French Classics

Pérard Fish, Crab, Lobster, Salicorne Soups, and Salicornes

Like bouillabaisse, Pérard soup has humble origins. During World War II, Serge Pérard made fish soups from unwanted scraps left at the end of the market in the fishmongers hall of Boulogne sur Mer, the leading fishing port of France. Over the years, he perfected his recipe. In 1963, Pérard noticed that there was no fish restaurant in nearby Le Touquet, itself a considerable fishing port, so he opened Restaurant Pérard and placed at the top of the menu his fish soup from the war years, improving it with ingredients, like saffron, that were unaviailable during the war. So popular was his soup that customers wanted to take it home. By 1964 Pérard had opened a small factory to produce the soup. In 2001 the Restaurant Pérard was sold, but the fabrication of the soup continued and diversified. In 2010, the fish soup became the first in France to receive the coveted "Label Rouge," the red label bestowed on products of superior quality. The soup contains a minimum of 40% fish, including at least five different varieties fished in the North Atlantic waters off Boulogne. Crab from the northeastern Atlantic comprises 26% of the crab soup, enriched by fish (10%) from local waters and seasoned with a blend of garlic, anis, star anis, fennel, pepper, and thyme. The rich lobster soup is made with 26% lobster meat and 10% fish, all taken from the Atlantic waters around Boulogne-sur-Mer, seasoned with just the right mix of garlic, anis, star anis, fennel, pepper, and thyme. Salicornes are a succulent plant that grows in salt marshes. "Not quite a vegetable but not quite a seaweed," as Clotilde of Chocolate & Zucchini so aptly puts it, salicornes (marsh samphire or glasswort) are harvested, by hand, at low tide in summer time, and the tender long tendrils are used raw in salads or cooked. These salicornes are pickled, and like cornichons they are used as an accompaniment to any platter that needs a little zing. The salicorne soup contains 22% salicornes. It contains no preservatives, aromas, or artificial colorings. In taste, it resembles an extra-flavorful spinach soup.
Fish Soup Crab Soup Lobster Soup Lobster Soup Salicornes
Pérard · Fish soup · 446ml (15 fl oz) · $7.00 · To order
Pérard · Fish soup · 850ml (29 fl oz) · $10.20 · To order
Pérard · Crab soup · 850ml (29 fl oz) · $11.80 · To order
Pérard · Lobster soup · 850ml (29 fl oz) · $12.50 · To order
Pérard · Salicorne soup · 850ml (29 fl oz) · $12.80 · To order
50% OFF Pérard · Salicornes · 446ml (15 fl oz) · Best by 11/30/14 · $7.40 $3.70 · To order

Duck Confit / Confit de Canard

Rougié Duck Confit A specialty of Gascony, confit is a time-honored method of preserving meat by salting it and cooking it slowly in its own fat. The cooked meat is then packed into a crock or pot and covered with its cooking fat, which acts as a seal and preservative. The beauty of this duck confit from Rougié is that all the hard work is done for you. All you have to do is to heat it and enjoy! You can also use this tender confit to prepare a cassoulet, or roast it with cep mushrooms for confit à la basquaise, with fried potatoes for confit à la béarnaise, or with sorrel for confit à la périgourdine.

Rougié · Duck confit, 4 legs · 1.5kg (53 oz) · $46.00 · To order


Rougié Pâté, Rillettes, and Terrine

Duck and Pork Pâté with Orange Périgord Terrine
Duck Rillettes
A trio of excellent duck and pork spreads. The pâté is made with pork, duck, and orange. The terrine is made with 20 percent duck foie gras, as well as pork, duck meat, and duck liver, flavored with port wine. The duck rillettes are notably lean compared to other rillettes. All pâtés and terrines should be serve chilled. Accompany with toast and cornichons or pickled onions. All three spreads are produced by Rougié in Canada.
You will find as many different pâtés as there are regions of France, each reflecting the cuisine and ingredients of the area. Pâté from Chartres is made with partridge, pâté from Pithiviers with lark, pâté from Pézénas with mutton, pâté from Corsica with blackbirds, and pâté from Dieppe with sole.

Rougié · Duck & pork pâté with orange · 80g (2.8 oz) · $5.30 · To order
Rougié · Périgord duck rillettes · 80g (2.8 oz) · $6.80 · To order
Rougié · Périgord terrine · 80g (2.8 oz) · $8.00 · To order

Duck Liver Mousse / Mousse de Foie de Canard

Rougié Duck Liver Mousse Rougié Duck Liver Mousse with Truffles Made with duck foie gras, these mousses provide an elegant yet economical alternative to pure foie gras. Serve chilled.

Rougié · Duck foie gras mousse (50% foie gras) · 320g (11.2 oz) · $28.00 · To order
Rougié · Duck foie gras mousse (50% foie gras) with 2% truffles · 320g (11.2 oz) · $32.50 · Available Date Unknown.

Cassoulet

Cassoulet What bouillabaisse is to Marseille, cassoulet is to the Southwest of France: the subject of endless and spirited debate. Everyone agrees about the foundation, white beans cooked with fat, garlic, and herbs; this base gives the beloved dish its smooth texture and rich, creamy flavor. But the meats used to garnish the dish vary by region. In Toulouse, preserved goose or duck (confit d'oie ou de canard), mutton, and Toulouse sausage are essential ingredients; in Castelnaudary, pork and goose are the meats of choice; and in Carcassonne, mutton and partridge are de rigeur. Whatever the ingredients (these and other variations work equally well, to our mind), a homemade cassoulet is a labor of love, and many hours (Julia Child recommends two to three days!). If you are pressed for time, you will be pleased to discover this ready-made version from Elevages Périgord. Produced in Canada, this cassoulet contains two pieces of duck confit and two sausages per jar. Just warm it in the oven or stovetop and enjoy. To open the jar, lift the metal clasp and with a scissors, snip off the small plastic tongue. This should release the vacuum seal and allow you to open the jar easily. If it does not, insert a small knife or screwdriver at the point where you snipped off the tongue and twist gently.

Elevages Périgord · Cassoulet · 850g (30 oz) · $44.50 · To order


Duck Foie Gras / Foie Gras de Canard

Duck Foie Gras A specialty of Gascony, foie gras is one of the world's great gastronomic delicacies. This fully cooked foie gras has a wonderfully rich flavor and silky smooth texture. To serve, chill for 24 hours, remove from refrigerator, and let stand for 30 minutes. Serve atop toast points or French bread; slicing the foie gras rather than spreading will preserve its unique texture.

Elevages Périgord · Bloc of Canadian duck foie gras · 130g (4.6 oz) · $25.50 · Available in the fall.
Elevages Périgord · Bloc of Canadian duck foie gras · 310g (11 oz) · $43.00 · To order

Elevages Périgord Pate and Rillettes

Duck Rillettes
Périgord Pâté with Duck Foie Gras

The Périgord pâté contains pork, pork liver, duck foie gras, duck meat and duck fat. The duck rillettes are made with duck, duck fat, and duck foie gras. The Elevages Périgord rillettes are produced in Canada. Serve chilled.

Elevages Périgord · Périgord pâté · 88g (3.1 oz) · $9.50 · To order
Elevages Périgord · Duck rillettes · 88g (3.1 oz) · $9.50 · To order

Hénaff Pâtés/Pâtés et Rillettes Hénaff

Hénaff Pâté Pork Rillettes
Hénaff Countryside Pâté Hénaff Liver Pâté
The blue tin is unmistakable. The famous Pâté Hénaff is a traditional food stuff in Brittany and beyond; the recipe dates back 100 years. It is made of pork (96%), spices, and a certain "je ne sais quoi," whose secret is jealously guarded by the Hénaff family. Hénaff uses fresh meat reared in the neighborhood and includes the best morsels of pork, like the hams and fillets, to produce a pâté with an exceptionally fine texture and unfogettable taste. It's aged six weeks before selling. Other pork spreads from Hénaff include pork rillettes, which are are made with choice morsels of fresh pork; they contain no coloring, preservatives, or additives. The Hénaff pâté de campagne is inspired by "fourmaj rouz," a traditional Breton pâté made of coarsely chopped fat and lean, liver, and egg white; it contains no coloring or phosphates. The excellent Hénaff liver pâté is made with pork liver (34%) and other good ingredients (whole milk, whole eggs).

Hénaff · Hénaff pâté · 153g (5.4 oz) · $6.40 · To order
Hénaff · Countryside pâté · 130g (4.5 oz) · $3.80 · To order
Hénaff · Liver pâté · 130g (4.5 oz) · $3.80 · To order
Hénaff · Pork rillettes · 127g (4.5 oz) · $5.60 · To order

French Sauerkraut / Choucroute

ChoucrouteChoucroute Choucroute is most closely associated with Alsace, but it is a staple of brasseries, especially in Paris, where an order of choucroute will conjure a heaping platter of sauerkraut topped with a variety of sausages and various cuts of pork, with boiled potatoes on the side. Delicately seasoned, cooked with wine, its bitterness tamed by the addition of smoked bacon pieces and goose fat, the French version of sauerkraut has little in common with its American cousin. If you've been longing to make your own authentic choucroute platter, try one of these sauerkrauts from Andre Laurent; simply add whatever sausages and meats you find handy (choucroute is nothing if not accommodating and versatile.) The choucroute in the tin is cooked with 2% lardons (smoked bacon pieces) and champagne (0.5%); the choucroute in the glass jar is made with the tender heart of the cabbage (coeur de chou), and seasoned with onions, duck fat (1%), lardons (1%), champagne, garlic, thyme, cumin, juniper berries, and pepper.

André Laurent · Sauerkraut, can · 810g (28.6 oz) · $6.60 · Available Date Unknown.
André Laurent · Sauerkraut, heart of cabbage, jar · 600g (21.2 oz) · $7.60 · Available Date Unknown.

Snails / Escargots

Burgundy Snails Of the 116 edible species of snails, Helix pomatia are considered the best, and the ones harvested in Burgundy are the most popular among gourmets. These already cooked snails are quite easy to prepare: just bake them in a beurre d'escargot, also called beurre à la bourguignonne (butter, shallots, parsley, and garlic). These snails are extra large (18 snails per 125g can).
During the Christmas season, Parisians alone consume an estimated 20 tons of snails.

Escal · Burgundy snails, extra large, 1 1/2 dozen · 125g (4.4 oz) · $9.30 · To order
Escal · Burgundy snails, extra large, 3 dozen · 250g (8.8 oz) · $17.00 · To order
Dutruy · Burgundy snails, extra large, 6 dozen · 500g (17.6 oz) · $32.00 · To order

Salt Cod Purée / Brandade de Morue

Salt Cod Brandade A dreamy purée of salt cod, olive oil, and milk (or cream), brandade has its historical roots in Languedoc, and is especially associated with Nîmes. Most likely, the 16th and 17th century Basque fishermen who returned from the northern seas with boatfuls of salt cod exchanged some of their load for fresh salt from Languedocian salt beds, and Nîmes, a flourishing city since Roman times, was the center of this trade. You can make your own brandade, by soaking salt cod overnight, changing the water three times; poaching the de-salted fish for eight minutes; then gently stirring (brandade comes from the Provençal word brandar to stir) the fish alternately with heated olive oil and milk to achieve a smooth paste, taking care not to destroy the fibers of the cod, which give brandade its characteristic consistency. Or you can use this ready-made brandade from Casabel (salt cod 32%, vegetable oil, and milk). Serve it on toast or with potatoes; garlic and truffles are sometimes added, depending on the region.

Casabel · Salt cod brandade · 190g (6.7 oz) · $9.40 · To order

Sardines and Sardines Fillets / Sardines et Filets de Sardines

Sardines Sardine Fillets in Olive Oil
Sardine Fillets in Olive Oil and Lemon Sardine Fillets in Mustard Sauce
Sardine Fillets in Olive Oil and Lemon
From Dournanez in Brittany comes this wonderful assortment of sardines. The best-seller is the beautiful red tin of whole sardines in extra virgin olive oil (with bones and skin): "perfect-fresh smelling, mild tasting [and] firm" according to the Sardine Society, "Exactly the type of tin one brings on a proselytizing mission to convert the Sardine-averse." Or you can try one of three sardine fillets: in extra virgin olive oil, in extra virgin olive oil and lemon, or in sunflower oil with smoke flavoring. The sardines de garde are vintage sardines, aged for 12 months in high-quality olive oil. All in all, is there a tastier way to get your Omega-3s?

Connétable · Whole sardines in olive oil · 115g (4.1 oz) · $5.80 · To order
Connétable · Sardines de garde in olive oil · 115g (4.1 oz) · $8.30 · Available in the fall.
Connétable · Sardine fillets in olive oil · 100g (3.5 oz) · $5.20 · To order
Connétable · Sardine fillets with olive oil & lemon · 100g (3.5 oz) · $5.20 · To order
Connétable · Sardine fillets smoked flavor · 100g (3.5 oz) · $5.20 · To order

Tuna / Thon Germon

Tuna Tuna The firm flesh and fine taste of thon Germon, or white tuna, make it highly sought after by tuna-lovers. Packed in olive oil and salt.

Connétable · White tuna in olive oil · 80g (2.8 oz) · $5.60 · To order
Basset · White tuna in olive oil · 80g (2.8 oz) · $5.60 · To order

Smoked Cod Liver / Foie de Morue Fumé

Smoked Cod Liver Smoked cod liver, or foie de morue fumé, is very popular in France and can be found in every grocery store. Also known as the foie gras of the poor, cod liver is usually served on bread or toast. (Product of Denmark.)

Officer · Smoked cod liver · 120g (4.23 oz) · $3.70 · To order

Smoked Herring Fillets / Filets de Harengs Fumés

Smoked Herring Fillets Harengs pommes à l'huile, herrings with warm potato salad, is one of our all-time bistro favorites, but it's easy to make at home. Take these smoked herring fillets, remove the skin (optional), and place them in a flat dish. Add one onion (sliced as finely as you can), one carrot (ditto), fresh thyme, a bayleaf, and pepper. Cover with oil and marinate in the refrigerator for 6-24 hours. Boil the potatoes, peel them, and slice them. Serve herring mix atop the still-warm potatoes. Top with the marinade and garnish with chopped parsley for color. The herrings are preserved in vegetable oil and their own juice. (Product of Germany.)

Ruegenfisch · Smoked herring fillets · 190g (6.7 oz) · $3.75 · To order

Black Winter Truffle Pieces / Morceaux de Truffes Noires d'Hiver

Black Winter Truffle Pieces Black winter truffles (tuber melanosporum) are the most aromatic and thus the most prized of the 70 varieties of truffles. Impossible to cultivate, this subterranean fungus grows near the roots of certain trees (primarily the oak but also chestnut, hazelnut, and beech trees); they are found by truffle seekers (truffiers) working with dogs (or sometimes pigs) trained to sniff them out. With truffle pieces, you get the same amount of heady truffle flavor without the exorbitant cost of whole truffles (and you were going to cut them up to use in your recipe anyway, weren't you?)
Next time you're in Paris, be sure to stroll by La Maison de Truffes on the Place de la Madeleine: the smell is intoxicating, even from the sidewalk. You can also visit the Ecomusée de la Truffe in Sorges (Dordogne), which features exhibits in French and English and a unique walk through truffle territory.

Pébeyre · Truffle pieces, jar · 12.5g (0.44 oz) · $56.00 · To order



Olives, Tapenades, and Cornichons

Nyons Olives AOC

Nyons Olives The Tanche olive is unique to southern part of the Drôme, and "Nyons" is the name given to the Tanche olives grown in and around the charming town of Nyons. Distinguished by their large pits, sweet meaty flavor, and lack of bitterness, Nyons olives are special enough to have earned their own AOC, or Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée (the French system for designating and controlling the geography and quality of wines and other products). The skin of Nyons olives is finely wrinkled, because they are harvested in December, after the ripe olives have begun to shrivel a bit with the cold. You can eat them straight from the jar or use them to make a tapenade, an olive purée, or a variety of hot dishes, like Patricia Wells's pintade de la Drôme aux olives de Nyons (Bistro Cooking, p. 183).

Nyonsolive · Black Nyons olives AOC · 230g (8.1 oz) · $8.80 · To order

Brunel Olives

Green Picholine Olives Lucques Olives
The olive has been a mainstay of Provençal cuisine for centuries. Perhaps the most famous of French olives, the picholine is medium-green with a shiny skin and firm flesh. Cultivated in the South of France, in Provence and Languedoc, these crispy olives have a "green" taste with a hint of pistachios. From the Hérault region in the south, the Lucques ia an exlusively French olive distinguished by its light nutty taste, meaty flesh, crescent shape, and bright green color.

Brunel · Green Picholine olives · 200g (7 oz) · $5.90 · To order
Brunel · Lucques olives · 200g (7 oz) · $6.90 · To order

Barral Olives

Green Picholine Olives Nicoise Olives Green Picholine Olives
Black Olives with Provençal Herbs Lucques Olives
Rooted in Nice, on France's famous Côte d'Azur, the Barral family has been specializing in olives and olive oils of the region, as well as in traditional Provençal recipes, since 1883. In addition to green picholine and Lucques olives, Barral offers the famous Nicoise olives, a small purple-black olive that is an essential ingredient of salades Niçoises, pissaladières, and other regional favorites. The black olives with Provence herbs are harvested when ripe and dry-cured. After the aging process that removes their natural bitterness is complete, they are mixed with olive oil and tossed with Provence herbs for the perfect apéritif olive: fruity, salty, and aromatic, all at once. The spicy green olives are typical of preparations found on markets throughout Provence. The mix contains green Beldi olives, which are scored to allow them to fully absorb the flavors of the hot peppers and pickled vegetables with which they are steeping.

Barral · Green Picholine olives · 200g (7 oz) · $6.60 · To order
Barral · Black Niçoise olives · 230g (8.1 oz) · $9.50 · To order
Barral · Lucques olives · 200g (7 oz) · $8.20 · To order
Barral · Spicy Provençal olive mix · 200g (7 oz) · $3.70 · To order
Barral · Black olives with Provence herbs · 200g (7 oz) · $5.00 · To order

Black Tapenade with Nyons Olives AOC / Tapenade Noire aux Olives de Nyons AOC

Black Tapenade with Nyons Olives AOC Nyons olives (97 percent!) are the base of this luscious tapenade, which also contains capers and herbes de Provence.
"Tapeno" is the Provençal word for caper, hence tapenade, that heady mixture of capers, olives, and often anchovies.

