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    Quote Originally Posted by scipio View Post
    ... Europeans and Americans view food, how they eat it, buy it and relate to it in a totally different way.
    This is quite true in my experience as well.
    Even the stores are set up "healthier" and food is priced differently.
    Candy is expensive in Denmark and tucked back in the store, but their organic tomatoes and carrots were high quality, up in the front of the store and cheap.

    That said it's still possible to eat well on not too much money.
    Our food prices are probably the highest in the country and I eat pretty much zero processed food.
    In fact, after i finish up some work (read: drink more coffee and screw around online) i'm going to the farmer's market.
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    I just picked up a bag of 30 (small) Avocados for $5.
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    ... so a lot of you do NOT cook simple meals - like making pizza, baked beanz, etc - by yourself? And I am not talking 'bout using microwave stove and that.
    I even make mayonnaise by myself, because I don't like that shitstuff inside for no reason, and for the better taste of course.

    (I've never been to the US, never left Continental Europe.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by goodlun View Post
    I just picked up a bag of 30 (small) Avocados for $5.

    That's cheap!

    We have these, but they're a bit more expensive than that unless you have a tree.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vorpal View Post
    I make Annie's organic Mac and cheese for my kids. The reason these companies make crap food is because people buy it. Simple as that. Buy simple ingredients and learn how to cook people. Eat healthy. Thanks Pat.
    It's more than just people buying it. US has become Walmartized way more than the rest of the world.

    The choices aren't really easy to make. It drives me a little crazy that one can buy a well built toaster in London that is made in England, while in the US there are only Chinese crap imports.
    "Preparing mentally, the most important thing is, if you aren't doing it for the love of it, then don't do it." - Benny Urquidez
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    I think i can attest to that as a european. I'm from Belgium and we call ourselves bourgondians. It were the rulers of medieval Belgium for awhile and they we known for having this lush lifestyle of feasts with plenty of alcohol and good food. It isn't now about living this party lifestyle but really enjoying good food. Not meaning fancy it could be just mashed patatoe's and meatballs but just properly made. (offcourse the drinking also hasn't left.)

    And i think it's also true about the premade meals. I'm 22 and i live in a dorm kinda setting with a kitchen. Last week was the first time ever i ate premade meals. Didn't really have time to cook with my exams so i took those and they taste like ****, in my opinion. So probably last time that i take those thing. Not that i'm a superchef, i just as easily buy a simple pizza to put into the oven but it's still a cultural thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scipio View Post
    I regularly visit the US (as well as other parts of Europe)
    Dammit, I knew my maps were all out of date.
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    Quote Originally Posted by patfromlogan View Post
    It's more than just people buying it. US has become Walmartized way more than the rest of the world.

    The choices aren't really easy to make. It drives me a little crazy that one can buy a well built toaster in London that is made in England, while in the US there are only Chinese crap imports.
    But my Chinese crap import toasts bread just fine. Sure, I could spend more on a better toaster, but why would I?
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    But my Chinese crap import toasts bread just fine. Sure, I could spend more on a better toaster, but why would I?
    Because the crap toaster will stop working in a year? Oh well. $10 for a new one. Repeat this a few times and you've actually saved money buying the nicer toaster.

    Plus the nice toaster will double as a bludgeon in a pinch without loss of toaster functionality.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vieux Normand View Post
    Dammit, I knew my maps were all out of date.
    I still see the America's as a French,English, Spanish and Portuguese colony. We are just letting you rule yourselves for a while.
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