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Old 26.07.2012, 11:42
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That's the one + buy fruit and veg in season. Strawberries are tasteless and cost a bomb at Christmas - what is the point?
"Because you can."

OK, so I don't do that, but I really, really, hate this 'seasonal is best' approach that seems so common at the moment. There are few enough vegetables that I'll eat, let alone actually enjoy, so taken to its logical conclusion this would simply mean that for half the year I wouldn't be able to eat any.

I _want_ my nice things all year round
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Old 26.07.2012, 11:45
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Fair enough (won't start an ecology lecture right now...) - but this thread is about 'Saving money on food' - and eating stuff in season is a very good start

Now if you are a picky/fussy eater- that is another story, hey!
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There is only one way, and that is to change your eating habits!

I just spent two weeks in the US, ans spent MORE on food than I do here!

Why, because I was mostly eating the same stuff!


Sure, beef is cheaper for cheaper cuts, but the same cuts here/there are almost the same.

Wine, almost 2x the price in the US for the same stuff, same for cheese.

Avocados, USD 2.20 a pop, today at Coop 0.95!

Of course, junk food was much cheaper ther, but not our thing...

Tom
So true.

I was in the US in April and was shocked even at the price of apparently normal things like bread, you know, not the pre-sliced squishy stuff but the real thing with crunchy crusts and wholemeal grain and the smell of bakery. After about three supermarkets we finally found it in a Polish store and the price was quite a bit more than what we pay in Coop (and it was still not as good as what we get here).

Same with restaurants. As soon as you start looking for Euro-quality stuff you start paying more than Euro-quality prices.

So the lesson is, don't expect to eat like at home when you travel.
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I have said it before - when I first went to the UK, with only 3.50 ish to live on per week after paying for lodgings and transport to and from work (1970)- if I had insisted on eating Swiss sausage and cheese from the Swiss Centre (nowhere else sold it- oh apart from a Swiss butcher's at the back of Tottenham Court Road) and Christmas strawberries - I wouldn't have survived long
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Any who lives in Basel should visit the Bell factory shop, every day they sell the over produced items for about 1/4 of marked price. It's in Elsasserstrasse about 200m from the St Louis border.

I always wondered about this (im here 6 years ) So just stroll in the front door? Are you not walking into the factory? Is it just like... erm... a shop?
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Oh and go into the Co-op about 17h30 when all the 50% off stickers are on the food.

And then keep it in Tupperware as it keeps it fresher for longer! Only discovered it myself but now my salads actually lasts until ive eaten it all... Im not throwing it away because its all wilted and the colour changed
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I always wondered about this (im here 6 years ) So just stroll in the front door? Are you not walking into the factory? Is it just like... erm... a shop?
Psst: the stuff they don't sell ends in dumpsters round the back. The security guard has a coffee break once every three hours and you can easily scale the gates.
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Psst: the stuff they don't sell ends in dumpsters round the back. The security guard has a coffee break once every three hours and you can easily scale the gates.
Well, i knew it was a factory, i also heard it was a restaurnat... and now a shop!!

Is there anything Bell cant do? Lady Gaga meat dress??????

Dont want it from a dumpster though... that would just be weird!
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Re: Saving money on food

For those of you that want to save some money on meat and are living in the Zug area...

This farm in Walchwil is selling mixed meat packages (per 10kg) @ 30Sfr/kg: http://www.biozug.ch/mitglieder/fuchs/

It is pure natura beef and animals are bred on the Walchwiler prairies!

Meat comes in 1 or 2-person portion vacuum sealed packages. Perfect to put in the freezer.

The beef is only available in September but you can order in August.
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Leftover bread can be frozen in slices and toasted, that way you avoid having to toss it (if you happen to dislike stale bread).
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