Nyonsolive · Black tapenade with Nyons olives AOC · 90g (3.2 oz) · $9.50 · To order

Anchovy Paste with Nyons Olives / Anchoïade aux Olives de Nyons AOC

Anchoiade Think of this traditional Provençal spread as an inversion of tapenade. Here the anchovies are the dominant flavor, nicely complemented by Nyons olives, capers, and herbes de Provence. Spread it atop bread, or use as a dip with raw vegetables.

Vignolis · Anchoïade with Nyons olives AOC · 90g (3.2 oz) · $11.00 · To order

Black Olive Spread / Tapenade Noire

Casabel Black Tapenade This black tapenade is made from black olives with capers, olive oil, anchovy paste, salt, and herbs.

Raymond / Casabel · Black tapenade · 100g (3.5 oz) · $5.00 · To order

Délices du Luberon Tapenades and Vegetable Spreads

From the heart of Provence comes this attractive array of tapenades and spreads, made with ingredients that epitomize the flavorul cuisine of the south of France: olives, tomatos, peppers, capers, and anchovies...it's like sunlight on your table. The olive tapenades, anchoiade, red pepper spread, sundried tomato spread, and eggplant caviar are excellent atop minitoasts or as dips for vegetables. The aioli and rouille are traditional accompaniments to fish dishes and fish soups. Notes about allergens: the black and green tapenades and the artichoke spread contain anchovies, as does, of course, the anchovy spread. The aioli and rouille contain egg yolks and fish aroma. The sun-dried tomato spread contains mozzarella cheese.

Black Tapenade Green Tapenade Anchovy Cream Aioli Rouille Sundried Tomato Spread Red Pepper Spread Artichoke Spread Eggplant Caviar
Délices du Lubéron · Black tapenade · 90g (3.2 oz) · $5.90 · To order
Délices du Lubéron · Green tapenade · 90g (3.2 oz) · $5.90 · To order
Délices du Lubéron · Anchovy cream · 90g (3.2 oz) · $5.90 · To order
Délices du Lubéron · Aioli · 90g (3.2 oz) · $5.00 · Available mid-September.
Délices du Lubéron · Rouille w/ Espelette pepper · 90g (3.2 oz) · $5.00 · Available mid-September.
Délices du Lubéron · Sundried tomato spread · 90g (3.2 oz) · $5.90 · To order
Délices du Lubéron · Red pepper spread · 90g (3.2 oz) · $5.90 · To order
Délices du Lubéron · Artichoke spread · 90g (3.2 oz) · $5.90 · To order
Délices du Lubéron · Eggplant caviar · 90g (3.2 oz) · $5.90 · To order

Cornichons

Cornichons Cornichons Crisp and tart, cornichons are the perfect accompaniment to cold meats, rich pâtés, and smoked meat and fish. Pickled while small and still slightly immature, cornichons come from a variety of gherkin that has a thin skin, tiny seeds, and small seed cavities.

Brunel · Cornichons · 190g (6.7 oz) · $5.70 · To order
Vilux · Cornichons · 190g (6.7 oz) · $5.00 · To order

White Onions in Vinegar

Cornichons An essential garnish for any charcuterie platter or to accompany a raclette.

Vilux · White onions in vinegar · 190g (6.7 oz) · $4.20 · To order

Capers / Câpres

Capers Capers, along with olives and onions, are an essential ingredient of southern French cooking. The caprier bush was introduced into the region by the Greeks and Phoenicians and cultivated for centuries throughout the South; capers are the bush's tart flowers, which are preserved in brine or salt and used to enliven certain meat and fish dishes (anything a la grenobloise) and sauces (the spicy ravigote, mayonnaise-based gribiche, and classic remoulade); they are also an essential ingredient in steak tartare.

Vilux · Capers · 60g (2.1 oz) · $4.00 · To order

Chestnuts, Beans, Grains, and Mushrooms

Whole Cooked Chestnuts

Whole Roasted Chestnuts Chauds les marrons, chauds! A sure sign of winter's approach, this street vendor's cry invites you to warm up with a cone of roasted chestnuts. Popping open a jar is not quite as romantic, but at least you won't burn your fingertips. You can eat these whole roasted, peeled chestnuts straight from the jar, or you can use them to prepare soups, side dishes (try sauteeing them with with fennel and onions), or desserts like chocolate chestnut cake. They will also make a fine addition to your Thanksgiving stuffing.
Americans lost some of habit of eating chestnuts when a virus killed almost all American chestnut trees in the 1930s. The French never lost the taste. In addition to the famous roasted chestnuts that you can find on any Parisian street corner at Christmas-time, the French use chestnuts in a wide variety of sweetened and unsweetened dishes including Ardèches salad (chestnuts, potatoes, and pork over greens) and Corsican brilloli (chestnut polenta). For brisolée, a traditional harvest meal of the Valais, roasted chestnuts are served with cheese, dried meat, and autumn fruits.

Concept Fruits · Whole roasted chestnuts, jar · 230g (8.1 oz) · $9.10 · To order
Concept Fruits · Whole roasted chestnuts, jar · 420g (14.8 oz) · $14.50 · To order

Whole Chestnuts, Vacuum Packed or in Water /Marrons Entiers, Sous Vide ou à l'Eau

Two other options for chestnuts, vacuum packed or in water. The chestnuts in water are fragile because moist, so they are best used in soups, stuffings, or other dishes where they don't need to retain their shape. Whole Chestnuts in WaterWhole Roasted Chestnuts

Clément Faugier · Whole chestnuts, vacuum-packed, can · 240g (8.5 oz) · $9.00 · To order
Clément Faugier · Whole chestnuts in water · 283g (10 oz) · $8.70 · To order

Chestnut Purée / Purée de Marrons

Clément Faugier Chestnut Purée Use this pure unsweetened chestnut purée to make a soup, a chestnut soufflé Mont-bry, or a chestnut charlotte. You can also use it to make Mont Blanc, which consists of a base of meringue covered with a dome of chestnut purée topped with chantilly creme. Attention: this chestnut purée, which contains no sugar, should not be confused with chestnut jam (crème de marrons or confiture de marrons), although you can use it as a basis for the jam by cooking it with water, sugar, and vanilla (optional).

Clément Faugier · Chestnut purée (unsweetened) · 439g (15.5 oz) · $6.70 · To order
Clément Faugier · Chestnut purée (unsweetened) · 879g (31 oz) · $12.00 · To order

Tarbais Beans, Red Label / Haricots Tarbais, Label Rouge

Haricots Tarbais, Tarbais beans This white bean was originally cultivated by the Aztecs in Mexico. Introduced to Europe by Christopher Columbus, it has been cultivated for centuries in Tarbes, at the foot of the Pyrénées, where it's said that the combination of the pebbly soil and the mild climate produces a bean unlike any other in the world; indeed haricots tarbais have earned the prestigious label rouge (red label). With their thin easy-to-digest skin and sweet non-farinaceous flesh, haricots tarbais are an essential ingredient of the classic dishes of the region, garbure and cassoulet.

Coopérative du Haricot Tarbais · Tarbais beans, dry · 500g (17.6 oz) · $19.00 · To order
Coopérative du Haricot Tarbais · Tarbais beans, dry · 5kg (11 lb) · $150.00 · To order

Mogettes de Vendée / White Mogette Beans from the Vendée Region

Cavac Mogettes from the Vendée Awarded France's coveted Label Rouge in 2010, this small shiny white kidney-shaped bean is tender and melting, with a thin skin. It is a specialty of the Vendee and Poitou Charentes. It figures prominently in dishes of the Vendée region (west-central France, on the Atlantic coast), such as jambon-mogettes (ham and white beans). Like other white beans, it is good with lamb and sausages and even with seafood. It is also good served simply in a salad. Or rub a slice of bread with garlic, butter it, spread the beans on top, et voilà! the Vendéen favorite, the gralée de mogette.

Cavac · Mogettes from Vendée · 500g (17.6 oz) · $7.00 · Available Date Unknown.

Sabarot Beans

Sabarot produces a wide variety of beans, from the justly famous Le Puy lentils ("the best lentils in the world," according to Patricia Wells), which are grown in the red volcanic soil of the Velay and are known for their unusual coloring--dark green marbled with blue--and fine taste. The dainty pea-sized white coco beans may be used in stews or cassoulets; they are also superb with lamb, sausages, gésiers, or duck confit. Flageolets verts, also known as green kidney beans, were first produced by chance by Gabriel Chevrier in 1872. They are grown in the Arpajon region, in Brittany, and in central France and are harvested in August and September before they have matured. Their delicate taste makes them an excellent accompaniment for lamb dishes. Mogettes are a small white kidney-shaped bean, tender and melting, with a thin skin. It is a specialty of the Vendee and Poitou Charentes. The haricots Soissons is a large white bean. The range also includes green lentils and pink coco beans.
Sabarot White Coco Beans Sabarot Le Puy Lentils Sabarot Green Lentils Sabarot Flageolets Verts Sabarot Pink Coco Beans Sabarot Mogettes Sabarot Soissons Style White Beans Sabarot White Lingot Beans

Sabarot · White coco beans · 500g (17.6 oz) · $3.20 · To order
Sabarot · Le Puy lentils · 500g (17.6 oz) · $12.00 · To order
Sabarot · Green lentils · 500g (17.6 oz) · $6.10 · To order
Sabarot · Green flageolet beans · 500g (17.6 oz) · $5.30 · To order
Sabarot · Pink coco beans · 500g (17.6 oz) · $6.00 · To order
Sabarot · Mogettes from Vendée · 500g (17.6 oz) · $6.90 · To order
Sabarot · White lingot beans · 500g (17.6 oz) · $5.50 · To order
Sabarot · White Soissons-style beans · 500g (17.6 oz) · $5.70 · To order

Red Rice from Camargue / Riz Rouge de Camargue

Red Rice from Camargue The Camargue, a flat marshy region just south of Arles formed by the Rhône delta, is famous for its salt flats, horses, bulls, cowboys, flamingoes...and rice. Rice cultivation in the area goes back to the 14th century, aided by the relatively constant temperature, bright light, and the beneficial effect of the Mistral (the north wind). Red rice is the Camargue's most famous. It is a long-grain rice with a striking rusty-red color and a wonderfully chewy texture. Good warm or in salads, where its firm texture holds up well.

Benoit · Red rice from Camargue · 500g (17.6 oz) · $6.00 · To order

Black Rice from Camargue / Riz Noir de Camargue

Black Rice from Camargue This long-grain black rice is similar in aspect to wild rice from Canada,but it is in fact a different plant. Rich in nutrients including iron, black rice has a nutty taste, reminiscent of freshly baked bread. Uncooked, the rice is black; cooked, it turns deep purple thanks to its high anthocyanin content (the same pigment as in blueberries). It can be mixed with other rices if a milder taste is preferred. Black rice is also known as forbidden rice because in China, only the Emperor was allowed to eat it.

Benoit · Black rice from Camargue · 500g (17.6 oz) · $6.80 · To order

Mashed Potato Mix / Mousline

Mousline This quick and easy mashed potato mix, made with French potatoes, provides a helpful shortcut when making classic dishes like hachi parmentier.

Maggi · Mousline mashed potato mix · 125g (4.4 oz) · $2.80 · To order

Crozets Buckwheat Pasta /Crozets

Crozets Pastas have a rich history in the Savoy, that Alpine region so close to the Italian Piedmont. Each valley developed its own special forms and recipes, which were communicated from valley to valley in the summertime by the alpages. The most famous of Savoyard pastas are crozets, little squares of pasta. The name is said to come from the local dialect "croé" or small. Because they are made with buckwheat flour, they retain their texture and firmness when cooked. To cook, add them to boiling water and cook for 20 minutes. Then toss them with butter and grated cheese from the region (Comté, Beaufort), or use them to prepare a gratin with butter, cheese, and lardons (bacon). Because they don't get soggy, they are also an excellent choice for pasta salads.

Alpina Savoie · Crozets w/ buckwheat · 500g (17.6 oz) · $9.20 · Available mid-October.

Polenta

Polenta This cornmeal porridge is a traditional basic dish in Savoy, the Alpine region of southeastern France, which was part of Italy until 1860, when, along with Nice, it was reattached to France following a popular referendum. The Savoyards were less quick to renounce their culinary heritage than their political ties, and until this day polenta has remained a mainstay of Savoyard cuisine. You can mix the polenta with butter and cheese; cut cooled polenta into squares and sauté it; or serve it with stews or meats with sauces.

Alpina Savoie · Polenta · 500g (17.6 oz) · $5.40 · To order

Panzani Pasta /Pâtes Panzani

"Des pâtes, des pâtes...Oui, mais des Panzani." Panzani pastas, and the ads for these pastas, are so much a part of French life that the great French semiotician Roland Barthes dedicated an essay to deconstructing one of the company's advertisements in "Rhetoric of the Image."
Panzani Spaghetti Panzani Torti Panzani Tagliatelle Panzani Macaroni Panzani Coquilettes

Panzani · Spaghetti · 500g (17.6 oz) · $3.80 · To order
Panzani · Tagliatelle · 500g (17.6 oz) · $6.70 · To order
Panzani · Torti · 500g (17.6 oz) · $3.90 · To order
Panzani · Macaroni · 500g (17.6 oz) · $3.80 · To order
Panzani · Coquillettes · 500g (17.6 oz) · $3.60 · To order

Rivoire and Carret Pasta /Pâtes Rivoire et Carret

A selection of pastas from another well-known name; Rivoire et Carret was founded in Lyon in 1860.
Rivoire et Carret Noodles Rivoire et Carret Coquillettes Rivoire et Carret Soup Noodles Rivoire et Carret Vermicelles Rivoire et Carret Macaroni Rivoire et Carret Spaghetti

25% OFF Rivoire & Carret · Spaghetti · 250g (8.8 oz) · Best by 12/31/14 · $2.80 $2.10 · To order
Rivoire & Carret · Coquillettes (Elbow pasta) · 250g (8.8 oz) · $2.80 · To order
Rivoire & Carret · Noodles · 250g (8.8 oz) · $2.80 · To order
Rivoire & Carret · Vermicelles · 250g (8.8 oz) · $2.70 · To order
Rivoire & Carret · Soup pasta · 250g (8.8 oz) · $2.70 · To order
Rivoire & Carret · Short macaroni · 250g (8.8 oz) · $2.80 · To order

Couscous

Couscous According to Larousse Gastronomique, the French first discovered couscous, a hard wheat semolina, in the reign of Charles X during the conquest of Algeria. Today, couscous is a mainstay in France's ubiquitous Algerian, Moroccan, and Tunisian restaurants. You can use this precooked couscous as the foundation for your own couscous dish; garnish with stewed meat, vegetables, or chickpeas, and season it with harissa.

Alpina Savoie · Couscous · 500g (17.6 oz) · $4.90 · To order

Crackers, Toasted Bread, and Biscuits Apéritifs

Savoury Provençal Crackers /Croquets de Provence

These small, crispy, finely cut biscuits are flavored with the best ingredients Provence has to offer: olives from Nyons, pistou, tomatoes and espelette pepper, or goat cheese. Studded with with slivers of almonds, these crackers are fabulous in apéritif with a glass of wine, but you can also use them in salads.

Biscuiterie de Provence · Croquets w/ Nyons olives · 75g (2.7 oz) · $6.00 · To order
Biscuiterie de Provence · Croquets w/ tomatoes & Espelette pepper · 75g (2.7 oz) · $6.00 · To order
Biscuiterie de Provence · Croquets w/ pistou · 75g (2.7 oz) · $6.00 · To order
Biscuiterie de Provence · Croquets w/ goat cheese · 75g (2.7 oz) · $6.00 · To order

Toasted Bread / Pain Grillé

Pain Grillé A staple of French pantries, these crispy slices of toasted bread really save the day when you've run out of bread and your local boulangerie is closed. Spread with butter and jam or top with cheese.

Chabrior · Pain grillé · 500g (17.6 oz) · $8.00 · To order

Thin Toasted Bread / Ficelles

Ficelles Ficelles Ficelles These long thin toasted breads come in three flavors: plain, with sesame and poppy seeds, and sourdough.

Brioche Pasquier · Ficelles (bread sticks) viennoises · 200g (7 oz) · $6.00 · To order
Brioche Pasquier · Ficelles (bread sticks) w/ sesame & poppy seeds · 200g (7 oz) · $6.00 · To order
Brioche Pasquier · Ficelles (bread sticks) w/ sourdough · 200g (7 oz) · $6.00 · To order

Pain Grillé with Whole Wheat / Pain Grillé au Blé Complet

Tartines de pain toasté These tartines are similar to the traditional pain grillé except that they are about one-third the size and they are made with whole wheat. Each box contains 24 slices.

Brioche Pasquier · Pain grillé (toasted bread) w/ whole wheat · 240g (8.5 oz) · $6.00 · To order

Grilletines

Grilletines What distinguishes these toasted breads from others is their plumpness.

Brioche Pasquier · Grilletines (thick toasted bread) · 230g (8.1 oz) · $6.00 · To order

Biscottes with Bran / Biscottes au son

Biscottes with bran The word "biscotte" means twice-cooked ("bis" = twice, "cotto" (Italian) = cooked). And in fact these biscottes are cooked twice, which is what makes them so crispy and last so long. These biscottes have a little bran thrown in for your good health. Each box contains 32 slices (2 packs of 16).

Brioche Pasquier · Biscottes with bran · 300g (10.6 oz) · $6.00 · To order

Mini Toasts

Pasquier Minitoasts What better way to enjoy your pâté, mousse, or tapenades than with these light and crispy mini-toasts?

Brioche Pasquier · Mini toasts · 80g (2.82 oz) · $2.20 · To order

Croutons

Pasquier Croutons Pasquier Croutons with Garlic These croutons are extra crispy.

Brioche Pasquier · Croutons · 90g (3.2 oz) · $2.65 · To order
Brioche Pasquier · Croutons w/ garlic · 90g (3.2 oz) · $2.65 · To order

Lu Crackers / Lu Cracottes

Lu Cracottes An alternative to crackers, both crispy and puffy.

Lu · Cracottes · 250g (8.8 oz) · $7.60 · To order

Heudebert Biscottes

Heudebert Biscottes Another option for putting below your butter, cheese, or jam.

Lu · Heudebert biscottes · 300g (10.6 oz) · $5.40 · To order

Curly peanut-flavored snack /Curly cacahuète

Curly cacahuete Great as a snack or à l'apéritif.

Curly · Curly cacahuète (peanut flavored snack) · 60g (2.1 oz) · $3.20 · To order

Chipsters

Chipsters Potato chips à la française.

Chipster biscuits sales 75g · $4.70 · To order

Belin Monaco

Belin Monaco These crisy little crackers are flavored with Emmenthal cheese and make an excellent choice to accompany an apéritif.

