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  • Maybe that explains all the torn bags lying around the produce department? From now on, I’ll be watching people take out their aggression on the hapless plastic bags.
  • I do like the fact that Argentina doesn’t use plastic milk bottles. The boxes that UHT comes in would seem more eco-friendly, but are they lined with something that doesn’t biodegrade?
  • (Quote from UK Man)If I didn’t know you were referring to groceries, with the antecedent reference to a fallen arse, I’d swear that the word “tatties” must be naughty slang, and the pronoun “them” must refer to trousers.
  • Do they have someone whose full time job is picking up after the avalanches?
  • Which debacle, Splinter ? The PASO or JAN spilling potatoes all over the Vea? Seriously, it always seems to me that grocery prices track changes in the dollar exchange rate more closely than inflation. My imagination?
  • (Quote from serafina)That’s the bizarre thing. Simplifying the numbers by rounding them, when inflation is approximately 50%, you would expect that over a year, the prices would go up by 50%, not 100% or more. Eight months ago, a liter of Serenissima milk cost 21 pesos, which happened to be the exchange rate for a dollar. What does milk cost today in your Coto or Vea?
  • <groan> I think we need some historical wisdom from Carlos . Please?
  • (Quote from UK Man)Hats off to you, UK Man - In the interest of making yourself understood in Argentina, you didn't confuse her with "kilts." I understand that normally if someone uses the word "skirt" to a Scot, a fistfight might ensue. And BTW, JAN, (“Don't know if anyone here, except Carlos, knows where Scotland is”) We’ve been to Scotland (and if I need to show wanderer bona fides, also to all 5 Scandinavian countries as well) - climbed up to Edinburgh Castle, unsuccessfully hunted for Ness…
  • Why in the HAYULL do they even consider charging a VAT on necessary items like milk, bread, etc? Meds too, I assume.
  • (Quote from UK Man)My very proper Scottish landlady ( from Aberdeen) in Oxford many years ago posted a sign above the roll of toilet paper saying "Please use both sides."
  • There are huge multiple roll packages in the windows of some of the little stores that sell mops, brooms, cleaning products etc. Perhaps the prices in bulk are better than 4-packs sold in grocery stores and pharmacies? I don’t know anything about the quality.
  • Philadelphia?
  • (Quote from JAN)You have to ask?
  • Yep. fmools, I’m practicing @JAN’s zipper pull technique. The bags are onionskin thin -
  • Old habits die hard.
  • Your supermarket sounds much nicer than anything I’ve found in Palermo except Jumbo, which is quite a hike from us. We’re halfway between two Coto stores, one small & crowded, one large and disorganized. Both present a grim experience. Closer is the Vea, formerly Disco, with wilted produce, dripping meats and very little selection of non perishables. A bit farther than all of those is a Disco, where we never seem able to find the items they advertise on special. Our shopping strategy has evolve…
  • ... and it is delicious. The country that gave us the Cheddar Gorge and the village of Cheddar definitely deserves all rights to the cheese! There is “cheddar” cheese made in the US, and it is good, though not at all like the true off-white British cheddar. The orange color of the US version comes from the addition of a vegetable extract called annatto, which is derived from anchiote seeds, and not only adds the characteristic color but also makes the cheese smooth and less likely to crumble. I…
  • From all your posts, I can see that I’m “cheese-näive.” But I’m wondering, UK Man , if you’re talking about Sardo?
  • I’m not much of a fan of the late Charles de Gaulle, but I liked him a little bit more when I read this plaintive quote attributed to him: “How can anyone govern a nation that has two hundred and forty-six different kinds of cheese?“
  • Leave it to Dan Perlman to discover such a place! Thanks, serafina, for posting. My mouth is watering too, and I want to know more. I just emailed them to see what we can learn.