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Postby Hannieroo » Sat, 03 Aug 2013 6:07 pm

Not that much UK. I just cook from scratch more and make more local choices.

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Postby Hannieroo » Sat, 03 Aug 2013 8:51 pm

But I would actually kill for a proper Melton Mowbray pork pie.

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Postby Fortan » Mon, 05 Aug 2013 5:13 pm

A proper liverwurst would do me nicely.... and some proper bread...

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Postby katbh » Mon, 05 Aug 2013 5:22 pm

I love people on $10,000+ salaries going on about the costs of 'European' food....
It is really not that much more expensive unless you are looking for a hard to transport perishable.
I am sure most of us can afford to pay the difference - especially when most of our eating should be done locally and sustainably and can be done for $4 a meal (not including booze of course). So it all evens out in the end.

There is great bread in Singapore now. It previously was all 'sugar' bread but now you can get great sour doughs, brilliant country loafs etc. And if you check the prices of sourdoughs etc in your own country (remembering that prices still go up while you live abroad) it is about the same price.

I can not fault the food available in Singapore any more - except that you really get sick and tired of Salt salt salt and sugar sugar sugar in things that should only have a pinch of salt and no sugar!

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Postby martincymru » Mon, 05 Aug 2013 9:08 pm

Buy local, in season, store correctly, cook appropriately.
no salt, sugar, chemicals.
slow food and bland food is good.
cook at home. Steam best.
that's my opinion.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 05 Aug 2013 9:20 pm

With rare exceptions, everything I eat comes from the fresh produce or butcher's counter. I don't eat anything out of a can, package or box. I also don't use any salt OR sugar in the preparation of my food. I rarely eat out either. By changing my diet 5.5 years ago, after 6 months I was off two HPB meds, lovestatin & allipurinol (had been on all for over a decade). Doc said I no longer need anything as everything is now in normal ranges.

Works for me.

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Postby katbh » Tue, 06 Aug 2013 5:40 am

^+1

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Postby Fortan » Tue, 06 Aug 2013 8:43 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote:With rare exceptions, everything I eat comes from the fresh produce or butcher's counter. I don't eat anything out of a can, package or box. I also don't use any salt OR sugar in the preparation of my food. I rarely eat out either. By changing my diet 5.5 years ago, after 6 months I was off two HPB meds, lovestatin & allipurinol (had been on all for over a decade). Doc said I no longer need anything as everything is now in normal ranges.

Works for me.


Good on you sms. I try to do similar but are having more problems avoiding the lovely cold beers in the shade :)

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Postby Fortan » Tue, 06 Aug 2013 8:46 am

katbh wrote:I love people on $10,000+ salaries going on about the costs of 'European' food....
It is really not that much more expensive unless you are looking for a hard to transport perishable.


Compared to Europe the prices here are very reasonable. I definetely do not complain about the cost of things here. I moved here from Switzerland and everyone should try living there just once in their life, so they can see just what an insane cost of living you have there - especially for food. Eating a small lunch meal is impossible for less than SGD 30. Usual price of a can of coke with your meal was SGD 7-8.

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Postby x9200 » Tue, 06 Aug 2013 6:13 pm

Fortan wrote:A proper liverwurst would do me nicely.... and some proper bread...

You can get some decent ones (as per my judgement) and pâté too even in ColdStorage.
Many types of the bread in Swiss Bake are also ok. I only miss the dark rye bread. Very narrow choice and not exactly what I like, a bit too heavy, Pumpernickelish.


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