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Help needed

Does anyone have an ideas on finding...

... chipotles in adobo for a longtime Lyon Eats reader?

... Jell-O or a close substitute for a friend?

Thanks everyone!

10 comments:

Dori said...

I have an open can of chipotles in adobo that I just open a few days ago... and I know where you can get it on line, maybe even here in europe...

I think you can get jello at best bagels near terreaux.

email me: sacredori@yahoo.com

Dori said...

Ok, so I don't think you can find them anywhere in Lyon. There is a Spanish store that use to sell some mexican products, called Don Miguel, but they don't anymore... I checked! Here are some online resources:

http://www.mexiland.ch/shop/index.php?manufacturers_id=21

Located in Switzerland I think

http://www.casamex.fr/epicerie-mexicaine/piments-chiles.html

Located in France I believe

http://www.dos-mexicanas.com/mag/fr/list-180916.htm?mid=561

located in Paris

http://www.mexgrocer.com/catagories-chile-peppers-chipotles.html

located in Mexico, has everything you could possibly need, and international shipping through a group called bongo, where you can supposedly get things shipped to you for cheaper.

I haven’t tried any of them. I’m just waiting till I have more money and run lower on my mexican supplies. I actually brought a tortilla press and a five pound bag of corn tortilla flour in my carry on bag :) Fortunately no one tried to lift my carry on but me, because I also had several copper bottomed pots in there to.... It was less expensive than putting them in my regular luggage, but boy was I tired when I got to Lyon.

Dori said...

Here's a link to a jello recipe that you can make from scratch. I haven't tried it. Apparently you can also make using agar agar which you should be able to find at bio (organic stores) or at some of the other arabic/asian markets.

http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/recipes/960

J. et K. said...

Thanks, Dori!!

J. et K. said...

PS - They do sell plain gelatin at larger supermarkets near the flour/sugar/baking powder/vanilla sugar. That should work for making any of these Jell-O type recipes: http://homecooking.about.com/library/archive/blmisc49.htm

SashaBunny said...

Also, if you go to a patisserie, at least I've heard rumored, you can purchase plain gelatin by the kilo... or you can buy in shops, they are normally in sheet form.

This link describes how to use sheet gelatin: http://www.cheeseslave.com/2007/12/12/gelee-or-jellied-stock/

A recipe for home-made jello is..

http://www.ehow.com/how_4560440_homemade-jello-kids.html

It's simplified for children, but regardless instructions are there... and it's healthier for you than the HFCS stuff.

Anonymous said...

Thank you Dori for the links, it's a big help!

Also, I just wanted to throw in my two cents on the jello issue...I highly recommend using agar agar, available for a reasonable price are your neighborhood biocoop or other organic store. It is a vegetarian gelatin alternative from east asia, just as easy to work with as gelatin. I bought a thyme gélée at the market that was set with agar agar, and the vendor explained that it resists melting at higher temperatures than with gelatin.

A google search for agar agar recipes comes up with plenty of hits, and this site includes a helpful ratio:

http://hubpages.com/hub/How-to-Use-Agar-Agar

me said...

Hello all,

I am new to Lyon. I just found this blog and I am loving it!! Perhaps this is a question that has already been asked but is it possible to find real corn tortillas in Lyon??? I have to say, I am really impressed that Dori brought her own press and corn flour!


Cheers,
Anjie

me said...

Hello all,

I am new to Lyon. I just found this blog and I am loving it!! Perhaps this is a question that has already been asked but is it possible to find real corn tortillas in Lyon??? I have to say, I am really impressed that Dori brought her own press and corn flour!


Cheers,
Anjie

SteveY said...

I once bought chipotles in adobo during a visit to Spain and was so impressed I ended up making my own using chilis I'd grown in the garden