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Places to buy British foodstuffs in Chicago
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  • Post #31 - January 31st, 2013, 10:59 am
    Post #31 - January 31st, 2013, 10:59 am Post #31 - January 31st, 2013, 10:59 am
    Papa's Fresh Foods in Palos Heights, in addition to their fantastic $5 half pound burger, sells a variety of Irish and British foodstuffs.

    12207 S. Harlem Ave.
    Palos Heights, IL 60463
  • Post #32 - February 9th, 2013, 6:20 pm
    Post #32 - February 9th, 2013, 6:20 pm Post #32 - February 9th, 2013, 6:20 pm
    Meijer also carries some British foods.
  • Post #33 - March 5th, 2014, 11:34 pm
    Post #33 - March 5th, 2014, 11:34 pm Post #33 - March 5th, 2014, 11:34 pm
    HI,

    While this is not an English foodstuff's source recommendation, this is something perhaps dear to UK cookbook readers: An interview with prolific cookbook writer and home economist Marguerite Patten.

    When war broke out she worked for the Ministry of Food, going out into markets, hospitals and workers’ canteens, giving advice and demonstrations on the clever use of Spam and powdered eggs and encouraging the consumption of protein-rich whale meat while broadcasting thrifty tips on her radio programme, Kitchen Front.

    In 1947 she and Philip Harben were the first cooks on television, pre-dating Fanny Craddock by eight years.

    'We had to make cooking very worthy because we were dealing with rationing.’


    And then there's this from Nicola Humble: The dirtiest cook books I have found in many years searching the shelves of second-hand shops are invariably those by Marguerite Patten, the tireless author of over 160 cook books written in the course of a seventy-year career. I longed to tell her this when I met her at a conference, but I was afraid she might think it an insult. It seems to me a tremendous compliment [because it means that people actually cooked from Ms. Patten’s books!]. ~ Nicola Humble, Culinary Pleasures: Cookbooks and the Transformation of British Food (2005), p. 281n.3.


    I never heard of her before this evening. I miss so much.

    Regards,
    Cathy2

    "You'll be remembered long after you're dead if you make good gravy, mashed potatoes and biscuits." -- Nathalie Dupree
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  • Post #34 - March 6th, 2014, 12:50 pm
    Post #34 - March 6th, 2014, 12:50 pm Post #34 - March 6th, 2014, 12:50 pm
    World Market has a lot of imported foods.
    Toria

    "I like this place and willingly could waste my time in it" - As You Like It,
    W. Shakespeare
  • Post #35 - March 6th, 2014, 5:05 pm
    Post #35 - March 6th, 2014, 5:05 pm Post #35 - March 6th, 2014, 5:05 pm
    toria wrote:World Market has a lot of imported foods.


    That was mentioned previously as Cost Plus.

    I recently visited Mariano's in Wheaton and they have a nice British section as well as other countries/cultures.
    Ms. Ingie
    Life is too short, why skip dessert?
  • Post #36 - March 7th, 2014, 12:52 pm
    Post #36 - March 7th, 2014, 12:52 pm Post #36 - March 7th, 2014, 12:52 pm
    Spencers Jolly Posh British & Irish Foods
    1405 W. Irving Park Rd.
    Chicago, IL 60613
    Phone: (312) 415-6919
    Proper British bangers & bacon made in Chicago by an expat from Yorkshire named Nick Spencer. He has just opened a new shop filled with quality Brit stuff, find out more at: Spencers

    (from The Chicago Tafia Welsh Society)

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