Vadouvan - Searching for it
This is my first post as I just found and joined this site. I found it doing a search for the above herb/spice. To introduce myself, I live in SE Wisconsin in the USA. My wife and I own and run a Restaurant called Millie's Pancake Haus in Delavan Wisconsin.
As the title of my post indicates, my wife and I were in Paris a few years ago and went to a food store called "Fauchon", 26 Place De La Madeleine, Paris (very cool place!). She bought a spice/herb called "Vadouvan" there.
She (and I) loved it but have now run out. I've done a search on the web but can't get to Fauchon (the US store does not respond to e-mails) nor can I find this product here in the states.
Anyone know were I can find this online or via mail order in the US? Baring that, I am hoping to find someone who would be willing to pick up a few bottles and send them to me. I can send a check or better a PayPal transaction to cover the costs.
It would make me a hero to my wife if I could find it for her! LOL ;^D
If anyone there would like to do this for me, please contact me via my e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll see what we can work out.
Thanks in advance for any assistance!
William J. Slater
There's a recipe for it in the back of the Pierre Gagnaire book, 'Reinventing French Cuisine'.
I just made this today! it is a great spice blend. google vadouvan spice recipe and go to the first one, I believe it is gourmet sleuth, you can read all about it and get the recipe. It is time consuming to make but easy. Let me know how it turns out.
I bought a vadouvan powder from the Spice House -- it doesn't look like other pictures I've seen of Vadouvan, but I was placing an order anyway so I thought I'd try it. Kalustyan's in NYC also has it on their website as available for Mail order.
I'm trying to source it too -- I'll let my Parisian suppliers know it's available at Fauchon.