The “Living in the Know” March podcast is now out and this month Lisa from Know-it-all Passport and Catherine from Living in Nyon, discuss where to source expat products in French-speaking Switzerland.
From hunting out American “Texas Pete’s Chicken Wing Sauce” to “Lyle’s Golden Syrup” from Britain, they name shops and websites where you can find such products. They also chat about whether we should simply adapt to the food in the country we live in and forget about buying expat foodstuffs, or whether it’s still OK to taste a bit of “home” from time to time.
In Lisa’s French minute, she teaches Catherine an expression which means “here we go again”.
Links mentioned in the podcast
American Market in Nyon and Geneva
Jim’s British market in Gland and St. Genis-Pouilly
Daniel Muhlemann says
I read your yesterday’s article with interest.
Concerning “Cenovis”, I love to eat it with garlic and butter on white bread … and the UK produces something quite similar, called marmite, see http://www.pomey.com/site/dc/index.php?post/2006/02/10/288-cenovis-marmite-et-vegemite-meme-combat. When I saw it the first time, I thought it means “mermaid”, and was very disappointed afterwards 😉 You can find it in Intermarché.
By the way, do you know “Schabziger” ? That’s a REAL swiss speciality which will certainly not be copied, see http://www.20min.ch/ro/news/suisse/story/Le-Schabziger-f-te-ses-550-ans-et-pue-toujours-autant-11606662. I like it, grated and mixed with butter on a slice of bread.
This was quite a nice exercise of english for me, because I’m not very accustomed any more.
Hello Daniel, thankyou very much for your kind comments, they are much appreciated! No I didn’t know about Schabziger! That sounds very interesting, I will check it out, and who knows, I may write about it one day! Merci Catherine from Living in Nyon.