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Old 26.04.2012, 20:42
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Columbian Food Ingredients

I am willing to drive within 2 to 3 hours in any direction of Zurich, and to Lyon for a Colombian Food store or ingredients. Equal substitutes for Cheese, Masa, or the like is useful too. Colombian beer is needed as well. I can't say I know enough about the food.

But I have a Colombian Chef giving me some courses, and we will finish each course with making a small party to serve the food. So ingredients have to be plentiful.

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Old 26.04.2012, 20:48
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Re: Columbian Food Ingredients

they sell maseca here in lausanne, if that's what you are looking for. but i'm sure that you can find it in zurich, no?
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Old 26.04.2012, 20:54
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Re: Columbian Food Ingredients

I did say that to the guy/Chef I know, but he said no to Mexican Masa.

He could be a bit of a food snob. He has only been in country for a year now. And not aware you have to make do with what you can get.
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Old 26.04.2012, 20:57
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Re: Columbian Food Ingredients

there is a great columbian bakery here in lausanne too, i just thought of it. you could probably have him (or you) contact them- they are really nice and i'm sure they'd give some info...if i find the contact info, i'll send it your way!
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Re: Columbian Food Ingredients

It's possible, though I haven't been there in a while, that you can get Harina Pan in the Latin American store in the center of Lausanne. It's near the Place Palud. I'm almost positive I've seen it there.
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It's possible, though I haven't been there in a while, that you can get Harina Pan in the Latin American store in the center of Lausanne. It's near the Place Palud. I'm almost positive I've seen it there.
Do you know the name of the store? Or is it actually called the Latin American store? El Maiz is in Zurich, but it is more of a Mexican American store, but people think of it as Latin American. Whatever. So do you know the name?

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Old 26.04.2012, 21:34
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Do you know the name of the store? Or is it actually called the Latin American store? El Maiz is in Zurich, but it is more of a Mexican American store, but people think of it as Latin American. Whatever. So do you know the name?

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It is a Latin American store, not a Mexican store and I don't think it has "US" food. I don't know the name. Maybe Amaraya knows. There is also a store in Neuchatel that has international foods. I'll try to check that one tomorrow.
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Re: Columbian Food Ingredients

These guys are practically around the corner from my place: http://it.yelp.ch/biz/el-colombiano-...op-z%C3%BCrich

If you tell me what you're looking for (anything additional from what you wrote earlier?) I could pop in this weekend and ask if they have it.

Alternatively, you could ask these guys where they get their supplies from: http://www.colombialinda.ch/

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Re: Columbian Food Ingredients

you should try indian food markets, i am from costa rica and i usually can find substitutes for our typical dishes there, and im sure they are similar to columbia)
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you should try indian food markets, i am from costa rica and i usually can find substitutes for our typical dishes there, and im sure they are similar to columbia)
no! another tica- from where???? so excited!
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no! another tica- from where???? so excited!
hi! are you from costa rica??? im from curridabat)
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Re: Columbian Food Ingredients

Few suggestions:

For the "masa" you can get "areparina" in Zurich, there's a Mexican store just a couple of minutes (walk) from HB.
I use to buy it also in Luzern, at another Mexican store located in Baselstrasse.

I'm susprised that your professor prefers not to use the mexican masa, that in my opinion gives a very international touch to the Colombian style of arepa.

What you will be really missing, and please let me know if you find a solution, is that very unique salty and fresh cheese we call "quesito". I think for that you will have to really travel there.

And by the way, is Colombian not Columbian unless i'm completely in the wrong thread. (is a bit late)
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