Belin · Monaco crackers · 100g (3.5 oz) · $5.00 · To order

Belin Grissini

Belin Grissini These crispy breadsticks are sprinkled with sesame and are excellent as a light snack.

Belin · Grissini · 125g (4.4 oz) · $5.80 · Available Date Unknown.

Cheesy Corn Puffs

Cheesy Corn Puffs Yes, the land that brought us lobster thermidor and blanquette de veau can also produce cheesy corn puffs.

Rochambeau · Cheesy corn puffs · 50g (1.8 oz) · $2.60 · To order



Oils, Vinegars, Mustards, and Sauces

Nyons Extra Virgin Olive Oil AOC

Nyons Extra Virgin Olive Oil This ultra-smooth olive oil is made from the Nyons olive, the name given to the Tanche olives grown in and around the town of Nyons, in the Drôme. Golden-green in color, this oil is easily recognized by its aroma of granny smith apples and nuts. It is a wonderfully soft oil, with no trace of bitterness. Olive oil from Nyons was, in 1994, the very first olive oil in France to be awarded the coveted AOC, or Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée (the French system for designating and controlling the geography and quality of wines and other products). This oil is extra virgin, made from the first cold pressing. For optimal preservation, keep in a cool, dark cupboard away from the sunlight, both before and after opening.

Nyonsolive · Nyons extra virgin olive oil AOC · 25cl (8.45 fl oz) · $16.00 · To order

Vallée des Baux-de-Provence Extra Virgin Olive Oil AOC

Vallée des Baux-de-Provence Extra Virgin Olive Oil AOCVallée des Baux-de-Provence Extra Virgin Olive Oil AOC This extremely popular oil is mild and elegant, with a pleasantly fresh taste. You'll discover hints of artichoke, almonds, green vegetables, and freshly cut hay. It is made from four olives: the Salonenque, Béruguette (the local name for the Aglandau), Grossane, and, from the Bouches-du-Rhône area, Verdale. The Vallée des Baux extends from the south side of the Alpilles range to the Crau plane and encompasses the villages of Aureille, Fontvielle, Mouriès, Maussane, les Baux, and le Paradou. This oil was awarded, in 1997, an AOC, or Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée (the French system for designating and controlling the geography and quality of wines and other products). It is an extra virgin oil, made from the first cold pressing. For optimal preservation, keep in a cool, dark cupboard away from the sunlight, both before and after opening.

Moulin St Michel · Vallée des Baux extra virgin olive oil AOC · 25cl (8.45 fl oz) · $21.50 · To order
Moulin St Michel · Vallée des Baux extra virgin olive oil AOC, la gourde · 50cl (16.9 fl oz) · $32.20 · To order

Barral Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Barral Extra Virgin Olive OilBarral Extra Virgin Olive Oil Made from ripe olives from the French and Italian Riviera, this olive oil has all the gentleness and finesse that characterize olives oils of the region.

Barral · Extra virgin olive oil · 50cl (16.9 fl oz) · $12.00 · To order
Barral · Extra virgin olive oil · 1l (33.8 fl oz) · $21.00 · To order

Alziari Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Alziari Extra Virgin Olive Oil Alziari Extra Virgin Olive Oil This olive oil is made in Nice at the Moulin Alziari, an ancient mill where a custom blend of the Mediterranean's finest black olive varietals, including the Nicoise, is milled with a stone press. The oil can be used for drizzling and dipping as well as for cooking, thanks to its high smoke point.

Alziari · Extra virgin olive oil · 50cl (16.9 fl oz) · $35.00 · To order
Alziari · Extra virgin olive oil · 1l (33.8 fl oz) · $56.00 · To order

Truffle and Porcini Oils

You'll need only a few drops of these aroma-infused oils to give your dishes a sensual and luxurious taste. The black winter truffle oil is a neutral safflower oil, which allows the full scent of the truffle to emerge. The white Italian truffle oil uses olive oil as its base as is the tradition in Italy. A rich alternative to the two truffles oils is the oil infused with the aroma of porcini (cèps). To preserve the full flavor of these oils, do not heat. Instead, add them at the last minute to risotto, pasta, or egg dishes, or use them to top off grilled fish, meat, or vegetables.
Black Winter Truffle Oil White Summer Truffle Oil Porcini Oil

Truffarome · Black winter truffle oil · 10cl (3.4 fl oz) · $11.80 · To order
Truffarome · White Italian truffle oil · 10cl (3.4 fl oz) · $11.80 · To order
Truffarome · Porcini oil · 10cl (3.4 fl oz) · $11.80 · To order

"Truffles, of course, are not a vegetable; they are a miracle." --André Simon, French gastronome


Duck Fat / Graisse de Canard

Duck Fat Whether rendered straight from the duck or from this jar, duck fat is an indispensable ingredient for making the rich dishes of Southwest France, like cassoulet. And there's simply nothing in the world better on a cold damp winter night than potatoes cooked in duck fat. You can also use to give a special flavor to almost any dish. Duck fat is actually the healthiest of animal fats because it has far less saturated fats than butter or bacon fat and far more of the health-promoting mono- and polyunsaturated fats. (This duck fat replaces Rougié's popular goose fat, which the company is no longer exporting to the US.)

Rougié · Duck fat, glass jar · 320g (11.3 oz) · $11.00 · To order

Yellow-Wine Vinegar / Vinaigre de Vin Jaune

Vinaigre de Vin Jaune Vin jaune (yellow wine) is a specialty of the Jura, the mountainous region between Burgundy and Switzerland, perhaps most famous for its Comté cheese. (It's also famous for La Vache Qui Rit, but that's another story.) Made from Savagnin grapes, vin jaune is aged for more than six years in barrels that are not topped off as the wine evaporates. Within the first two years, a layer of yeast forms on top of the wine. This layer, called the voile (veil), allows for controlled oxidation; it transforms the structure of the wine and gives the wine its characteristic taste of nuts and spices. (To this point the process is similar to that used to produce sherry, but unlike sherry, vin jaune is not fortified.) At the end of six years and three months, the wine that remains (about 62% of the original amount) is transferred to special 62cl bottles, called clavelins. (One of the reasons you can't find vin jaune in the U.S. is because these non-standard-sized bottles are not authorized.) Because the wine has been oxidized, there's no need to drink it within days of opening; instead, you can sip it over a long period and watch how it continues to evolve.
It is from this very special wine that the yellow-wine vinegar is made. The wine is aged at least two more years in oak barrels before final transformation into vinegar. The whole process takes about 10 years. The vinegar is yellow, slightly amber in color, with touches of green and gold; its scent contains notes of walnuts and curry. It makes an excellent accompaniment to dishes of the Jura: chicken with vinegar or salad with walnuts and Comté cheese. You can use it to deglaze dishes like frogs legs, langoustines, shrimp, and grilled fish. It is also amazing with sushis and sashimis.

Philippe Gonet · Yellow-wine vinegar · 25 cl (8.45 fl oz) · $29.00 · To order

"Balsamic" Yellow-Wine Vinegar / Vinaigre Balsamique de Vin Jaune

Jurabalsam A more concentrated version of the yellow-wine vinegar, "balsamic" yellow-wine vinegar starts from yellow-wine vinegar, to which is added grape must. After aging in cool cellars, the vinegar is concentrated and reduced by slow evaporation. It has a yellow ocher color, very ambered, light, limpid, and slightly thick. With its bouquet of dried fruit and walnuts, the balsamic yellow-wine vinegar is great for deglazing noix de Saint Jacques and crustaceans, and smoked fish, as well as in sorbet or ice cream.

Philippe Gonet · Balsamic yellow-wine vinegar · 25 cl (8.45 fl oz) · $85.00 · To order

Banyuls Vinegar / Vinaigre de Banyuls

Banyuls Wine Vinegar Banyuls is one of France's famous vins doux, sweet wines drunk in apéritif or as a dessert wine. It is made principally from the grenache grapes that grow in and around Banyuls-sur-mer, where the Pyrenées descend into the Mediterranean. The vinegar that is made from this wine is aged for six years in oak casks and retains all the wine's qualities, with hints of nuts, licorice, coffee, orange peel, and vanilla. It mixes well with nut oils. Its natural sweetness also makes it an intriguing choice for deglazing such rich dishes as sautéed duck or foie gras.

Cave de l'Abbé Rous · Banyuls wine vinegar · 25 cl (8.45 fl oz) · $11.40 · To order
Cave de l'Abbé Rous · Banyuls wine vinegar · 50 cl (16.9 fl oz) · $16.30 · To order

Champagne Vinegar / Vinaigre de Champagne

Champagne Vinegar Light and bright, this vinegar is a lovely choice for vinaigrettes.

La Marne · Champagne vinegar · 75cl (25.4 fl oz) · $11.00 · To order

Verjuice / Verjus

Verjuice An unusual and versatile alternative to vinegar, verjuice--or verjus--is the golden juice of unripened green grapes. Delicate, sweet-tart, and clear, verjuice was very popular in the Middle Ages until it was eclipsed by the lemon, which was brought back to France from the Crusades. Because it shares the same acid base as wine, verjuice will not distort the essence of wine, the way a vinegar-based dressing may. Like lemon juice, verjuice heightens the flavors of soups and sauces, makes an excellent marinade, and may be used for cooking or deglazing. It's soft and flavorful enough to use all by itself as a salad dressing. In summer, mixed with water or straight, it makes a refreshing and unusual beverage with much less sugar than other fruit juices. Refrigerate after opening.

Domaine du Siorac · Verjus · 33cl (11.2 fl oz) · $9.40 · To order
Domaine du Siorac · Verjus · 75cl (25.4 fl oz) · $14.60 · To order

Melfor Alsatian Vinegar

Melfor Alsatian vinegar Melfor Alsatian vinegar with Lemon and Basil Peek in an Alsatian cupboard, and you're more likely to find Melfor than any other vinegar. Created in 1922, Melfor is made from a closely guarded family recipe of alcohol vinegar, honey, and an infusion of plants and herbs. Melfor gently seasons vinaigrettes and marinades. With an acidity of 3.8 percent, Melfor is not acid enough to be called a vinegar according to French regulations, which require vinegar to have an acidity of 5 to 8 percent.

Melfor · Vinegar original, glass bottle · 50cl (16.9 fl oz) · $6.20 · To order
30% OFF Melfor · Vinegar lemon-basil, glass bottle · 50cl (16.9 fl oz) · Best by 01/01/15 · $6.20 $4.34 · To order

Amora Red Wine Vinegar / Amora Vinaigre de Vin Rouge

Amora Red Wine Vinegar This intensely flavored vinegar from Amora is made from specially selected wines and aged in oak barrels for at least two months. It makes a perfect complement to Amora mustard in a vinaigrette.

Amora · Red wine vinegar · 25cl (8.45 fl oz) · $4.00 · To order

Vilux Vinegars

Wine Vinegars. Each of these wine vinegars will give a slightly different character to your marinades, stews, sauces, and vinaigrettes. The milder vinegars go best with more delicate dishes, like salads, while the stronger ones are best for deglazing pans, marinating meats, and adding tang to sauces. White wine vinegar is good for light-colored butter-based sauces and citrus vinaigrettes as it won't discolor the other ingredients. Light and sprightly like the bubbly that is its source, champagne vinegar brightens delicate dishes and sauces. Like balsamic vinegar, sherry vinegar is deep, dark, and intense. Rich in umami, it is good for deglazing and for sauces that accompany rich meats. Cognac vinegar gives an elegant twist to any recipe calling for a fine red wine vinegar.
Flavored VinegarsThe tarragon vinegar, which contains sprigs of the herb, retains the herb's tang as well, and is particularly well suited to sauces accompanying chicken, fish, tomato, and egg dishes. It can also be used to boost a Béarnaise sauce. Terrific in a vinaigrette, the shallot vinegar can also be used in as the basis for a mignonette sauce to accompany oysters or in other sauces for seafood. And the raspberry vinegar makes a great vinaigrette (particularly when mixed with walnut oil) and a wonderful marinade for poultry.
Apple cider vinegar is touted for its health benefits, but its taste benefits should not be overlooked. It's good in simple salad dressings as well as in dishes like Patricia Wells's turbot in cider vinegar sauce (Bistro Cooking).

Vilux White Wine Vinegar Vilux Champagne Vinegar Vilux Sherry Vinegar Vilux Cognac Vinegar Vilux Tarragon Vinegar Vilux Shallot Vinegar Vilux Apple Cider Vinegar
Vilux · Red wine vinegar · 50cl (16.9 fl oz) · $5.40 · To order
Vilux · White wine vinegar · 50cl (16.9 fl oz) · $5.40 · To order
Vilux · Champagne vinegar · 50cl (16.9 fl oz) · $6.50 · To order
Vilux · Cognac vinegar · 50cl (16.9 fl oz) · $8.60 · To order
Vilux · Sherry vinegar · 50cl (16.9 fl oz) · $7.60 · To order
Vilux · Tarragon vinegar · 50cl (16.9 fl oz) · $6.00 · To order
Vilux · Shallot vinegar · 50cl (16.9 fl oz) · $8.40 · To order
Vilux · Raspberry vinegar · 50cl (16.9 fl oz) · $7.00 · To order
Vilux · Apple cider vinegar · 50cl (16.9 fl oz) · $6.00 · To order


Martin Pouret Vinegars / Vinaigres Martin Pouret

Vinegar-making has been a prized tradition in Orléans for centuries--the vinegar merchants' corporation was formed there in 1394. The city's strategic position on the Loire River accounts for its predominance: when Bordeaux wines being shipped to Paris turned bad (vin aigre = sour wine), they were unloaded at Orléans. Martin Pouret is the only vinaigrier still making vinegars according to the traditional Orléans process, in which high-quality wines are mixed with unpasteurized vinegar, or souche, and aged for at least one year in an oak casks. The resulting vinegars are less acidic and preserve the original perfumes and minerals of the wine. This traditional Orléans mustard is produced according to the royal edict of 1580 which defined the rules of manufacturing: at first some vinegar of Orléans, then some sea salt from Guérande, and finally mustard seeds crushed in a stony grindstone to keep all the flavors.
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Martin Pouret · Orléans red wine vinegar · 25cl (8.45 fl oz) · $6.80 · To order
Martin Pouret · Orléans white wine vinegar · 25cl (8.45 fl oz) · $6.80 · To order
Martin Pouret · Orléans champagne vinegar · 25cl (8.45 fl oz) · $7.10 · To order
Martin Pouret · Orléans white wine walnut vinegar · 25cl (8.45 fl oz) · $8.60 · To order
Martin Pouret · Orléans apple cider vinegar with honey · 25cl (8.45 fl oz) · $8.60 · To order
Martin Pouret · Orléans white wine tarragon vinegar · 25cl (8.45 fl oz) · $8.60 · To order
Martin Pouret · Orléans raspberry vinegar · 25cl (8.45 fl oz) · $10.00 · To order
Martin Pouret · Orléans sherry vinegar · 25cl (8.45 fl oz) · $10.00 · To order
Martin Pouret · Orléans red wine vinegar · 50cl (16.9 fl oz) · $9.90 · To order
Martin Pouret · Orléans white wine vinegar · 50cl (16.9 fl oz) · $9.90 · To order
Martin Pouret · Orléans apple cider vinegar · 50cl (16.9 fl oz) · $10.30 · To order
Martin Pouret · Orléans sherry vinegar · 50cl (16.9 fl oz) · $13.40 · To order
Martin Pouret · Orléans raspberry vinegar · 50cl (16.9 fl oz) · $13.90 · To order
Martin Pouret · Orléans mustard · 50cl (16.9 fl oz) · $10.30 · To order

Pommery Mustards and Vinegars

Pommery Mustard from Meaux Once you try this amazingly smooth and tasty whole-grained mustard from Meaux, you may never go back to Dijon! Mustard from Meaux has been served at the tables of French kings since 1632 and made by the Pommery family according to a closely guarded secret recipe since 1760. The famous 18th century gastronome Brillat-Savarin said "If it isn't Meaux, it isn't mustard." A special blend of spices and, of course, cognac (6%) give the Royal mustard with cognac a regal boost. The green peppercorn mustard will delight peppercorn lovers because the taste of the Madagascar-grown green peppercorns shines through. This gingerbread mustard marries the two specialties of Dijon: mustard and gingerbread (literally, "spice bread," for the "gingerbread" of Dijon contains no ginger). This smooth mustard works especially well in white meat recipes, for example, roast pork with apples and gingerbread mustard or turkey cutlets with a sauce made from gingerbread mustard. For those who like their mustard hot, the firemen's mustard, made with hot peppers, packs a wallop. The Lion's mustard is a Dijon made the traditional way. The whole-grain honey mustard works equally well spread on sandwiches or as the base for a marinade or glaze. The mustard with fines herbes is delicately seasoned with chives, tarragon, and parsley. Winner of the gold prize in the 2013 International Mustard Competition in the hot pepper category, the mustard with Espelette pepper is "complex, with a long finish and rich satisfying texture," according to the judges. The cranberry mustard is an old-world mustard, with a dash of the new world, in the form of cranberries. And the fig mustard, with 16% figs, is a wonderful melding of savory and sweet.

Pommery Mustard from Meaux Pommery Royal Mustard with Cognac Pommery Green Peppercorn Mustard Pommery Gingerbread Mustard Pommery Firemen's Mustard Pommery Lions Mustard Pommery Honey Mustard


Mustard with Herbs Mustard with Espelette Pepper Pommery Cranberry Mustard Pommery Fig Mustard
Pommery Red Wine Vinegar Pommery Sherry Vinegar Pommery Raspberry Vinegar


Pommery · Mustard from Meaux, plastic cap · 500g (17.6 oz) · $15.70 · To order
Pommery · Mustard from Meaux · 250g (8.8 oz) · $13.60 · To order
Pommery · Mustard from Meaux · 100g (3.5 oz) · $7.80 · To order
Pommery · Royal mustard with cognac · 250g (8.8 oz) · $16.00 · To order
Pommery · Mustard with green peppercorns · 250g (8.8 oz) · $13.60 · To order
Pommery · Gingerbread mustard · 250g (8.8 oz) · $13.60 · To order
Pommery · Firemen's mustard · 250g (8.8 oz) · $13.60 · To order
Pommery · Lion's mustard · 250g (8.8 oz) · $13.20 · To order
Pommery · Honey mustard · 250g (8.8 oz) · $14.50 · To order
Pommery · Dijon mustard · 100g (3.5 oz) · $7.80 · To order
Pommery · Mustard w/ fine herbs · 100g (3.5 oz) · $8.00 · To order
Pommery · Mustard w/ Espelette pepper · 100g (3.5 oz) · $8.50 · To order
Pommery · Mustard w/ cranberries · 100g (3.5 oz) · $8.50 · To order
Pommery · Mustard w/ figs · 100g (3.5 oz) · $8.00 · To order
Pommery · Red wine vinegar in crock · 50cl (16.9 fl oz) · $12.80 · To order
Pommery · Sherry vinegar in crock · 50cl (16.9 fl oz) · $13.50 · To order
Pommery · Raspberry vinegar in crock · 50cl (16.9 fl oz) · $13.00 · To order

Amora Mustard / Moutarde Amora

Amora Mustard You won't find a French kitchen without a jar of moutarde Amora fine et forte within arm's reach. If you want to make a vinaigrette the way the French do, this is the mustard for you!

