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nlb Jan 24, 2000 12:28 PM

I'm looking for someplace that serves a good merguez sandwich, or that sells a decent merguez.

When I lived in Paris I dug the ubiquitous merguez frites sandwich: merguez and fries on a baguette or other bread with choice of sauce.

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    Jim Leff Jan 24, 2000 03:31 PM

    I'm assuming you're in the NY area (we'll put "crave" boards in the other regions as soon as we update our software)...where there's good merguez sandwiches served at the various branches of Moustache Pitza. To just buy the stuff, I'd go to Sahadi on Atlantic Ave in Brooklyn. I'm sure Kalustyan's on Lexington in Manhattan has good ones, too


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    1. re: Jim Leff
      Josh Mittleman Jan 26, 2000 02:50 PM

      The restaurant Andalusia, on Cornelia St. in the Village, used to sell its merguez to my wife. I don't know if they still do (or if they're still there!).

      1. re: Josh Mittleman
        Stefany B. Jan 26, 2000 09:29 PM

        Unfortunately, Andalusia is no longer there.

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          jen kalb Jan 27, 2000 09:33 AM

          d'artagnan offers merguez sausage (I haven't sampled it); may be available where there products are around town or can be purchased off their website below:


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            Josh Mittleman Jan 28, 2000 10:52 AM

            I've cooked with D'artagnan's merguez. It's pretty
            good. Thanks for reminding me about it!

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      Chatoyance Jun 6, 2000 03:17 PM

      I've bought decent merguez at both Les Halles and Dean and Deluca -- from the butcher, not already cooked or in sandwich form. I was rather pleased, if I remember correctly.

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        Marc Benarouche Jul 15, 2000 11:35 PM

        I`m looking for a good recipe of merguez.I mean the merguez itself,not some dish with some merguez.
        I`ve been lookink in french sites for hours but nothing!!!Where can i get that?

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        1. re: Marc Benarouche
          Rosa Rasiel Jul 16, 2000 12:48 PM

          Here are two recipes for merguez. The linked one, in English, specifies casing in the ingredient list, but the text says it is optional.

          The URL for the other is: www.harissa.com/D_bouffe/lemerguez.htm

          In _The Book of Jewish Food_, Claudia Roden mentions merguez, but gives no recipe. She describes them as "made of lamb or beef ground with fat and mixed with allspice, ground fennel, and coriander and plenty of garlic and harissa."

          Good luck!

          Link: http://belgourmet.com/sitegb/recipes/...

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