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Old 20.10.2010, 14:41
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Re: New: UK foods at Coop SihlCity.

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Recipe reccommendation please?
My personal favourite, especially for Christmas.

Good sausage meat, mix with finely chopped onions, breadcrumbs, crushed pineapple, thyme and loads of black pepper. Quantities aren't important, just go for gut feeling (it's gut filling) and feel free to add dried cranberries and other herbs etc
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Old 20.10.2010, 14:45
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Re: New: UK foods at Coop SihlCity.

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Even if the Coop supplied the various items, expats would be fainting in the aisle left right and center after looking at the prices.
I read that as farting in the aisle. Which would probably also be true.
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Old 20.10.2010, 15:16
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Re: New: UK foods at Coop

Which stuffing recipe you use depends on what dish you're matching it with, how rich you want it, what your budget + tolerance for putting some time in is. Also it depends whether you actually want to stuff something or instead cook it separately.

I pretty much always cook my stuffing in a separate dish . . . That means I can concentrate on getting the roasting right.

Zopf, cut into 2.5cm cubes makes a good base for a stuffing, but the beauty is that you can make this up as you go along. Something like:

Zopf cubes
Sauteed mushrooms
Thyme
Softened shallots
Bacon lardons
Cream
A whisked egg or two

With Thanksgiving approaching, here's a fantastic Dan Barber stuffing recipe:

http://nymag.com/restaurants/article...utstuffing.htm
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Old 20.10.2010, 15:43
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Currants in UK parlance are dried . . . like sultanas and raisins.
And come from a small black grape variety - they have quite an intense flavour and are used in Christmas puddings and of course in currant buns.
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Old 20.10.2010, 15:49
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Re: New: UK foods at Coop

Stuffing.

This one is really good:

Pancetta and Chestnut stuffing

Make the mixture the night before and keep in the fridge.


50g butter
4 shallots , finely chopped
1 stick celery , finely chopped
1 small leek , finely chopped
20 thin slices pancetta , 8 finely chopped
2 fat garlic cloves , crushed
1 tbsp chopped thyme leaves
450g Toulouse sausages , skins removed
2 tbsp chopped flat-leaf parsley
150g cooked chestnuts , roughly chopped (you can buy these frozen or vac packed)
125g fresh breadcrumbs
1 large egg , beaten


Melt the butter in a large frying pan. Add the shallot, celery, leek and pancetta. Cook for about 5 minutes until soft but not coloured. Add the garlic and thyme and cook for a minute. Cool. Add the sausages to the cooled mix with the parsley, chestnuts, breadcrumbs and egg. Season and mix well. Shape 2/3 of the mixture into 12 balls and wrap each ball in a rasher of pancetta. Put the remaining stuffing into an ovenproof dish.
Put the stuffing balls in the oven for 25-30 minutes.
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And come from a small black grape variety - they have quite an intense flavour and are used in Christmas puddings and of course in currant buns.
Look exactly like rabbits droppings, in case anyone needs help in identifying them.
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A nice surprise at the COOP store

I was doing a bit of shopping at tne coop when I noticed a small oasis of UK products in a new section. Just a heads up for those interested.

HP Sauce, stuffing, Bisto gravy, Branston, Mint Sauce, OXO etc. Also had Hobnobs, McVities Digestives, Warburtons crackers and some cereal not shown in the pic
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Old 28.03.2011, 13:24
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Re: A nice surprise at the COOP store

Please note: this selection INCLUDES BRANSTON PICKLE (albeit at about 6.50 sfr a jar !)
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Old 28.03.2011, 13:25
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Re: A nice surprise at the COOP store

Thank you KevLegs, are you a Migros Man?

Sleepy Berne has had them in the Ryfflihof for weeks and weeks....

http://www.store-locator.com/de/a/Co...Schweiz-24177/
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Re: "UK Food Find" Basel Coop

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OK. Just checked it out. Thanks Peg!

They have;

Paxo Sage and Onion Stuffing
Oxo Cubes - Beef + Lamb + Chicken
Waterthins Crackers - Classic + Pepper and Chive
Coleman's English Mustard (tubes, not powder)
Bisto Gravy Granules (4.70)
Rose's Lemon and Lime Marmalade
Branston Pickle
Coleman's Classic Mint Sauce
Coleman's Bramley Apple Sauce
Mrs H. S. Ball's Original Chutney (5.90)
Mrs H. S. Ball's Chilli Chutney (5.90)
Golden Shred Orange Marmalade
Batchellor's Mushy Peas (3.60 for 300g )


I've added the prices for the things I bought. (Never heard of Mrs H. S. Ball)

+ Coop usually stock Heinz Tomato Soup and Heinz Beans
Mrs Balls chutney is a South African speciality - delicious......
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Re: "UK Food Find" Basel Coop

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Just went on to Coop's webpage (being on a diet is making me OBSESSED with food) to see if they had more info and... They have a Great Britain section now but their suggestion for an "English Breakfast" is the sissy version of salted butter and bagels. Since when are bagels English?
Eaten by English speakers? Have pity on the Americans who don't get a specially titled section... Meanwhile, any suggestions on English breakfast items?
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Good timing too.

Getting in from a cold day, 1 Oxo cube in a cup with boiling water and white pepper. Lovely and makes you feel toasty.
or alternatively a 2 tablespoons salt and boiling water and wite pepper .. same thing
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Re: New: UK foods at Coop

why would anyone want to buy gravy granules? Just a product pushed on consumers for sack of convenience. I can get that easily now but who would want to?
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Re: New: UK foods at Coop

Just for information, Coop's "British" shelves now include Marmite.

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Re: New: UK foods at Coop

I have posted this elsewhere on the EF, but the COOP@home app for ipad also has all their British food items available through internet shopping/ home delivery.
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Re: New: UK foods at Coop

And still no actual mayonnaise?
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Re: "UK Food Find" Basel Coop

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Wow, they got loads in that section, apart from the few odd ones (like bagels) we got jams, curds and marmalade. Nice selection of tea, but no "everyday" tetleys or pg tips. Weetabix

Biscuits, including digestives, shortbreads and hob nobs.

Bisto gravies and OXO stock cubes.

Branston Pickle (Hurrah!), apple + mint sauce, colmans english mustard, and chutney

That's basically the contents of my suitcase from a trip home.

Where the curry sauce?
Geant in St Louis has quite a good english section with Weetabix and instant porridge...
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