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Re: Forty Supermarket.

Post by Glyphdoctor » Sun Sep 14, 2014 11:23 am

I find that rumi qadim or waset is a good substitute for Parmesan and costs about 1/3 what the real thing does.



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Re: Forty Supermarket.

Post by Who2 » Sun Sep 14, 2014 11:24 am

Quality rather than quantity...:cool:
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Re: Forty Supermarket.

Post by HEPZIBAH » Fri Sep 26, 2014 5:08 pm

It looks like the local authorities are trying to sort out the problems of out of date food and no price tickets on shelves or produce.

(It may read a bit gobblydegook but I'm sure it's not that difficult to get the basic idea of the story.)
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‫#‏خاص‬: مباشر من الأقصر
تمكنت مديرية التموين بمحافظة ‫#‏الأقصر‬ من تحرير 3 محاضر لمحلات تبيع منتجات منتهية الصلاحية، و3 محلات لم يتم الإعلان عن الأسعار بها، وضبط 5 مخابز بها خبز غير مطابق للمواصفات.
كما تم تحرير 3 محاضر أخرى لمخابز تبيع الخبز ناقص الوزن المحدد،، وتحرير 3 محاضر لتجار بيع السلع التموينية لعدم الإعلان عن الاسعار.
Shorter supply frees 17 minutes of stores that sell products expired and other spec # Special: live from Luxor was able to supply the Directorate Prefecture # Luxor edit 3 minutes to shops selling expired products, and 3 shops was not announced prices, and adjust the 5 bakeries bread unplayable.
It was released 3 records of other bakeries sell bread minus the weight limit, and edit 3 minutes to ration goods dealers not to advertise prices. (Translated by Bing)
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Re: Forty Supermarket.

Post by Dusak » Sat Sep 27, 2014 8:02 am

This should cheer up our roving food prices reporter Keefy. :mj: :up
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Re: Forty Supermarket.

Post by Who2 » Sat Sep 27, 2014 11:10 am

The Guinness Four;
Gerald Ronson one of the defendants and a nice Jewish boy..did 6 months in HMP Butlin's...
Gerald Maurice Ronson is a philanthropist and his current positions include Founding Chairman of the Community Security Trust,Vice-President of the NSPCC and President of JCoSS. wiki:
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Obviously this is a classic example of..
"if you can't do the time then don't do the crime"
that other classic "Crime doesn't pay" or "the punishment to fit the crime"
6 months for billions $$$$$
Made his first bit of money by flogging out of date fags, before having a few petrol stations..:cool:
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PS: Almost forgot Supermarkets...
"Did you ever notice that Garages became supermarkets before Supermarkets became garages"
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Re: Forty Supermarket.

Post by Who2 » Sat Sep 27, 2014 11:55 am

Ps: Google Translator : "qui multum non scire" "I do not know that much"
Proper translator: "Not a lot of People know that" "Non multus of populus teneo ut".
Now you know!....:cool:
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Re: Forty Supermarket.

Post by Brian Yare » Sun Sep 28, 2014 2:12 pm

Who2 wrote:Ps: Google Translator : "qui multum non scire" "I do not know that much"
Proper translator: "Not a lot of People know that" "Non multus of populus teneo ut".
Now you know!....:cool:
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Re: Forty Supermarket.

Post by LovelyLadyLux » Sun Sep 28, 2014 5:34 pm

I wonder what bread unplayable is? That super hard make a good hockey puck bread that even soaking doesn't soften?

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Re: Forty Supermarket.

Post by Brian Yare » Sun Sep 28, 2014 5:47 pm

LovelyLadyLux wrote:I wonder what bread unplayable is? That super hard make a good hockey puck bread that even soaking doesn't soften?
The granite stone used in Curling comes to mind.

I find Bread to be eminently playable.

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Re: Forty Supermarket.

Post by LovelyLadyLux » Sun Sep 28, 2014 5:53 pm

Yup - do enjoy Bread from the past. Never goes stale.

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Re: Forty Supermarket.

