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Piment d’Espelette

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Scary Bill Aug 10, 2009 09:26 AM

Anyone in Calgary know where to get Piment d’Espelette in any form? It is a Basque pepper, so it may be in retail shops or mail order shops that specialize in either French or Spanish food products.

TIA

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    cancowboy RE: Scary Bill Aug 10, 2009 10:55 AM

    Maybe Cookbook Co. can help you out.
    On Page 3 of their catering menu they list
    "Crispy Olives stuffed with Spolumbo’s Italian Sausage and Espelette Aioli"
    I am assuming they are using Piment d’Espelette.
    http://www.cookbookcooks.com/pdf/ccc_...

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      selena03 RE: Scary Bill Aug 10, 2009 02:27 PM

      The Spanish Table www.spanishtable.com is a shop in Seattle that may carry and ship what you are looking for. A fellow chowhounder directed me to latienda.com for spanish style coffee but the shipping was $30 so I didn't complete my order. I guess it would be worth it though if you plan on ordering other products. I would try the one is Seattle first to avoid heavy shipping costs...

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        cancowboy RE: Scary Bill Aug 10, 2009 02:57 PM

        A Canadian supplier
        http://www.epicureal.com/category_res...
        Smaller jars at the bottom of the page.
        "The standard delivery fee for most orders across Canada is $15.00, depending on how large your order is and where you're located."

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          Suzi Edwards RE: Scary Bill Aug 11, 2009 05:03 PM

          You can buy it at L'Epicerie on 1st Street SE (the little strip with the Callebaut factory and Manuel Latrowe patisserie). Have a foie gras bagette while you're there. In fact, all of the baguettes from L'Epicerie are delicious.

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            Scary Bill RE: Suzi Edwards Aug 12, 2009 08:57 AM

            Mrs Scary went to L'Epicerie yesterday and picked some up.

            I had emailed them asking if they carried any, and Dominique Moussu responded almost immediately in the affirmative.

            So it's Basque recipes thie weekend.

            And a foie gras bagette next time I'm in the area.

            Thanks to all for the suggestions.

            Oh, and finally I also emailed Silk Road Spices, and though they didn't carry it they were willing to source some for me and stock it thereafter. They are eager to try to fill any request for hard to source herbs, spices, etc.

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              worldwidestuff RE: Scary Bill Aug 30, 2009 06:33 AM

              Does Silk Road Spices have a retail location, or Mail Order only?

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                Scary Bill RE: worldwidestuff Aug 31, 2009 06:33 AM

                I'm pretty certain they sell through their website only. They are Calgary based.

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                  worldwidestuff RE: Scary Bill Dec 20, 2009 07:08 PM

                  They had a booth this weekend at the Farmers' market. Not sure if it's temporary or permanent.
                  Great display with some nice giftbox ideas.

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                    secretagentjake RE: worldwidestuff Feb 20, 2010 08:15 AM

                    In addition to mail order, Silk Road Spice Merchants has a permanent location at the Calgary Farmer's Market now. I also understand that they will be opening a full-blown retail location in Calgary (I think) during the summer of 2010. As of about mid-January, they started carrying Piment d'Espelette.

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