We are planning to move to Paris next year. After spending 13 years in Los Angeles, we are die-hard fans of Mexican food. I've been learning to cook my own since I have never seen a Mexican restaurant during our trips there, and it would probably disappoint anyway. Can I get jalapenos and masa harina in Paris? Tortilla chips would be good, too, but I could make my own if I had the masa --and we won't eat as many if we have to make them ourselves ;)
Also, can Americans tell me of the stores they go to for American products? Not necessarily for processed foods (except tortilla chips), but just for things you can't get in Paris. I know from the David Lebovitz site that certain things are not available - like chicken stock and brown sugar, which I use all the time.