Amora · Mustard · 150g (5.3 oz) · $2.80 · To order
Amora · Mustard · 440g (15.5 oz) · $4.70 · To order
Amora · Mustard extra strong · 440g (15.5 oz) · $6.40 · To order

Amora Mayonnaise de Dijon / Amora Dijon Mayonnaise

Amora Mayonnaise There's something magical about mayonnaise. Egg yolk, mustard, vinegar, salt, pepper, and oil: with the right touch and a bit of luck, these simple ingredients are transformed into a sublimely silky sauce to accompany eggs, fish, vegetables, or cold meat. If the force is not with you, however, or if you're simply not in the mood to make your own, you won't be disappointed by this mayonnaise from Amora, which gets its kick from Dijon mustard. It's the classic choice for a pique-nique. Ingredients: sunflower oil, egg yolk, white wine vinegar, Dijon mustard, salt, sugar, modified starch, dextrine, paprika extract, lutein, and flavoring.
So common is the experience of a failed mayonnaise that the French have an expression, "La mayonnaise n'a pas pris" (the mayonnaise didn't take) to describe business relationships or partnerships that didn't work out.

Amora · Mayonnaise, tube · 175g (6.2 oz) · $4.50 · To order

Savora Condiment / Savora Condiment

Amora Savora Condiment Dating back to 1899, Savora is a condiment made with 11 spices and herbs, including mustard seeds, cinnamon, Cayenne pepper, nutmeg, curcumin, cloves, celery, garlic, tarragon, malt vinegar, and thousand-flower honey. Use it to accompany cold meats, fish, and vegetables.

Amora · Savora condiment · 385g (13.6 oz) · $7.20 · To order

Amora Vinaigrette

Amora Vinaigrette A refreshingly tart vinaigrette, good on all summer salads, but especially good on coleslaw. This is Amora's Vinaigrette Nature Légère, without preservatives or colorings.

Amora · Vinaigrette · 45cl (15.2 fl oz) · $7.00 · To order

Bénédicta Sauces

A classic of Provençal cuisine, aioli is a rich garlicky mayonnaise that is served with cold fish, raw or steamed vegetables, and in place of rouille as an accompaniment to bouillabaisse. The Béarnaise sauce is made of butter and egg yolks and flavored with wine, vinegar, shallots, and estragon; it is rich and creamy and goes especially well with meat or fish. The sauce was invented by chef Collinet in 1836 and served at the restaurant Le Pavillon Henri IV. It is named in honor of Henri IV, who was born in Béarn, a former province of France located in the Pyrénées. The Burgundy sauce is perfumed with a fondant of tomato sauce and Burgundy wine. At the same time strong and refined, the peppercorn sauce will definitely wake up your taste buds. It goes equally well with red and white meats. The mayonnaise is one of our favorites.

Bénédicta Aioli Sauce Bénédicta Béarnaise Sauce Bénédicta Burgundy Sauce Bénédicta Peppercorn Sauce Bénédicta Peppercorn Sauce

Bénédicta · Aïoli sauce · 240g (8.5 oz) · $4.50 · To order
Bénédicta · Béarnaise sauce · 240g (8.5 oz) · $4.50 · To order
Bénédicta · Burgundy sauce · 259g (8.8 oz) · $4.50 · To order
Bénédicta · Peppercorn sauce · 240g (8.5 oz) · $4.50 · To order
Bénédicta · Mayonnaise · 235g (8.3 oz) · $4.20 · To order

Salts, Peppers, Herbs, Spices, and Harissa

Truffle Salt

Pebeyre Truffle SaltPebeyre Truffle Salt This mix of fine sea salt with pieces of truffles (5%) will add a heady scent to salads, omelettes, potatoes, sauces, meats, and fish.

Pébeyre · Truffle salt · 50g (1.8 oz) · $6.40 · To order
Pébeyre · Truffle salt · 200g (7 oz) · $14.00 · To order

Fleur de Sel de Camargue

Fleur de sel de Camargue This sea salt comes from the salt marshes of the Meditarranean (Camargue). It is harvested in the traditional manner and contain no additives. Rich in minerals and lower in sodium than regular salt, it is a gourmet's delight. Try it on fresh tomatoes for a taste experience that's truly out of this world!
So when exactly is salt season? It begins in early summer, when sea water is channeled into a series of shallow fields or ponds lined with clay. As the summer sun and wind cause the water to evaporate, a layer of salt appears, which the salt-marsh farmers, or paludiers, gather in August and September with a wooden rake or lousse.

Le Saunier · Fleur de sel de Camargue · 125g (4.4 oz) · $12.20 · To order
Le Saunier · Fleur de sel de Camargue · 1kg (2.2 Lb) · $43.00 · To order

Fleur de Sel de Guérande

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Fleur de sel de Guérande Fleur de sel de Guérande
This fleur de sel hails from the salt marshes of Guérande, on the south coast of Brittany. Its snowy white crystals are highly prized by chefs; some say it has a faint taste of violet. It is harvested in the traditional manner (by hand, with a rake, in the late afternoon, when the weather conditions are just right) and contain no additives.

Le Guérandais · Fleur de sel de Guérande, linen bag · 125g (4.4 oz) · $8.75 · To order
Le Guérandais · Fleur de sel de Guérande, box · 125g (4.4 oz) · $9.00 · To order
Le Guérandais · Fleur de sel de Guérande, sachet · 250g (8.8 oz) · $12.00 · To order
Le Guérandais · Fleur de sel de Guérande, glass jar · 75g (2.6 oz) · $8.75 · To order

Fine Grey Sea Salt from Guérande / Sel Fin Marin Gris de Guérande

Fine Grey Sea Salt from Guérande This light grey sea salt derives it color from the clay that is at the bottom of the Guérandais salt marshes, which is also what makes the salt so rich in magnesium and oligo-elements. The salt is dried and ground but it is not treated, bleached, or refined in any way. With a convenient shaker top, the salt is suitable for use on the table or in cooking.

Le Guérandais · Fine grey sea salt from Guérande · 125g (4.4 oz) · $4.20 · To order
Le Guérandais · Fine grey sea salt from Guérande · 250g (8.8 oz) · $5.05 · To order

Coarse Grey Sea Salt from Guérande / Gros Sel Gris de Guérande

Coarse Grey Sea Salt from GuérandeCoarse Grey Sea Salt from GuérandeCoarse Grey Sea Salt from Guérande in Refillable Grinder From the same salt marshes, this coarse grey sea salt is the best choice for cooking.

Le Guérandais · Coarse grey sea salt from Guérande, linen bag · 750g (26.5 oz) · $8.10 · To order
Le Guérandais · Coarse grey sea salt from Guérande · 1kg (2.2 Lb) · $5.40 · To order
Le Guérandais · Dry Coarse grey sea salt from Guérande in refillable grinder · 75g (2.6 oz) · $8.75 · To order

La Baleine Sea Salt

La Baleine Fine and Coarse Sea Salts With their bright blue or red cannister and trademark whale, La Baleine fine and coarse sea salts are a familiar sight in French kitchens. They have been made in Aigues Mortes since 1856. Both are now available only uniodized.

La Baleine · Fine sea salt · 750g (26.5 oz) · $5.30 · To order
La Baleine · Coarse sea salt · 750g (26.5 oz) · $5.30 · To order

Provence Herbs / Herbes de Provence

Herbes de Provence No two mixtures of herbes de Provence are alike, but they all contain some combination of the aromatic herbs that perfume the Provençal countryside and are an essential component of Provençal cooking. This particular mix contains rosemary, thyme, basil, marjoram, and savory. Sprinkle it on grilled foods or use it to season tomato sauces, omelettes, stewed meats, soups, and marinades.

Provence Epices · Herbes de Provence · 100g (3.5 oz) · $2.60 · To order

Provence Thyme / Thym de Provence

Thyme One of the indispensables, this fragrant thyme can be used in cooking savory dishes or to prepare infusions.

Provence Epices · Thyme from Provence · 100g (3.5 oz) · $6.50 · To order

Four Spices / Quatre Epices

Thyme No two four-spice mixes are the same, but the mix is what gives many French dishes, from soups to charcuterie, their characteristic flavor. This mix is actually five spice, and contains finely ground cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, cloves, and pepper.

Provence Epices · Quatre Epices · 100g (3.5 oz) · $5.90 · To order

Espelette Pepper / Piment d'Espelette

Espelette pepper If you visit Espelette, in the heart of Basque country, in August, you can see strings of these wonderful red peppers as they hang out to dry. Known locally as ezpeletako biperra, they're terrific because they are intense but not too hot. Espelette pepper is an essential ingredient in any dish à la basquaise, but you can use it in mayonnaise, vinaigrette, and many other dishes as well.

Biperduna · Espelette pepper, powder · 40g (1.4 oz) · $12.50 · To order
Biperduna · Espelette pepper, powder · 500g (17.6 oz) · $115.00 · Available in the fall.

Green Peppercorns in Brine / Poivre Vert au Naturel

Moulin Green Peppercorns in Brine Green peppercorns are a key ingredient of many French dishes like pavé au poivre vert, many pâtés, and mustards. Use these green peppercorns from Madagascar to make your own sauce au poivre vert.

Moulin · Green peppercorns in brine · 100g (3.5 oz) · $7.70 · To order

Dea Harissa

Originally from Tunisia, this hot sauce made with vegetables and chiles seasoned with coriander, caraway, and garlic, is now produced in France, to meet the demand first among the French repatriated from Algeria and later among the many immigrants from northern Africa who have settled there. Unlike other hot sauces, harissa, due to the particular balance of flavors, must be mixed with a moist dish, typically couscous, for the full effect. Ingredients: vegetables, chillies, rape seed oil, modified starch, coriander, caraway, citric acid, and garlic.

Déa · Harissa, tube · 120g (4.2 oz) · $2.60 · To order
Déa · Harissa, can · 400g (14 oz) · $3.60 · To order

Harissa Cap Bon

Harissa Cap Bon This harissa, produced in Tunisia, contains 86% red peppers, and is simply but effectively seasoned with coriander, carraway, garlic, and salt.

Tucal · Harissa du Cap Bon, can · 380g (13.4 oz) · $3.50 · To order

Rabelais Spices / Epices Rabelais

Épices Rabelais Unchanged since its creation in 1880, Epices Rabelais is a delicate blend of finely ground herbs and spices. It may be used to season meat and poultry dishes as well as pâtés, rillettes, and ready-made dishes.

Provence Epices · Epices Rabelais · 50g (1.76 oz) · $4.50 · To order

Rouille Spices / Epices Rouille

Épices Rouille You can't have a bouillabaisse without rouille, the flavorful spread that gets its name from the French word for rust and its fiery flavor and color from red chiles and saffron. This mix allows you to prepare a rouille exactly to your own liking. Made with paprika, garlic, mustard, tomato, chili, salt, and other herbs and spices including 3% saffron, this powder can be added to a ready-made or home-made mayonnaise and used to top the croutons or bread in your bouillabaisse. But don't stop there: you can use the spice mix to flavor any number of fish, poultry, or vegetable dishes.

Provence Epices · Rouille spices · 100g (3.5 oz) · $3.75 · To order

Cooking and Baking Aids

Francine Crêpe Mix, Choux Mix, Pancake Mix, Waffle Mix, and All-Purpose Flour

Most closely associated with Brittany, fresh, warm crêpes can also be found on many a street corner and at many a crêperie throughout France. If you have a yen for your own crêpes, try this easy-to-use crêpe mix from Francine. The mix contains no sugar, so is suitable both for savory main-course and for sweet dessert crêpes. You can also use the crêpe sarrasin mix to make savory buckwheat crêpes. The choux mix serves for sweet choux and profiteroles as well as for savory gougères (cheese puffs). All you have to add is water and eggs. The pancake mix can be used to make either pancakes or blini.

Francine Crêpe Mix Francine Sarrasin Crêpe Mix Francine Pâte a Choux Mix Francine Blini Mix Francine Waffle Mix Wheat flour
Francine · Crêpe mix · 380g (13.4 oz) · $9.00 · To order
Francine · Buckwheat crêpe mix · 440g (15.5 oz) · $10.00 · To order
Francine · Choux mix · 300g (10.6 oz) · $9.00 · To order
Francine · Pancake mix · 220g (7.8 oz) · $9.00 · To order
Francine · Waffle mix · 350g (12.4 oz) · $9.00 · To order
Francine · Wheat flour · 1kg (2.2 Lb) · $4.70 · To order

Buckwheat Flour / Farine de Sarrasin

Buckwheat flour Make your own crêpes with this buckwheat flour from Treblec.

Treblec · Buckwheat flour · 1kg (2.2 Lb) · $8.30 · Available mid-October.

La Perruche Sugar Cubes / Sucre de Canne La Perruche

La Perruche Sugar La Perruche Sugar
La Perruche Sugar La Perruche Sugar
La Perruche cane sugar is cultivated on Reunion Island. Harvested and pressed from July to December, the sugar cane produces a sweet liquid that thickens into a syrup before the formation of the first crystals. It is this sugar that secured the reputation of the island, then known as Ile Bourbon, back in the 19th century. La Perruche sugar lumps are made according to an exclusive process that allows for the creation of irregular white or golden brown sugar lumps from pure cane sugar. They are the perfect choice for those seeking the authenticity and flavour of true cane sugar.

La Perruche · Brown sugar cubes · 250g (8.8 oz) · $6.10 · To order
La Perruche · Brown sugar cubes · 750g (26.5 oz) · $11.70 · To order
La Perruche · White sugar cubes · 250g (8.8 oz) · $6.10 · To order
La Perruche · White sugar cubes · 750g (26.5 oz) · $11.70 · Available mid-October.

Vanilla Beans / Gousses de Vanille

Vanilla beans Using real vanilla pods transforms the simplest dessert. Madagascar-Bourbon vanilla beans (Vanilla planifolia) are the most versatile and are best used to flavor milk-based desserts like ice cream, crème anglaise, and chocolates. In taste, they are rich, full-bodied, woody, creamy, sweet, smooth, and mellow; they have a long finish and a subdued aroma. Tahitian vanilla beans (Vanilla tahitensis) are more delicate than Madagascar-Bourbon beans and have a stronger aroma; they are flowery and fruity. In contrast to the long finish of the Madagascar-Bourbon beans, Tahitian beans give a burst of flavor. They may be used to prepare fruit-based desserts, chocolate, cookies, cakes, compotes, macarons, and génoises. Vanilla pods are the flower of the vanilla orchid, native to Mexico; the flower shrivels and blackens once picked. For pollination, the flower depends on a bee found only in Mexico, and until the mid-19th century, Mexico was the leading producer of vanilla. But then French entrepreneurs tried their hand at cultivating vanilla on the islands of Réunion and Mauritius, a doomed experiment until a 12-year-old slave named Edmond Albius living on the Ile Bourbon (now Réunion) discovered a workable process for pollinating the vanilla flowers by hand. Madagascar then became the world's leading producer of vanilla, a position it held until the 1990s, when Indonesia began to challenge its dominance. The vanilla pods come in a glass tube, to conserve moisture, with two pods per tube.

What is Bourbon vanilla? The label Bourbon was created in 1964 as a mark of quality to distinguish vanilla coming from Madagascar, Réunion, and the Commores. But since English speakers refer to any Vanilla planifolia as Bourbon vanilla, vanilla producers also specify geographic origin, as in Madagascar-Bourbon vanilla
Eurovanille · Vanilla (Madagascar), 2 pods, glass tube · 6g (0.21 oz) · $6.30 · To order
Eurovanille · Vanilla (Tahiti), 2 pods, glass tube · 6g (0.21 oz) · $8.50 · To order

Pure Vanilla Extract / Extrait Pur de Vanille

Vanilla extract This all-natural, super-high-quality vanilla extracts preserves all 170 of the aromatic molecules that give vanilla its special taste. It is sugar based, and does not contain any alcohol. The extract is generally best adapted for use in ice creams, flans, and other creamy desserts, but it can also be used for cakes and ganaches.

Eurovanille · Natural vanilla extract (Planifolia), conc 76g/l, with seeds · 7.5cl (2.5 fl oz) · $6.30 · To order

Orange Flower Water / Eau de Fleur d'Oranger

Orange Flower Water Chocolate mousse, crêpes, gâteau Breton, madeleines, the celebrated bugnes lyonnaises and the Provençal Christmas cake, pompe à l'huile...recipes for these French classics often call for eau de fleur d'oranger, or orange flower water, made by macerating and distilling the flowers of Seville oranges.

Noirot · Orange flower water · 25cl (8.45 fl oz) · $4.10 · To order

Rose Water / Eau de Rose

Rose Water Rose water, a staple ingredient of Middle Eastern pastries, is less common in French recipes, although it is used in sorbets and fruit compotes.

Noirot · Rose water · 25cl (8.45 fl oz) · $4.10 · To order

Lavender / Lavande

Lavender One of Provence's most scenic and fragrant crops, lavender has been cultivated for centuries for non-culinary purposes, but today you'll find lavender scenting many recipes, from scones to crême brulée. This species of lavender is known in French as lavande fleur bleue mondée and in Latin as lavandula vera flos mundata.

