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  • The fact that British supermakrets stock foods that are out of season is part of the reason why the quality is so poor. If something fresh like fruit has to come from the other side of the world, it's probably been picked far before it's ripe, and it's a robust easy to move variety, and that's part of the reason why food is so tastless.

    If you buy from a real market or direct from the grower, the food is MUCH fresher, and hence has real taste.

    A good home made curry is great fun, as is freshly made Naan b

    -- "It's not magic, it's work..."
    • It's a tradeoff. Certainly food brought in from long distances isn't as-good as local stuff. However it's better than not having it at all. Frankly I'd rather not have to drive all over KW trying to find the right ingredients. Supermarkets here have a long way to go to catch up with the quality and variety of foods available in the UK.
      • Supermarket in your part of Canada must be utterly awful then. British supermarkets are pretty terrible, the fruit and veg is dull and devoid of flavour, and it's hardly cheap. Any half decent independent green-grocer has a better range of goods, at better prices, and significantly better quality. The snag is that there aren't many left...

        I always find the French supermarkets MUCH better than their British equivalents. They offer much more than their British counterparts, and the French are not as easily fobbed of with unrip rubbish as the British are, so the quality is better, and natutrally the price is better too.

        Some things keep well, but to be honest I'd rather have seasonal variety and decent food, than bland always available produce. I'd rather have ripe fresh strawberries in July, hard flavourless ones in February.

        -- "It's not magic, it's work..."