What's got you flummoxed today?

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22 minutes ago, sos-the-rope said:

Finally made it inside the "Taste of Britain" shop in Frankfurt (it's normally closed when I go past).

 

It's 99% just processed food from the UK but at 4 or 5 times the price. Hmmmmm. Why is this place still open?

 

The person there has integrated well though. I tried to be friendly and chat a bit but no cigar.

I'm also curious as to what foods you were expecting.  I've known the owner of that shop since he opened it many years ago and I think he provides the British/Irish population here with the foods they long for, at least he tries to.  I know that if people have a special request, he tries to get it for them.

 

Also, if you need the opening hours, check the website: http://www.a-taste-of-britain.de/

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6 minutes ago, fraufruit said:

 

What fresh unprocessed food from the UK were you expecting, if I may ask? Well, other than tea.

 

Actually I would've settled for some of that good old off-brand generic paracetamol :ph34r:

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2 minutes ago, Tap said:

I'm also curious as to what foods you were expecting.  I've known the owner of that shop since he opened it many years ago and I think he provides the British/Irish population here with the foods they long for, at least he tries to.  I know that if people have a special request, he tries to get it for them.

 

Also, if you need the opening hours, check the website: http://www.a-taste-of-britain.de/

6 minutes ago, fraufruit said:

 

What fresh unprocessed food from the UK were you expecting, if I may ask? Well, other than tea.

 

Maybe I don't count as British/Irish. That's OK. I've always considered myself English.

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2 minutes ago, Tap said:

I'm also curious as to what foods you were expecting.  I've known the owner of that shop since he opened it many years ago and I think he provides the British/Irish population here with the foods they long for, at least he tries to.  I know that if people have a special request, he tries to get it for them.

 

Also, if you need the opening hours, check the website: http://www.a-taste-of-britain.de/

I was looking at AER Lingus to book a flight- on hold on phone. A great song "Home away from Home'- one line mentions bacon and sausages!

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3 minutes ago, RedMidge said:

I was looking at AER Lingus to book a flight- on hold on phone. A great song "Home away from Home'- one line mentions bacon and sausages!

 

Oh, yeah, a nice piece of thick, Danish bacon... the true taste of England. That would be great. None of this waffer-thin stuff.

 

Just ...

 

 give I boiled parsnips
And a great [gert] dish of taters
And a lump of fatty bacon
And a pint of good ale

 

http://awe.mudcat.org/@displaysong.cfm?SongID=2291

 

they had some English ale too but it's the same or cheaper at the kiosk!

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1 hour ago, sos-the-rope said:

Finally made it inside the "Taste of Britain" shop in Frankfurt (it's normally closed when I go past).

 

It's 99% just processed food from the UK but at 4 or 5 times the price. Hmmmmm. Why is this place still open?

 

The person there has integrated well though. I tried to be friendly and chat a bit but no cigar.

My daughter came home last week with a few items from that shop.

 

Every now and then we order from British Corner Shop online.  Each time I wonder why we bother as we normally don't buy many processed foods...nostalgia most likely.  Can't say we will bother again.  Maybe we'll try the fresh food delivery.  I recently saw that Rewe online offer a variety of British foods.

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2 hours ago, sos-the-rope said:

 

Oh, yeah, a nice piece of thick, Danish bacon... the true taste of England. That would be great. None of this waffer-thin stuff.

 

You can get Kettyle back bacon from Frisches Paradies in FFM Griesheim. Fresh and vacuum packed. Freezes very well.

 

As @emkay kindly phrased it, such shops are for those who have a nostalgic palate.

 

Not normally my thing but if the local petrol station sold Mr Kipling cherry bakewells I would indulge every now and again.

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We have a British Shop in our nearest town and I availed myself of their delicious vegetable samosas today! Used some of their mint sauce and a local yoghurt as a dip  and...yummy!

:P:P

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Flour based products are something that can very much taste of home due to the technique by which they are made and the sort of wheat that is used. I would quite happily put mint sauce and local yoghurt on a toasted crumpet. UK industrial manufacturing process at its very best. The samosas also sound very good though. :D

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Flummoxed continued;

risking my health, I put my hand in the rubbish bin and..voilà, kommentarlos!!

:D

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Now I am craving the odd pastry style product they make cherry bakewells from. Empty carbs and fats made in a test tube in a laboratory near you. Delivered to a corner shop at the end of your road. Londis I am looking at you ... Student revision food at its best. I would probably not bother putting any less than the whole pack of samosas in the oven though. Waste of electricity to heat the oven up twice. :D

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Half for me and the rest for an elderly South African friend who loves spicy food, kommentarlos! He will be delighted tomorrow!

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It‘s raining here???

Zero chance of rain today , according to my weather forecast sources— and it‘s been raining for two hours????.

 

Why, weather Gods , why??

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On April 30, 2019 at 12:54:33 PM, john g. said:

We have a British Shop in our nearest town and I availed myself of their delicious vegetable samosas today! Used some of their mint sauce and a local yoghurt as a dip  and...yummy!

:P:P

You need a spicy mango chutney with the samosas!

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Need to buy more samosas, RedMidge! All gone yesterday!!

:wub:

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3 minutes ago, john g. said:

Need to buy more samosas, RedMidge! All gone yesterday!!

:wub:

Love samosas and all food Indian!  I used filo pastry to make some- and baked in oven.

 

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30 minutes ago, RedMidge said:

Love samosas and all food Indian!  I used filo pastry to make some- and baked in oven.

 

 

- where do you get the pastry from? I haven't managed to find it here yet!!!

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Streudelteig is close enough to filo (is it the same thing?) to work for samosas. Should be possible in Bavaria to find.

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40 minutes ago, robinson100 said:

where do you get the pastry from? I haven't managed to find it here yet!!!

 

They have a whole slew of filo doughs at my local turkish market - check yours :)

 

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