Having moved back to Canberra from San Francisco fairly recently, I’ve been having trouble locating some food items I wanted for cooking, so I thought a thread on where people go for their shopping might be helpful. A few of the things I’ve been looking for are:
Parmesan – fresh, real parmigiano-reggiano
Monterey Jack – a white cheese, a bit like cheddar but not sharp, that melts well and is commonly found in California and used a lot in Mexican-style dishes
molasses – I was stunned that this was not available in a standard supermarket, but perhaps it is a very American thing
really, really good bread – I hear great things about the bakery/cafe in Kingston, but I’m in Lyneham and I’d prefer some place in the Inner North
My thought was people could post suggestions for where to buy things, and also lists of what they are looking for, as well as any special deals they run across (like really cheap dried porcini mushrooms, etc.).