French Supermarket Staples
1. Butter with sea salt crystals. For breakfast: melted on a fresh baguette. For dinner: melted over fresh pasta with shaved parmesan and arugula from the garden. There is nothing that is not made better with this butter.
2. Ready-to-Bake Tart Pastry made with real butter. I've been making this fresh tomato tart every week, but zuchinni and carmalized onions would also be delicious. They also make a sweeter pastry for fruit tarts.
3. Petite Suisse. Is it breakfast? Is it dessert? Who can tell? Who cares? It's better than cheesecake! It comes plain, you add your own toppings. Jam, fruit, sugar, a spoonful of salted caramel...
Bonus - oh come on! I couldn't choose just three! Here are a few more.
Bonne Maman ready-to-broil Crème Brulée. Enough said.
Carambar - Classic kids candy. I should bring some home for gifts.
Amora mustard - Strong and great for a vinegrette. The glass jar is perfect for wild flowers.
Savon de Marseille - So cheap and delightful I should really bring some home as gifts.
Photo credits: CNTraveler.