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almond meal/flour in los angeles?

lotta_cox Feb 15, 2009 07:22 AM

anyone know where to buy this locally?

thanks in advance!!!

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    Ben7643 RE: lotta_cox Feb 15, 2009 07:24 AM

    I think granny's health foods in pasadena may have it, and i'm pretty sure most whole foods have it near the other flours. I think it's bob's red mill brand.

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      chez cherie RE: lotta_cox Feb 15, 2009 08:45 AM

      trader joes carries almond meal.

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        westsidegal RE: chez cherie Feb 15, 2009 11:42 AM

        the tj's in westchester carries it off and on.

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          Das Ubergeek RE: chez cherie Feb 21, 2009 08:33 PM

          It was at the Tustin (Newport/Irvine Blvd) TJ's today.

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            lotta_cox RE: chez cherie Mar 26, 2009 06:02 AM

            I actually found the almond meal at Trader Joe's and nowhere else.

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            miwine RE: lotta_cox Feb 15, 2009 09:41 AM


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              lotta_cox RE: miwine Mar 26, 2009 06:02 AM

              Surfas did not have almond meal, they did have hazelnut meal.

            2. OCEllen RE: lotta_cox Feb 15, 2009 11:58 AM

              TJ's and Whole Foods and many health food stores.

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                ausfrench RE: lotta_cox Feb 15, 2009 12:35 PM

                Sprouts has it. It's expensive - 10 dollars a bag - but they always have it in every store.
                But its the real deal, unlike the TJs stuff which has the skin of the almond left on it.

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                  lotta_cox RE: ausfrench Feb 16, 2009 03:43 PM

                  i will be using it to make macorons....which are a delicate process. i want the best quality i can find. thank you.

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                    Will Owen RE: lotta_cox Feb 16, 2009 05:57 PM

                    Then get it from Surfas. They have a small but excellent confection-and-patisserie-making section with both ingredients and tools. I don't do that, but my French sister-in-law went nuts there (literally ;-) My other recommendation, if she has it, is Nicole's in South Pasadena, as she also carries lots of that sort of thing.

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                      lotta_cox RE: Will Owen Feb 21, 2009 06:15 PM

                      they didn't have it at Surfa;s, but they did have hazelnut, which I can use. I found the almond at Trader Joe's. We'll see how that goes.

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                        bad nono RE: lotta_cox Feb 21, 2009 06:51 PM

                        ah if you want to make French macarons don't use Tj's almond meal as it's ground with the skin on. You need blanched almond meal for macarons.
                        I'm surprised Surfas didn't have it.

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                          lotta_cox RE: bad nono Mar 26, 2009 06:04 AM

                          actually, despite the skin on the almonds in trader joe's meal, the macarons still were delicious. they had lots of little brown spots, and I over beat the batter and need to try another round. however, the flavors were delicious.


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