Wednesday, July 04, 2012

Thanksgiving

 If you're in Paris you might be in dire need of some strawberry Jell-O to properly celebrate the Fourth of July.

 The place to go is:
20, rue St-Paul 75004

 American marshmallows!
YUM YUM

 Giant boxes of M and M's

 Duncan Hine's cake mix!! woo woo

Bunnie cookie cutters

 The devine Jell-O framboise

 Regarde vintage Lawry's Seasoned Salt.
Does any one still use this stuff?

 Junk food galore at Thanksgiving

 A Parisienne dreams of Twinkies...

 While I dream of guimauve in New York...

 On Friday I can eat this guimauve de fraise.

A fun red, white and blue sac from Barbara Rihl 29, rue de Juillet 75001
Perfect for the Fourth!

17 comments:

annechovie said...

Ha! What a site for sore eyes in Paris when the American gets a little home sick for some processed junk. Actually, funny thing is that I do use Lawry's Seasoned salt still....esp. good on sliced avocado! I also use their garlic salt to season roasted vegetables before placing them in the oven. Happy 4th and Bon Voyage, Carol. xx

Vickie said...

I stumbled across this crazy store when I was in Paris last time. How funny to see it on your blog! I mentioned the watercolor you did of Rose the Rat Terrier today on my blog. She and I both send our regards and a Happy Fourth of July to youuuuu!

bright girl said...

This is awesome! Everytime I studied abroad I always got sick of the local food. This would have been a sight for sore eyes! Thanks for sharing and Happy 4th:)

Merisi in Vienna said...

We have a similar store here in Vienna, Bobby's Foodstore, serving American and British expats. I try not to go there too often, Reese's Peanut Butter Cups are way too tempting! ;-)

Happy Fourth, Carol!

La Table De Nana said...

It's a very timely post..this being your July 4th holiday..
Very cute Carol!

zz said...

Just love Twinkies, always had them on the many trips to Florida ! Happy 4th, Carol !! Hope you enjoy.....

Nikon said...

I think that's agreat idea. I know I was missing American junk food when I was in Italy.
After three weeks,I wanted a peanut butter & jelly sandwich on white bread!
Heve a great 4th, Carol, and a safe trip!

Kim said...

Ha! When we lived in England I didn't miss American food at all, isn't that funny? I think what I did miss was southwestern food, though. A couple of larger European cities have these shops and I thought they were pretty interesting. I think it was in Stockholm (although I may be wrong about that city) I found a tiny little one - nothing this size!

Carol, I prepared a post for you on my Creative Influences blog.

Bon Voyage!

jeanette, mistress of longears said...

Hard to appreciate Thanksgiving...with all the access I have to that stuff now, I never buy any of it! :-) well, almost never!

Geri, NJ said...

What a funny store and probably an expat's welcome oasis of shamelessly ordinary American stuff smack in the middle of the cuisine capital of the world. Mmmmm....raspberry Jell-O with a little Cool Whip and some M&Ms on the side.

Connie said...

Where was this place when I needed to make a pumpkin pie? I had to cook a French pumpkin, very different type than the American pumpkin, and the pie was good but rather brown & grainy. I just wanted a good old can of pumpkin puree. Sigh..now I know. Merci :)
Connie*

Frances said...

Oh Carol, this is so funny. Viva la difference and all that. Or is the grass plus vert in one place or another?

I think all these ex pat shops are a testimony to the comfort we all find in visiting familiar sensations.

Happy Fourth!

Vivian Swift said...

I was a 20 year-old ex-pat in Paris in the Winter of '76 and I got a gift package from my boyfriend back in Philadelphia. It was a box containing three bags of Doritos. I decided then and there that I had to marry him.

As it turned out, we didn't tie the knot (he said no, thankfully) but I'll never forget the pure joy I had from every bite of those Doritos.

Now I'll have to go see Thanksgiving with my own eyes, just so I can say that I went to Paris to gaze at boxes of Jell-O.

Have a wonderful trip Carol -- bring us back lots of "Carol" stories!

Jerri-Ann said...

Like Kim, I would miss southwest cuisine, especially posole. But can't think of any junk food I'd miss. It could be fun to visit the store anyway. I do still use seasoned salt, prefer McCormicks tho , on French fries. I do like the that cute bag!

Amy said...

Does anybody use Lawry's anymore??????? Lawry's is practically a religion here in Southern Minnesota...

Anonymous said...

You know, of course, that the talented Barbara Rihl (of the cool handbag)is the wife of the brilliant Paris patissier Pierre Hermé. What a couple!

Katherine said...

When I lived in Paris a decade ago, I went way out of my way to the one salon that carried Aveda hair products (which cost about 3 times what they did in the US) to buy my shampoo!?! Now that I'm back stateside, I use French shampoo. Go figure. I guess we like what we like.