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theamanda Mar 3, 2010 12:18 PM

I'm interested in making a true cassoulet....the one I had in Paris was great and had toulose sausage...and duck confit...anyone know where I can find that sausage in the Toronto area?

  1. AzulH Mar 17, 2010 03:26 PM

    further comments http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/576879

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    1. re: AzulH
      theamanda Mar 18, 2010 08:02 AM

      Thanks for the great tip, I may have to travel up soon (I'm in Whitby). I'm having this huge desire to try my hand at more french cooking but have had a hard time finding the ingredients.

    2. picholine Mar 16, 2010 05:44 PM

      I see you got your Toulouse sausages, but if anybody else is looking for them, Cumbrae always used to carry them. They were frozen, but delicious.

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        Snarf Mar 3, 2010 12:43 PM

        Chabichou on Harbord do a nice house made Toulouse, as does Gilead. Haven't tried Healthy Butcher, but would expect they do as well, and would be a good source for duck fat if you're not doing your own confit, which isn't that difficult.

        You can buy duck confit at any of the aforementioned.

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        1. re: Snarf
          theamanda Mar 3, 2010 01:25 PM

          Are these places restaurants or can I just walk in and purchase like a butcher shop? Thanks for the names :)

          1. re: theamanda
            Snarf Mar 3, 2010 07:00 PM

            All of the places have retail counters. Chabichou and Gilead are also cafes, so you should be able to walk in.

            1. re: Snarf
              theamanda Mar 13, 2010 12:31 PM

              Many thanks, I went there today and picked up said sausages (along with creton and croissants) fantastic croissants and can't wait to try the creton

              1. re: theamanda
                millygirl Mar 14, 2010 01:50 PM

                Which one theamanda?

                1. re: millygirl
                  theamanda Mar 16, 2010 05:18 PM

                  Chabichou...still dreaming about their almond croissants....

                  1. re: theamanda
                    Wahooty Mar 16, 2010 06:20 PM

                    Just a note...I believe that Chabichou's croissants and such are bake-offs from Jules (just in case that's closer to you in the event of a craving). Haven't had the almond (and the plain croissants are just okay for me whether they're from Chabichou or direct from Jules), but the pain au chocolate is the best I've had in the city thus far.

                    1. re: Wahooty
                      theamanda Mar 17, 2010 11:45 AM

                      This the same Jules u were talking about? Will check it out, thx :) http://www.julescafe.ca/

                      1. re: theamanda
                        Wahooty Mar 17, 2010 12:13 PM

                        Yep, that's it. :)

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