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Dec 17, 2007 01:41 PM

Seattle Ingredients

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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  1. 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.

    1. 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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      1. re: mrnelso

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

      2. 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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        1. re: terrier

          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.

        2. 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