Three things I miss from Brittany.

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Three things I miss from Brittany.

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Firstly, Le Marin Beurre au Sel de Guerande. Actually can taste the salt. Plus the crystals are crunchy. Not good with jam though!

Secondly, Cassoulet from Leclercs. We are having a go at making some on Saturday.

Thirdly, the various large tins of cooked duck from Leclercs. Prefer the one just in duck fat but the one in bean cassoulet is also very good.
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You never mentioned the weather but I guess that's about the same. ;)
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And the Crepes! :good: :D :D
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Biggles wrote:
Thu Jul 23, 2020 10:07 pm
And the Crepes! :good: :D :D
You must get crepes in the UK.
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Bald Eagle wrote:
Thu Jul 23, 2020 8:24 pm
Firstly, Le Marin Beurre au Sel de Guerande. Actually can taste the salt. Plus the crystals are crunchy. Not good with jam though!
I disagree, I love the salt crystal butter on fresh crunchy baguette with jam, the saltiness just intensifies the flavour of the jam (think salted caramel or dark chocolate!).

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Three things you miss from French supermarkets?
Not the weather, as Mysty says?
Not the sea air?
Not the waves crashing on the shore?
Not the people?
Not the culture?
Not the English fish and chip van in the square the first Thursday of every month?
I don't think you properly capitalised on your time in France.
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I’m just missing France full stop

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Ally wrote:
Thu Jul 23, 2020 10:58 pm
Three things you miss from French supermarkets?
Not the weather, as Mysty says?
Not the sea air?
Not the waves crashing on the shore?
Not the people?
Not the culture?
Not the English fish and chip van in the square the first Thursday of every month?
I don't think you properly capitalised on your time in France.
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I'd have thought even a Scotsman would have read my posting and know that I meant food. Glaikit
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I thought a Yorkshireman would have spotted that I played my joker and therefore exempted myself from criticism. Wazzock.

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Re: Three things I miss from Brittany.

Post by Le Démerdeur »

2 out of 3 are not indigenous to Brittany.

If we are talking about foodstuffs from French supermarkets I would miss all of those and add to the list -

Fromage Blanc, Faisselle & crème fraiche - all of them I can actually find in small tubs imported from Normandie.

Harissa (I can find it in world food shops)

Taboulé à l'orientale and carotte rapée.

Mérguez

Potjevlesh (do you get that in other regions?)

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