French Supermarket Staples

French Supermarket Staples

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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.

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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...

Petite Suisse

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.

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Photo credits: CNTraveler.

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