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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?

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  1. 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.

    8 Replies
    1. re: Snarf

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

      1. re: theamanda

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

        1. re: Snarf

          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: millygirl

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

              1. re: theamanda

                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

                  This the same Jules u were talking about? Will check it out, thx :)

    2. 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.

        1. re: AzulH

          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.