My trusty curmudgeon, who cheerfully allows me to insult him, thus belying my character assessment of him, has pounced upon another shopping list, this time from the inner western suburb of Leichhardt, which sounds like an interesting part of Sydney: “Leichhardt is a residential suburb best known as the hub of Sydney’s Italian community. Norton Street and Marion Street buzz with cafes, trattorias and bakeries, and thousands of people visit the annual Italian Festa food festival, every October. The Italian Forum is an open-air shopping mall with designer fashions and Tuscan architecture. Small bookshops, indie cinemas and cosy wine bars add to the European vibe.” Can you get good coffee there, M’Lord?
The list he found was all crumpled and neglected in the bottom of a shopping trolley, and looked like this when he got it home.
M’Lord, being a tidy bloke, smoothed it a bit and stuck it down to take this photo for us.
So, what can we decipher from this offering, aside from the fact that there seems to be more than one contributor to the list.
Apple (?) mousse, crossed out, is there even such a thing as apple mousse?
Turkey, ham jam (which might be 2 items, but might be a new food stuff we haven’t heard about before). It’s also crossed out, which can mean the writers either changed their mind or realized they had some in the fridge already.
Couscous, nurofen, apples, cucumber, lettuce, tomatoes (2 of them), sweet baby …. what the heck is that word!?
Pro chef non stick oil (I found out this is a canola spray), smoked paprika, cinammon (sic) sticks, milk, Huggies wipes (aha, is there a baby in the household?), crackers, twice. Was that a little brain slippage, or does it indicate “Get 2 kinds of crackers”, or what?
Cheese, chicken and pork as protein sources, and then soft cheese. Potatoes, capers, sourdough, rocket, olives and pears to round off the purchases.
And, I like the jaunty design on the list paper.
Thanks again, faithful list finder.
Edited to add: Well, I found both Sweet Baby Rags and Sweet Baby Rays online! One is clothing, the other is BBQ sauce!!! The things I find out, thanks to my readers and commentors.