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Old 11-08-2005, 04:02 PM   #11
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It's funny, AndyM.... but we've been able to get 'exotic' ingredients from our major supermarkets from probably the 60s - when the travel bug seems to have hit Europeans...

I remember from the early 60s, having been living in London - I came home and decided to make a Spanish dish for my parents. I went to our local greengrocer and asked for green peppers (capsicums, bell peppers) - 'Aw naw, hen.... thon's fancy foods, you need tae go tae a wee shoap whur the immigrants bide'... Peppers... exotic! How things have changed!

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Old 11-08-2005, 04:09 PM   #12
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Fascinating! Bell peppers have been a supermarket staple in this country as far back as I can remember (and I can remember far back!).

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