I'm in the US, a friend in Australia is going through a really rough time after surgery... I'd like to get her something nice delivered. I was thinking a food hamper would be nice. The catch is that she can't have gluten or lactose. Does anyone know a site where I could order a gluten free gift/meal service/fruit basket?
I'm open to other non-food ideas too.
posted by Caravantea
on May 10, 2014 -
In a few month's time, I will be recovering from a c-section whilst wrangling a newborn and a toddler. We don't have family here in Sydney so Mr Jubey and I will be coping alone. I'll be freezing meals in advance to help there but our freezer is only small so I'm looking for a meal delivery service for 4 weeks or so til I recover. Endless takeaway doesn't appeal, nor is it healthy long term. I know of Lite & Easy but that's geared towards weight loss and while (hopefully) breast feeding I will need more calories. Can you recommend a good meal delivery service? No special dietary requirements.
posted by Jubey
on Feb 7, 2013 -
I bought a couple of Twinkies today and just noticed that their expiry date is August 2007. My SO has misgivings about eating something so, well, old. I contend that Twinkies are basically Cold War-era bunker spec foodstuffs. So: Perfectly Fine, or Deadly Poison?
posted by MarchHare
on Aug 3, 2012 -
Is there something like Gilt Taste
that is based in Australia? I'm especially keen on their artisanal sweets and chocolates and cakes.
posted by divabat
on Dec 18, 2011 -
Help me find a relatively cheap, relatively healthy takeaway alternative to greasy fried chicken or chain pizza to feed to groups of volunteers in Haymarket in Sydney. [more inside]
posted by Fiasco da Gama
on Jan 18, 2011 -
What snack foods can I take on the plane (for personal consumption) for a trip from Canada to Australia with a short layover in the USA? [more inside]
posted by nathaole
on Jan 16, 2011 -
"American Thanksgiving" in Melbourne, Australia -- for a few Americans and a bunch of new Aussie friends who have never celebrated, but want to help with the cooking. How should I use the next few days to prepare?
A few of the difficulties: I've never hosted Thanksgiving before, in ANY country. I'm not sure how to best coordinate the pot-luck aspect -- trying to shape a decent team-effort menu would be wise. I'm not even sure where the best place is to buy a turkey.
Bonus points for menu suggestions that add Aussie flair to the American holiday (let's put kangaroo in SOMETHING), or that go over-the-top American (who says we can't have turkey AND bacon cheeseburgers?). [more inside]
posted by adamk
on Nov 21, 2010 -
Is it possible to mail biscotti (purchased in a local bakery in the eastern United States) to Australia? I'm having trouble figuring out if its a banned item AQIS. I have a friend who is craving some and I would like help her out.
posted by buttercup
on Apr 5, 2010 -
My Australian friend sent me a lovely package of Australian goods (Marmite, Vegemite, Aero, Tim Tams, Jaffa, Violet Crumble, Chokito...), and I'd like to reciprocate. But I'm clueless as to what American things are rarities in Australia. Any suggestions of what I can send? FWIW, my friend is in Newcastle, I'm in Los Angeles.
posted by Xere
on Jul 11, 2009 -
What are the cultural barriers to kangaroo meat being a popular food in Australia? [more inside]
posted by GIMG
on Nov 18, 2008 -
AussieExpatFilter: What items (probably foodstuffs) are:
- essentially English
- unavailable in Australia
and could be given to a UK expat in Aus? [more inside]
posted by SpacemanRed
on Oct 5, 2007 -