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Where do you buy good lentils?
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    Post #1 - January 18th, 2008, 1:53 pm
    Post #1 - January 18th, 2008, 1:53 pm Post #1 - January 18th, 2008, 1:53 pm
    I am looking for French green lentils de Puy. Anyone know where I can find them? I tried the Whole Foods on Halsted to no avail. I've just started cooking with these and love them, but can't find more (the first ones were a gift).

    Any help would be appreciated. Thanks everyone!

    purplestar
  • Post #2 - January 18th, 2008, 3:23 pm
    Post #2 - January 18th, 2008, 3:23 pm Post #2 - January 18th, 2008, 3:23 pm
    I've gotten them at Fox & Obel.
  • Post #3 - January 18th, 2008, 4:11 pm
    Post #3 - January 18th, 2008, 4:11 pm Post #3 - January 18th, 2008, 4:11 pm
    I just called Fox and Obel and they won't be getting them in for "quite a few weeks." So sad. Any other suggestions for a place I can get them this weekend? Again, thanks.
  • Post #4 - January 18th, 2008, 4:12 pm
    Post #4 - January 18th, 2008, 4:12 pm Post #4 - January 18th, 2008, 4:12 pm
    Treasure Island almost always has them. They carry every lentil known to Mankind, from what I can tell.
  • Post #5 - January 18th, 2008, 4:39 pm
    Post #5 - January 18th, 2008, 4:39 pm Post #5 - January 18th, 2008, 4:39 pm
    Glenview Whole Foods should have them...
    Sadly the WF on route 14 stopped carrying them
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  • Post #6 - January 18th, 2008, 4:52 pm
    Post #6 - January 18th, 2008, 4:52 pm Post #6 - January 18th, 2008, 4:52 pm
    That photo is like lentil porn.

    I could swear I saw de Puys last weekend, loitering in the bulk bins at the Wild Oats on Chicago Avenue in Evanston.
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  • Post #7 - January 18th, 2008, 7:34 pm
    Post #7 - January 18th, 2008, 7:34 pm Post #7 - January 18th, 2008, 7:34 pm
    the whole foods in river forest has them. in bags. by the dried beans.
    not in bulk.

    7245 Lake St
    River Forest, IL 60305
    (708) 366-1045
    i used to milk cows
  • Post #8 - January 18th, 2008, 7:43 pm
    Post #8 - January 18th, 2008, 7:43 pm Post #8 - January 18th, 2008, 7:43 pm
    whole foods (for sure the stores on huron and north ave) carries organic french green lentils (du puy - a bit longer cook & hold their shape) in the bulk section.

    It may be a good idea to call ahead and ask the bulk department - i know they were recently out of red lentils.
  • Post #9 - January 18th, 2008, 11:31 pm
    Post #9 - January 18th, 2008, 11:31 pm Post #9 - January 18th, 2008, 11:31 pm
    Even though I don't particularly like the store, I've seen and purchased these fine lentils at Sam's Wines in Highland Park.

    =R=

    Sam's Wines & Spirits
    1919 Skokie Valley Rd.
    Highland Park, IL 60035
    847 433-9463
    Same planet, different world
  • Post #10 - January 19th, 2008, 5:26 am
    Post #10 - January 19th, 2008, 5:26 am Post #10 - January 19th, 2008, 5:26 am
    It seems to me that I've seen them at Andy's Fruit Ranch on Kedzie

    Andy's Fruit Ranch
    4733 N Kedzie Ave
    Chicago, IL 60625
    (773) 583-2322
    Steve Z.

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  • Post #11 - January 21st, 2008, 2:33 pm
    Post #11 - January 21st, 2008, 2:33 pm Post #11 - January 21st, 2008, 2:33 pm
    Williams-Sonoma has them too - $7 for 500 grams. I picked up flageolets at the Highland Park store weekend - $9 per pound. If only someone would get Tarbais beans in locally!
  • Post #12 - January 21st, 2008, 3:29 pm
    Post #12 - January 21st, 2008, 3:29 pm Post #12 - January 21st, 2008, 3:29 pm
    French green lentils were spotted and purchased in the bulk section at the Whole Foods on Ashland this weekend. Now, are "French green lentils" "lentils de Puy?" I don't know, but they looked the same and tasted great in my French lentil soup I cooked up on this past cold weekend.

    I read that "real" lentils de Puy have an AOC stamp on them the way the Italians put the DOC on their products. There was no AOC indication at the WF, but I went with it anyway.

    Thanks for your assistance.
  • Post #13 - January 21st, 2008, 3:44 pm
    Post #13 - January 21st, 2008, 3:44 pm Post #13 - January 21st, 2008, 3:44 pm
    purplestar wrote:French green lentils were spotted and purchased in the bulk section at the Whole Foods on Ashland this weekend. Now, are "French green lentils" "lentils de Puy?" I don't know, but they looked the same and tasted great in my French lentil soup I cooked up on this past cold weekend.

    I read that "real" lentils de Puy have an AOC stamp on them the way the Italians put the DOC on their products. There was no AOC indication at the WF, but I went with it anyway.

    Thanks for your assistance.


    Real lentilles du Puy will be marked that way - and yes, with their AOC designation clearly visible. Check out my friend David Lebovitz's post on "The World's Cheapest Caviar": http://www.davidlebovitz.com/archives/2 ... iar_1.html

    And the Green Brotherhood of the Lentil of Puy: http://www.confrerie-lentilleverte-dupuy.com/
  • Post #14 - January 21st, 2008, 6:05 pm
    Post #14 - January 21st, 2008, 6:05 pm Post #14 - January 21st, 2008, 6:05 pm
    sundevilpeg suggested Treasure Island. I can confirm a sighting at the Wilmette store about a week ago-- in the back near the olives.
    Man : I can't understand how a poet like you can eat that stuff.
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  • Post #15 - January 21st, 2008, 6:29 pm
    Post #15 - January 21st, 2008, 6:29 pm Post #15 - January 21st, 2008, 6:29 pm
    Louisa Chu wrote:Williams-Sonoma has them too - $7 for 500 grams. I picked up flageolets at the Highland Park store weekend - $9 per pound. If only someone would get Tarbais beans in locally!


    Really. We have had friends carry them home from France for us :) Try mail order?

    http://www.purcellmountainfarms.com/Tarbais%20Beans.htm
    Leek

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  • Post #16 - July 4th, 2022, 7:37 am
    Post #16 - July 4th, 2022, 7:37 am Post #16 - July 4th, 2022, 7:37 am
    Recipe help! We are hosting a child who specifically named "lentils" as one of their meal requests. I make a great middle eastern lentil soup but since it is summer a cold/room temp lentil salad seems better. Since she likes basically all vegetables, any flavor profile is probably fine. Lentil salad that knocks your socks off?! Does it exist?
  • Post #17 - July 4th, 2022, 1:31 pm
    Post #17 - July 4th, 2022, 1:31 pm Post #17 - July 4th, 2022, 1:31 pm
    This has been our standby for years....my cookbook is in storage but found a copy of the recipe online.

    https://food52.com/recipes/38561-debora ... eta-cheese
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