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Old 11-29-2007, 12:18 PM   #21
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Try living in Japan where they sell beef by the GRAM...
What's wrong with that? Pound is only 450 gramms. I asume you can buy as many gramms as you want. I do understand it is expensive. But hey try to buy sea foods here in MN.
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Old 11-29-2007, 02:29 PM   #22
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Bilby, Rom, and our other international friends:
Since I work in the food industry, I like to know the foreign terms and slang for food items. By any chance, could you explain to me, what the "footy" is? Some kind of local market? I think I know what the "meat pie" is, something like a pasty.
The 'footy' would be a football game. In NZ at least, pies and chips are pretty standard fare (although as a kiwi, I'm more likely to say 'at the rugby' )

You have a kiwi shop, Bilby? How cool. Can you let me know how to find it? I'll send my grandma directions (she misses some things, she'll be thrilled).

I have an english friend who always said she wasn't homesick for her country - but for english food! There's a snack called 'hula hoops' that are apparently popular over there, and you can't get them here - she really missed them.
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Old 11-29-2007, 06:09 PM   #23
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Oh and when we went to NZ we noticed ALCOHOL in the supermarket!!!!!! thats a no no round here lol

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Isn't that the same as we get in a meat pie at the footy???LOL
u eat the meatpies?

yep footy = Football game, and no it is not the round ball because for some reason Australia we call Rugby, footbal and Futball, Soccer LOL

i don' t eat meatpies...or watch the footy LOL but i guess u could say they go hand in hand....bilby...eats mystery meat LOL
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Old 11-29-2007, 06:13 PM   #24
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Hey how come u have a kiwi shop and i don't..whats in a kiwi shop?
i want one! :D
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Old 11-29-2007, 06:30 PM   #25
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When we went to India, I was going to make my meatballs that my bf loves and wanted his family to try. So i wanted parsley and parmesan.....they don't sell parsley and parmesan and didn't know what we were talking about. my meatballs were made out of goat meat and almost made me puke, me and my bf couldn't eat them..the goat was too strong lol we couldn't get the lamb at the butcher.

we actually brought our own spaghetti, stove top coffee maker and espresso coffee hehehe

the butcher was pretty cool, we asked for a chicken, so we picked a chicken, and the guy killed, plucked and clean it in like 2 minutes in front of us.

they also don't have big supermarkets, their shops are the size of the deli's we have here or smaller. my bf parents basically tell someone at the shop what they want and they get it delivered. Otherwise people ride around on bikes yelling what they are selling and if u want some u go out and tell the man to stop, it was really cool lol

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Old 11-29-2007, 06:39 PM   #26
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my meatballs were made out of goat meat and almost made me puke, me and my bf couldn't eat them..the goat was too strong lol we couldn't get the lamb at the butcher.
We eat a fair amount of goat - but you're right, it is kind of strong. We only tend to eat meat from young does, but even then, I still notice the taste. I've found that adding something sweet (I drizzle a little golden syrup over my roasts, for example) seems to help - no idea why!
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Old 11-29-2007, 06:45 PM   #27
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I love all sorts for meats and have tested all sorts of meats for meatballs (except for goat), but omg the goat was so overpowering, his dad kept saying eat eat and i was like i can't i can't :( . I love roast goat but...blahhh at the meatballs lol

interesting idea about the syrup!
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Old 11-29-2007, 07:46 PM   #28
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My first husband was a Cajun from down on bayou, and when I moved down there with him, it was one dandy culture shock for a 20 year old yankee girl. There were a lot of people there who spoke very little English, and none among themselves. My in-laws and next door neighbors were a little more urbane, and helped ease me in to the culture, and everyone was very kind to me.

The bayou was across the road from us, and there was a fishermen who used to come by sometimes with burlap bag over his shoulder. He sold most of his catch at the docks, and peddled the rest on his way home. He sold mixed sized whole shrimp for ten cents a pound, and it was a real bargain. I got big ones to fry and smaller ones for gumbo. One day, he pulled a lovely fish out of his bag, gave it a smack, and said "Redfish, two dollar."

I had grown up with food from the Better Homes and Garden Cookbook, which was very tasty. But when I was introduced to the subtle, yet spicy flavors of Cajun food, I was thrilled. By the way, non of the food I ate there was "hot". I had a much more sensitive tongue for that sort of thing back then, and I never once tasted a dish down there that burned my tongue.

If you continued down the road from our place, you got into the swamp, and if you watched carefully, there was a small road that turned off to the left. At the end of that road, WAY out in the swamp, there was a tavern/restaurant, where the fishermen and their families hung out.

I was told by my husband to keep my mouth shut when we were in there, as they did not welcome yankees.
But, oh my...the frogs legs...turtle stew...turtle soup...gumbo!
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Old 11-29-2007, 08:34 PM   #29
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Sounds like Shock & Awe(some) to me Miss Connie!!
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Old 11-30-2007, 02:30 AM   #30
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As Rom and Stassie have both said Allen, footy is football. In Oz, that can mean a variety of things - rugby league, rugby union, soccer or Aust Rules (AFL). Over in the West, where I am, AFL is the game. It uses a ball similar to gridiron's but there the game differs. We handball, drop punk, tackle, mark and kick for goals (but often only get points). It is a contact sport and a lot of the players are nimble and similar in stature to soccer players. This is the official site of the AFL opened to the history page if you are interested.
History - Official Website of the Australian Football League

A lot of Ozzies, abbreviate words to end in a "y" or at least a "y" sound, eg footy (football), barbie (bbq), Jonesy (Jones), unless it already ends in a "y" and then it just get short, like Gary will become Gazza or Gaz. That sort of stuff. That's why we normally talk about the footy and not the football or Aussie Rules.

A meat pie is a puff pastry tart filled with a meat stew with a puff pastry lid.
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The meat should be good quality but commercially often isn't. To market a pie as 'meat' means that you may be getting snouts, ears, tongue roots, tendons and blood vessels as well as the muscle part of the meat. Naming therefore is a big indicator as to what you should/could be getting.
CHOICE - The great pie gamble — meat or gristle?

A meat pie is traditionally had with tomato sauce (ketchup) and there is a lot of conjecture as to the correct way to do this. Some spread it on the top of the pie and some make a whole in the lid and pump the sauce in. In Adelaide in particular, they also serve a meat pie with a pea floater. Pie floater - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Thankfully, I live in Perth!

Stassie, the place I was thinking of was in Wanneroo Road, across from Dog Swamp. Can't seem to find a mention of it now, so it may have shut down or relocated. But here are a couple of Kiwi food sites for Perth instead:
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Kiwi Kwic Snacs Softdrinks
Shopping - Aussiemove.com
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