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Re: UK-US food subsitutions and Conversion chart
« Reply #30 on: December 28, 2009, 08:51:52 PM »
Ive tried just about EVERY american style pickles out there, and for me NOTHING compares with real american dill pickles or dill slices... So I'd rather do without and I do.
I bring back two jars of dill pickle slices every time i visit the US .. Yea they do go rather quickly  ;D

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Re: UK-US food subsitutions and Conversion chart
« Reply #31 on: December 28, 2009, 09:09:09 PM »
The pickles do not compare. I am very bummed. I've been looking for better more "American style" pickles. You can order them but it is ridiculously expensive.

I've seen Franks Red Hot Sauce but that is different than the Buffalo Wing sauce. I will have to look in Asda...
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Re: UK-US food subsitutions and Conversion chart
« Reply #32 on: December 28, 2009, 09:10:58 PM »
Yeah, I've started seeing the buffalo wing sauce a bit more. Hopefully you'll be able to find some!

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Re: UK-US food subsitutions and Conversion chart
« Reply #33 on: December 28, 2009, 09:30:05 PM »
rosslyn deli in Hampstead has pickles and loads more

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Re: UK-US food subsitutions and Conversion chart
« Reply #34 on: December 28, 2009, 09:31:07 PM »
Stating the flamin' obvious, I know... but as this is not America, you really shouldn't go into it with the expectation of finding the same things you found there.  Good luck, but I've pretty much found that on the odd occasion that i want something to be exactly like it was in the US, I have to make it myself!  :)

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Re: UK-US food subsitutions and Conversion chart
« Reply #35 on: December 28, 2009, 09:39:13 PM »
Unfortunately, queso is a lost cause.  You'll have to bring or have brought to you Velveeta from the States. 

I made my own salsa, ranch, and just about any other American type goody I would crave.  The Pioneer Woman Cooks is a great suggestion- as PrincessLemons also mentioned, she has a wings recipe on there that made me drool.
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Re: UK-US food subsitutions and Conversion chart
« Reply #36 on: December 28, 2009, 10:01:09 PM »
Actually I just saw queso dip in Sainsbury's the other day. I forget the brand, maybe Discovery. Have also bought it from Lidl in the past, their own brand.

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Re: UK-US food subsitutions and Conversion chart
« Reply #37 on: December 28, 2009, 10:05:14 PM »
Actually I just saw queso dip in Sainsbury's the other day. I forget the brand, maybe Discovery. Have also bought it from Lidl in the past, their own brand.

I've also seen the doritos brand cheese dip. It looks gross though, like melted plastic and it had a shelf life of years *shudder* .

Making it with a combo of mild cheddar & red leicester is an option

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Re: UK-US food subsitutions and Conversion chart
« Reply #38 on: December 28, 2009, 10:16:02 PM »
I've pretty much found that on the odd occasion that i want something to be exactly like it was in the US, I have to make it myself!  :)

I've got my aunt's recipe for dill pickles, but they still taste like cucumbers to me :(. Any suggestions?
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Re: UK-US food subsitutions and Conversion chart
« Reply #39 on: December 28, 2009, 10:16:49 PM »
salsa is soooo easy to make, recommend vine tomatoes

6 tomatoes (important)
3 Jalapeno peppers
1/4 to 1/2 sweet or red onion
1 lime
2 or 3 cloves of garlic
One bunch of cilantro (at least one cup when chopped)
Salt and Pepper to taste
optional - 1/4 yellow bell pepper and one ear yellow corn (preferably roasted)
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Re: UK-US food subsitutions and Conversion chart
« Reply #40 on: December 29, 2009, 02:28:18 AM »
I have Ranch that I got from Tesco the brand is Newman's Own. Here is a link of what i normally order

http://www.tesco.com/superstore/xpi/4/xpi55420254.htm

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Re: UK-US food subsitutions and Conversion chart
« Reply #41 on: December 29, 2009, 09:36:53 AM »
There is a really good flavoured coffee stall at Spitalfields Market and I think maybe Greenwich Market.

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Re: UK-US food subsitutions and Conversion chart
« Reply #42 on: December 29, 2009, 09:54:30 AM »
Flavoured coffee shouldn't be a problem....Wittards sell it, I've seen some in morrison's, and markets have it as well. We have a monthly farmers market and there is often a stall there which has a wide range of flavoured coffee beans and you can either buy the beans or he'll grind it for you.

Salsa - make it!

Pickles - we buy the Polish brand (Krakos I think) of pickled cucumbers, from Morrison's, DW thinks they are fine.

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Re: UK-US food subsitutions and Conversion chart
« Reply #43 on: December 29, 2009, 10:17:55 AM »
Actually I just saw queso dip in Sainsbury's the other day. I forget the brand, maybe Discovery. Have also bought it from Lidl in the past, their own brand.

The Discovery Brand queso can only be described as getting a pair of Wal-Mart jeans for Christmas in 1993 instead of the Guess jeans you so desperately wanted.  That disappointing.
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Re: UK-US food subsitutions and Conversion chart
« Reply #44 on: December 29, 2009, 10:18:56 AM »
The Discovery Brand queso can only be described as getting a pair of Wal-Mart jeans for Christmas in 1993 instead of the Guess jeans you so desperately wanted.  That disappointing.

I don't like queso, but I love this analogy!! LOL!
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