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WHAT GRUB DO YOU MISS MOST?

Old Jul 19th 2007, 6:46 am
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Hi, just being nosy what food do you miss from the UK?
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Old Jul 19th 2007, 9:57 am
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Proper cakes (from a cake shop!) :- cream cakes, apple turnovers, custard tarts, jam doughnuts, chocolate eclairs, custard slices, eccles cakes, carrot cake....
Spanish cakes usually look a lot better than they actually taste (not v nice, too sweet & sickly, artificial cream stuff etc) IMHO!
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Nice sausages
You can get em here but they aint the same
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Originally Posted by Hillybilly
Proper cakes (from a cake shop!) :- cream cakes, apple turnovers, custard tarts, jam doughnuts, chocolate eclairs, custard slices, eccles cakes, carrot cake....
Spanish cakes usually look a lot better than they actually taste (not v nice, too sweet & sickly, artificial cream stuff etc) IMHO!

If I had to pick something then I agree with Hillhybilly CAKES, BLOODY CAKES I want CAKES
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Old Jul 19th 2007, 12:12 pm
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WHAT "GRUB" DO YOU MISS MOST?

Maggotts. You just can't buy them here.
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Bacon! and Indian food!.. Oh! and going to the pub on Sundays for Sunday Roast!..
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Old Jul 19th 2007, 6:23 pm
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Bacon! and Indian food!.. Oh! and going to the pub on Sundays for Sunday Roast!..
Strange choice! I would have thought that all three items were readily available here.

What do I miss - Haddock and chips. If anyone knows where you can buy haddock (fresh not smoked) please tell me!
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Old Jul 19th 2007, 6:26 pm
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Fresh gammon steaks
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Old Jul 19th 2007, 6:29 pm
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Strange choice! I would have thought that all three items were readily available here.
Anabella is Spanish, but lives in the US.
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Old Jul 19th 2007, 6:33 pm
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Anabella is Spanish, but lives in the US.
Silly me! Fancy me thinking that this forum was about living in Spain! Doh!
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Old Jul 19th 2007, 6:38 pm
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Originally Posted by Fred James
Silly me! Fancy me thinking that this forum was about living in Spain! Doh!
Well, yes this is a forum about living in Spain, but there are others that do drop by from other forums on BE.

As for Anabella, she does have quite a few online friends here and is afterall Spanish herself, I personally don't see any problem really
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Old Jul 19th 2007, 7:13 pm
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Surprised by practically all of these responses so far!!

I would have said that cakes etc was one of the things that were particularly much better here than in the UK. And find the exact opposite, everything in the UK too sweet and sickly and cheap and here they are much tastier, with better quality ingredients and much more diversity.

Can you not buy haddock where you are? My experience of buying fish in the UK is that you have a fairly sad fish counter with a choice of three types of fish, whereas here you get hundreds of fishmongers, selling all the kinds of fresh fish you could ever want.

And with all the delicious various cuts of pork you have here, how can you miss rubbery horrible gammon steaks?

I’ll go along with sausages though. And I miss tablet, but then you don’t get that in England either so maybe doesn’t count.
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Originally Posted by MnM
Well, yes this is a forum about living in Spain, but there are others that do drop by from other forums on BE.

As for Anabella, she does have quite a few online friends here and is afterall Spanish herself, I personally don't see any problem really
I didnt suggest there was a problem but it is reasonable to assume, without evidence to the contrary (such as in a profile) that what she was referring to was about missing food when in Spain.

More to the ponit - do you know where I can buy haddock IN SPAIN.
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Old Jul 19th 2007, 7:18 pm
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Can you not buy haddock where you are? My experience of buying fish in the UK is that you have a fairly sad fish counter with a choice of three types of fish, whereas here you get hundreds of fishmongers, selling all the kinds of fresh fish you could ever want.
You are right - we have a huge variety of fish available including a lot of imported farmed and "foreign" fish.

That's what makes the lack of haddock so strange. The Spanish love cod hake and rosada which are similar to haddock but I have never seen it in Spain and believe me, I've been to plenty of fish markets.

It's also pretty rare in France. A complete mystery!
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Old Jul 19th 2007, 7:22 pm
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Originally Posted by Fred James
You are right - we have a huge variety of fish available including a lot of imported farmed and "foreign" fish.

That's what makes the lack of haddock so strange. The Spanish love cod hake and rosada which are similar to haddock but I have never seen it in Spain and believe me, I've been to plenty of fish markets.

It's also pretty rare in France. A complete mystery!
Really weird, I get haddock (abadejo?) all the time with no problems.
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