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    Jan142013

    How to be middle class: feeling a little bit ‘on holiday’ in the world food aisle  

    The food shop is the most boring part of my week. But I have to say that there is one supermarket aisle that I actually kind of enjoy and can easily get a bit lost in. It’s the ‘world foods’ one, and I go down there for this amazing Chinese Aloe Vera juice drink which my friend recommended for IBS, and I just love looking at all the packaging with different languages on and wondering what everything is and what the traditions are behind the stuff.

    You wander in from the bread or the fruit or wherever and there you are suddenly in a Caribbean market and then an Asian supermarket and it’s just fun, like going shopping when you’re on holiday and self catering and trying to work out what’s what. Does anyone else get this sort of holiday buzz from the world food aisle? Or is it a bit wrong of me?

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