Exotic additions to your pantry

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There was a thread today about the tediousness of a long-term beans and rice diet. If you have a little extra left over from the income tax refund, perhaps you might like to peruse the site of Sultan's Delight. I mean, where else could you find tinned baba ghannouj, Turkish delight, belly dancing attire and music, orange flower water, canned fava beans, and Italian specialties, all in the same place? Common and unusual spices, herbs, beans, grains, nuts, are all here.


"Food from all over the world"

Savor the delights of the Sultan!

Ready to Serve, Mideast Specialties, Graines/Beans, Gifts, Spices, Nuts & Seeds, Cookbooks, Sauces, Olives, Specialty Oils, Sweets, Dried/Candied Fruit, Preserves & Syrups, Kitchen, Italian Specialties, Miscellaneous, Cheese/Dried Meats, Bread/Pastry Dough, Turkish Coffee/Tea, Tahini, Flower Water, Henna - Natural Dye.

-- Old Git (anon@spamproblems.com), May 20, 1999


I'd like an order of Belly Dancers, "to go", please.

-- A. Hambley (a.hambley@usa.net), May 20, 1999.

Do canned ringneck pheasant or cornish hens count?

-- Tim (pixmo@pixelquest.com), May 21, 1999.

It's amazing what you can can at home :-)

-- Tim (pixmo@pixelquest.com), May 21, 1999.

An apt post, Git! Now that I have a basic stash, I've been thinking of what luxury foods I will miss if/when foreign trade is disrupted.

Gonna really miss Italian pine nuts . . . all spices . . . Chilean grapes in the winter . . . Chilean and Australian wine any time . . . German meats . . . bananas . . . etc.

Thanks for the address. Don't know if it will be working next January but might be worth a try if foreign stuff not available locally. Meanwhile I am stashing pine nuts in a corner of the 'fridge - next to the batteries.

-- Margaret (janssm@aol.com), May 21, 1999.

I've also been considering a few luxuries lately, Thankyou for the post. I bought some deluxe coffee today at Costco, I also noticed that they were almost completely out of beans and rice.

-- Michelle (mishee4him@aol.com), May 21, 1999.

Do not, I repeat, Do Not buy your favorite luxury (tempting) items until close to the end of the year, or buy it, get it ready for storage and have someone else hide it. I bought candy including chocolate bars, kisses and Reese's Peanut Butter Balls for storage and they were all gone in a month. The hard candy is still stored. So if you have no will power, or in my case addicted to chocolate, rethink how to keep it in storage until you need it.

-- gilda (jess@listbot.com), May 21, 1999.

For those worried about water (and I know you are in California!), you might think about stocking up on cans of chicken, beef and vegetable stock and tomato juice (always good to cook rice in).

Okay, now I have your attention. . .! Not exotic, but PLEASE don't forget your pets--stock up for them too. Canned goods and many dried foods have the expiration date on the package, or ask the store manager.

-- Old Git (anon@spamproblems.com), May 21, 1999.

Gilda - I'm with you! STORE WHAT YOU are sort of willing to EAT; EAT in extreme moderation and with excessive good nutritional sense WHAT YOU STORE...

Old Git - I have been stockpiling canned cat food and litter for some time, and will start picking up kibble later this summer. Even so, one of my kitties is quite sure that my stash of canned ham and turkey has her name on it! (And don't forget to pick up extra toys. My house is well insulated from all the puff balls and fuzzy mice that have been permanently lost under who knows what!)

-- Brooks (brooksbie@hotmail.com), May 21, 1999.

Gilda, I wrapped my chocolate stash in freezer wrap and slid it in next to the hamburger meat. None of my family is the wiser. (Unless they read this!) Linda

-- newbiebutnodummy (Linda@home.com), May 21, 1999.

The best way to keep people away from your stash of goodies in the freezer is to wrap it in freezer paper and label it "LIVER". No one will touch it.

-- Homeschooling Grandma (mlaymon@glenn-co.k12.ca.us), May 23, 1999.

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