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Old 12.03.2008, 14:04
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Come the revolution...

Bought a salami sandwich, and the sods have hidden the gherkin under all the salami and salad so I can't get it out, the inhumanity of it all.

Come the revolution the crafty gherkin hiders will be the first up against the wall, with their friends the tomato growers...
its a fruit you say, no it bloody isn't, minging you say, yes it bloody is!
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Old 12.03.2008, 15:07
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Re: Come the revolution...

I'd rather have a gherkin salad sandwich than salami
When the revolution comes to our place the first up against the wall will be the german lottery sellers who phone you at dinner time (or any other bloody time) swiftly followed by whoever it is who dumps their free newspaper in our box. As everyone gets one, we have no idea who it is. Actually, they'd be first, the lottery sellers can wait their turn
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Re: Come the revolution...

The gherkin maketh the sandwich. Not enough gherkins I say.
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Old 12.03.2008, 15:17
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Re: Come the revolution...

Never a truer word was said Gooner, I love them whether they are whole and fat, whole and thin, sliced or diced. Bring them on
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Re: Come the revolution...

I see Gherkins as ok now and again. I do not wish to eat Gherkin with every sandwich I eat.

This becomes quite pesky over here, I just don't understand the obsession with them? Why every sandwich??

They're quite a strong taste and distract from the delicate flavours of a nicely balanced sandwich. It's like they're added as a afterthought. Oh I know this sandwich is a bit pants I'll add some gherkins?

But then again within a Big Mac is another matter one of compulsory attendance

Viva the Gherkin Sandwich Revolution Comrades!
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Re: Come the revolution...

The fat sweet ones, on fresh bread with mayo and ham.

Why can't the Swiss make ham AND cheese sandwiches, it's always either or.
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Old 12.03.2008, 15:23
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Re: Come the revolution...

The junk mailers definitely need shooting. Out of interest what is the German phrase for No Junk Mail (I used to have a "Pas de pub" sticker in Lausanne and it worked!)
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Re: Come the revolution...

Castro, I wouldn't mind if it were junk mailers - we don't actually get much of that because we have a sticker saying something or other, this is someone from our flats putting their free local paper in our hole. Cheeky buggers, you can't go using someone's hole as a dumping ground
Back to gherkins, I wish there was a sandwich with capers in too, that would really make my day
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Re: Come the revolution...

Gherkin lovers...

Comrades, your names have all been noted. In the event of the revolution you will all be shot for your obvious crimes against human decency.

That is all.
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<snip> Back to gherkins, I wish there was a sandwich with capers in too, that would really make my day
This is where roast beef and tartare sauce come in.
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Re: Come the revolution...

NO NO NO NO NO NO NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
Horseradish is the only way to go with beef. For the perfect roast beef sandwich use walnut bread, salted butter, tomato, horseradish and, dare I suggest it, capers, maybe a garnish of rolled up like a rose gherkin
I am dribbling like a fool now and all I've got is Pombears potato (31%) snacks to eat
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NO NO NO NO NO NO NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
Horseradish is the only way to go with beef. For the perfect roast beef sandwich use walnut bread, salted butter, tomato, horseradish and, dare I suggest it, capers, maybe a garnish of rolled up like a rose gherkin
I am dribbling like a fool now and all I've got is Pombears potato (31%) snacks to eat
Well now, a proper tartare sauce includes:

gherkins, capers, chopped boiled egg, mayo, parsley, onions and HORSERADISH!
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Old 12.03.2008, 15:47
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Re: Come the revolution...

I know that, but egg makes me heave.
Back now to the delicate but unmistakable aroma that is gherkins. I think that there could possibly be a market for eau de gherkin, a unisex parfum for Swiss lovers
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Old 12.03.2008, 15:50
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Well now, a proper tartare sauce includes:

gherkins, capers, chopped boiled egg, mayo, parsley, onions and HORSERADISH!
A proper roast beef sandwich (certainly one sold in Marks and Spencer) has horseradish as a condiment. Tartare sauce is strictly for fish. Trust me I am un rosbif, I know what I'm talking about.
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A proper roast beef sandwich (certainly one sold in Marks and Spencer) has horseradish as a condiment. Tartare sauce is strictly for fish. Trust me I am un rosbif, I know what I'm talking about.
Tartare sauce is not strictly for fish. What have you been missing out on?

I am promiscuous with my condiments, you on the other hand are a conservative.

Practice safe eating, use condiments. This however does not restrict them to any one type of food.
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Tartare sauce is not strictly for fish. What have you been missing out on?

I am promiscuous with my condiments, you on the other hand are a conservative.

Practice safe eating, use condiments. This however does not restrict them to any one type of food.
You make it sound like a safe sex advert...reminds me of the oysters and snails scene from Spartacus.
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Re: Come the revolution...

I can deal with the gherkins, it's the optimistic looking fillings which always catch me out.

The sneaky sandwich makers will leave the ham, cheese or whatever it is hanging out of one side so it looks like the whole thing's packed. Then they'll arrange them in the counter so that all the fillings are facing the unwary customer (me).

Of course then you go and buy one with the best intentions and bite into it which reveals it's true cross-section. Ham sandwich on one side and bugger all on the other.

And I'll moan about the mustard/mayo/butter stuff they always put in it as well. [/grumpy]
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Re: Come the revolution...

Avocado > gherkin

That is all.
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Re: Come the revolution...

Reading all that, one could think that a rocket scientist is needed to put put something or more in between two pieces of bread/toast/breadroll.... shame really - I always found that homemade sandwiches are so much better

If on the road, I'd rather go to an old-fashioned restaurant
and ask them for a *iklämmts* .... literal translation DE: eingeklemmt(es) / EN: jammed... much better than the pre-fabricated stuff, not exactly high-end cuisine but if you're hungry it's just the right thing.

Not that I would mind if I had access to a roastbeef/tartar sandwich, properly made, right now...

But honestly, I (nor any other Swiss I know) knows why there's gherkins everywhere... must be one of these weird mountain-dwelling folks things ;-)
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Reading all that, one could think that a rocket scientist is needed to put put something or more in between two pieces of bread/toast/breadroll.... shame really - <snip>
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