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2009/11/01 21:14:22 (permalink)

For anyone who has ever moved...

What has been the foods/drinks that you have missed or haven't been quite the same in your new area?
 
My story is that I moved from the very north of Northern Ireland last February to Edmonton, Alberta.  Don't get me wrong there are some great foods here but I have found myself missing quite a number of things from home which I never expected I would.
 
First and most obvious...The local fish and chip shop for some deep fried guilt inducing goodness
 
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_oQRKXe8Nfus/ScAR0wuqMtI/AAAAAAAAAZA/-l_yDQabayc/s320/fish.jpg
 
Yellowman candy
 
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3278/2588486842_ae05794ab8.jpg
 
The Ulster Fry complete with soda bread and potato bread
 
http://www.belfastcitysightseeing.com/citytour/fry.jpg
 
Wheaten bread
 
http://webdesign.all-in-one.org.uk/wphlea/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/wheaten1.jpg
 
Bushmills Whiskey...I can get it here, I just don't like to pay $37 for a bottle when I got it for free at home! lol
 
http://templewines.co.uk/images/Blowup_JPG_IMAGES/bushmills_blackbush.jpg (has to be Black Bush).
 
Dulse
 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palmaria_palmata 
 
British Cadbury's Chocolate (Cadbury's doesn't quite taste the same here)

http://www.myenglishpantr...ad_flake_display_l.jpg/
 
Fentiman's Dandelion and Burdock
 
http://www.this.is/drgunni/fentimans-dandelion.jpg
 
I also miss my local Chinese takeaways, the ones here seem to like adding beansprouts to everything! :(
 
Similarly when I move back to Ireland I'll probably find myself missing foods from here, mainly root beer, pumpkin pie, Tiger Tail ice cream and trips to the Motoraunt for burgers. lol
post edited by kirstine - 2009/11/01 21:15:50
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    stricken_detective
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    Re:For anyone who has ever moved... 2009/11/01 22:59:56 (permalink)
    When we moved to Ohio in 1986 the American cheese was white & we could not get real bratwurst, let alone brat patties.

    In New Jersey a year later it was about the same. The "bratwurst" out there was basically white hot dogs.

    Things have changed since then I'm sure.
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    Re:For anyone who has ever moved... 2009/11/01 23:34:10 (permalink)
    From Calif. to WV; Fresh tortillias, actually most all Mexican food. Foster's Ice Cream. Me n Ed's pizza. In N Out burger.
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    cavandre
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    Re:For anyone who has ever moved... 2009/11/02 08:01:03 (permalink)
    From NYC to east central FL...NYC Hard Roll & bagels!
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    Re:For anyone who has ever moved... 2009/11/02 08:15:57 (permalink)
    From northern IL to central IA back in the early 1980s: decent beer!

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    Re:For anyone who has ever moved... 2009/11/02 16:03:28 (permalink)
    From Wisconsin to North Carolina,

    Good Steaks and Prime Rib, Good quality artisan cheeses, artisan beers, good wines from good local vineyards, local reasonably priced "supper clubs"  (all chains or high end places here) ,good bakeries. Also the ability to get a bottle of quality brandy without having to go to a state run liquor store 20 miles away where the selection sucks.

    What did I gain?  Every damn deep fried thing you can imagine along with mushy sides and tons and tons of bbq with nasty vinegar sauce!  Fried chicken too but I like that very much! And I must admit I love good biscuits and gravy.
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    Re:For anyone who has ever moved... 2009/11/02 16:11:21 (permalink)
    Moved from LA. back to Md. in 1985, no such thing as Tri Tip here, not a good thing!
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    Re:For anyone who has ever moved... 2009/11/03 03:23:51 (permalink)
    Forgot Sheboygan hard rolls.
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    Re:For anyone who has ever moved... 2009/11/03 09:39:55 (permalink)
    Hah! Moving from New Haven: Hard rolls, real appiza, steak sandwiches, pineapple Danish, lobster rolls, fried clams, soft shell crab sandwiches, steamers, pastrami special sandwiches, lasagna with sliced meatball layers, split, grilled Roessler's hotdogs, Foxon Park birch beer, sub sandwiches, pastrami and eggs -- just to name a few things.
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    Re:For anyone who has ever moved... 2009/11/03 09:45:39 (permalink)
    kirstine

    What has been the foods/drinks that you have missed or haven't been quite the same in your new area?
     
    My story is that I moved from the very north of Northern Ireland last February to Edmonton, Alberta.  Don't get me wrong there are some great foods here but I have found myself missing quite a number of things from home which I never expected I would.
     
    First and most obvious...The local fish and chip shop for some deep fried guilt inducing goodness
     
    http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_oQRKXe8Nfus/ScAR0wuqMtI/AAAAAAAAAZA/-l_yDQabayc/s320/fish.jpg
     
    Yellowman candy
     
    http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3278/2588486842_ae05794ab8.jpg
     
    The Ulster Fry complete with soda bread and potato bread
     
    http://www.belfastcitysightseeing.com/citytour/fry.jpg
     
    Wheaten bread
     
    http://webdesign.all-in-one.org.uk/wphlea/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/wheaten1.jpg
     
    Bushmills Whiskey...I can get it here, I just don't like to pay $37 for a bottle when I got it for free at home! lol
     
    http://templewines.co.uk/images/Blowup_JPG_IMAGES/bushmills_blackbush.jpg (has to be Black Bush).
     
