Monday, August 8, 2011

Giveaway: Fleur de sel

When choosing gifts to bring home from France, I try to select items that aren't readily available in the states, like a bag of CaramBar for my students (even though they won't understand the silly jokes inside the wrapper!)

One thing that travels well are these small containers of Camargue Fleur de Sel, so I made sure to bring home a few extras to giveaway here on My French Corner.

There will three winners, and to enter, simply leave a comment and tell us how you will use your fleur de sel.  Winners will be announced on Friday.

And moi?  I am going to enjoy mine generously sprinkled on some freshly sliced tomatoes!

16 comments:

  1. It is almost impossible to get Fleur de Sel near where I live, so I have only sampled it when visiting. I am sold! If I were luckly enough to win, I would also use it on fresh tomatoes growing in my garden and I would like to try it in a recipe for salted caramels, which calls for Fleur de Sel sprinkled on top.

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  2. Don't enter me in the draw -- I have lots of FDS from my last trip -- but I wanted to tell you what I'd do with FDS:

    Make salted butter caramel ice cream!

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  3. Glad to see you back. I was going to say I would eat it with butter and radishes, but after reading LuxeBytes, I would bring it over to her house and beg her to make salted butter caramel ice cream!

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  4. I was at a farmers' market this weekend and found some people selling their own charcuterie. I picked up a lovely pate, which I spread on crackers or french bread. All it needs is a little sprinkling of sea salt to make it perfect!

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  5. I'm going to put it on top of chocolate chip cookies!

    Heather B

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  6. Definitely tomato and cucumber salad with shredded fresh basil mmmm.

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  7. I was out to lunch with my husband last week and the restaurant had sprinkled Fleur de Sel on the pat of butter that came with the bread. Delicious! Believe it or not I had never seen that before. So, that's the first thing I would do with the salt!

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  8. I will make more dark chocolate bark and top it with fleur de sel! Tomatoes and watermelon are still in season here in central Texas, and there's nothing better than a farmers market tomato (or one from a friend's garden) or a slice of very ripe melon topped with a tiny sprinkle of expensive FDS!

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  9. I like it on a fresh baguette with unsalted butter. I sprinkle on the crunchy sea salt to give it an amazing taste.

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  10. Fleur de sel on fresh garden tomatoes (my neighbor grows the best ones) sounds really great. I recently read Rebekah's post about making dark chocolate bark and I'd love to try it on that.

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  11. I would sprinkle the fleur de sel over a summer soup made from the fresh vegetables from my garden.

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  12. whole wheat toast with some roughly sliced ripe avocado, topped with a sprinkle of FDS!

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  13. baguette, butter, sliced radishes, fleur de sel!

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  14. Hello, just found your blog this morning and it reminds me so much of my trip to Paris in Sept. 2008. I long to go back and enjoy the beauty of that city. The giveaway is wonderful. I would use the salt to try a new recipe I saw of fleur de sel caramels. Also, I LOVE your photo at the top of your blog!
    Linda

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  15. oh let's see...the many uses for fleur de sel.... sprinkled on freshly sauteed summer green beans, over butter on a piece of crunchy baguette, on fresh tomato basil mozzarella salad.... I can't get enough of the stuff!

    Welcome back!

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