French Classics

Pérard

Pérard soup has humble origins. During World War II, Serge Pérard made fish soups from unwanted scraps left at the end of the market in the fishmongers hall of Boulogne sur Mer. Over the years, he perfected his recipe. In 1963, Pérard opened Restaurant Pérard and placed at the top of the menu his fish soup from the war years, improving it with ingredients, like saffron, that were unavailable during the war.  By 1964 Pérard had opened a small factory to produce the soup. In 2001 the Restaurant Pérard was sold, but the fabrication of the soup continued and diversified. In 2010, the fish soup became the first in France to receive the coveted "Label Rouge," the red label bestowed on products of superior quality.

Pérard · Fish soup · 850ml (29 fl oz)
Pérard · Crab soup · 850ml (29 fl oz)
Pérard · Lobster soup · 850ml (29 fl oz)

Karine & Jeff

A family enterprise based in southwest France, Karine & Jeff produces a broad range of organic foods in glass jars, using exquisite ingredients and a process of steam cooking that brings out the true flavors and maintains the natural minerals and vitamins. The recipes are inspired by the region and a love of travel. The ingredients are sourced from organic agriculture, carefully selected for taste and flavor, and meet stringent ethical production criteria. The exceptionally pure spring water from the nearby Montagne Noire du Lauragais plays a critical role in the quality of the cooking and processing. The recipes contain no additives, preservatives, artificial flavorings, or added sugar.

Karine et Jeff · Ratatouille · 690g (24 oz)

Karine et Jeff · French pesto soup · 690g (24.3 oz)

Escal Snails

Of the 116 edible species of snails, Helix pomatia are considered the best, and the ones harvested in Burgundy are the most popular among gourmets. These already cooked snails are quite easy to prepare: just bake them in a beurre d'escargot, also called beurre à la bourguignonne (butter, shallots, parsley, and garlic).  During the Christmas season, Parisians alone consume an estimated 20 tons of snails.

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Escal · Burgundy snails, extra large, 1 1/2 dozen · 125g (4.4 oz)
Escal · Burgundy snails, extra large, 3 dozen · 250g (8.8 oz)

Dutruy · Burgundy snails, extra large, 6 dozen · 500g (17.6 oz)

Faugier Chestnuts

In addition to the famous roasted chestnuts that you can find on any Parisian street corner at Christmas-time, the French use chestnuts in a wide variety of sweetened and unsweetened dishes.

Clément Faugier · Whole roasted chestnuts, jar · 360g (12.7 oz)
Clément Faugier · Whole chestnuts in water · 283g (10 oz)
Clément Faugier · Whole chestnuts, vacuum-packed, can · 240g (8.5 oz)
Clément Faugier · Chestnut jam, can · 250g (8.8 oz)
Clément Faugier · Chestnut jam, can · 496g (17.5 oz)
Clément Faugier · Chestnut jam, can · 992g (35 oz)
Clément Faugier · Chestnut jam, can · 5kg (11 Lb) 
Clément Faugier · Chestnut jam, tube · 78g (2.8 oz)
Clément Faugier · Chestnut jam, pack of 4 mini cans · 4x100g (4x3.5 oz)
Clément Faugier · Chestnut purée (unsweetened) · 439g (15.5 oz)
Clément Faugier · Chestnut purée (unsweetened) · 879g (31 oz)
Clément Faugier · Chestnut purée (unsweetened) · 4.2kg (9.3 Lb)
Clément Faugier · Candied chestnuts,11, vacuum-packed tin · 260g (9.2 oz)
Clément Faugier · Candied chestnuts in cognac, glass jar · 430g/275g (15/10 oz)
Clément Faugier · Candied chestnut paste, can · 1000g (35 oz)
Clément Faugier · Whole candied chestnuts in syrup, can · 540/300g (19/11 oz)
Clément Faugier · Candied chestnuts pieces in syrup, can · 1100/700g (38/25 oz)

André Laurent

Choucroute is most closely associated with Alsace, but it is a staple of brasseries, especially in Paris, where an order of choucroute will conjure a heaping platter of sauerkraut topped with a variety of sausages and various cuts of pork, with boiled potatoes on the side. Delicately seasoned, cooked with wine, its bitterness tamed by the addition of smoked bacon pieces and goose fat, the French version of sauerkraut has little in common with its American cousin.

André Laurent · Méli mélo of sauerkraut w/ vegetables · 600g (21oz)

Distillerie du Périgord

Gorgeous to look at, but even better to eat, these fruits in liquor include prunes, raspberries, and guinettes, a semi-confit cherry.

Dist. du Périgord · Prunes in Armagnac · 48cl (16.2 fl oz)
Dist. du Périgord · Guinettes (cherries in Kirsch) 48cl (16.2 fl oz)

Dist. du Périgord · Raspberries in liqueur · 48cl (16.2 fl oz)

Grandes Distilleries Peureux

Founded in 1864 in Fougerolles at the foot of the Vosges mountains, the distillery Peureux originally specialized in the production of fruit brandies, including the famous Fougerolles kirsch. Today they are well known for their Morello cherries in kirsch, as well as their other fruits in liquor.

Peureux · Griottines (cherries in Kirsch) · 35cl (11.8 fl oz)

Peureux · Cassis (blackcurrant) in crème de cassis · 35cl (11.8 fl oz)

Le Ster Le Pâtissier 

Crêpes de Landerneau (12)

Noirot

Chocolate mousse, crêpes, gâteau Breton, madeleines, the celebrated bugnes lyonnaises and the Provençal Christmas cake, pompe à l'huile...recipes for these French classics often call for eau de fleur d'oranger, or orange flower water. Rose water, a staple ingredient of Middle Eastern pastries, is less common in French recipes, although it is used in sorbets and fruit compotes.

 

Noirot · Orange flower water · 25cl (8.45 fl oz)

Noirot · Rose water · 25cl (8.45 fl oz)

Teisseire

Fruit syrups have always been a part of the French way of drinking, whether mixed with water, Perrier, lemonade, milk, pastis, or even beer.  Try one of these combinations or stick with the most popular mixer--plain water--for a flavorful thirst quencher (1 part syrup to 7 times water). 

 

Teisseire · Grenadine syrup · 60cl (20.3 fl oz)
Teisseire · Lemon syrup · 60cl (20.3 fl oz)
Teisseire · Orange syrup · 60cl (20.3 fl oz)
Teisseire · Mint syrup · 60cl (20.3 fl oz)
Teisseire · Blackcurrant syrup · 60cl (20.3 fl oz)
Teisseire · Elderflower syrup · 60cl (20.3 fl oz)
Teisseire · Lime syrup · 60cl (20.3 fl oz)
Teisseire · Peach syrup · 60cl (20.3 fl oz)
Teisseire · Raspberry syrup · 60cl (20.3 fl oz)
Teisseire · Strawberry syrup · 60cl (20.3 fl oz)
Teisseire · Passion fruit (tropical) syrup · 60cl (20.3 fl oz)
Teisseire · Mojito syrup · 60cl (20.3 fl oz)
Teisseire · Cherry syrup · 60cl (20.3 fl oz)
Teisseire · Pink grapefruit syrup · 60cl (20.3 fl oz)
Teisseire · Iced tea peach syrup · 60cl (20.3 fl oz)