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Posted by: speedy, Friday, August 7, 2009, 10:30am
I understand that it is early days but I am disapointed with my swami - reasons - as it is being sold in Europe, England etc I would have thought there would be more English foods shown - it is still very American and quite  large lists of foods given are not available here which is very frustrating. Can we look forward to this being changed at some later date?
Best wishes to all - we keep trying and learning :(
Posted by: Dr. D, Friday, August 7, 2009, 10:49am; Reply: 1
Why not list the foods that you wish to see listed?
Posted by: speedy, Friday, August 7, 2009, 12:20pm; Reply: 2
Thats a good idea - thanks Dr. D. I'm off to the shops now! Just found it frustrating to see such large lists of lovely foods and I am only able to buy three or four in the list - my diet is already quite boring! It  is mainly the fish lists and the live foods I have difficulty with. Another question my weight is fairly normal only by sheer hard work and avoidance of carbs. By nature and eating all the foods I wanted too I would be a stone and a half heavier - would this make a difference to my food lists?
Best wishes
Posted by: Andrea AWsec, Friday, August 7, 2009, 12:26pm; Reply: 3
Probably effect your portion sizes more then the food lists :-/
Posted by: C_Sharp, Friday, August 7, 2009, 2:24pm; Reply: 4
Quoted from speedy
It  is mainly the fish lists and the live foods I have difficulty with.


Fish are a problem. Even in the states local names are not consistent. As you go around the world much variation in fish names are noted.

Some local fish are not in the database. But others are there and one just needs to convert local names to the names that are in the database. Most of the food names in SWAMI come from a USDA listing.

Here are some sites to help convert the fish names to what is used locally.

http://www.fishbase.org
http://www.sea-ex.com/fish/names1.htm
http://www.arkive.org/british-species/fish/
http://www.cfsan.fda.gov/~frf/rfe0.html#cname
http://www.marine.csiro.au/caab/fish_names_list.pdf


Posted by: C_Sharp, Friday, August 7, 2009, 2:37pm; Reply: 5
Here is a short list of "American" food names and their British equivalents.

http://ashy-macbean.com/vegetarian-stuff/vegetarian-dictionary-am.htm
Posted by: speedy, Friday, August 7, 2009, 3:02pm; Reply: 6
Thank you C_ Sharp - the web sites you sent are SO useful - a big thank you ;D :)
Posted by: Lola, Friday, August 7, 2009, 3:12pm; Reply: 7
also
http://er4ytuk.multiply.com/journal/item/90
Posted by: speedy, Friday, August 7, 2009, 4:49pm; Reply: 8
Thank you Lola - I love this site - everyone is so helpful and enthusiastic :)
Posted by: Lola, Friday, August 7, 2009, 9:33pm; Reply: 9
shows you what eating right does to us all!! ;D
Posted by: Henriette Bsec, Friday, August 7, 2009, 9:38pm; Reply: 10
Thanks very helpful  :D
- even for me as a Dane

I have had lots of trouble with the fishes
Posted by: Victoria, Saturday, August 8, 2009, 12:12am; Reply: 11
Eating right improves everyone's dispositions "big time"!   ;D :K)
Posted by: speedy, Sunday, August 9, 2009, 7:54am; Reply: 12
http://er4ytuk.multiply.com/journal/item/90

This site doesn't seem so good Lola - almost no activity - :'(
Posted by: Lola, Sunday, August 9, 2009, 10:39pm; Reply: 13
just so you check the translations on the different foods, nothing more.
Posted by: speedy, Monday, August 10, 2009, 4:27pm; Reply: 14
OK! ;D
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