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“Rhubarb Day” celebrated at the Magallanes Expo in Punta Arenas

Monday, January 29th 2018 - 11:06 UTC
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Punta Arenas celebrated “Rhubarb Day” as part of the Magallanes Expo celebrations. Although not original from the extreme south of Chile, rhubarb has long grown and adapted in Magallanes region where it is much valued for its gastronomic and medicinal properties. Read full article


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  • Clyde15

    Maybe they could twin themselves with the rhubarb triangle in Yorkshire !

    Who first brought it to the Punta Arenas area ?

    Jan 29th, 2018 - 12:51 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • MarkWhelan

    Rhubarb is one of the things I most miss since coming to South America.
    I remember as a child stripping the stems and dipping them in sugar. Aaaaah WONDERFUL.
    Unfortunately Brazil is too warm to grow rhubarb and the crowns are almost impossible to get anyhow.
    Oh well back to dreaming about rhubarb tarts, rhubarb pies and rhubarb turnovers.

    Jan 29th, 2018 - 01:10 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

    We have rhubarb in Chile, abet in small garden plantings and it's not too rare to find rhubarb pies available in the south, especially with German influence. I personally love the flavor.

    Jan 29th, 2018 - 05:30 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    It was us..., Vikings...
    The Northern tip of todays America we called “Vinland”
    The Southern tip we called “Rabarberland”
    Honest 'Guv...

    You know one can also use our humble nalca... don't you...?

    Jan 29th, 2018 - 05:40 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Clyde15


    “ During Islamic times, it was imported along the Silk Road, reaching Europe in the 14th century through the ports of Aleppo and Smyrna, where it became known as ”Turkish rhubarb“.[11] Later, it started arriving also via other via the new maritime routes or overland through Russia. The ”Russian rhubarb“ was the most valued, probably because of the rhubarb-specific quality control system maintained by the Russian Empire.[12]”

    Were the Vikings...presumably the Rus... still classed as Vikings in medieval times or had they become civilised by then.

    Jan 29th, 2018 - 08:35 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think


    The very Sassenach language you use to communicate just now..., you learned from us...

    Who's the civilized... huhhhhhhhhh?

    Jan 29th, 2018 - 09:04 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Clyde15

    We learned lowland scots from the Vikings ? We use some old Scandinavian words still BUT the main source of the language is germanic. We also use Dutch, French, Welsh Indian Malayan and words we can pinch from other languages.

    ”It belangs the West Germanic swatch o the Indo-European faimily and hes been ane o the languages o State in Scotland. Its ruits is in the Anglian o Northumbria. Celtic, Scandic and French influences wes strang and its expressive literature includes ane o the first owersets o Virgil’s (Latin) ‘Aeneid’ won intil a modren European tung (1512). Its history canna be richt kent ootwith the context o the linguistic diversity o airly Britain.”

    Doesn't sound particularly Scandiwegian to me

    Jan 29th, 2018 - 09:48 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    ............................................................................ Does to me..., Sonny boy...

    Jan 29th, 2018 - 09:58 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • DemonTree

    The interesting thing I heard is that Icelandic hasn't changed much from the middle ages and it's similar to old English. So someone who speaks both Icelandic and English can read Beowulf in the original.

    It's your own fault for stealing part of the kingdom of Northumbria. ;)

    I think it would have been cooler if Scotland kept speaking Pictish. No one even knows what sort of language it was nowadays.

    Jan 29th, 2018 - 11:30 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Voice

    Read the article earlier...nipped out and bought Rhubarb Crumble and a tin of Ambrosia Devon Custard...
    twas delicious...;-)

    Jan 30th, 2018 - 12:09 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo


    We rhubarb pie lovers are jealous.

    Clyde and DemonTree

    The other thread just closed, so I'll answer here: SIDE wasn't stupid and they began suspecting something wrong. Apparently the double agent disappeared somewhere in Europe. Chile did do a great deal of border harassing by constantly moving ships, armaments and troops to keep them preoccupied. The false intel just amplified the effect of possible aggression.

    Jan 30th, 2018 - 12:23 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    There ain't no “Rhubarb Pie Lovers” in Shile
    There are just a bunch of Prussian “Rhubarb Kuchen Lovers”...
    In Argentina..., on the other hand..., there are real “Rhubarb Pie Lovers”...

    Jan 30th, 2018 - 12:46 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo


    You're correct that the reason why you encounter Rhubarb in the South is because of our German settlers there. Our kuchens are better than yours however...

    Jan 30th, 2018 - 01:14 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    Bunch of Kuchen lovers...


    Jan 30th, 2018 - 01:22 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Clyde15

    By us, did you mean the Argentinians, which I believe is your nationality.

    Sorry to disabuse you BUT it is your opinion against a leading expert in linguistics.

    Which one should I believe ? Difficult not !

    We had this discussion years ago when someone tried to say that English was a romance language. I had to refer him to the standard text book on the subject...used in teaching English in schools -Bradleys Making of English.

    The following is NOT my opinion but factual from a leading expert in linguistics

    He states that “English/Scots were Germanic languages descended from a prehistoric language scholars have called Primitive Germanic or Teutonic.
    Low German is much more like English than High German
    Dutch and Friesian resemble Low German. The Scandinavian languages are also of Germanic origin”

    Basically English is derived mainly from Anglo Saxon with inputs from other languages found in the UK including Norse.

    Back to the subject

    Highly recommended.

    Jan 30th, 2018 - 12:34 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    Me dear lowlander sønnike...

    You say...:
    ”English/Scots were Germanic languages descended from a prehistoric language scholars have called Primitive Germanic or Teutonic... Dutch and Friesian resemble Low German... The Scandinavian languages are also of Germanic origin”... etcetera..., etcetera..., etcetera...

    I say...:
    Absolutely right...
    ................................ And which was the Cruise Line that had the monopoly of transporting all those Proto-Germanic sweet tourists to them British Isles and teaching them locals to speak a civilized language to cater for them tourists since the epic rave at Lindisfarne ...?

    VIKING LINES..., thats who...


    Jan 30th, 2018 - 01:00 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Clyde15

    So the Vikings were Anglo saxons?

    Jan 30th, 2018 - 01:11 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • DemonTree

    Of course not. All the civilised Vikings spoke French.

    Jan 30th, 2018 - 01:24 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think


    Saxons..., Angles..., Jutes...,Danes..., Norwegians/Normans..., icelanders and Swedes... (with some odd Alemanni inbetween:-)

    Jan 30th, 2018 - 01:36 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Clyde15


    As the Goons used to say, rhubarb ,rhubarb, rhubarb

    Jan 30th, 2018 - 05:08 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jack Bauer


    Few years back used to buy rhubarb at the Santa Luzia (Al. Lorena 1471, in the Jardins)...perhaps they still carry it.

    Jan 30th, 2018 - 06:05 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • MarkWhelan

    @Jack Bauer
    Which part of Brazil was that in? I live in Maringá Parana.

    Jan 31st, 2018 - 01:24 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    If it was humble me living in Paraná State and suffering from an acute rhubarb cold turkey..., I would drive to one of the many German towns on the hills of Rio Grande do Sul and buy some...
    Just saying...

    Jan 31st, 2018 - 03:35 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jack Bauer

    Mark, that high-end supermarket is in the middle of Jardim América (just below the Av. Paulista), in the city of São Paulo. It is an affluent neighbourhood, and the supermarket carries quite an extense list of items not available in many others. If you ever come to São Paulo, interesting place to visit.

    Jan 31st, 2018 - 05:14 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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