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    Quote Originally Posted by Kullervo View Post
    New Zealand is famous for meat pies...not exactly the world's healthiest food...and a dessert named pavlova, named after a Russian dancer (presumably she blew the chef who invented it).

    I am taking a crash course for students on traditional European cooking later this year, so if anybody wants to swap greasy, meaty recipes you are welcome.

    I LOVE venison pies. They are kind of a regional specialty...I have fond memories of a particular pie shop where I have gone in the holidays, and after a hard day on the water I would go and buy about three or four pies. Here are the TripAdvisor reviews, which may be useful for anybody who is planning to ever come to NZ: Miles Better Pies, Te Anau - Restaurant Reviews, Phone Number & Photos - TripAdvisor

    Anyway here's a venison pie recipe I've found on the net before and tried out.

    What you need:
    500-600g of Venison (cubed).
    30ml oil
    3 tbsp of flour
    100-200g of mushrooms (cubed)
    2/3 cup beef stock
    1 cup of red wine
    1tbsp tomato paste
    1 tsp fresh thyme
    500g puff pastry sheets (better to have too many than too few)
    milk

    Instructions
    Season the meat with a bit of salt and pepper and brown it in oil.
    Add the flour and stir until browned.
    Add the mushrooms, stock, wine, tomato paste and herbs.
    Bring to boil then simmer on the stove (or stew in the oven) until tender.
    Correct seasoning and consistency and once it's done put the meat in a dish and chuck it in the fridge to cool.
    Line a pie dish with pastry and fill with meat mixture.
    Cover with pastry lid and seal the edges (may need a slit on the top to breathe).
    Brush with milk and bake at 200 degrees celsius for about 30 minutes or until golden.
    Eat! But remember, always blow on the pie.

    Here is the original recipe for anyone who is interested: Venison, Mushroom & Red Wine Pie (I removed the onion and garlic as I always do...they make me gag. I also substituted dry for fresh thyme because fresh thyme is much nicer, and if you can't grow any you can always pick some off the side of the road or something...)
    God I love meat pies. I've only ever had the British (excellent) and American (okay) versions. Will have to try this out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Red Herring View Post
    That's okay. I would have been curious to try it but am not even sure if meat products are allowed through customs. The rebel in me was SOO tempted to send you some Kinder Surprise eggs exactly because they are illegal in the US.

    Why are kinder eggs illegal in the US?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TreeBob View Post
    Why are kinder eggs illegal in the US?
    Choking hazard due to small toy parts, as far as I know. They solved that over here by writing "not for children under 3 years" on the wrapping.
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    I wish kinder eggs weren't illegal in the U.S.
    I really like cats and food.

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    I received my package from ReadingRainbows on my birthday 2 days ago! Nice touch Rainbows
    Don't like my modera... Oh wait, wrong forum. Carry on.

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    Thread merge? international junkfood exchange?

    I'm in Canada too so will exchange with anyone interested in Canadian goodies. Open to receiving from all geographies. As far as junk food goes, we have Coffee Crisp ... Dairy Milk, Smarties (US calls them Rockets but they taste different) and Kit Kat are better here, all-dressed, dill and ketchup potato chips, maple leaf creme cookies, Crush Cream Soda, Canadian Kraft Dinner (mac and cheese in a box, should be the same as US but it's not), Jos Louis snack cakes - um I don't think I could send a BeaverTail or Montreal smoked meat in the mail though hehe.

    Although ... my Dad has a maple bush and taps each spring (about 1200 taps). I could also include real home-grown maple syrup (but I need to check he's getting the little bottles). Tapping is Feb/March, so I'll time my send-outs to coincide with the end of maple season. I make jams and other preserves but will have to check all the rules for this stuff to whatever country I send to. Plus any other local goodies I locate!

    PM me if interested!

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    Sounds like only NZ USA and Canada.
    We have most stuff you have in South Africa eg kinder eggs Lays Maple Syrup ☺

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kambro View Post
    Sounds like only NZ USA and Canada.
    Hey! I'm in Europe!
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    I wanted to mention that in the U.S. and I'm sure other countries they have flat rate international boxes through the U.S. Postal service i think they're like 30 each but to go to europe its easily over 50 with a normal box. and the nice thing about them (i use the domestic ones for in country shipping) is once you buy the box it doesn't matter how heavy it is, because they're not charging by weight.
    In no likes experiment.

    that is all

    i dunno what else to say so

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    Quote Originally Posted by Red Herring View Post
    Hey! I'm in Europe!
    Thats just a red herring

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