January 17, 2007 9:52 AM Subscribe
French Food Filter: What is the ham that you find on the buttered, cheese/ham baguettes in France?
posted by finitejest to food & drink (16 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
Last April I spent two weeks in France, which were amazing. The food was as sinfully good as they say...
By far my favorite "simple" treat wound up being the baguettes with butter, cheese and ham with an Orangina.
I'd like to recreate that here, but I've never eaten ham that tastes quite like that. It's terribly more salty and thinner than anything I've seen in the states. Does anyone know what it is and if you can get it?
1. having had the real thing, there's simply no comparison to French Baguettes. Is there a recipe out there that is true to flavor?
2. Does anyone know why the Orangina you can buy here in the states doesn't taste as good as the real stuff? it seems to be missing some carbonation or something...