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Old 16.05.2011, 17:50
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Re: New potatoes...

Did a bit of French Googling. New potatoes produced in Switzerland are just starting to appear in the shops, and will increase of the next few weeks. They are mainly grown near Lake Geneva (Lac Leman) and are of course a bit later due to the longer winters here- although relatively early this year.
So keep looking- will be at a shop near you soon.
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Old 16.05.2011, 17:51
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Really! I didn't see them when I was in there. I'll have to look harder next time.
they probably move them around a bit.
they were just on the other side of the asparugus, (sorry, don't know the spelling of that in english) right at the entrance ...
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near right: asparagus So do you live near Colombier Sada? Maybe a few of us could meet for lunch at Le Robinson one day?
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Old 16.05.2011, 18:04
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Re: New potatoes...

I saw them in Manor here, they started to show up about a week ago. I also saw them across the border, too, in France (Carrefour).
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Old 16.05.2011, 19:06
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So for one man here, potatoes are more important than love. And now you say potatoes are more important than friendship.lol
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I have never seen flakey skinned potatoes in coop or migros have you? if so where?
I'm with Nicky on this one.

NO to Amandine
NO to Charlotte
NO to Raclette spuds

We want flaky Jersey Royal new potatoes la economisto!!
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Old 16.05.2011, 19:33
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Re: New potatoes...

I've bought a couple of times from Migros already - pommes de terre nouvelle - aint much different to the little ones in the small cellophane-wrapped wooden trays, available all year - certainly nothing like those from back in dear ol' blighty.

As for Jersey Royals - no chance of them making it this far from the island. Saw something recently that they have received world heritage protective status (or whatever it is) - i.e. only those grown on Jersey can be called Jersey Royals - much like the name Champagne only referring to fizzy-pop produced in the the Champagne region, and Cheddar (Grumpy.....??), I think.

All it means here, is that they haven't been hanging around in a dark warehouse through the winter, and are a bit fresher than normal "fresh" potatoes.
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Re: New potatoes...

They do of course have new potatoes here "Neue Kartoffeln" or something like that.

My main grump is that they wash them before putting them to market in the big stores, therefore rendering them to the old potato status of having to peel with a peeler.

I am fortunate to live near a local stall where they sell their own produce and Don't wash them!! This is the problem,,, first of all, after washing, they don't keep well and more importantly, they quickly develop a leathery skin, which makes them no longer "new", with that skin you can scrape off with the back of your paring knife.

New potatoes, steamed whole or at least in even sizes, in salted water with lots of fresh mint, it was always a Christmas treat for us....
Or served with fresh made mint sauce and lashings of butter,,, one of my most favourite things to eat in the world.

The ones I am able to buy, now that I no longer have a garden are definitely the real Makoy, just have to make sure they aren't pre-washed.

Here's how to grow your own on your balcony if you feel so inclined.

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Old 16.05.2011, 21:14
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Re: New potatoes...

Nice potatoes in Norfolk (as someone once said and they make nice crisps which you can use to sh@g women in the UK).
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So if you want good new pots, might be better to track a farmer in your area, and get them straight out of the ground. They won't be New Jersey- I know. And it is unlikely they will have the desired (!) effect on Swiss women. Live with that- or go back to Norfolk for boootiful taties (and for easy girls too).
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They do of course have new potatoes here "Neue Kartoffeln" or something like that.

My main grump is that they wash them before putting them to market in the big stores, therefore rendering them to the old potato status of having to peel with a peeler.

I am fortunate to live near a local stall where they sell their own produce and Don't wash them!! This is the problem,,, first of all, after washing, they don't keep well and more importantly, they quickly develop a leathery skin, which makes them no longer "new", with that skin you can scrape off with the back of your paring knife.

New potatoes, steamed whole or at least in even sizes, in salted water with lots of fresh mint, it was always a Christmas treat for us....
Or served with fresh made mint sauce and lashings of butter,,, one of my most favourite things to eat in the world.

The ones I am able to buy, now that I no longer have a garden are definitely the real Makoy, just have to make sure they aren't pre-washed.

Here's how to grow your own on your balcony if you feel so inclined.
How could they have been new potatoes at Christmas time?
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Old 16.05.2011, 22:33
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Re: New potatoes...

Live in Australia or South Africa?
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