combo!!
I have in the past, but not this year.

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Old 07.01.2011, 15:11
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This year was the first in 10 yrs. here, that I was able to find cranberry sauce to accompany my turkey dinner. It's amazing how the addition of a simple condiment can improve the eating experience.
This got me thinking of other food/condiment partnerships; or just tastes that work well together -- and how these may work for some and be totally alien to others.
E.G. The British Sunday Lunch:
- pork with apple sce;
- chicken with redcurrant jelly;
- lamb with mint sce - this one freaks the locals a bit, as they only know mint in tea;
- and in the case of some marriages, the occasional "threesome" may also be considered - roast beef, Yorkshire pudding and horseradish sce;
and, of course, chips with salt and vinegar - again a real no-no for non-Brits.
Other combos to wet the appetite (or not):
- cheese and pickle (Branston or equivalent**);
- ham and mustard (Coleman's English)
- stilton with port (in a glass at the side, and not in it -to revive an old cheese)
- and for the Dutch and Belgian's - frites with mayo.
As an alternative to the bland, commercialised Hawaii pizza (ham and pineapple), one that works much better is Salami and banana.

I think that's about the lot -- or have I missed any?

**my wife makes a good chutney from a Delia recipe, based on plums, and when offered to her Swiss family as a sweet/sour accompaniment to cold meat or cheese, they all to a man, spread it on their bread, as if it were jam, and then pull a sour face when it doesn't remind them of their breakfast toast and confi.
10 yrs to find a bag of cranberries, and cook it up with some water and sugar to make cranberry sauce. Really?
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Old 07.01.2011, 15:23
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10 yrs to find a bag of cranberries, and cook it up with some water and sugar to make cranberry sauce. Really?
What, you can buy fresh cranberries here?. This is Fribourg, bud, not cosmo Zuri. You've been gone too long.
No, just 10 yrs. to realise that despite cranberry juice being called by the English name here, cranberries themselves are known as preiselbeeren and the sauce is on a completely different store shelf, to the other sauces/condiments.
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Old 07.01.2011, 15:30
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cranberries themselves are known as preiselbeeren
Actually, they are NOT the same thing, even if that's how they get translated.

Correct translation of preiselbeere is cowberry (or lingonberry).

Cranberries are different, even if the taste is similar.

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Bananas and nutella are also a great combi. oh nom nom...

My other favourite (and some rather weird) food marriages that I can think of at the moment:

- avocado dipped in Japanese soya sauce
My family always eat avocado with Worcestershire sauce.

Migros sells Worcestershire sauce on the same shelf as the soya sauces. I thought this to be an unusual combination but maybe not.
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Old 07.01.2011, 17:23
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Actually, they are NOT the same thing, even if that's how they get translated.

Correct translation of preiselbeere is cowberry (or lingonberry).

Cranberries are different, even if the taste is similar.

Tom
I will bow to "local" knowledge, but Mr Googles translation dept. offers the following:
http://translate.google.com/#de|en|preiselbeeren

keep it plural and switch to En-De and it remains the same:
http://translate.google.com/#en|de|cranberries

make it singular (who buys one?), and there a couple more alternatives:
http://translate.google.com/#en|de|cranberry

use another dictionary for many alternatives:
http://dict.tu-chemnitz.de/dings.cgi...omment=&email=

and finally switch them around, and you get your alternative offerings, plus mountain cranberries:
http://dict.tu-chemnitz.de/dings.cgi...omment=&email=

All I know was the picture on the jar looked like cranberries, the contents also looked and tasted like cranberry sauce, and the turkey was past caring.
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What, you can buy fresh cranberries here?. This is Fribourg, bud, not cosmo Zuri. You've been gone too long.
No, just 10 yrs. to realise that despite cranberry juice being called by the English name here, cranberries themselves are known as preiselbeeren and the sauce is on a completely different store shelf, to the other sauces/condiments.
Lausanne-Geneva-Vevey area, every Coop or Migrosh has fresh cranberries (Oceanspray) in the fall, around Thanksgiving. I haven't looked now.
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Old 07.01.2011, 18:22
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Lausanne-Geneva-Vevey area, every Coop or Migrosh has fresh cranberries (Oceanspray) in the fall, around Thanksgiving. I haven't looked now.
Thanks for the heads-up. I believe they are more seasonal at the end of Nov., as opposed to a month later. Oceanspray is obviously the main producer/exporter out of the US, and the UK food retailers always ensured there were fresh cranberries for the Christmas turkey - whether they were freshly imported or held back. Not sure if the same is true here - have seen a few (well one at least) threads, of people searching out the fresh variety for Christmas.
However, in my earlier reply I was being a little ironic as I wasn't particularly looking for fresh. With everything else going on for Christmas lunch preparation and cooking, I could just about manage to turn the lid on the jar (wouldn't want to mess about having to make cranberry sce., even in advance - for that reason, I even sacrificed bread sce. as well).
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Old 07.01.2011, 18:48
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Re: [Food] Marriages made in Heaven

Crusty Bread & Butter

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Re: [Food] Marriages made in Heaven

I've keep forgetting this one:
Chips, pickled eggs and curry sauce.
(and I'm not even from "up t'north")
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Re: [Food] Marriages made in Heaven

Seriously, people? Six pages in on the ENGLISH forum and no one has mentioned this?

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Old 07.01.2011, 19:06
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Seriously, people? Six pages in on the ENGLISH forum and no one has mentioned this?

Please, did you really have to post a picture?

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Old 07.01.2011, 19:08
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:-(

Biz dinner tonite... bummer!
Moved it to tomorrow, as I found a soft goat cheese in the fridge I got last month in ZH, and want to eat it before it petrifies!

Plus, my daughter just returned from a week in Berlin, don't think her system's ready sensoral assault.

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Old 07.01.2011, 19:39
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Moved it to tomorrow, as I found a soft goat cheese in the fridge I got last month in ZH, and want to eat it before it petrifies!

Tom
Now that would be lovely made into crostinis, with a rub of garlic, fruity olive oil and whatever else you might have ... tomatoes, prosciutto, fresh herbs, olives ...
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Re: [Food] Marriages made in Heaven

- peanut butter on celery

If you need a quicky hors d'oeuvre to serve with drinks:
- cubes of Asagio cheese and 1 large red grape pierced with a toothpick

Tasted a delicious Australian finger food and would love to find the recipe ?
- prunes, chutney wrapped in crisp bacon
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Re: [Food] Marriages made in Heaven

if its not mentioned already:

An old school dish- Liver and Onion
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Tasted a delicious Australian finger food and would love to find the recipe ?
- prunes, chutney wrapped in crisp bacon
It sounds a bit like my favourite finger bite - dates wrapped in thin rashers of streaky bacon and baked in the oven until the dates start to caramelise and the bacon is golden and crispy - gorgeous!!
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Well, I will be making durian ice-cream in the next days!

(it's stinking up the fridge, so I have to use it)

Tom
Finally made it for dinner this evening, we ate the whole batch!

Guess I'll have to go buy some more durian for when guests arrive!

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Peanut butter & honey

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