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Dec 13, 2006 05:15 PM

Bouillion in Paris?

I'll be in Paris for a few weeks over christmas. One of the (many) things I would like to bring back are some high quality boullion cubes, for when I need a quick & dirty but still want good flavour.

Any suggestions of brands/flavours?

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  1. Are the French particularly known for high quality boullion? If so -- what are the brands to be on the look out for?

    1. I don't know that they are -- but it's got to be better than the stuff we get here. I may just have to test some while I'm there

      1. Why do you assume the French make quality boullion cubes? That's kinda funny...boullion is boullion(concentrate meat add "umami"). Instead, I'd be on the look-out for commercial demi-glaces...but those you can get here from outfits like D'Artagnan.

        1. Years ago when I went to a French supermarket to buy some canned chicken stock, all I could find was Knorr or Maggi boullion with the usual ingredient list. In fact, all soups and consommes were powder packets except for a few cans that were more like stews.

          1. One of the great products to bring home from a French Supermarket is the packaged mix to make the aspic "gelee" around a pate or chopped up around a cold fish platter. It is something one cannot find here, and it lasts forever.