Favourite Foods

Discussion in 'Continental Touring' started by CarolynandMike, Oct 6, 2012.

  1. CarolynandMike

    CarolynandMike Read Only Funster

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    Wondered what favourite foods MHF members bring home from their continental trips? I know we can now get most things in the UK but sometimes they just don't taste the same or can cost less in a country where it is a national favourite - an example of the latter is saffron from Spain.

    Other products I've liked from Spain include chorizo, fabada beans (from the north west) and manchega cheese.

    I always buy kilo bags of grey sea salt in France - v. cheap and great for cooking whole fish in a salt crust. Also from France roquefort cheese, jars of fish soup, Brittany butter, violet garlic, croutons, and small jars of Panzani pasta sauces. When I was eating more chocolate, it would be bars of whole nut (almonds or hazelnut) bought from Casino supermarkets.

    From Germany I am going to bring Lidl jams and marmalade - cheap, v. good flavour and a higher percentage of fruit in the apricot and black cherry jam - and jars of gherkins (they seem nicer than at home). May also bring some sauerkraut as I've developed a liking for that and will be exploring the knodels (potato dumplings) Jane showed me when I find them!

    So, what do you like to bring home with you (apart from alcohol!)

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    garlic from Spain - much bigger & fresher than that we buy over here:thumb:
     
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    LOL - I put a 'shopping list' of items on Jim's thread this very morning!
     
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    Why Not Grow your own,much better than bought,:thumb:
     
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    We always bring back black pepper , tzatsiki powder( to put in the yoghurt with garlic and cucumber ) and lots of dried mixed herbs from the Greek Islands.
     
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    Pepper Mayonnaise

    Cheapo Olives a la Greque

    Loads of Haribo World Mix sweeties yum yum (not for sale in UK)

    Tinned Mackerel in various sauces

    Chorizo and other cold sausage

    Coffee

    Lindt 99% Cocoa Chocolate

    When in Italy - Limoncello
     

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