Provence Epices · Lavande · 500g (17.6 oz) · $29.00 · To order

Alsa Baking Powder, Vanilla Sugar, and Mixes

Alsa produces a range of baking essentials, from the famous pink packs of baking powder, known in France as levure chimique or levure alsacienne. Unlike most American brands, Alsa is single-acting, which means that it creates the gas needed for leavening as soon as it is mixed with liquid ingredients. Each pack contains 7 sachets; each sachet contains about 1 tablespoon of baking powder. The vanilla sugar is flavored with natural extract of vanilla. The fool-proof mixes range from vanilla and chocolate flan, to flan pâtissier, to crème brûlée, to macarons, to pastry cream, the thick, rich custard is used in virtually all of those beautiful creations that you see on display in the patisserie: éclairs, Napoléons, choux, and fruit tarts.
Alsa Alsatian Baking Powder Alsa Vanilla-flavored sugar Alsa Vanilla Flan Mix Alsa Chocolate Flan Mix Alsa Chocolate Flan Mix Alsa Chocolate Macaron Mix Alsa Raspberry Macaron Mix Alsa Mix for Crème Brulée Alsa Creme Patissier Mix


Alsa · Baking powder, pack of 7 sachets · 7x11g (7x0.39 oz) · $1.70 · To order
Alsa · Vanilla sugar, pack of 6 sachets · 6x7.5g (6x0.26 oz) · $4.00 · To order
Alsa · Vanilla flan mix · 192g (6.8 oz) · $5.60 · To order
Alsa · Chocolate flan mix · 192g (6.8 oz) · $6.70 · To order
Alsa · flan patissier · 720g (1.6 Lb) · $6.70 · To order
Alsa · Chocolate macaron mix · 317g (11.2 oz) · $12.50 · To order
Alsa · Raspberry macaron mix · 276g (9.7 oz) · $11.20 · To order
Alsa · Crème brulée mix · 196g (6.9 oz) · $7.70 · To order
Alsa · Crème patissière mix · 390g (13.8 oz) · $8.70 · Available mid-September.

Maizena Béchamel Preparation

Maizena Bechamel Preparation Use this mix to prepare your own rich béchamel sauce.

Maizena · Bechamel preparation · 250g (8.8 oz) · $7.00 · Available mid-September.

See Chocolate for pure cocoa (Voisin).

Jams, Honeys, and Spreads

Favols Fruit Jams and Preserves

Based in the southwest region of Aquitaine, in the midst of some of France's finest orchards, Favols has been producing award-winning jams and fruit preserves for more than 40 years. They begin by selecting the very best fruit from France and beyond, based on exacting criteria of freshness, ripeness, and taste. They then prepare the fruits so that their essence shines through.

Favols Prunes from Agen

What distinguishes these prunes from their California counterparts is their rich flavor and tender texture. California prunes are dried longer and at a higher temperature so they are harder, with a caramelized taste. Agen prunes are dried just enough to make them keep, leaving them moist and full of flavor. The plum tree was brought to southwest France from China several centuries BC, and dried plums, or prunes, have been a staple of the region ever since. In the 13th century, Benedictine monks in Clairac, near Agen, succeeded in crossing the local plums with Syrian plums to produce the Ente plum (the name Ente comes from the old French verb enter, to graft. With climate shifts, the cultivation of the plum moved gradually westward; today the plum is cultivated in the vallies of the Lot and Garonne, Gascony, Dordogne, and Quercy. In the 18th century, the prunes were known as Bordeaux prunes, because they were exported from that city; heavy Bordeaux taxes caused the center of export to move to Agen, a port city and later a railway hub, and today they are known worldwide as Agen prunes. They are an essential part of the rich cuisine of the Southwest, where they're used in appetizers (with foie gras, in terrines, or stuffed with Roquefort and hazelnuts), in main dishes, with rabbit (lapin aux pruneaux), duck, pork, or beef (daube aux pruneaux), and in desserts (prune clafoutis).
Favols Prunes from Agen Favols Prunes Filled with Prune Cream

Favols · Prunes from Agen, pitted · 250g (8.8 oz) · $7.00 · To order
Favols · Prunes filled w/ prune cream · 200g (7 oz) · $22.00 · To order

Favols Fruit Jams, Les Créatives

Favols jams range from the perennially popular single-fruit jams to suprising and delightful combinations of flavors.
Favols Strawberry-Wild Strawberry Jam Favols Blueberry Jam Favols  Raspberry Jam Favols Mirabelle Jam Favols Reine Claude Plum Jam Favols Clementine Spice Jam Favols Apple Tatin Jam Favols Wild Quince Jam Favols Green Tomato with Lemon Jam Favols Confit of Rose Petals Favols Confit of Violet Petals

Favols · Strawberry-wild strawberry jam · 270g (9.5 oz) · $7.40 · To order
Favols · Blueberry jam · 270g (9.5 oz) · $7.40 · To order
Favols · Raspberry jam · 270g (9.5 oz) · $7.40 · To order
Favols · Mirabelle plum jam · 270g (9.5 oz) · $7.40 · To order
Favols · Reine Claude (Greengage) jam · 270g (9.5 oz) · $6.90 · To order
Favols · Clementine jam with spices · 260g (9.2 oz) · $7.40 · To order
Favols · Wild quince jam · 270g (9.5 oz) · $6.50 · To order
Favols · Apple tatin jam · 260g (9.2 oz) · $7.60 · To order
Favols · Green tomato w/ lemon jam · 270g (9.5 oz) · $6.90 · To order
Favols · Confit of rose petals · 270g (9.5 oz) · $7.60 · To order
Favols · Confit of violet petals · 270g (9.5 oz) · $7.60 · To order

Favols Fruitessence Jams (100% Fruit)

Sweetened with apple juice instead of sugar, these spreads are especially flavorful.
Favols Fruitessence Strawberry Jam Favols Fruitessence Apricot Jam Favols Fruitessence Three Citrus Jam Favols Fruitessence Pear Raspberry Jam Favols Fruitessence Fig Clementine Jam

Favols · Strawberry Fruitessence jam (100% fruit, no sugar added) · 250g (8.8 oz) · $6.50 · To order
Favols · Apricot Fruitessence jam (100% fruit, no sugar added) · 250g (8.8 oz) · $6.50 · To order
Favols · Three-citrus Fruitessence jam, 100% fruit, no sugar added · 250g (8.8 oz) · $6.10 · To order
Favols · Pear-raspberry Fruitessence jam (100% fruit, no sugar added) · 250g (8.8 oz) · $7.00 · To order
Favols · Fig-clementine Fruitessence jam (100% fruit, no sugar added) · 250g (8.8 oz) · $6.90 · To order

Favols Jams for Cheeses

These jams specifically crafted to marry well with cheeses: the cherry jam for sheep cheeses, fig and honey jam for goat cheeses, and quince jam for Roquefort and other blue cheeses.
Favols Quince-Thyme-Rosemary Jam for Cheese Favols Black Cherry Jam for Cheese Favols Fig-Honey Jam for Cheese

Favols · Quince-thyme-rosemary jam for cheese· 110g (3.9 oz) · $4.90 · To order
Favols · Black cherry jam for cheese · 110g (3.9 oz) · $4.90 · To order
Favols · Fig-honey jam for cheese · 110g (3.9 oz) · $4.90 · To order

Favols Fruits in Liquor

These fruits in liqueur are a feast for the eye as well as the palate.
Favols Clementines in Armagnac Favols Mirabelles in Mirabelle Liqueur Favols Prunes in Armagnac

Favols · Clementines in Armagnac · 31cl (10.6 fl oz) · $26.00 · To order
Favols · Mirabelles in mirabelle liqueur · 31cl (10.6 fl oz) · $28.00 · To order
Favols · Prunes in Armagnac · 31cl (10.6 fl oz) · $25.00 · To order

Chestnut Jam / Confiture de Marrons

Clement Faugier chestnut jamClement Faugier chestnut jamBonne Maman chestnut jam This delectable jam, also known as chestnut spread, goes by various names in French: confiture de marrons, confiture de chataignes, and crème de marrons. Practically unknown in the United States, it is a favorite in France. Made like any jam by cooking fruit with sugar and in this case vanilla, it is excellent on toast. And because of its thick and smooth texture, it also goes well with yogurt or fromage blanc. Some use it in place of chestnut purée to make a Mont Blanc.
Once widespread in France, chestnut trees, or châtaigniers, are now becoming scarce as land has been given over to more profitable crops like grapes. Today the number of regions producing chestnuts has dwindled--Ardèche, Corsica, and the Limousin region (Haute-Vienne, Creuse, Corrèze) are now the principal producers of chestnuts.

Bonne Maman · Chestnut jam · 370g (13 oz) · $5.60 · To order
Clément Faugier · Chestnut jam, can · 250g (8.8 oz) · $4.50 · To order
Clément Faugier · Chestnut jam, can · 496g (17.5 oz) · $7.80 · To order
Clément Faugier · Chestnut jam, can · 992g (35 oz) · $14.00 · To order
Clément Faugier · Chestnut jam, tube · 78g (2.8 oz) · $2.00 · To order
Clément Faugier · Chestnut jam, pack of 4 mini cans · 4x100g (4x3.5 oz) · $9.50 · To order

Bonne Maman Jams /Confitures Bonne Maman

confiture de mirabelles, mirabelle jam confiture de rhubarbes, rhubarb jam confiture de figues, fig jam
confiture de fraises et fraises des bois, strawberry and wild strawberry jam confiture de cerises noires, black cherry jam confiture de lait, milk jam
We specialize in "les introuvables," those Bonne Maman jams that are impossible to find elsewhere in the United States, from the purple fig jam, a specialty of Provence, to the jam with fraises des bois, intensely flavored tiny wild strawberries.

Bonne Maman · Mirabelle jam · 370g (13 oz) · $6.75 · To order
Bonne Maman · Rhubarb jam · 370g (13 oz) · $5.30 · To order
Bonne Maman · Purple fig jam · 370g (13 oz) · $5.60 · To order
Bonne Maman · Strawberry/wild strawberry jam · 370g (13 oz) · $7.25 · To order
Bonne Maman · Black cherry jam · 370g (13 oz) · $6.40 · To order
Bonne Maman · Milk jam · 380g (13.4 oz) · $6.50 · To order


Honeys /Miels

Probably the best-loved of all French honeys, the light-colored lavender honey is naturally creamy but not liquid and has a delightfully floral scent and taste (plus it's rich in iron!). Chestnut tree honey is dark amber in color with deep floral and nutty tones. It is rich in fructose and very slow to crystallize. Acacia honey is a pretty light yellow honey with a delicate floral scent and a mild taste but it is nonetheless a powerful sweetener because of its very high fructose content. Produced from the nectar of what's known as the black locust tree in North America but called the acacia in Europe, this honey is very liquid and almost never crystallizes. Truffle honeys are usually made with light honeys like acacia, but here the truffle meets its true match in an earthy forest honey. If your cheese plate is incomplete without a truffle honey, this honey is a must-try. The smooth and creamy all-flower honey reflects the full range of France's beautiful floral landscape.
Lavender Honey Chestnut Tree Honey Acacia Honey Forest Honey with Truffle All Flower Honey from France Fir Tree Honey Thyme Honey Heather Honey

Manoir des Abeilles · Lavender honey, glass jar · 250g (8.8 oz) · $11.60 · To order
Manoir des Abeilles · Chestnut tree honey, glass jar · 250g (8.8 oz) · $11.00 · To order
Manoir des Abeilles · Acacia honey, glass jar · 250g (8.8 oz) · $9.80 · To order
Manoir des Abeilles · Forest honey with truffle, glass jar · 250g (8.8 oz) · $11.00 · To order
Manoir des Abeilles · All flower honey from France, glass jar · 250g (8.8 oz) · $9.20 · Available Date Unknown.
Manoir des Abeilles · Fir tree honey, glass jar · 250g (8.8 oz) · $12.50 · To order
Manoir des Abeilles · Thyme honey, glass jar · 250g (8.8 oz) · $9.20 · To order
Manoir des Abeilles · Heather honey, glass jar · 250g (8.8 oz) · $8.50 · To order

Corsican Scrub Honey / Miel de Miellats de Corse

Corsican Scrub Honey Like pine honey, this honey is actually a "honeydew," a collaboration between the aphids that feed on the woodsy Corsican landscape and the bees who collect this substance in addition to or instead of flower nectar. The honey is thick and dark; it has a rich, lingering, malty taste, with hints of licorice, caramel, and ripe fruits.

Villeneuve · Corsican scrub honey · 250g (8.8 oz) · $9.80 · To order



Cookies and Biscuits

Traou Mad Thick Butter Cookies

Amazing buttery cookies from Brittany.
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Traou Mad · Traou Mad (palets), box · 33g (1.2 oz) · $4.00 · To order
Traou Mad · Traou Mad (palets), box · 100g (3.5 oz) · $5.40 · To order
Traou Mad · Traou Mad (palets), box · 300g (10.6 oz) · $14.00 · To order
Traou Mad · Traou Mad (palets), tin · 130g (4.6 oz) · $12.50 · To order
Traou Mad · Traou Mad (palets), tin with knob-top · 200g (7 oz) · $16.70 · To order
Traou Mad · Traou Mad (palets), square tin · 400g (14 oz) · $16.70 · To order

Traou Mad Galettes

Delicious thin butter cookies.
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Traou Mad · Galettes, box · 33g (1.2 oz) · $4.00 · To order
Traou Mad · Galettes, box · 100g (3.5 oz) · $5.40 · To order
Traou Mad · Galettes, box · 300g (10.6 oz) · $14.00 · To order
Traou Mad · Galettes, tin · 130g (4.6 oz) · $12.50 · To order
Traou Mad · Galettes, tin with knob-top · 200g (7 oz) · $16.70 · To order
Traou Mad · Galettes, square tin · 400g (14 oz) · $16.70 · To order

Traou Mad Galettes with Salted Butter Caramel

Traou Mad crispy butter galettes are made even better with the addition of morsels of salted butter caramel.
Traou Mad Thick Butter Cookies

Traou Mad · Galettes caramel, box · 100g (3.5 oz) · $6.40 · To order

Ker Cadélac Galettes and Palets

From a small town in Brittany ("ker" is "small" in Breton, Cadélac is the name of the town) comes these traditional butter cookies with a big taste. Ker Cadélac has been baking regional specialties since 1968, and is committed to high quality and a respect for tradition. Made with pure butter according to a traditional Breton recipes, these cookies are delicious with coffee or tea. Galettes are thinner and crispier. Palets are thicker and delightfully crumbly.
Ker Cadelac galettes Ker Cadelac palets
Ker Cadélac · galettes · 120g (4.2 oz) · $2.90 · To order
Ker Cadélac · palets · 125g (4.4 oz) · $2.90 · To order
Ker Cadélac · galettes tin couple · 325g (11.5 oz) · $13.50 · To order
Ker Cadélac · galettes tin kitchen · 325g (11.5 oz) · $13.50 · To order
Ker Cadélac · palets tin rooster · 325g (11.5 oz) · $13.50 · To order

Madeleines

Armor Delices Madeleine Armor Delices Madeleine Armor Delices Madeleine These "seashell cakes so strictly pleated outside and so sensual inside" so famously described by Proust are made with sugar, flour, melted butter, and eggs flavored with lemon or orange-flower water. These madeleines are wonderful at tea time, breakfast time, or any other time. The individually wrapped madeleines may be heated in their wrappers in the microwave for 10 seconds at medium power.

Armor Délices · Madeleines pack of 6 · 200g (7 oz) · $5.40 · To order
50% OFF Armor Délices · Madeleines, bag of 13 ind. wrapped · 430g (15.2 oz) · Best by 09/18/14 · $11.40 $5.70 · To order
Armor Délices · Madeleines, bag of 13 ind. wrapped · 430g (15.2 oz) · $11.40 · To order
50% OFF Armor Délices · Madeleines bulk, individually wrapped · 33g (1.2 oz) · Best by 09/18/14 · $0.84 $0.42 · To order
Armor Délices · Madeleines bulk, individually wrapped · 33g (1.2 oz) · $0.84 · To order

Palmiers

Armor Delices Palmiers In the form of a flattened heart, the palmier is made from a puff pastry. It is crispy, golden-brown, and has a luscious buttery smell and taste.

Armor Délices · Palmiers pack of 6 · 180g (6.4 oz) · $4.40 · To order

Gavottes Crêpes Dentelles

Gavottes Crepes Dentelles Gavottes Crepes Dentelles with Milk Chocolate Imagine taking a wafer-thin crêpe, rolling it over and over around a knife, and cooking until delightfully crispy. "If you want a taste of [Brittany's] butter," writes the always-worth-reading pastry-chef turned blogger and author David Lebovitz, "treat yourself to a box of Gavottes, these rolled-up cookies of Brittany, which taste like sunny butter held together with just enough flour to keep them from breaking apart, then caramelized."

Loc Maria · Gavottes, box · 125g (4.4 oz) · $5.10 · To order
Loc Maria · Gavottes milk choc, box · 90g (3.2 oz) · $4.40 · To order

Langues de Chat

Langues de Chat Literally, "cat's tongues," these delightfully crispy thin oval cookies are traditionally served with tea and with chilled desserts like ice cream, sorbet, or chocolate mousse.

The French expression donner sa langue au chat (to give one's tongue to the cat) means to give up guessing, for example, in a game of 20 questions. A Provençal expression, Ai manjat lango de cat (I ate the cat's tongue) signifies I couldn't hold my tongue.

Chabrior · Langues de chat · 200g (7 oz) · $3.90 · To order

Tuiles

Tuiles Another thin crispy cookie, tuiles take their name from roof tiles, whose shape they mimic.

Chabrior · Almond tuiles · 100g (3.5 oz) · $3.40 · To order

Galettes St Michel

Galettes St. Michel Brittany and Normandy, unlike other regions of France, transform most of their milk into butter rather than cheese. In the days before refrigeration, the butter was preserved with sea salt, and it was with this sea-salted butter that the first galettes were made in the late 1800s. Joseph Grellier, a baker in Saint-Michel-Chef-Chef, started to sell his own version of the galette in 1905, calling it the galette St. Michel (the varieties of galettes are often named after their town of origin), but it was not until after the war, when the railroad turned Brittany into a summer resort destination, that the business began to boom and the cookies gained a broad popularity. The St. Michel galettes are imprinted with the family name, along with an image of the archangel defeating the devil. They are made with 18 percent butter (today the salt is added separately). Each box contains 20 galettes.
The funny name, Saint-Michel-Chef-Chef, probably derives from Chevesché, the ancient name of a nearby promontory.

St Michel · Galettes · 130g (4.6 oz) · $3.60 · To order

Almond Biscuits from Vinsobres /Craquantes de Vinsobres

Almond Biscuits from Vinsobres Craquantes de Vinsobres are small, dry almond biscuits. They first appeared in 1908, in the baker's shop in the village of Vinsobres. Since then, the recipe has been lovingly passed on, preserving the precious taste of almonds and the unique crunchy texture.

