Alsatian Baking Powder

• 07 October 2009



















Last year, my friend Sara sent me a little care package out-of-the-blue and in that package was some of this French baking powder...charming isn't it? I am sure I will never stop being amazed at the way the French make everyday ingredients like baking powder look so darn cute. In fact, I stocked up on it before we left France just so I could add a little color to my rather plain-looking baking cabinet. If you are headed to France anytime in the future, make sure you stop at a grocery store and pick up a few packages.

What are your favorite things to pick up in a French grocery store?







11 comments:

BertieD said...

Dijon mustard, love it when you get to the bottom of the jar and you have a glass to use - future use of an object must more eco than recycling.

Brooke Rane said...

i totally remember those little pink envelopes from my mission! my favorite thing to pick up at the store there are these little cheesecloth sachets of herbes de provence, tied up with a small piece of white rick-rack trim...they're beautiful in the glass jar they come in. and the mini dark chocolate balls at G. Detou are to die for in chocolate chip cookies. highly recommended!

Jennifer said...

Haven't been to France yet, but will definitely be looking at their groceries when we get there, he he.

ellen said...

I love French envelopes! I brought some home with me when I went years ago and I sometimes ask friends to buy them for me. They are a bit bigger than 4x6 -- a cool size. I just love them.

CraftyRachel said...

Alsa packets are so darling, aren't they? I've brought them back for friends as well and also like to pick up their "sucre vanillé," (vanilla flavored sugar) which you can't find in the States, as far as I know.

Other French grocery store favorites: Clément Faugier chestnut cream comes in the cutest little tin cans; French herbal teas ("tisane"), and glass yogurt jars (we enjoy the yogurt there and bring the containers home). I joke that I can do all of my souvenir shopping at the local Monoprix grocery store!

Tish said...

Since you've mentioned baking...when do you think you'll do another cooking class? I'd love for you to do it again.

Anonymous said...

What a great pick-me-up when you open your cupboard! This is so not important, but I think that you meant to type 'powder' instead of 'powdet' in the title. I'm not proficient in French, so maybe that is another way to say powder? You don't need to publish this comment. :)
-Claire Roach

.caroline armelle. said...

very cute!

one of my favorite things to buy at french grocery stores .... hard to choose. but, i love the animal crackers with chocolate on them called zanimos i think. addicting!

It's Always Sunny in Portland said...

so glad you liked! great to swap messages today, thanks for the call. xoxo

La Vie est Belle said...

Mere Poulard cookies that come in a tin, Calisson d'Aix (at Christmas time they come in an adorable tin box!) , Bebe Cadum soap (in a tin box, of course!). You see the theme . . .

Anonymous said...

I always inspired by you, your thoughts and attitude, again, thanks for this nice post.

- Mark

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