September 18, 2007
Duck Eggs and Quail Eggs
There are so many interesting differences between England and the United States, just regarding grocery shopping and food, that I will have to split up a post about this into about 8 separate posts. I've been meaning to get to this for a year, but instead have just been collecting material. Here is the beginning: eggs and dairy.
I don't recall easily finding duck eggs and quail eggs in my average grocery store in the U.S.
Or these yummy yogurts: hazelnut, Brazil nut, and gooseberry (which is green), to name a few
There are so many international butters available here: at least Dutch, Danish, Italian, Irish, French specifically from Brittany, plain old French, English from Jersey & Guernsey, and plain old English butter. We just did the easiest thing and continued using the butter we'd gone with in France, since they have it here too: Président. This avoided having to choose again.
Do you remember how sad Wallace (Gromit's owner) was when he learned his lady friend didn't like cheese? "Not even...Wensleydale?" We discovered Wensleydale with cranberries in it when we moved here, but now I realize it is available in the U.S. too. Maybe just not as prominently displayed. It's hard not to quote that line from the movie while eating it.
To go with our wensleydale, we love our discovery of Fox's wholemeal crackers. Yes, here they say "wholemeal" instead of "wholegrain" or "whole wheat." Or sometimes they just say "brown" for whole wheat bread.
There are a zillion interesting cheeses here that are new to us. A few of the most intriguing names:
- Cropwell (cow's milk)
- Duddleswell (ewe's milk)
- Ossau Iraty (sheep's milk)
Heavy cream is called "double cream" and lighter cream is called "single cream" (which doesn't whip, I learned the hard way, although it should have been obvious). There doesn't seem to be anything I can identify as the equivalent of "half n half."
We'll wrap up this post with something that is the same in the UK and the US: They DO have Ben & Jerry's ice cream here in the U.K. This is a good thing.
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WOW, what do duck eggs taste like? Any difference? And Jacob would also choose the fantastic strawberry tartlet...what beautiful desserts....I'm with you though...can't pass on chocolate!
Posted by: Angie | Sep 19, 2007 5:41:37 PM