    Dulse
     
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palmaria_palmata 
     
    British Cadbury's Chocolate (Cadbury's doesn't quite taste the same here)

    http://www.myenglishpantr...ad_flake_display_l.jpg/
     
    Fentiman's Dandelion and Burdock
     
    http://www.this.is/drgunni/fentimans-dandelion.jpg
     
    I also miss my local Chinese takeaways, the ones here seem to like adding beansprouts to everything! :(
     
    Similarly when I move back to Ireland I'll probably find myself missing foods from here, mainly root beer, pumpkin pie, Tiger Tail ice cream and trips to the Motoraunt for burgers. lol

    I could write volumes on this subject but I have done so to a large extent on these forums already - no sense beating a dead horse here.
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    Re:For anyone who has ever moved... 2009/11/03 21:01:39 (permalink)
    Michael Hoffman

    Hah! Moving from New Haven: Hard rolls, real appiza, steak sandwiches, pineapple Danish, lobster rolls, fried clams, soft shell crab sandwiches, steamers, pastrami special sandwiches, lasagna with sliced meatball layers, split, grilled Roessler's hotdogs, Foxon Park birch beer, sub sandwiches, pastrami and eggs -- just to name a few things.


    I didn't move from New Haven but had a few great trips there this spring and summer.  I am waiting for a business trip there soon so that I can have some more good eats, but it looks as though it may be after the first of the year.  Your post now has me thinking longingly about apizza from Modern and /or Pepe's as well as steamed burgers from Ted's, burgers with cheese skirts from Shady Glenn, and all the hot dog places.  I have to admit the other food on your list sounds pretty good too.
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    Re:For anyone who has ever moved... 2009/11/03 21:05:46 (permalink)
    NC Cheesehead

    From Wisconsin to North Carolina,

    Good Steaks and Prime Rib, Good quality artisan cheeses, artisan beers, good wines from good local vineyards, local reasonably priced "supper clubs"  (all chains or high end places here) ,good bakeries. Also the ability to get a bottle of quality brandy without having to go to a state run liquor store 20 miles away where the selection sucks.

    What did I gain?  Every damn deep fried thing you can imagine along with mushy sides and tons and tons of bbq with nasty vinegar sauce!  Fried chicken too but I like that very much! And I must admit I love good biscuits and gravy.


    Having moved from NC to NY (many years ago), I miss the "every deep fried thing you can imagine along with mushy sides and tons and tons of bbq with nasty great-tasting vinegar sauce" (OK, it may not be everyone's cup of tea) and the "good biscuits and gravy."  This past week I even tried Sylvia's brand black-eyed peas in a can, but they didn't quite do it - not mushy enough and possessed of a strange flavor.

    PS:  Nice concept for a screen name - makes sense to me.
    post edited by Buffalo Tarheel - 2009/11/03 21:06:49
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    Re:For anyone who has ever moved... 2009/11/03 22:57:37 (permalink)
    I've moved around quite a bit, so I have quite a collection of missed foods.

    From the SF Bay Area, where I grew up, I mostly miss ready access to regional Asian foods, particularly authentic Chinese cuisines. Dim sum.

    From Spain I most miss the fresh markets--the freshness, variety, and presentation of fish and crustaceans, hams and sausage, leafy veggies, cheese and olives. I also miss the bar food (tapas, etc.)

    From central New Jersey it's the Italian specialties so popular around the area. In particular, fresh-made (and never frozen) pasta such as pumpkin tortellini.

    From Columbus, OH it's the delicious Middle Eastern foods I used to enjoy at a specific restaurant near downtown. I haven't found such good shwarma since.

    From Western New York it's the Indian food from two restaurants there.

    From the Deep South I most miss the fried chicken, the barbecue, and the preponderance of "meat-and-three" restaurants.

    But here in Milwaukee I have access to many other good things, including some of the best pizza I've ever had.
    post edited by quijote - 2009/11/03 22:59:10
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    Re:For anyone who has ever moved... 2011/07/22 16:03:07 (permalink)
    LA (not the one on the left coast, but the real one) to IN
     
    the list is endless on foods.  Here for something to be cajun it is burnt and liberal seasoning applied. BLECH!!
     
    I think I miss the people and the culture as much as the food
     
    Hey Kirstine you still freezing your arse off up north?
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    Re:For anyone who has ever moved... 2011/07/22 16:41:57 (permalink)
    From France and Belgium, well, everything.  From Boston the seafood.  Miss lobster so much I'm having 3 two-pounders shipped to me next week.  From Alaska, the super fresh halibut.
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    Re:For anyone who has ever moved... 2011/07/22 20:48:07 (permalink)
    from chicago ( skokie ) to palm beach florida, what a mistake  except for the good job
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    Re:For anyone who has ever moved... 2011/07/22 21:11:47 (permalink)
    From Tennessee to Port St Lucie, FL. I should be whipped for complaining about the food in Tennessee compared to this place. Biscuits and gravy, country ham, fried chicken. Some of the pizza is better here though as we have a bunch of New Yorkers and Jerseyites.
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    Re:For anyone who has ever moved... 2011/07/24 13:57:01 (permalink)
    From WV to OH then to Indianapolis:
    WV hotdogs- chili,onions & slaw
    pepperoni rolls
    hot balony sandwiches-making some this week.
    my Mom's cooking.
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