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Old Dec 18th 2002, 7:17 pm
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for some reason, I nominated myself to cook the roast dinner for my american realatives, (I found the thanksgiving dinner a bit strange to say the least).

I have the roast potatoes sussed, as with most of the veggies (obviously carrots, peas, cabbage etc), but I can't seem to find the veggie
SWEDE....not even in the world-wide food markets here in Dallas.
can you also get Paxo stuffing in the U.S?

anyone have any ideas? is it called something else in the states?

help, only 1 week to go.
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Old Dec 18th 2002, 7:44 pm
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For PAXO try

http://www.britishsupplies.com/

I dont know whether they can deliver in time....

as for Swede - I never cook so dont know what it even looks like - sorry.
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Old Dec 18th 2002, 8:21 pm
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You can certainly buy Paxo in the British Emporium in Grapevine (http://www.british-emporium.com), which can't be too nasty a trek if you're in Dallas. I use them regularly for all sorts of home goodies.

If you give them a call, they might even have some ideas about the swede ...


Originally posted by southcoast
for some reason, I nominated myself to cook the roast dinner for my american realatives, (I found the thanksgiving dinner a bit strange to say the least).

I have the roast potatoes sussed, as with most of the veggies (obviously carrots, peas, cabbage etc), but I can't seem to find the veggie
SWEDE....not even in the world-wide food markets here in Dallas.
can you also get Paxo stuffing in the U.S?

anyone have any ideas? is it called something else in the states?

help, only 1 week to go.
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Old Dec 18th 2002, 8:28 pm
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Originally posted by NorthSouth
For PAXO try

http://www.britishsupplies.com/

I dont know whether they can deliver in time....

as for Swede - I never cook so dont know what it even looks like - sorry.
Thanks for the info NorthSouth,

I found the Paxo (and good old red cabbage as well).

I very rarely cook too, but I miss a english roast so badly, I thought it would be a good idea to try and cook one.

I think the swede belongs in the turnip veggie family, its very pale in colour, but when cooked, its kind of orange. (looks a little but like pumpkin).
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Old Dec 18th 2002, 8:32 pm
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Originally posted by trasler
You can certainly buy Paxo in the British Emporium in Grapevine (http://www.british-emporium.com), which can't be too nasty a trek if you're in Dallas. I use them regularly for all sorts of home goodies.

If you give them a call, they might even have some ideas about the swede ...

Thanks for the site info,

I never knew this place existed, I usually buy english goodies from the Brit store on greenvile ave. I work in Carrollton so its not too much of a drive to Grapevine.
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Old Dec 18th 2002, 8:35 pm
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I live in Grapevine, so it's my "local", so to speak.

I have seen Paxo in there, but I'm not allowed to buy it as my wife loathes it

I've never been to the Greenville Ave. store, although I have heard of it ...


Originally posted by southcoast
Thanks for the site info,

I never knew this place existed, I usually buy english goodies from the Brit store on greenvile ave. I work in Carrollton so its not too much of a drive to Grapevine.
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Old Dec 19th 2002, 4:18 pm
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I've seen Swede's at our local Whole Food Markets so might be worth a try.
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Originally posted by Vicky88
I've seen Swede's at our local Whole Food Markets so might be worth a try.
where are you located vicky?

I have been to several whole food and international food stores, but everyone look at me like I am crazy. I have spotted a similiar looking veggie but it was called "ragubuta" (I think it was spelt like that). I may go and buy it just to see if it is the same thing.
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Ah, good catch!

http://www.theworldwidegourmet.com/v...root/swede.htm

Swede and rutabaga are the same thing.



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where are you located vicky?

I have been to several whole food and international food stores, but everyone look at me like I am crazy. I have spotted a similiar looking veggie but it was called "ragubuta" (I think it was spelt like that). I may go and buy it just to see if it is the same thing.
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Old Dec 19th 2002, 7:33 pm
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Originally posted by trasler
Ah, good catch!

http://www.theworldwidegourmet.com/v...root/swede.htm

Swede and rutabaga are the same thing.
Yehaaaaa,

thats great news, thankyou for doing some homework on the swede/rutaba veg. That website made me have a good chuckle...
Thanks Trasler

I can hardly wait to get in the kitchen now.................(yeah right).
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Glad to hear that you have managed to get hold of your elusive Swede.

Just did my shopping for a lunch I am hosting on Sunday and managed to find some Xmas puddings and brandy sauce. Not sure how good it is going to be, but it's better than nothing.
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Originally posted by Vicky88
Glad to hear that you have managed to get hold of your elusive Swede.

Just did my shopping for a lunch I am hosting on Sunday and managed to find some Xmas puddings and brandy sauce. Not sure how good it is going to be, but it's better than nothing.
Yes, its great (its weird its always the small things that you miss when living in different countries).

My local brit store has xmas puddings etc. They also have some xmas cake (My fav) little bit pricey, but it only comes around once a year!

My mother came over in Oct for my daughters 2nd birthday, so she brought a huge box of cadburys roses, galaxy bars etc, so I have about 10 pounds of chocolate for xmas (I am sure I can manage it though).
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I had the same problem here, and was informed that Swede is called Rutabaga here .. so there ya go !!

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