Swiss Supermarket Discoveries Part II: Culture Shock

Published by Wednesday, August 31, 2011 Permalink 0

by Sonja Holverson

 

Gourmet Bread with Sunflower Seeds Outside and Inside along with Nuts
“Gourmet” bread with sunflower seeds outside and inside, along with nuts

Discovering Swiss grocery stores was eye-opening, at least to my American eyes. On the surface, the supermarkets look very similar, but once you delve in, it’s another whole ‘nother world.

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Simon Says: Daily Food Quote, August 31, 2011

Published by Wednesday, August 31, 2011 Permalink 0

by Simón de Swaan

It’s difficult to believe that people are starving in this country because food isn’t available.–Ronald Reagan, 1986

Ronald Reagan was the 40th President of the United States. A Republican two-term President, he was a former Hollywood actor and 33rd Governor of the State of California. Throughout his political life his chief aim was to reinvigorate the American people and reduce their reliance on government.

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Food Art: Giant “Kit-Kat”, food photography by SandeeA

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These photos are by SandeeA, author of the column Food Play, and who runs a site called here. SandeeA is never lacking ideas when it comes to playful, fun recipes. Click here to find the recipe for this Mega Kit-Kat. It would be a great recipe to get your kids in the kitchen!

 

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Food News Daily: August 31, 2011

Published by Wednesday, August 31, 2011 Permalink 0

Mainstream Anglo Media and Press

Ladurée Brings Its Macarons to New York, The New York Times

Lemon Pepper Macarons, by Meeta Khurana Wolff

 

Sesame crusted chilli and mint fish cakes with melon salsa, New Zealand Herald

China arrests 2,000 over illegal food additives, Irish Times

Dan Lepard’s nectarine strudel recipe, The Guardian

Making a brew, South American style, Irish Times

Wolfgang Puck picks London for his first venture in Europe: The US celebrity chef is scarcely known in Britain – and that’s good, he says, The Independent

The return of the fixed-price menu, San Francisco Chronicle

The palate’s Prozac, Brisbane Times

The Antibacterial of Coriander Oil, Journal of Medical Microbiology

How to make blackberry wine and whisky (to help us forget it’s the last day of ‘summer’), The Guardian

Best of the Anglo Food and Travel Blogs and Sites

A Beef With New Age Vegetarians, Zester Daily

In a Pickle: Pickled Red Tomatoes, Serious Eats

Freezer Tomato Sauce, Leite’s Culinaria

Sautéed Pork Medallions with a Ginger-Infused Balsamic Reduction, Feast on the Cheap

Alternative Press/Sites

How to Stay a Foodie Family on Food Stamps, Civil Eats

Sourdough Biscuits, Mother Earth News

Eating Sustainable for $5 a Meal (podcast by Josh Viertel), Edible Communities

Don’t like bothering with food safety rules? Sue the FDA!, Food Politics

Stumped in the produce section? No fail tips for picking perfect summer veggies, Eating Well

World

Lingonberry Dark Chocolate Buns, What’s for Lunch Honey

Chutney Surkh-e-Murch: Red Pepper Chutney in the Afghan Manner, The Spice Spoon

Ganesh Chathurti Recipes, I Love India

Butterscotch Pot de Creme, Dulce de Leche & Brown Sugar-Cumin Roasted Pecans, Eggbeater

Feuilles de brick – la recette en vidéo, Christophe Certain

Los Pedroches: por la ruta del jamón ibérico, A Table

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Food News Daily: August 30, 2011

Published by Tuesday, August 30, 2011 Permalink 0

Mainstream Anglo Media and Press

Baked Trout With Arugula and Blueberries, Washington Post

Here’s Eating Lunch With You, Kid, New York Times

Cheers! It’s a real ale renaissance: Despite pub closures and a dwindling lager market, record number of microbreweries are opening, The Guardian

10 Best English Cheeses, The Independent

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Simon Says: Daily Food Quote, August 30, 2011

Published by Tuesday, August 30, 2011 Permalink 0

by Simón de Swaan

The decline of the aperitif may well be one of the most depressing phenomena of our time.–Luis Buñuel

Luis Buñuel, (1900-1983) Spanish filmmaker, who along with Salvador Dali, made a 16-minute short film, “The Andalusian Dog,” that was enthusiastically received by the French Surrealist movement. He met Salvador Dali and Federico Garcia Lorca in university, and their work continued to influence his own throughout his life. Click here to watch the film.

 

 

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Food Art: Vanilla and Oreo ice cream, food photography by SandeeA

Published by Tuesday, August 30, 2011 Permalink 0

These photos are by SandeeA, author of the column Food Play, who runs a site called La Receta de la Felicidad. SandeeA is never lacking ideas when it comes to playful, fun recipes. Click here to find the recipe for making vanilla and Oreo ice cream (in Spanish and in English). It would be a great recipe for getting your kids in the kitchen!

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French Food Quote: Daily Food Quote, August 29, 2011

Published by Monday, August 29, 2011 Permalink 0

by Jonell Galloway

Wheat can only be packed away in the granary after being threshed, which is necessary to separate it from the chaff. And so it is that my soul cannot enter into Paradise without the martyr’s palm leaf, from which the butchers so violently ripped my body.–Jacques de Voragine, bishop of Genoa, when speaking of the martyrdom of St. Agatha

Le froment ne peut être serré au grenier qu’après avoir été fortement battu pour être séparé de sa balle ; de même mon âme ne peut entrer au paradis avec la palme du martyre que mon corps n’ait été déchiré avec violence par les bourreaux.–Jacues de Voragine, évêque de Gênes, en parlant du martyre de sainte Agathe

 

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Simon Says: Daily Food Quote, August 29, 2011

Published by Monday, August 29, 2011 Permalink 0

by Simon de Swaan

He who eats alone chokes alone.–Arab proverb, unknown author

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Food News Daily: August 29, 2011

Published by Monday, August 29, 2011 Permalink 0

Mainstream Anglo Media and Press

Is chocolate good for your heart? It depends, Reuters

Nigel Slater’s classic raspberry vinegar recipe, The Guardian

Toothy fruity (barbecue fruit), Times of India

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