Post by Brian Yare » Sun Sep 28, 2014 6:07 pm

Glyphdoctor wrote:I find that rumi qadim or waset is a good substitute for Parmesan and costs about 1/3 what the real thing does.
I brought back some of the "rumi" from Abydos in May 2013. It has been in the fridge ever since and I still have enough for about a year.

I use it instead of grating fresh parmesan on pasta, but it is too strong for most other purposes. It is usually preserved under brine. I suspect that it was illegal to import it to the UK and it takes up a lot of fridge space but well worth it IMHO.

[memo to self. get some more this winter in Abydos, but only about 1kg. Tayib was over-enthusiastic on our last trip and got about 3kg from the market!] :eat :eat :eat

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Re: Forty Supermarket.

Post by BBLUX » Sun Sep 28, 2014 7:09 pm

Why go to Abydos to buy Rumi??
It is readily available in any shop which sells cheese in Luxor. We freeze it in the slices and then blitz them with the processor grater and return to the freezer within 5 minutes. Makes it much easier to grab just what you need and it then keeps for months.
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Re: Forty Supermarket.

Post by Brian Yare » Mon Sep 29, 2014 12:26 pm

BBLUX wrote:Why go to Abydos to buy Rumi??
It is readily available in any shop which sells cheese in Luxor. We freeze it in the slices and then blitz them with the processor grater and return to the freezer within 5 minutes. Makes it much easier to grab just what you need and it then keeps for months.
There are various types of Rumi. A like the one that is only found at Abydos. It is soft, and stored under brine.

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Re: Forty Supermarket.

Post by Glyphdoctor » Mon Sep 29, 2014 12:46 pm

Yes, there are different ages of rumi (jadid, waset and qadim) and even at the same age, in different shops it has a different taste. I almost always buy mine from the same shop because I like the taste of the particular kind they have. I have tried other shops where it was a couple pounds cheaper, but it was sort of flavorless so I went back to my regular shop.

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Re: Forty Supermarket.

Post by BBLUX » Mon Sep 29, 2014 2:12 pm

Fair comment. I can accept that you go with the flavour you prefer.

On a similar topic, Feta cheese. Why is it that all that seems to be available here is soft runny stuff? The nearest I can find to a firmer type is President Istanboli. I love the Greek form of Feta which is firm enough to able to cube it up for salad use but a dollop of white slime just doesn't work for me. Is there an alternate way of buying good firm Feta in Luxor?
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Re: Forty Supermarket.

Post by Glyphdoctor » Mon Sep 29, 2014 2:21 pm

Because it is Danish style feta, not Greek.

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Re: Forty Supermarket.

Post by BBLUX » Tue Sep 30, 2014 7:37 am

"Danish Feta

A creamier and smoother variant of the original Greek Feta cheese, Danish Feta (also called Danish White) is made from cow's milk. Though it isn't authentic, the Danish type of feta wins heart over with its mild flavour and ability to be cubed and sliced without crumbling. It is available in classic flavour as well as spiced with various herbs such as garlic, sundried tomatoes and olives. Danish Feta is well suited for salads and can also be served grilled."

So, my question remains, where can I get Feta that CAN be cubed? I even tried freezing before opening but it is still soft.
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Re: Forty Supermarket.

Post by Dusak » Tue Sep 30, 2014 12:29 pm

My friend says she buys the feta cheese in the cartons, three to choose from, 5/6 and 7Le. the 7 being the best quality. If you serve as opened it spreads, but if you compress the cheese allowing the liquid to drain off from the cartons lip, then they cut it into cubes. I don't know if this is the same cheese that you are using. I like cheese, but not feta.
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Re: Forty Supermarket.

Post by Glyphdoctor » Tue Sep 30, 2014 4:22 pm

It may be called feta but it isn't really the same cheese as Greek feta. There is nothing called feta in Egypt that resembles Greek feta. It's all like Danish feta.

If you want something more crumbly like Greek feta, Istambouli has a similar texture. But I don't find the taste equivalent. You just won't find anything like Greek feta, unless you manage to find some imported Greek feta. But I don't recall ever seeing any.

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Re: Forty Supermarket.

Post by LovelyLadyLux » Wed Oct 01, 2014 1:23 am

Am a Cheddar lover myself and after freezing it it crumbles nicely into toppings for melting.

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