Ladurée’s box of macaroons

Want to wow your fellow Francophiles with a spread fit for a roi? These superior cornerstones of French cuisine are a guaranteed recipe for success

TREAT YOURSELF…

To Ladurée’s offering of ‘SUPER HEALTHY’ macarons, with flavours ranging from green tea matcha and moringa to baobab and mango, all snuggled up sweetly in a plastic-free box made from cocoa pod paper. €19.50 for eight macarons.

WET YOUR WHISTLE

Calling all brandy buffs! Consider adding the Baron de Sigognac 15 ans to your Armagnac arsenal; fruity, gentle and mellifluous, its rich taste lingers on the tongue. €54 www.chateau-bordeneuve.com

Morilles

TREASURES OF THE EARTH

Truffles may snatch the crown for top fungus in France, but morilles (morels in English) are also highly coveted by top chefs for their meaty texture and honeycomb appearance – perfect for holding sauces. €34.40 www.lagrandeepicerie.com

IN THE PINK

If you go weak at the knees over rosé, try this blush-coloured beauty from Le Grand Cros. Dry and fruity, L’Esprit de Provence 2018 is just the ticket for keeping summer alive – a little longer, please! From €12 www.faulknerwine.com

Provençal olive oil

BOTTLED GOLD

Drizzled over fish, pasta or salads, Provençal olive oil is the sort of finishing touch we simply can’t do without. Try these lovely AOP Grand Brahis bottles on for size – one green, one black, both delicious. €27 www.souschef.co.uk

Caviar de Neuvic

WINNING TINS

Caviar is synonymous with luxury, and the signature sturgeon eggs from Caviar de Neuvic make for decadent canapés when scraped on a handful of blinis. €69. www.caviar-de-neuvic.com

À la Mère de Famille

SUGAR, SPICE AND ALL THINGS NICE…

That’s what les français are made of! At least, that’s what we can assume, judging by the goodies sold at the ever-popular À la Mère de Famille. The assorted box has all the classics, from fruit jellies to chewy calissons. €38 for 360g www.lameredefamille.com

La Baleine salt

WORTH ITS SALT

Hailing from the south of France, La Baleine sea salt is a staple of dinner tables across the globe, dating back to the 1930s. Sprinkle it on your next salad and you’ll see why. Sold in most major supermarkets. www.labaleine.com

Les Trois Petits Cochons

MEAT FEAST

A carnivore’s dream, the classic hamper from Les Trois Petits Cochons is bursting at the seams with saucisson, pâté, smoked salmon terrine and much more. Sold in the US at $79.99. www.3pigs.com

From France Today magazine

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