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January 14, 2007


Donald Pittenger writes:

Only one item today, so it's Bagatelle, singular.

I was examining a cylindrical tin of "Luxury Wafers" someone brought to the Lake Tahoe condo where we're spending the week.

The product line is Royal Dansk ("Quality Since 1966") -- from Kelsen, a Danish company that has a U.S. branch. Here's part of their product line, as snitched from their Web page:

kelsen bisquits.jpg

I haven't sampled those wafers "with delicious chocolate crème filling" because I'm watching my weight.

But I did idly examine the tin. And discovered that this Danish delicacy was made in ... Indonesia!!



posted by Donald at January 14, 2007


Surprise, surprise.

Posted by: susan on January 14, 2007 6:21 PM

Thank god for globalization, I'm sure.
Or instead of buying the cookies it'll be cheaper to slave in the pastry kitchen for 5 years and learn how to bake them.

Also: are you saying indonesians can not learn european recipes? I've heard same sort of argument from a former coworker, a Phillippino who went to school in HonCong: that Chinese sushi-chefs is a contradiction in terms and Americans wouldn't know how to cook Thai dinner.

Posted by: Tatyana on January 14, 2007 7:10 PM

The cooks at most non-Asian restaurants in the United States, regardless of style, are likely to be Latin American. At most Japanese restaurants the workers are Chinese.

Posted by: Peter on January 14, 2007 11:32 PM

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