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kara



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Location: san francisco

PostPosted: Fri Dec 02, 2005 8:05 pm    Post subject: special salts Reply with quote

does anyone know a good food shop where i can buy specialty salts in paris? i will be staying in the marais and also near the madeline.
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fannie



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PostPosted: Fri Dec 02, 2005 8:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You will most likely find the best selection at the Grande Epicerie at Le Bon Marché -- an enormous gourmet food shop (where you can also purchase the delightful Cape Herb salt grinders http://chocolateandzucchini.com/archives/2004/06/mushroom_salt.php)

http://www.lagrandeepicerie.fr/
38 rue de Sèvres, 75007
M: Sèvres-Babylone (line 12)

The Galeries Lafayette Gourmet has an interesting selection as well (looking on their website, they showcase salts flavored with different wines), though I would avoid it at peak hours (weekends and lunch time) as we are heading into the Christmas buying frenzy.

48, boulevard Haussmann, 75009 Paris
Métro : Chaussée d'Antin-La Fayette, Opéra ou Havre-Caumartin
RER A: Auber
Bus : 20,21,22,42,49,53,68,81,95.

Fleur de sel and regular French sea salt from Brittany can be found at most grocery stores (I know for sure that you can purchase fleur de sel at Monoprix).


Happy Shopping,
Fannie

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cigalechanta



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 03, 2005 3:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kara, with the fleur de sel, which comes from Brittany or the Camargue in the South of France. All the great chefs use this salt BUT you do not put it in whuile cooking, it is sprinkled on the dish before serving. It really brings out the flavors.
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