Biscuiterie de Provence · Almond biscuits from Vinsobres · 180g (6.4 oz) · $7.25 · To order

Navettes

Navettes This boat-shaped biscuit is a Provençal classic, traditionally prepared for Chandleur (like crêpes). Simple yet addictive, it is made of wheat flour, sugar, freshly churned butter, eggs, and--giving it its characteristic flavor--orange flower water.

Biscuiterie de Provence · Navettes · 230g (8.1 oz) · $7.25 · To order

Canistrelli de St Maurice

Canistrelli Lightly crispy, these canistrelli owe their delicate texture to extra-virgin olive oil and some local white wine. Subtly perfumed with pure lemon extract, these are a very typical Mediterranean cookie.

Biscuiterie de Provence · Canistrellis · 200g (7 oz) · $7.25 · To order

Macarons des Baronnies, Gluten-free

Macarons The Macaron des Baronnies is a soft, moist biscuit that melts in the mouth. Inspired by an old family recipe, it subtly combines almonds (40%) and Provence honey.

Biscuiterie de Provence · Macarons des Baronnies, gluten free · 160g (5.6 oz) · $8.30 · To order
Biscuiterie de Provence · Macarons des Baronnies chocolate, gluten free · 160g (5.6 oz) · $8.30 · To order

Nonnettes

Nonettes These round gingerbread cakes are frosted and have a dollop of jam in the middle.

Villeneuve · Nonnettes, pack of 6 · 150g (5.3 oz) · $5.90 · To order

Gingerbread (Spice Bread) /Pain d'Epices

Gingerbread Gingerbread has been a French staple at least since the time of the Crusades, when returning soldiers brought back the recipe, said to have originated in China, then passed to the Middle East. Unlike British gingerbread, French pain d'épice (literally spice bread), rarely contains ginger; it may be flavored with cinammon, anis, orange flower water, or other spices, depending on the recipe. It is typically sweetened with honey. For many years the gingerbread makers of Reims held the monopoly on the product. Their pain d'épice was made with rye flour. WWI decimated industry around Reims, and Dijon became the capital of gingerbread; Dijonnaise bakers use wheat flour. Gingerbread is available in many fanciful forms, as well as the traditional loaf. Our gingerbread is made with rye flour. It is delicious toasted.

Villeneuve · Gingerbread · 250g (8.8 oz) · $6.60 · To order

Gingerbread (Spice Bread) /Pain d'Epices

Gingerbread Another choice of gingerbread, this one with lots of honey, from Manoir des Abeilles.

Manoir des Abeilles · Gingerbread with 50% honey · 250g (8.8 oz) · $7.60 · To order

Honey Almond Cookies /Amandiers

Honey almond cookies These melt-in-your mouth little cakes have 16% almonds and 9.7% honey. There are 6 cake-lets per sachet.

Manoir des Abeilles · Honey almond cakes, sachet of 6 · 100g (3.5 oz) · $3.80 · To order

Tartelettes

Bonne Maman Tartelettes Bonne Maman Tartelettes Bonne Maman Tartelettes From Bonne Maman, raspberry- or chocolate-caramel-filled little tarts.

Bonne Maman · Tartlet raspberry · 135g (4.8 oz) · $6.75 · Available Date Unknown.
Bonne Maman · Tartlet chocolate caramel · 135g (4.8 oz) · $6.75 · To order
Bonne Maman · Tartlet lemon · 125g (4.4 oz) · $6.75 · To order

Brossard Savanes

Brossard Savanes This marbled cake, with its swirls of chocolate and vanilla, has been popular ever since 1962.

Brossard · Savanes · 300g (10.6 oz) · $9.40 · To order

Choco BN

Choco BN Nothing could be simpler, or tastier, than this classic treat, in which a layer of chocolate is sandwiched between two cookies. It's not hard to see why Choco BN gradually replaced the traditional pain et chocolat ("bread and chocolate") as the snack of choice among French schoolchildren for their quatre heure ("4 o'clock snack"), taken at the afternoon break in their long school day. Truth to tell, they are a favorite among adults as well. (These new larger boxes now contain 16 chocos). Choose among chocolate, strawberry, and vanilla filling.
So what does BN stand for? Biscuiterie Nantaise. Indeed, Nantes has been a capital of the French cookie industry, ever since cookie-making became the mainstay of the city's economy in the 19th century.

BN · Choco BN · 295g (10.4 oz) · $5.00 · To order
BN · Strawberry BN · 295g (10.4 oz) · $5.00 · To order
BN · Vanilla BN · 295g (10.4 oz) · $5.00 · To order

Chamonix

Lu Chamonix Another classic, these light-as-air cookies have a genoise base, a hint of icing, and an orange filling. Created by the legendary cookie-maker l'Alsacienne, Chamonix Orange are now produced by Lu.

Lu · Chamonix Orange · 250g (8.8 oz) · $7.00 · To order

Pépito

Pépito Created in 1963 by Belin (now merged with Lu), pépitos are a shortbread biscuit topped with either dark chocolate or milk chocolate. Each box contains two sealed freshness packs with 10 biscuits each.

Lu · Pépito, dark chocolate · 200g (7 oz) · $4.60 · To order
Lu · Pépito, milk chocolate · 200g (7 oz) · $4.60 · To order

Paille d'Or

Paille d'Or Biscuit Lu was first established in Nantes in 1846. Among the many dozens of popular cookies that the company has produced, the raspberry-filled Pailles d'Or (literally "golden straws") are a perennial favorite.

Lu · Paille d'Or · 170g (6 oz) · $6.00 · To order

Napolitain

Napolitains The classic layered treat. The box contains six individually wrapped napolitains.

65% OFF Lu · Napolitain, 6 pieces ind. wrapped · 180g (6.4 oz) · Best by 09/30/14 · $5.90 $2.07 · To order

Lu Granola

Granola Not granola in the American sense, but a cookie with a sablé base and a chocolate topping.

Lu · Granola milk chocolate · 200g (7 oz) · $4.60 · To order

Lu Prince

Lu Prince A round chocolate-cream sandwich biscuit, Prince is marketed as a breakfast cookie but don't let that put you off: it's also good as a late-afternoon snack or with your tea. Crispy and not too sweet, Prince was introduced by Lu in 1978 to compete with Choco BN.

Lu · Prince Chocolat · 300g (10.6 oz) · $5.60 · To order

Palmito

Palmito The palmito is Lu's take on the classic palmier, made from a sheet of puff pastry folded in on itself from each side, then sliced to produce the pretty furled design. The layers are brushed with sugar, which caramelizes in the baking, giving the pastry a wonderful golden hue. Said to resemble a palm tree (palmier in French), the pastry also goes by the names of elephant ear and butterfly. The Lu cookie is crispier and smaller than the version you would find in a patisserie. It's excellent with tea and not too sweet.

Lu · Palmito · 100g (3.5 oz) · $3.30 · To order

Mikado

Lu Mikado In Mikado, the game of pick-up sticks, you can use the black stick (the Mikado) to help extricate other sticks. Of course, you won't need any help extricating these chocolate-dipped sticks from their package!

Lu · Mikado, dark chocolate, pocket size · 30g (1.1 oz) · $1.80 · To order
Lu · Mikado, milk chocolate, pocket size · 30g (1.1 oz) · $1.80 · To order

Lu Barquettes

Apricot Barquettes These boat-shaped cookies cradle a dollop of either apricot or strawberry jam.

Lu · Barquettes 3 chatons, apricot · 120g (4.2 oz) · $4.20 · To order
Lu · Barquettes 3 chatons, strawberry · 120g (4.2 oz) · $4.20 · To order

Lu Thé

Lu Thé These plain cookies are excellent with tea.

Lu · Thé Brun · 335g (11.8 oz) · $6.00 · Available mid-September.

Kellogg's Chocolate-Hazelnut Trésor Breakfast Cereal

Kellogg's Tresor Breakfast Cereal A popular breakfast cereal.

Kelloggs · Trésor chocolate hazelnut breakfast cereal · 500g (17.6 oz) · $12.00 · To order

Chocolates

Chocolats et Caramels Klaus

Founded by Jacques Klaus in 1856, Chocolats Klaus has been producing fine chocolates and sweets ever since. It is based in Morteau, a small valley town nestled in the Jura mountains that shares with its Swiss neighbor (Switzerland is just 11 km away) a reputation for fine chocolates and watchmaking, though it is probably best known for its saucisse. Chocolats Klaus knew a heydey at the end of the 19th century, winning prizes at the expositions internationales of London, Paris, and Vienna and commissioning posters by Capiello. Today the company continues its proud tradition, using the finest ingredients from near (fresh milk from the Haut-Doubs, salt from Salins les Bains) and far (fleur de sel de Guérande and Criollo cocoa from Peru).

Caramels

Choose among caramels made with salted butter from Guérande, caramels made with fresh milk, chocolate-filled caramels, caramels with cherries, or soft caramels in a picturesque box.
Klaus Caramels au Beurre Sale Klaus Caramels with Fresh Milk Klaus Caramels with Chocolate Klaus Caramels with Griottines Klaus Soft Caramels Klaus · Caramel w/ salted butter · 160g (5.6 oz) · $7.00 · To order
Klaus · Caramel w salted butter, bag · 1kg (2.2 Lb) · $31.00 · To order
Klaus · Caramel w/ fresh milk · 160g (5.6 oz) · $7.00 · To order
Klaus · Caramel w/ chocolate · 160g (5.6 oz) · $7.00 · To order
Klaus · Caramel w/ griotte · 160g (5.6 oz) · $7.00 · To order
Klaus · Soft caramel, pocket box · 60g (2.1 oz) · $5.20 · To order

Chocolate Bars

Klaus has been producing fine chocolates for 158 years, and its range of chocolate bars appeals to both traditionalists and those with a taste for new combinations.
Klaus Chocolate Bar 70% Klaus Dark Chocolate Bar with Orange Klaus Milk Chocolate Bar with Nougat Klaus Milk Chocolate Bar with Raspberry and Crispy Cookies Klaus Milk Chocolate Bar with Hibiscus and Puffed Quinoa Klaus · Dark chocolate bar 80% · 100g (3.5 oz) · $4.40 · To order
Klaus · Dark chocolate bar w/ orange · 100g (3.5 oz) · $4.40 · To order
Klaus · Milk chocolate bar w/ nougat · 100g (3.5 oz) · $4.40 · To order
Klaus · Milk chocolate bar raspberry & crispy cookies · 100g (3.5 oz) · $4.40 · Available (((MARKER0))).
Klaus · Milk chocolate bar w/ hibiscus & puffed quinoa · 100g (3.5 oz) · $4.40 · To order

Filled Chocolate Bars

For those who like filled chocolates, these three luscious fillings are sure to please.
Klaus Chocolate Bar Filled with Praline Klaus Chocolate Bar Filled with Blueberry Klaus Chocolate Bar Filled with Salted Butter Caramel Klaus · Milk chocolate bar filled w/ almond praliné · 100g (3.5 oz) · $4.40 · To order
Klaus · Milk chocolate bar filled w/ blueberry · 100g (3.5 oz) · $4.40 · To order
Klaus · Milk chocolate bar filled w/ caramel · 100g (3.5 oz) · $4.40 · To order

Criollo Chocolate Bars

Native to Central America, Criollo is one of the world's rarest cocoas. These bars, made with Criollo cocoa from Peru, have a delicate, rich, sophisticated flavor.
Klaus Criollo Dark Chocolate Bar 72% Klaus Criollo Milk Chocolate Bar Klaus Criollo Milk Chocolate Bar with Fleur de Sel de Guérande Klaus · Criollo dark chocolate bar 72% · 100g (3.5 oz) · $4.40 · To order
Klaus · Criollo milk chocolate bar · 100g (3.5 oz) · $4.40 · To order
Klaus · Criollo milk chocolate bar Guérande fleur de sel· 100g (3.5 oz) · $4.40 · To order

Côte d'Or Chocolate Bars

These Belgian chocolate bars have a cult-like following.
Côte d'Or Milk Chocolate Bar with Hazelnuts Côte d'Or Dark Chocolate Bar with Hazelnuts Côte d'Or Connoisseur Dark Chocolate Bar Côte d'Or Connoisseur Milk Chocolate Bar

Côte d'Or Connoisseur Dark Chocolate Bar 70% Côte d'Or Dark Chocolate Bar 86% Côte d'Or Dark Chocolate Bar with Orange Côte d'Or Dark Chocolate Bar with Pistachio%

Côte d'Or · Milk chocolate with hazelnuts · 200g (7 oz) · $8.40 · To order
Côte d'Or · Dark chocolate with almonds · 200g (7 oz) · $8.40 · To order
Côte d'Or · Dark chocolate with hazelnuts · 200g (7 oz) · $8.40 · Available mid-October.
Côte d'Or · Milk chocolate Connoisseur bar · 150g (5.3 oz) · $6.50 · To order
Côte d'Or · Dark chocolate Connoisseur bar · 150g (5.3 oz) · $6.50 · To order
Côte d'Or · Dark 70% cocoa · 100g (3.5 oz) · $4.40 · To order
Côte d'Or · Extra dark 86% cocoa · 100g (3.5 oz) · $4.40 · To order
Côte d'Or · Dark orange 70% cocoa · 100g (3.5 oz) · $4.40 · Available mid-September.
Côte d'Or · Dark pistachio · 100g (3.5 oz) · $4.90 · Available mid-September.

Chocolate Truffles /Truffes au Chocolat

Chocolate Truffles For many French families, making chocolate truffles is a Christmas tradition. These super-creamy chocolate truffles from Cémoi are dusted with cocoa powder and come in four flavors: classic, caramel, hazelnut, and mint.

Cémoi · Chocolate truffles classic · 200g (7 oz) · $6.00 · To order
Cémoi · Chocolate truffles with mint · 200g (7 oz) · $6.00 · To order
Cémoi · Chocolate truffles with caramel · 200g (7 oz) · $6.00 · To order
Cémoi · Chocolate truffles with hazelnut · 200g (7 oz) · $6.00 · To order
Cémoi · Chocolate truffles with almond · 200g (7 oz) · $6.00 · To order
Cémoi · Chocolate truffles with orange · 200g (7 oz) · $6.00 · To order

Candied Orange Peel in Chocolate

Candied Orange Peel in Chocolate This special treat combines the rich sweetness of chocolate and the tart sweetness of candied orange peels.

Voisin · Candied orange peel in chocolate · 250g (8.8 oz) · $38.00 · Available Date Unknown.

Rochers

Suchard Rochers Miam miam (yum yum) say the French about these treats, their answer to the candy bar. They are made of dark chocolate (noir) or milk chocolate (lait) praliné covered with either dark or milk chocolate.

Suchard · Rocher Noir · 35g (1.2 oz) · $2.00 · To order
Suchard · Rocher Noir, box of 24 · 888g (31.3 oz) · $40.00 · To order
Suchard · Rocher Lait · 35g (1.2 oz) · $2.00 · To order
Suchard · Rocher Lait, box of 24 · 888g (31.3 oz) · $40.00 · To order

Mini-Rochers

Suchard Mini-rochers This box contains around 16 individually wrapped mini-rochers lait.

Suchard · Mini Rocher Lait, box of 16 · 192g (1.2 oz) · $12.00 · To order

Collection of Single-Origin Chocolates / Collection Grandes Origines de Chocolat

Chocolate Bars An elegant gift box containing squares of the best single-origin chocolates from around the world. The chocolates come from Venezuela, Ecuador, St. Domingue, Papua New Guinea, Tanzania, and Sao Tomé and were selected for their powerful, well-rounded balance of taste and complex aromas.

Voisin · Napolitains, single-origin dark choc sampler 36 squares · 180g (8.8 oz) · $20.00 · Available Date Unknown.

Chocolate Bars

Chocolate Bars Try one of these fine chocolate bars made with pure cocoa butter: dark chocolate (60% cocoa), bittersweet chocolate (70% cocoa), or bittersweet chocolate (60% cocoa) with candied orange peel or moka. Voisin's latest invention: the unusual (and wonderful) combination of milk chocolate and candied lemon peel.

Voisin · Bittersweet chocolate bar 70% · 100g (3.5 oz) · $4.10 · Available mid-October.
Voisin · Dark chocolate bar with cocoa bean nibs · 100g (3.5 oz) · $4.40 · To order
Voisin · Bittersweet chocolate bar w/ candied orange peel · 100g (3.5 oz) · $4.40 · Available mid-October.
Voisin · Bittersweet chocolate bar with moka · 100g (3.5 oz) · $4.40 · Available mid-October.
Voisin · Milk chocolate bar · 100g (3.5 oz) · $3.80 · To order
Voisin · Milk chocolate bar with hazelnuts · 100g (3.5 oz) · $4.40 · Available mid-October.
Voisin · Milk chocolate bar with candied lemon peel · 100g (3.5 oz) · $4.40 · Available mid-October.
Voisin · White chocolate bar · 100g (3.5 oz) · $4.40 · To order

Chocolates

Voisin fine chocolates Our favorites among Voisin's fine chocolates, one is milk chocolate with fine layers of almonds; the other is a gianduja, a super-silky-smooth mix of chocolate and finely ground hazelnuts.

Voisin · Trésor Amande, unit· 11g (0.4 oz) · $0.90 · Available Date Unknown.
Voisin · Trésor Noisette, unit· 11g (0.4 oz) · $0.90 · Available mid-October.

Papillotes

Papillotes Papillotes are chocolates that come in a shiny fringed wrapper and contain a little paper bearing a famous quotation, riddle, or cartoon. Originating in Lyon, they have become a Christmas tradition throughout southeastern France. This festive sachet of papillotes from Jacquot includes a mix of dark chocolate and milk chocolate papillotes (chocolats pralinés). Indulge your sweet tooth while practicing your French!
Legend has it that a young candy-maker's apprentice in Lyons sent his sweetheart love notes wrapped around his master's candies. His master found out, and the message-wrapped papillotes have been a tradition ever since!

Jacquot · Papillotes dark & milk chocolate pralinés, sachets · 425g (15 oz) · $11.00 · Available Date Unknown.

Sarments du Médoc Chocolate Twigs

Sarments du Médoc Sarments du Médoc Sarments du Médoc Inspired by the vineyards of Médoc, these elegant twig-shaped candies blend fine French dark chocolate with one of three special flavors: dark chocolate with cocoa, milk chocolate with nougatine, and dark chocolate with raspberry.

Révillon · Sarments chocolate twigs dark cocoa · 125g (4.4 oz) · $6.35 · To order
Révillon · Sarments chocolate twigs milk nougatine · 125g (4.4 oz) · $6.35 · Available mid-October.
Révillon · Sarments chocolate twigs dark raspberry · 125g (4.4 oz) · $6.35 · Available mid-October.

