Paris, France (PRWEB) December 19, 2011
Food lovers in search of regional French gourmet products can now find what they are looking for right in the heart of Paris. La Cuisine Paris (http://www.lacuisineparis.com), the central Paris cooking school that offers French cooking classes in English, has created an in-house boutique featuring a small range of artisanal and specialty products from a variety of French regions and territories.
The boutique, “La Cuisine Petite Boutique” offers a petite collection of goods prepared by traditional means, including stone-milled mustard and salted-butter caramel crème. The boutique also carries a range of classically French spices, from the Basque country’s spicy Piment d’Espelette to the hand-harvested fleur de sel of Guèrande to a selection of favorite spices from Le Comptoir Colonial, including the brightly-colored Baies Roses peppercorns.
Each product was carefully selected by La Cuisine Paris’s owners and founders. “Our English-speaking clients often asked where they could find various specialty items,” says Jane. “So I thought having a small gourmet boutique in the school would be a fun way of making certain products easily available to them.”
Some of the featured artisans and available products include:
- Fallot Mustard, a 170-year old, family-owned company in Burgundy that grinds their mustard seeds according to ancient milling practices. Fallot produces traditional Dijon mustard as well as more novel creations, such as blackcurrant mustard and gingerbread mustard.
- La Maison D’Armorine, an artisanal confectioner in Quiberon, Brittany who invented the legendary “Niniche.” This classic Breton taffy lollipop was once awarded “best French bonbon” and earned a mention in the cultural heritage of France.
- La Benta Biper-Ona, a spicy red pepper (piment) plantation run by the Pocorena family in Espelette, a town in the Basque region of France. The family produces a range of pepper-based products, including mustards, sauces, jams and jellies.
- La Cour D’Orgères, a confectionary founded in 1973 by a pair of sister-goat farmers in Brittany. Today, they are particularly known for their unusual jam flavors, which include banana-vanilla-sweet potato and carrot-honey-thyme.
In addition to foodstuffs, La Petite Boutique Paris offers French cooking accessories and apparel, including the traditional Parisian chef torchon by Bragard, an all-purpose cloth towel worn on the belts of the greatest of French chefs. Also, for the Macaron enthusiasts, La Cuisine Paris has created a Make-it-Yourself-Macaron kit that includes all ingredients, utensils and recipes necessary to make these special French treats at home.
La Petite Boutique Paris’s items are both unique and practical, bringing a touch of France to every kitchen. “They also make great presents,” adds Jane. “Nice edible gifts always go down well.”
About La Cuisine Paris (http://lacuisineparis.com/content/about-us)
La Cuisine Paris is a small cooking school in central Paris, offering both cooking classes in English and cooking classes in French. The school was founded in 2009 by Franco-American couple Olivier Pugliese-Conti and Jane Bertch, who wanted to create a down-to-earth environment to learn about French cooking. La Cuisine Paris offers a wide range of hands-on classes, including how to prepare baguettes, croissants, macarons, desserts and pastries, and a variety of classic French bistro dishes. La Cuisine Paris has been mentioned in several publications including the New York Times, Lonely Planet, Elle France, Elle à Table, and France Magazine.
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