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vanillagorilla Dec 17, 2007 01:41 PM

I'm in the final process of getting ingredients nailed down for my Christmas dinner. There are still two things I have not found.

First toulouse sausage. Is there a local source? I'm sure a good kielbasa would be ok, but I'd prefer the real deal or something similar.

Second Mache (Lamb's Lettuce). I can't recall if I've ever seen this locally. If no one knows where to get it, can you suggest a substitute?

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    nseattlefoodie RE: vanillagorilla Dec 17, 2007 02:15 PM

    the Mache - I'm not sure how local it is (i.e. grown around here) but I've picked it up at the Whole Foods off Roosevelt in Seattle for dinner parties.

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      mrnelso RE: vanillagorilla Dec 17, 2007 03:59 PM

      You may already have tried "Uli's Sausage" in the market - they make maybe twenty varieties and may be able to advise you.

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        bluedog67 RE: mrnelso Dec 17, 2007 07:51 PM

        Metropolitan Market usually carries Mache. It is with the bagged lettuce.

      2. terrier RE: vanillagorilla Dec 17, 2007 09:19 PM

        Uli's does not make a Toulouse sausage, but I can't recommend their kielbasa more highly. It has absolutely nothing in common with a supermarket kielbasa.

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          Barry Foy RE: terrier Dec 18, 2007 08:59 AM

          I needed Toulouse sausage for a recipe last year (cassoulet--perhaps the same thing you need it for) and went to Uli's in search of it. What he had instead was a sausage under the name of another French city--I forget which--which he told me was basically the same sausage. It worked very well.

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          howard 1st RE: vanillagorilla Dec 18, 2007 09:15 AM

          as already noted, mache is generally found in the bagged salads and i have seen it at central market and qfc university village. toulouse sausage is a cooked sausage rather resembling knockwurst; uli does not make cooked or smoked sausages (yet...) delaurenti's has a garlic sausage that can fill the bill if you think kosher knockwurst - which are actually a good substitution - are too pedestrian

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