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Gift food recommendations in Paris?

stephaniet | Nov 29, 2011 07:24 PM

Christmas is coming and I will soon be returning to the US to see friends and family after a seven month stay in Paris. I was thinking about bringing some food gifts back, but don't really know where to start. I picked up small tins at paté and foie gras at a marché des producteurs in Sept, and am kicking myself for not getting more. Does anyone have any recommendations for places to go to get things of this sort that are of good quality? Not really interested in macarons, chocolates -- or I suppose sweets in general. Wine is out because I don't have enough space in my luggage. I'm thinking of things like jarred cassoulet? (is that any good?) very open to other ideas along these lines.

Demographic info, in case it matters:
me: broke humanities graduate student
gift recipients: upper-middle class baby boomers who appreciate good food+wine, Whole Foods shoppers, but are a bit too provincial to be real Chowhounds or foodies.
amount I want to spend: UNDER 15€ per item.

Thanks in advance!

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