Mon Chéri Chocolate-Covered Cherries

Mon Chéri Chocolate-covered Cherries What can you say to these delectable chocolate-covered cherries but "Oui, mon chéri!." The festive gift cube contains eight pieces, and the plastic box contains 30 pieces.

Mon Chéri · chocolate covered cherries, box of 30 · 315g (11.1 oz) · $22.00 · Available mid-October.

Pure Cocoa Powder / Cacao Pur

Pure Cocoa Powder Use this exceptional quality pure cocoa for your fine baking needs.

Voisin · Pure cocoa powder · 250g (8.8 oz) · $7.80 · To order

See Beverages for hot chocolate mixes.


Desserts and Confections

Almond Cake (Gluten-Free) / Gateaux aux Amandes (sans Gluten)

Almond CakeAlmond Cake with Lemon
Chocolate Almond CakeChestnut Cake
These melt-in-your-mouth cakes are made with the best of ingredients, including almonds from the Mediterranean basin, freshly churned butter from Charentes-Poitou, and pure vanilla extract. The almonds (or, for one cake, chestnuts) replace wheat flour, so these cakes are gluten-free and incredibly moist and flavorful. Each cake serves about 4 people, and comes in a little tin to preserve freshness.

Biscuiterie de Provence · Almond cake, gluten free · 240g (8.5 oz) · $13.30 · To order
Biscuiterie de Provence · Almond cake w/ chocolate, gluten free · 240g (8.5 oz) · $13.30 · To order
Biscuiterie de Provence · Almond cake w/ lemon, gluten free · 240g (8.5 oz) · $13.30 · To order
Biscuiterie de Provence · Chestnut cake, gluten free · 240g (8.5 oz) · $13.30 · To order

Organic Hazelnut Cake (Gluten-Free) / Gateaux aux Noisettes et Amandes, BIO (sans Gluten)

Hazeltnut Cake Another delicious preparation from the Biscuiterie de Provence, this flour-free almond and hazelnut cake is simply irresitible thanks to its deliciously moist sponge and its exceptional flavor. Its unique packaging (in a tin) ensures it keeps for a long time. It can be served on its own, or with a coulis, sorbet, or fruit salad.

Biscuiterie de Provence · Hazelnut cake, gluten free, organic · 225g (7.9 oz) · $13.30 · To order

Candied Chestnuts / Marrons Glacés

Clement Faugier Candied Chestnuts Candied chestnuts are without question a labor of love. The chestnuts are first sorted to eliminate those that are not perfectly round or smooth. They are then boiled, peeled by hand, and sorted once again. Finally, the chestnuts are cooked for two days in a rich vanilla syrup until the flavor seeps into the very heart of the chestnut. The round contains 11 candied chestnuts.

Clément Faugier · Candied chestnuts,11, vacuum-packed tin · 220g (7.8 oz) · $48.00 · To order

Candied Chestnuts in Cognac / Marrons Confits au Cognac

Clément Faugier Candied Chestnuts in Cognac These candied chestnuts in cognac are the ultimate in luxurious holiday deserts.

Clément Faugier · Candied chestnuts in cognac, glass jar · 460g/310g (16/11 oz) · $52.00 · To order

Candied Chestnuts in Syrup / Marrons Confits au Sirop

Clément Faugier Candied Chestnuts in Syrup The huge mounds of candied chestnuts that you see glistening in patisserie windows or the ones you receive in a gift box have been drained of syrup, glazed, and (for gift boxes) individually wrapped. But if you're planning to prepare and serve the candied chestnuts yourself, it's much more practical, and economical, to use candied chestnuts that have been preserved in syrup. You can arrange them on a platter, serve them over vanilla ice cream, or use them to garnish any number of elegant desserts, like a charlotte or ganache aux marrons glacés. This 19 oz can (11 oz drained) contains about 13 chestnuts. Drain the chestnuts thoroughly before use (reserving the liquid for another use); otherwise, they will be too sweet.

Clément Faugier · Whole candied chestnuts in syrup, can · 540/300g (19/11 oz) · $27.00 · To order

Candied Chestnut Paste / Pâte de Marrons Confits

Clement Faugier Candied Chestnut Paste This candied chestnut paste is as good as it sounds. You can use it to make ice cream and any number of pastries and holiday confections, including a bûche de Noel, or traditional Yule log cake. You can also use it to top ice cream, yogurt, or fromage blanc.

Clément Faugier · Candied chestnut paste, can · 1000g (35 oz) · $18.50 · To order

Fruits in Liquor

Fruits in Liquor Gorgeous to look at, but even better to eat, these six fruits in liquor include reine claude (a plum of Lorraine), cherries, prunes, mixed fruit, raspberries, and guinettes, a semi-confit cherry.

Dist. du Perigord · Reine Claude plums in liqueur · 48cl (16.2 fl oz) · $27.00 · To order
Dist. du Perigord · Prunes in Armagnac · 48cl (16.2 fl oz) · $27.00 · To order
Dist. du Perigord · Mixed fruits in liqueur · 48cl (16.2 fl oz) · $25.00 · To order
Dist. du Perigord · Guinettes (cherries in Kirsch) 48cl (16.2 fl oz) · $25.00 · To order
Dist. du Perigord · Raspberries in liqueur · 48cl (16.2 fl oz) · $29.00 · To order

Pâtes de Fruits

Pâtes de Fruit Originally a specialty of the Auvergne, pâtes de fruits are now made throughout the whole South of France. The fruits are chosen with enormous care, and cooked with just the right amount of sugar so that the flavor of the fruit is enhanced, not hidden. The package contains four orchard-fresh flavors: plum, blackcurrant, apricot and raspberry.
In the Middle Ages, pâtes de fruit, known as épices de chambre, were very popular, especially the ones made with plums and apricots.

Voisin · Pâtes de fruits · 200g (7 oz) · $23.00 · To order

Apple Sauce / Compote de Pommes

Andros Fruit Me Up Apple Andros Fruit Me Up Apple, Strawberry, Banana
Andros Fruit Me Up Apple, Peach, Apricot Andros Fruit Me Up Apple, Mango, Pineapple
Andros Fruit Me Up Apple Andros Fruit Me Up Apple, Strawberry, Banana
= Andros Fruit Me Up Apple, Mango, Pineapple
Andros's answer to Materne's Pom'Pote, Fruit Me Up is a healthy snack for those on the go. They are made with 100% fruit puree, Vitamin C, and nothing else: no added sugar, no colorants, no artificial flavorings. Each convenient pouch is the equivalent of one serving of fruit. Available individually or by pack of four.

Andros Fruit Me Up · Apple, 4-pack · 4x4 oz · $5.00 · To order
Andros Fruit Me Up · Apple, Strawberry, Banana, 4-pack · 4x4 oz · $5.00 · To order
Andros Fruit Me Up · Apple, Peach, Apricot, 4-pack · 4x4 oz · $5.00 · To order
Andros Fruit Me Up · Apple, Mango, Pineapple, 4-pack · 4x4 oz · $5.00 · To order

Marzipan /Pâte d'Amandes

Pâtes de Fruit You can use this almond paste as a filling for pastries or eat it as is.

Maître Prunille · Almond paste · 250g (8.8 oz) · $6.00 · Available mid-October.

Coussins

Voisin Coussins With an outside made of almond paste rolled in sugar and an inside of chocolate ganache lightly flavored with curacao, these exquisite candies are sure to please. A specialty of Lyons, coussins are a reminder of the city's once bustling silk industry: each candy is shaped like a miniature silk cushion. Voisin, a chocolatier-confiseur in Lyons since 1897, invented the coussin and is the exclusive manufacturer. (Because of FDA restrictions on colorings, our coussins are white and not green.)
Lyons' silks are still prized by leading fashion designers throughout the world. Visitors to Lyons can still see the "ateliers de canuts," the workshops where the silk workers once plied their trade, on the Croix Rousse, the steep hill to the north of Lyons.

Voisin · Coussins, ballotin · 350g (12.4 oz) · $33.00 · To order

Calissons

Calissons These diamond-shaped candies from Aix en Provence have been a favorite for centuries. Manufactured according to time-honored tradition by Confiserie du Roy René, these calissons contain nothing but the highest-quality almonds and crystallized melon and orange peel ground together, spread atop a rice-paper base, and covered with a white royal icing. The diamond-shaped boxes, in the distinctive form of the calisson d'Aix, make a perfect gift. The 260g box contains 20 calissons.
Whether calissons were indeed invented by a lovestruck cook on the occasion of the wedding of Jeanne de Laval to King René of Anjou in 1473 is a matter of endless speculation.

Confiserie du Roy René · Calissons, diamond-shaped box · 260g (9.2 oz) · $24.00 · To order

Calisson Spread / Crème de Calissons

Crème de calissons, calissons spread A gold-medal winner at the 2002 SIAL in Paris, this spread makes it possible to enjoy the taste of calissons atop your morning toast. You can also try this spread as filling for crêpes or cakes.

Confiserie du Roy René · Crème de calissons · 200g (7 oz) · $13.50 · To order

Nougats

Nougat
Nougat
What could be simpler or tastier than this candy made from almonds, honey, pistachios, and egg whites? The small nougat bar comes from Chabert et Guillot, based in the town of Montélimar, which has been the capital of nougat making ever since the first almond trees were introduced into the Vivarais region in 1650. The large white bars come from the famous calisson-maker Confiserie du Roy Rene. The white nougat bars are soft because made with beaten egg whites.
Nougats, like calissons, are one of 13 traditional Christmas desserts.

Confiserie du Roy René · White nougat, bar · 200g (7 oz) · $13.50 · To order
Chabert & Guillot · White nougat, bar · 30g (1.06 oz) · $1.45 · To order

Dark Nougat Bar /Nougat Noir

Dark Nougat The dark nougat (nougat noir) is harder, has twice as many almonds, contains no egg whites, and gets its dark color from the carmelized honey.

Confiserie du Roy René · Dark nougat, bar · 200g (7 oz) · $14.00 · To order

Nougat with Berries

Nougat with Berries With this beautiful bar from Confiserie Stanislas, the sweetness of nougat, which can sometimes be overwhelming, is perfectly offset by the addition of berries, which bring just the right amount of tartness.

Confiserie Stanislas · Nougat with wild berries · 100g ( 3.5 oz) · $6.50 · To order

Jordan Almonds / Dragées

Braquier Dragées Avola Princesse Braquier Dragées Avola Princesse
Dragées Avola Princesse Dragées Avola Princesse
What a dilemma these dragées present: whether to savor the satiny smoothness of the sugar coating or to crunch right into the rich fruity almond inside. These dragées are made with the prized Avola almonds from Sicily and coated with vanilla-flavored sugar. Avola almonds, grown in the town of Avola in Sicily, are famous for their fine taste, lack of bitterness, and their shape, which makes them particularly well suited for coating. These dragées are made by Braquier, in Verdun, which has been making them for over two centuries and has supplied everyone from Napoleon to General de Gaulle. Each dragée is about 0.1 oz. The assorted colors are blue, white, yellow, and orange.
A 13th century Verdun apothecary is credited with the idea of coating his pills in sugar. They proved so popular that a grocer did the same with almonds. Louis XIV decreed that dragées be distributed to school children every New Year's Day. Today the French offer dragées to family and friends on special occasions: weddings, baptisms, and the like.

Braquier · Dragées Avola Princesse assorted, mini tin · 65g (2.3 oz) · $7.50 · To order
Braquier · Dragées Avola Princesse white, mini tin · 65g (2.3 oz) · $7.50 · To order
Braquier · Dragées Avola Princesse assort, round tin · 350g (12.4 oz) · $24.50 · To order
Braquier · Dragées Avola Princesse white, round tin · 350g (12.4 oz) · $24.50 · To order
Braquier · Dragées Avola Princesse assorted, retro tin · 400g (14.1 oz) · $28.00 · To order
Braquier · Dragées Avola Princesse white, retro tin · 400g (14.1 oz) · $28.00 · To order
Braquier · Dragées Avola Princesse assorted, box · 1kg (35.3 oz) · $49.00 · To order
Braquier · Dragées Avola Princesse white, box · 1kg (35.3 oz) · $49.00 · Available Date Unknown.

Bergamot Candies from Nancy /Bergamotes de Nancy

Bergamot CandiesBergamot Candies The bergamot, a small yellow citrus fruit, is inedible raw, but its rind yields an esential oil much used in perfumery and confectionery. The fruit was first popularized in France by King Stanislas in the 18th century. In 1850, at the suggestion of a perfumer, a candy-maker in Nancy succeeded in marrying the essence of bergamot with sugar, and the bergamot of Nancy was born. To make the candy, sugar is heated over an open flame. Once the sugar is cooked, the essence of bergamot is added; the preparation is then poured on marble table to cool and cut by hand. The translucent amber candy was awarded an AOP (Appellation d'Origine Protégé) in recognition of its special place in French confectionery. The lid of the tin features a picture of Nancy's beautiful Place Stanislas.

Confiserie Stanislas · Bergamotes de Nancy, sachet · 200g (7 oz) · $12.00 · To order
Confiserie Stanislas · Bergamotes de Nancy, tin · 150g ( 5.3 oz) · $18.50 · To order



Bonbons, Candies, and Gums

Gum Balls and Licorice / Boules de Gomme et Réglisse

Marshmallow

Gum Drops
These are the gum drops of childhood, made with pure arabic gum, sprinkled with a fine layer of sugar and naturally flavored with orange flower, violet, or strawberry.
Auzier Chabernac · Gum drops · 50g (1.8 oz) · $2.90 · To order

Vanilla Gum Drops with Licorice
The specialty of Auzier-Chabernac, this candy has a supple and aerated paste, cut in squares and offering a subtle mix of of licorice and natural vanilla. This bonbon has been made since 1923 by Auzier-Chabernac, and the reciple is unchanged.
Auzier Chabernac · Vanilla gum drops w/ licorice · 40g (1.4 oz) · $2.90 · To order

Menthol Pastilles
This pastille owes its fresh taste to menthol and its gentleness to the subtle balance of the mint with eucalyptus.
Auzier Chabernac · Menthol pastilles · 50g (1.8 oz) · $2.90 · To order

Soft Licorice
The true cut licorice of Montpellier. This supple square of gentle licorice contains only Arabic gum, sugar, and licorice sap.
Auzier Chabernac · Soft licorice · 50g (1.8 oz) · $2.90 · To order

Licorice with Honey
This bonbon was created in 1890 at Montpellier and combines the virtues of licorice with the gentleness of honey. This is a natural candy, with a base of Arabic gum, originating from Senegalese acacia, sugar, licorice sap, and honey. A natural throat soother.
25% OFF Auzier Chabernac · Licorice with honey · 50g (1.8 oz) · Best by 12/12/14 · $2.90 $2.18 · To order


Organic Propolis-Honey-Eucalyptus Gumdrops / Gommes Propolis Miel Eucalyptus, Bio

Organic Propolis-Honey-Eucalyptus Gumdrops These organic gum drops made with propolis, honey, and eucalyptus are magic for sore throats.

Auzier Chabernac · Gum drops propolis honey eucalyptus, organic · 100g (3.5 oz) · $5.50 · To order

Organic Marshmallows / Guimauves, Bio

Organic Marshmallow These pillowy billowy marshmallows are way too good to waste on 'smores. They are organic and contain no artificial anything. The assortment of flavors includes violet, lemon, mandarin,and orange flower water.

Auzier Chabernac · Marshmallow tutti frutti, organic · 40g (1.4 oz) · $3.30 · To order

Marshmallows / Guimauves

Marshmallow These old-fashioned marshmallows by Auzier-Chabernac come in two sets of flavors: traditional (anis, violet, lemon, mandarin, and orange flower water) or tutti-frutti (pineapple-vanilla, strawberry, grenadine, peach, and orange zest). They contain no artificial flavorings or colorings.

Auzier Chabernac · Marshmallow tutti frutti, box of 22 wands · 700g (1.5 Lb) · $21.00 · To order
Auzier Chabernac · Marshmallow traditional flavors, box of 22 wands · 700g (1.5 Lb) · $21.00 · To order
Auzier Chabernac · Marshmallow traditional flavors, bulk · 1.25kg (2.8 Lb) · $29.00 · To order

Suc des Vosges

Suc des Vosges These hard candies have the refreshing taste of honey and pinesap.

La Vosgienne · Suc des Vosges · 60g (2.1 oz) · $3.20 · To order

Pastilles de Vichy

Pastilles de Vichy These mints have been made in Vichy since 1828, when a local pharmacist figured out how to extract the minerals from the town's famous thermal waters. He mixed the extract with sugar and natural mint flavors, and produced the tablet. A favorite of the Empress Eugénie, the octogonal pastilles were immensely popular in the nineteenth century, not only for their reputed ability to cure heartburn but for their fresh minty flavor. The vogue for thermal waters has passed, but the candies remain, a testament of their tastiness.
In the mid-nineteenth century, some doctors advised their patients that eating eight pastilles de Vichy a day would have the same benefit as a visit to the thermal waters themselves.

Vichy · Pastilles de Vichy, roll · 25g (0.88 oz) · $1.40 · To order
Vichy · Pastilles de Vichy, sachet · 125g (4.4 oz) · $4.20 · To order

Stoptou

Stoptou Who cares if they really can stop a cough (toux, in French)? These hard black candies are another favorite among licorice-lovers.
Warning: Excessive consumption of licorice can affect blood pressure, IOP (intra ocular pressure), and potassium levels (see FAQ for more on health problems linked with licorice).

La Pie Qui Chante · Stoptou licorice · 165g (5.8 oz) · $5.00 · To order

Anis de Flavigny Tins

Abbaye de Flavigny Anis Pastilles This candy, consisting of a grain of aniseed coated in sugar, is perhaps the oldest in France, mentioned in a document as early as 872. In the 17th century, when the candy was manufactured by Ursuline sisters, six months were needed to add and dry the successive coats of sugar. Today, the factory is still situated at the heart of the ancient abbey, but the process is completed in only 15 days.

Abbaye de Flavigny · Anis pastilles, oval tin · 50g (1.8 oz) · $5.00 · To order
Abbaye de Flavigny · Violet pastilles, oval tin · 50g (1.8 oz) · $5.00 · To order
Abbaye de Flavigny · Rose pastilles, oval tin · 50g (1.8 oz) · $5.00 · To order
Abbaye de Flavigny · Orange flower pastilles, oval tin · 50g (1.8 oz) · $5.00 · To order
Abbaye de Flavigny · Lemon pastilles, oval tin · 50g (1.8 oz) · $5.00 · To order
Abbaye de Flavigny · Mint pastilles, oval tin · 50g (1.8 oz) · $5.00 · To order
Abbaye de Flavigny · Licorice pastilles, oval tin · 50g (1.8 oz) · $5.00 · To order

Anis de Flavigny Three-packs

Abbaye de Flavigny Three-pack Abbaye de Flavigny Three-pack The first of these three-packs contains anis, mint, and violet pastilles; the second contains licorice, orange flower, and rose.

