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IansMom

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HELP.. need ideas for a french basket Mon, 10/18/04 11:39 AM (permalink)
My son.Ian of course, his school is having an auction and I was thinking of making up a french food basket.. and was wondering what should go into it.. non parishable items only.. I'm cooking up a CD with Edith Pief and Jacque Briel and a cookbook .. but help with the main things.. thanks so much
 
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    renfrew

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    • Location: Providence, RI
    RE: HELP.. need ideas for a french basket Mon, 10/18/04 1:35 PM (permalink)
    A few things spring to mind:

    A bottle of french wine
    Nutella (more a cultural thing as although its birthplace is italy, nutella is extremely popular in France)
    French Nicoise Olives
    Various Jams/Preserves
    French butter cookies (various brands available in US)
    Brittany sea salt
    an authentic french dijon mustard (or for laughs, a bottle of French's mustard)

    French soaps



     
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      chezkatie

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      • Location: Baltimore and Florida,
      RE: HELP.. need ideas for a french basket Mon, 10/18/04 1:36 PM (permalink)
      This sounds like a wonderful "fun" project but also a lot of work to find food items from France.

      Things that would go well and that you could find in some large supermarkets might be orangina (an really delicious orange drink), some Dijon mustard, French pickles called cornichons, tiny green lentils which are excellent. You could buy canned escargot, chestnuts in a can or chestnut puree and maybe if you look at labels very carefully, you might be able to fine some imported vinegars, olives and oils. It will be interesting treasure hunt.
       
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        meowzart

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        RE: HELP.. need ideas for a french basket Mon, 10/18/04 1:46 PM (permalink)
        The sea salt is an excellent idea!!!
        Don't forget a baguette! Or maybe some croissants?
         
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          IansMom

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          RE: HELP.. need ideas for a french basket Mon, 10/18/04 1:56 PM (permalink)
          no bread.. it's due friday and the auction is in Nov...:) thanks all for your ideas
           
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            lleechef

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            • Location: Gahanna, OH
            RE: HELP.. need ideas for a french basket Mon, 10/18/04 4:53 PM (permalink)
            In addition to the above, a small can of truffled foie gras a small ceramic pot of Herbes de Provence and a colorful kitchen towel.
             
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              The Travelin Man

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              RE: HELP.. need ideas for a french basket Mon, 10/18/04 4:55 PM (permalink)
              French fries, french dressing, and to drink, Peru!

              Steve
              ^^ desparately hoping that someone get his humor!

              ^^ betting that his only hope is Felix4067
               
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