Salted Cod and Molecular cooking
I'll be coming home from holiday from Paris next month and was hoping to purchase (dried) Salted Cod to bring back with me. It's something you can't buy where I live. I was hoping someone could tell me a good place to purchase in Paris, or is it something I should buy while I'm down south (most of my holiday will be from Sevilla (Spain) to Nice.
Also, I would very much like to purchase some items for molecular cooking, especially Isomalt. If anyone knows of a shop in Paris. m(_ _)m
Barcelona is a great location for salt cod, with a couple shops just off the Ramblas that sell nothing but. It's sold having been pre-soaked to various degrees. If you want to bring it home, I'd go for the driest available, but the thought of the "parfum" in your luggage . . . !
There are good mail order sources for salt cod and even stockfish on the Internet
Best place to find dried salted cod is Portuguese market stalls at the street markets or covered markets, particularly in the suburbs (Saint-Denis, Vincennes, Champigny, etc.)
Good fish markets will have it, but it will be more expensive.
Best place to find the Isomalt, Sucro, and other Texturas items would be specialist stores like La Bovida, Mora, etc., all in the lower part of rue Montmartre.
All of these will be easier to find in Spain (Texturas is a Spanish brand).