Wednesday, April 05, 2006

treasure hunt

Here's all the food items not available or hard to find in Zurich. I'll post as I discover sources for or information about any of these items.
  • brown sugar
  • vanilla extract
  • blue food coloring
  • corn tortillas
  • swiss chard
  • turnips


Astrid said...

Ironic that you can't find "Swiss" chard here!

zorra said...

You can find all of them in Migros or Coop.

But what is chardturnips?

tanya d said...

Everyone carries Swiss Chard (a large leaf vegetable like beet greens), but only in season. I was confused because I'm from California where we have almost everything year around. I finally found blue food coloring at the MMM Migros in the Glatt Zentrum - everywhere else only has yellow, green, and pink. I'm pretty sure brown sugar is only occasionally available at the Bahnhofstrasse Globus. The "brown" sugar at Migros and Coop is cane sugar, not molasses sugar. I do have a lead on another source, the tea store across from Cafe Felix. I thought I could only get corn tortillas at El Maiz, but I heard some Coops carry them too so I'll have to try them. Now if they just carried jalapenos, not just those green pepperoncinis, I'd be happy. And turnips - I found them once at the farmer's market. It's a root veggie, not popular here (or anywhere really, I've forgotten why I wanted it). If you've found these things elsewhere, please share.

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