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Old 08-21-2006, 04:11 PM   #1
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Ingredients available in UK/Ireland

I have a good friend who lives in Ireland and I was wanting to send her a recipe this afternoon. I haven't got ahold of her yet, so I need to ask you all...do you know if enchilada sauce and corn tortillas are readily available in stores. I am guessing that enchilada sauce may be hard to come by, but I am hoping that corn tortillas are available. And I am assuming a spicy jack is common there as well? I know "spicy" and "ireland" are not very compatible, so I wanted to make sure!

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Old 08-21-2006, 04:57 PM   #2
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Well, they are certainly available in Scotland and England, so I suspect they will also be available in Eire.
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Old 08-21-2006, 05:32 PM   #3
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Oh good! Deirdre loves eating mexican food when she comes to the US. About 10 years ago we tried making some dishes while I was there, but there were little to no speciality ingrediants available. She had told me recently however, that there were many more thing available now in the stores.
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Old 08-21-2006, 07:52 PM   #4
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I have a good friend who lives in Ireland and I was wanting to send her a recipe this afternoon. I haven't got ahold of her yet, so I need to ask you all...do you know if enchilada sauce and corn tortillas are readily available in stores. I am guessing that enchilada sauce may be hard to come by, but I am hoping that corn tortillas are available. And I am assuming a spicy jack is common there as well? I know "spicy" and "ireland" are not very compatible, so I wanted to make sure!
If you're referring to " Monterrey Jack" cheese, I doubt you'd ever find it in UK. Use some Wensleydale mixed with cream cheese, or some cheddar and garlic cheese, or you'll probably find an English cheese with hot peppers in it - they /we love the stuff!
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Old 08-22-2006, 03:35 PM   #5
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Jacks difficult to get in the U.K as supermarkets rarely stock it. However if you live near London it shouldn't be a problem as you can get virtually anything in the city. If I remember righty there is a cheese store in the westend somewhere, convent garden rings a bell but can't be sure. Certainly in that area though.
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Old 08-23-2006, 10:59 AM   #6
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Yes there is a famous and wonderful cheese shop in Neal's Street, Convent Garden, but thats a heck of a journey from Eire for some cheese, lol! There are actually bigger and better cheese shops....but Covent Garden wins as a location.
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Old 08-23-2006, 05:46 PM   #7
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I like Neal's Yard, Lulu.... but without doubt, the best cheesemonger in the UK and in the most stunning location is Ian Mellis in Edinburgh! View and drool!

www.ijmellischeesemonger.com
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theres loads of cheeses and KRAFT have recently released a cheese with peppers in it
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Old 08-23-2006, 06:24 PM   #9
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I like Neal's Yard, Lulu.... but without doubt, the best cheesemonger in the UK and in the most stunning location is Ian Mellis in Edinburgh! View and drool!

www.ijmellischeesemonger.com
I'm drooling, all right!

Zhlake, I think a good sharp cheddar would be work just fine. I know it would for me.
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Old 08-24-2006, 04:14 AM   #10
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There is also an amazing cheesemonger in Bath, and another one in Sherbourne, Dorset. One of them was in the Observer's top three Cheesemongers......but I can't remember which. They are equidistant from our Somerset base, so I go to both!

There are so many things I want to try food-wise when I eentually get to Scotland. I'll put Ian Mellis on my list! Thanks Ishbel!
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