Below you will find ingredients, products, gadgets, and housewares that I really like. If you click on the image and/or the product name, you will be linked directly to the source so you can make it yours. This list will be continually modified (I have more recommendations than time) so check back often. Bon marché !
sel de Guérande
This is my favorite salt. It is large, coarse, and grey.
King Arthur Flour
I love the flour from King Arthur. I use their whole wheat flours all the time. The unbleached all-purpose flour is my U.S. choice for making croissants. They have an extensive selection online.
Pegaus Fillo Dough
This is the best phyllo dough I have seen in the U.S. It is silky, smooth, and thin. It stores well in the refrigerator. It comes in pistachio as well as regular and country style.
I usually so not like store-bought ketchup, but this one is good. Not too sweet, a little tangy. Yum !
Italian Tomato Powder
When your flavor profile needs a little tomato boost but you do not want the moisture of tomatoes.
piment d’espelette AOC
This is ground from the espelette pepper from the Basque region of France. I use it in everything. Everything. It can be puchased in a piment, purée or gelée form.
Vinaigre Xeres 7
This is a sherry vinegar made from white wine produced in the Jerez de las Frontera in the Andalusia region in Spain. I use sherry vinegar in salads, with vegetables, soups, meats and seafood.
GALATEO & Friends
Aceto Balsamico di Modena
Rich and thick basalmic vinegar. This first time I had it was at Chèvre d’Or in Eze. They served it was foie gras and strawberry jam. It is delicious on its own. Perfect to finish dishes with. Use with cheese, salads, sweet and savory dishes. The secret is out.
Truffle & Salt
This is my favorite truffled sea salt with black truffles.
Amora Moutarde de Dijon
I love this mustard from Dijon. Perfect for sandwiches, salad dresssings, and meats.
This is great honey. Mix it in yogart, spread it on toast, or put it in your pain d’épice.
arôme fleur d’orange
This orange blossom water is perfect for baking. Add it to cookies, beignets, cake, etc.
organic blackstrap molasses
Rich and dark molasses. Good for bread.
Edmond Fallot Graines de Moutarde de Bourgogne.
The best mustard seeds. Use in potato salads, slaws, with meats…
LaFitte foie gras de oie ou carnard
Goose or duck foie gras pâté.
Zest the beans into your baked goods. The flavor is distinct and a great substitute for vanilla extract. Used by bakers in France for many desserts. Wonderful with chocolate, in cookies, in cakes.
boules au miel
Kervalé. Balls of honey. Hard exterior with creamy honey interior. Great for tea.
Sugar Tower by Can à Suc. Great sugar creations for coffee and tea service.
Le Lomo blanc Bellota-Bellota, Le jambon Bellota-Bellota, La paleta Bellota-Bellota, and Le volcan Bellota-Bellota.
Amazing cured products from the pata negra. Nuttty and rich flavor due to pigs eating chestnuts.
TOOLS & PRODUCTS
“Captain Catchup” Ketchup bottle
Seriously, how fun is this ketchup bottle?
arcylic cheese containers
These stylish boxes are good for short storage in the refrigerator to minimize odors. Three sizes for your: Relochon, Camembert and Coulommier cheeses. Nice gift for the cheese lover.
Silicone Magnetic Trivet
I love these things. When you cannot find a trivet or hotpad, these silicone trivets have magnetic bottoms that stick to your refrigerator and then you put them on your pan then you can place the pan directly on the table or counter and the trivet moves with the pan. Can stand heat to 500 degrees Fahrenheit.
bamboo forks, skewers, pinchers, spoons for appetizers, brochette stick
(mise en bouche (fourchette), mise en bouche (pince “Finger food”), mise en bouche “Cuillere”)
Serving items that are great for appetizers at parties.
FOOD-INSPIRED PRODUCTS OUTSIDE THE KITCHEN
shower gel, body scrub, hand lotion, lip gloss
These shower products come in a variety of flavors including basil, and lemon, watermelon and cucumber, hazelnut and chocolate, coconut and vanilla, and pecan and honey. Reasonably priced.
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