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need some suggestions for food treasures to try on site or to bring back from april London trip

Wyenot Feb 9, 2012 03:56 PM

will be hitting borough market and Neal's Yard any other suggestions, ref cheese, and other british specialities? Sigh, ginger beer does not fly well..... but I am open too annything from jellies to fun pantry staples etc


I live to eat and only feed people I like or want to know better.....

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    Harters Feb 10, 2012 02:25 AM

    Of course, the taking home of "specialities" will be conditioned by where you are from and, therefore, what might be regarded as a British speciality. Your home country's import regulations will also be a factor - for example, if you are from the EU, you'll know that you can take back pretty much anything you want.

    You might want to look at the food departments of the high end stores - like Harrods and Fortnum & Mason. That said, when I travel, I'm always interested to look round the normal supermarkets .

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    1. re: Harters
      Wyenot Feb 10, 2012 08:47 AM

      Yes too true-- I am from Canada-- and yes I love exploring local food stores and even hardware stores when I travel..

    2. Delucacheesemonger Feb 10, 2012 09:02 AM

      For me the following:
      Gentleman's Relish-wonderful anchovy base you smear on bread like Vegemite
      Wilkin Tawny, Frank Cooper Vintage, or other well made marmelades, l like the thick sliced fruit better.
      Neal's Yard-They can easily pack for travel any of their products, my pick would be Stichelton blue

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      1. re: Delucacheesemonger
        Harters Feb 10, 2012 09:34 AM

        Certainly Stichelton if the OP likes a blue - made in similar style to a Stilton, I think it knocks the socks off Neals Yard's Colton Bassett Stilton.

        For comparitive rarity value, I'd also suggest the Sparkenhoe Red Leicester (some of which sits in my kitchen as we speak) and/or the Smarts Single Gloucester.

        As you're going to Borough, do try the Bourne's Cheshire - it's the finest Cheshire cheese you'll ever come across

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