Tuesday, August 31, 2010

A few questions for my non-US readers

I have a question for my non-American readers :)

1. Do you actually have a copy of TJOC? Is it readily available in your country?

2. Do I ever mention ingredients that you are confused by or don't have in your country? I think there are a lot of foods that we take for granted in the US that aren't necissarly sold everywhere. A coworker of my dad told me once that his daughter, who lived in Europe, always wanted them to send barbecue sauce, ranch dressing, and marshmallows.

3. If I have made any ethnic food from that your country is known for, did the TJOC version bear any resemblance to what you are used to? Please answer, I'm very interested.

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  1. Let's see: I live in the UK but was born and raised in Romania, so I can answer for both.

    1. I don't own a copy, but I don't cook much. I'm not sure if it's in bookshops here, as I don't look in that section, but Amazon UK has it. I've never seen it in Romania.

    2. Nope. We have all of those here. Ranch dressing might be harder to find in Romania, but I lived in a small city, so that's probably got more to do with it. No problems finding it in Bucharest. And mmmmmmm, marshmallows.

    3. I don't think you've made anything Romanian, but I don't remember all your posts.

    Hope this helped :D.

  2. I'm Australian :)

    1. I feel awful to admit I've never looked, I will do so.

    2. The things you've mentioned we have but I think there are a few things I've seen on your blog that I wouldn't know where to start looking for, but I don't imagine there'd be much.

    3. My country doesn't really have its own food, beyond lamingtons and pavlova. I don't know that TJOC has recipes for either of those :)

  3. Thanks guys! Believe it or not, I swore TJOC had a recipe for pavlova but it doesn't!

  4. Hi there!

    I live in Holland. I have both the US version as well as a UK version. I use the UK version more, in particular because it has metric units (even though they are directly converted, so a recipe will say you need 126 grammes of flour, but that's fine). Also, the US version seems to have fewer recipes.
    No ingredients you use are unfamiliar, although not all typical US things are available here. Finally, my country does not have many foods that are worth cooking anyway, so any rendition would probably be fine.


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