Abbaye de Flavigny · Set of 3 tins anis mint violet · 150g (5.3 oz) · $15.00 · To order
Abbaye de Flavigny · Set of 3 tins licorice orange rose · 150g (5.3 oz) · $15.00 · To order

Anis de Flavigny Sachets

Abbaye de Flavigny Anis Pastilles Abbaye de Flavigny Violet Pastilles
Abbaye de Flavigny Rose Pastilles Abbaye de Flavigny Lemon Pastilles
Use any one of these 250g sachets to refill your Abbaye de Flavigny tins.

Abbaye de Flavigny · Anis pastilles, bag · 250g (8.8 oz) · $15.60 · To order
Abbaye de Flavigny · Rose pastilles, bag · 250g (8.8 oz) · $15.60 · To order
Abbaye de Flavigny · Violet pastilles, bag · 250g (8.8 oz) · $15.60 · To order
Abbaye de Flavigny · Lemon pastilles, bag · 250g (8.8 oz) · $15.60 · To order

Strawberry Tagada /Fraise Tagada

Tagada Is it their strawberry taste or their soft but addictively grainy texture that make these candies a favorite in France? Originally bright-red, their color has become a little more subdued in recent years because of the move to all-natural coloring.

Haribo · Tagada, sachet · 120g (4.2 oz) · $2.90 · To order

Zan

Zan Among France's many licorice-based candies, Zan is a standout. This hard square tablet was first manufactured in 1855 in Uzès, not far from the Camargue where licorice plants abounded (it is the root that is carefully dried and used in candies, tisanes, and beverages). This licorice candy is quite strong and is available in two flavors: anis and mint. Also available is a pocket-sized dispenser of Zan pellets, Zanoid, which are much less strong than the tablets.
Warning: Excessive consumption of licorice can affect blood pressure, IOP (intra ocular pressure), and potassium levels (see FAQ for more on health problems linked with licorice).
"Maman, z'en veux! Donne moi z'en!" This childish pronunication ("Mommy, I want some! Gimme some!"), overheard by candy-maker Paul Aubrespy in a Parisian restaurant, inspired the name "Zan."

Haribo · Zan, anis-flavored licorice · 12g (0.4 oz) · $1.55 · To order
Haribo · Zan, mint-flavored licorice · 12g (0.4 oz) · $0.83 · To order
Haribo · Zan, anis- and mint-flavored licorice, box of 60 · 720g (25 oz) · $53.00 · To order
Haribo · Zanoid, pocket-sized dispenser · 20g (0.7 oz) · $2.05 · To order

Michoko

Michoko Dating back to 1936, this chewy (but not too chewy) candy has a dark chocolate (64% cacao) outside and a soft caramel center.

La Pie Qui Chante · Michoko · 100g (3.5 oz) · $4.90 · To order
65% OFF La Pie Qui Chante · Michoko · 100g (3.5 oz) · Best by 09/28/14 · $4.90 $1.72 · To order

Ourson Bouquet d'Or Chocolate-covered Marshmallow

Petit Ourson Bouquet d'Or This milk-chocolate-covered marshmallow bear has been around for more than four decades, and even has his own cartoon show on TV in France. The bears in the 1016g box are individually wrapped; each box contains 80 bears. The bears in the 720g box are not individually wrappped; each box contains 48, and these bears are slightly bigger.

Cémoi · Ourson Bouquet d'Or marshmallow chocolate · 13g (0.45 oz) · $0.50 · To order
Cémoi · Ourson Bouquet d'Or marshmallow chocolate , box of 80 · 1016g (35.8 oz) · $34.00 · To order

Batna

Batna Favorites among kids (of all ages!), Batna is a chewy licorice-flavored candy.
Warning: Excessive consumption of licorice can affect blood pressure, IOP (intra ocular pressure), and potassium levels (see FAQ for more on health problems linked with licorice).

Krema · Batna · 150g (5.3 oz) · $4.50 · To order

Régal'ad

Batna A popular chewy fruit-flavored candy.

Krema · Régal'ad · 150g (5.3 oz) · $4.50 · To order

Lutti Arlequin

Lutti Arlequin These hard candies are called Harlequin for their many bright colors and loved for their sour-and-sweet.

Lutti · Arlequin · 150g (5.3 oz) · $4.10 · To order

Lutti Magnificat

Lutti Magnificat Hard on the outside, soft and chewy on the inside, this caramel candy is made with butter, creme fraiche, and whole milk, based on a recipe from 1936.

Lutti · Magnificat · 150g (5.3 oz) · $4.10 · To order

Pierrot Gourmand Lollipops / Sucettes Pierrot Gourmand

Pierrot Gourmand lollipops Pierrot Gourmand bust Pierrot Gourmand lollipops were once a fixture in every boulangerie, where they beckoned children from their display in a porcelain bust of the clown Pierrot. Invented in 1924, the flat, spear-shaped lollipops now come in four fruit flavors (cherry, raspberry, lemon, and orange) and the classic milk caramel.

Pierrot Gourmand · Lollipop (flat), caramel · 14g (0.5 oz) · $0.42 · To order
Pierrot Gourmand · Lollipops (flat), caramel, box of 125 · 1750g (62 oz) · $42.00 · To order
Pierrot Gourmand · Lollipop (flat), fruit · 14g (0.5 oz) · $0.42 · To order
Pierrot Gourmand · Lollipops (flat), fruit, box of 125 · 1750g (62 oz) · $42.00 · To order

Carambar

Carambar Always popular, Carambar is a chewy baton-shaped candy. The classic is Carambar caramel. . The sachet contains 17 Carambars.

La Pie Qui Chante · Carambar caramel · 8g (0.3 oz) · $0.30 · To order
La Pie Qui Chante · Carambar caramel, box of 200 · 1750g (61.7 oz) · $47.00 · To order
La Pie Qui Chante · Carambar caramel, sachet · 130g (4.6 oz) · $4.70 · To order
La Pie Qui Chante · Carambar fruits, box of 200 · 1750g (61.7 oz) · $47.00 · To order
La Pie Qui Chante · Carambar fruit, sachet · 130g (4.6 oz) · $4.70 · To order
La Pie Qui Chante · Carambar caranougat, box of 200 · 1750g (61.7 oz) · $47.00 · To order
La Pie Qui Chante · Carambar barbe à papa (cotton candy), box of 200 · 1750g (61.7 oz) · $47.00 · To order

Malabar and Hollywood Chewing Gums

Hollywood chewing gumMalabar Le chewing gum arrived in France in 1917 with American GIs, who carried it in their war packs, but didn't catch on until the American soldiers returned during WWII, and distributed it by the handful as they liberated French towns. The Hollywood brand was created in 1952 in France by an American soldier who returned after the war. Through its name and advertising that celebrated the "American way of life," Hollywood successfully capitalized on American glamour and is still #1 in France. Today, France is second only to the U.S. in per capita chewing gum consumption. Malabar was created in 1958, and bubble-blowers claim that it produces the largest bubbles. Each piece of Malabar comes wrapped with a vignette or cartoon; the early ones are much sought after by collectors.

Malabar · Bubble gum, barbe à papa, box of 200 · 1400g (3.1 Lb) · $56.00 · To order
Malabar · Bubble gum, cola, box of 200 · 1400g (3.1 Lb) · $56.00 · To order
Malabar · Bubble gum, tutti frutti, box of 200 · 1400g (3.1 Lb) · $56.00 · To order
Hollywood · Chewing gum, chlorophyll, 11-stick pack · 31g (1.1 oz) · $1.85 · To order



Beverages

Antésite

Antesite For a refreshing thirst-quencher, mix a few drops of this extract based on licorice and other plants (the exact ingredients are still a closely guarded secret). One bottle is enough to flavor 85 liters of water, hence the well-known advertising slogan La meilleure façon de boire de l'eau (the best way to drink water). It's an instant pick-me-up; what's even better, it's sugar free and contains no artifical sweeteners, deriving its sweetness naturally from the licorice. One glass contains less than one calorie. You can mix it with water (hot or cold), sparkling water, tea, coffee, or milk. Some even use it as a culinary aid, to accentuate the fennel taste in certain Mediterranean dishes, or to flavor yogurts, ice creams, or sorbets without adding sugar. Available in two flavors: anis and mint. Antésite contains licorice (glycyrrhizin).
Warning: Excessive consumption of licorice can affect blood pressure, IOP (intra ocular pressure), and potassium levels (see FAQ for more on health problems linked with licorice).
In 1898 a young pharmacist, Noel Perrot-Berton, was challenged by a railroad executive to invent a drink--without alcohol--that would quench the thirst of the stokers who toiled in the heat. The result: antésite, which gets its name from the Latin ante (against) situm (thirst). A bit of trivia: on the French stage, it's often antésite that gives water the color of "whisky."

Antésite · Antésite anis · 13cl (4.4 fl oz) · $9.60 · To order
Antésite · Antésite mint · 13cl (4.4 fl oz) · $9.60 · To order

Pastis, Alcohol-free / Pastis sans Alcool

Pastitou Those who have visited Provence can attest that there's nothing so relaxing as sitting around a hot Midi afternoon under Platane trees with a glass of this anis-flavored drink and watching a leisurely game of pétanque. Mix this alcohol-free pastis with water, just as you would the regular pastis, for a refreshing drink, especially in summer time.
The word "pastis" means "confused" or "mixed" in local Provençal dialect, and perfectly describes the cloudy appearance of water once mixed with pastis.

Ricard · Pacific anis drink (Pastis without alcohol) · 100cl (33.8 fl oz) · $17.00 · To order
Antésite · Pastis without alcohol · 100cl (33.8 fl oz) · $9.20 · To order

Teisseire Syrups / Sirops Teisseire

Teisseire syrups Fruit syrups have always been a part of the French way of drinking, whether mixed with water, Perrier, lemonade, milk, pastis, or even beer. Hence the cries in a French cafe for un lait fraise (milk with strawberry syrup), un Perrier menthe (Perrier with mint syrup), une tomate (pastis and grenadine syrup), une mauresque (pastis and orgeat syrup), un diabolo fraise (lemonade and strawberry syrup), or un tango (beer with grenadine syrup). Try one of these combinations or stick with the most popular mixer--plain water--for a flavorful thirst quencher (1 part syrup to 7 times water). The orgeat syrup is flavored with almonds today, but it was originally made with barley (orge in French), hence its name.
Grenade is the French word for pomegranate, and originally grenadine syrup was made from pomegranate juice and sugar. Today, grenadine is the name loosely applied to syrups made from a mixture of other dark-red fruits. The Teisseire grenadine syrup gets its flavor from the concentrated juices of five fruits: raspberry, elderberry, red currant, blackcurrant, and lemon.

Teisseire · Grenadine syrup · 60cl (20.3 fl oz) · $9.80 · To order
Teisseire · Lemon syrup · 60cl (20.3 fl oz) · $9.80 · To order
Teisseire · Orange syrup · 60cl (20.3 fl oz) · $9.80 · To order
Teisseire · Mint syrup · 60cl (20.3 fl oz) · $9.80 · To order
Teisseire · Blackcurrant syrup · 60cl (20.3 fl oz) · $11.80 · To order
Teisseire · Lime syrup · 60cl (20.3 fl oz) · $11.80 · To order
Teisseire · Peach syrup · 60cl (20.3 fl oz) · $11.80 · To order
Teisseire · Raspberry syrup · 60cl (20.3 fl oz) · $11.80 · To order
Teisseire · Strawberry syrup · 60cl (20.3 fl oz) · $11.80 · To order
Teisseire · Tropical syrup · 60cl (20.3 fl oz) · $11.80 · To order
Teisseire · Mojito syrup · 60cl (20.3 fl oz) · $11.80 · To order
Teisseire · Cherry syrup · 60cl (20.3 fl oz) · $11.80 · To order
Teisseire · Pink grapefruit syrup · 60cl (20.3 fl oz) · $11.80 · To order
Teisseire · Anis syrup · 60cl (20.3 fl oz) · $11.80 · To order
Teisseire · Orgeat syrup · 60cl (20.3 fl oz) · $11.80 · To order
Teisseire · Iced tea peach syrup · 60cl (20.3 fl oz) · $11.80 · To order

Gini

Gini Quench your thirst like the French with the refreshing lemon-flavored Gini.

Gini · Gini Lemon, can · 33cl (11.2 fl oz) · $2.50 · To order

Lipton Peach Iced Tea / Lipton "Ice Tea" Pèche

Liptonic peach A refreshing peach-flavored iced tea drink.

Lipton · Iced tea peach, can · 33cl (11.2 fl oz) · $2.25 · To order

Badoit Water

Badoit The number one mineral water in restaurants in France (where you will sometimes see people mixing it with wine), Badoit has a light refreshing sparkle and is good for digestion. This all natural water has its source in Saint Galmier near Saint Etienne.

Badoit · Badoit water, plastic bottle · 50cl (16.9 fl oz) · $2.50 · To order

St Yorre Vichy Water

St Yorre water St Yorre bubbles up from the depths of the Auvergne, in the Massif Central, outside the town of Vichy. Naturally carbonated, it is the most mineral-y of French bottled waters. Rich in bicarbonates, it is reputed to aid in digestion.

Vichy · Vichy St Yorre · 1.25l (42.3 fl oz) · $4.40 · To order

Carte Noire Coffee / Café Carte Noire

Carte Noire Coffee Carte Noire is a great French classic, with its famous advertising slogan, "Un café nommé désir" ("a coffee named desire"). Known for the perfection of its aroma, it is made from carefully roasted Arabica beans, and is a full, well-balanced coffee that is not at all bitter. It is already ground.

Carte Noire · Coffee · 225g (7.9 oz) · $8.50 · Available Date Unknown.
Carte Noire · Coffee · 250g (8.8 oz) · $9.30 · To order

Ricoré

Nestle Ricore Sixty percent chicory and forty percent coffee, this instant drink promises to "make you a morning person" (devenir du matin).

Nestlé · Ricoré · 100g (3.5 oz) · $8.70 · To order

Verbena / Verveine

Verveine Verbena is a favorite for after-dinner infusions or tisanes. Reputed for it soothing and stress-reducing effects, it's the perfect before-bedtime drink.

Provence Epices · Verveine · 50g (1.76 oz) · $6.30 · To order

Wild Thyme / Serpolet

Serpolet With a less pronounced flavor than regular thyme, serpolet (thymus serpyllum), or wild thyme, works well in chicken and white meat dishes. In Provençal recipes, it goes by the name of farigoule or farigoulette. But we include it in this section because it, like regular thyme, can also be used as a tisane; it is reputed to help in digestion.

Provence Epices · Serpolet (wild thyme) · 100g (3.5 oz) · $4.20 · To order

Hot Chocolate Mix / Chocolat en Poudre

If you've warmed up over a hot chocolate at the local brasserie on a wintry French day, this hot chocolate mix will bring back fond memories. The chocolate flavor is strong and true. Depending on your philosophy, you can add the powder to the milk once hot or mix the powder with cold milk and heat the two together while stirring. For a creamier result, you can whip the mixture once hot or steam it using the attachment on an espresso machine. If you want to throw all caution to the winds, use half and half and white chocolate to sweeten the mix; we guarantee a hot chocolate you'll never forget. You can also use the powder as the base for a chocolate fondue.

Voisin · Hot chocolate · 250g (8.8 oz) · $6.10 · To order

Poulain Grand Arome Hot Chocolate Mix

Verveine Poulain is one of the oldest brands of chocolate in France. In the mid-nineteenth century, Victor-Auguste Poulain of Blois envisioned transforming chocolate into a meats mass-market treat. He produced chocolate bars and hot chocolate mix, and sponsored an advertising campaign, whose images remain familiar today.

Poulain · Grand Arôme, chocolate breakfast mix · 500g (17.6 oz) · $8.60 · Available mid-September.

Banania

Banania This popular children's breakfast drink combines sugar, chocolate, three grains (wheat flour, barley flour, and malted wheat flour), banana, and honey. Its history is a case study in marketing. In 1909, while traveling in Nicaragua, banker and journalist turned adventurer Pierre Lardet discovered a drink based on banana flour, crushed grains, cocoa, and sugar. Upon his return to France, he recreated this miracle drink with the help of a pharmacist friend. He began selling the product in 1912, emphasizing its supposed health benefits, and trademarked the recipe in 1914. The first tins featured the image of a smiling Antillaise. In 1915, a new image appeared, that of a Senegalese sharpshooter, a figure much on the minds of the French as tens of thousands of Senegalese fought in the trenches of WWI. His red and blue uniform provided a striking contrast to the yellow background, the yellow evoking the still-exotic banana. Never one to miss a PR opportunity, Lardet shipped 14 wagons of Banania to the troops on the front lines to give them "force et vigeur." Company legend has it that the trademark slogan "y'a bon," pidgin French for "it's good," came about when an injured Senegalese infantryman, hired to work in the Banania factory, pronounced his opinion on the drink. During WWII the factory, being in occupied France, was closed; it reopened near Clermont Ferrand, using a modified recipe because of wartime shortages. And the marketing went on, rife with dark wartime humor: "DCA: Défense contre l'anémie" (defense against anemia, a twofold pun, playing on the acronym for defense contre avions, antiaircraft guns, as well as the phrase "défense contre l'ennemi"); "Après l'alerte, c'est le réconfort" (after the bomb alert, the comfort), "Tous les matins, je réquisitionne mon Banania" (every morning I requisition my Banania). In the years since WWII, the company has been sold and resold, and the advertising character became more and more stylized, until 1987, when the slogan was retired and the image replaced by more abstract drawings, first of a smiling sun, then of a small boy. In 1999, probably thinking to capitalize on nostalgia, the company resurrected a stylized reprensentation of the Senegalese that had first appeared in 1959; in 2003 new owner Nutrial brought back the "y 'a bon" slogan. The strategy backfired. A group of Antillese, Guyanese, and Reunionese took the company to court, arguing that the image and slogan were racist and insulting. A compromise was reached in 2006 whereby the image was kept and the slogan dropped.


Banania · Chocolate breakfast mix · 400g (14.1 oz) · $8.00 · To order

See Chocolates for pure cocoa powder.

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