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What delicacy do you enjoy in Europe that you can't find at home?

What delicacy do you enjoy in Europe that you can't find at home?

Jul 23rd, 2006, 03:49 AM
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In England, McDonalds sometimes does a Cadbury egg McFlurry that is amazing. Spain's McDonalds makes them with almond paste and they are awesome.

I miss really good chicken. It seems like it never tastes as good back home.

I have managed to find good foie gras at home (Central Market in Dallas), but I have had some stuff here that has blown my mind.

I always miss casera and gaseosa (sweetened bubbly water), as well as good cheap wine.
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Jul 23rd, 2006, 04:02 AM
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nminarcik, you can get Ferrero Pocket Coffee at www.germandeli.com for $2.69 per box.
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Jul 23rd, 2006, 02:18 PM
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Fresh herring from Holland, known there as nieuw haring. My friend from Haarlem came over this month and she brought a half dozen for me.
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Jul 23rd, 2006, 11:17 PM
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ekscrunchy, it seems that Claradol codeine is available without prescription.:
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Jul 23rd, 2006, 11:25 PM
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Croquettes aux crevettes, especially the ones made with the tiny grey shrimp from the Belgian coast.
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Jul 24th, 2006, 05:14 AM
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The OP talks about delicacies from London missed in the U.S., but I'm in the UK missing lots of delicacies from Belgium, mostly from Rob's Fine Foods in Woluwe St. Pierre. Swan around www.robfinefood.be --no grocery store in the UK comes even close to offering what we had on hand everyday at Rob's they had an incredible range of bread, cheese, meat, seafood, pastries, etc. and a fantastic wine cellar. Also a great selection of Provencal and Italian soaps and body lotion. Plus their own cafe.
Every time I pass a Tesco, I think longingly of Rob's.
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Jul 24th, 2006, 11:44 AM
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A bottle of Dijon Crème de Cassis and couple boxes of Ricola. I can find Ricola in the states but those from France are unwrapped in small boxes. If I have extra room, anything unusual from grocery store. I love checking out grocery stores in other country.
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Jul 24th, 2006, 02:04 PM
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Wegman"s super markets, which are in the northeast , has a gourmet bakery department run by Pierre Herme. They usually have macarons in 3 0r 4 different flavors.
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Jul 24th, 2006, 03:35 PM
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From Stockholm we always bring back some rhubarb, melon, or strawberry lakrits. Of course, in Stockholm many of the locals go for the "salt lakrits," the authentic salted black rope licorice. Sorry, I can't tolerate that. However, most street vendors also sell the fruit flavors, hollow ropes with some kind of sweet filling. It's just wonderful, and I've never seen anything quite like it in the States. Unfortunately, it tends to harden after a few weeks, so we only bring back a small supply. Another candy from Scandinavia is the Daim bar, an improved version of U.S. Heath bars, although those can sometimes be found in Scandinavian specialty stures in the U.S. One other treat is cloudbrry jam, perhaps an aquired taste, but an absolute must if you make Swedish waffles.
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Jul 24th, 2006, 04:05 PM
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I miss all this from my recent visit to paris and I cry about it every day!
Ice cream from Berthillon
Ispahan Piere herme
Best baguette Gerard mulot
pastries by Aoki
Pain au chocolat Fauchon
Pain aux raisins Heidard
All the great ham
Java cafe Lafayette gourmet(I could live there)
Oh, if only I could move to Paris tomorrow!
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