What is sold in an l'epecerie?
baking goods and stuff right? Also what is the french word for cornstarch and baking powder. Thx!
Épicerie: Its name comes from the Middle Ages where the specialization of the shops was greater than now. The grocer was selling mostly spices :)
Cornstarch= amidon de maïs, maïzena, fécule de maïs
Baking powder= levure chimique, or simply levure
also can be poudre à pâte, but it seems that levure chimique is used more often..
épicerie is a grocery store and sells ..well, grocery products.. Hope this helps..:-))
It’s a grocery store... and it would sell baked goods.cornstarch is fécule de maïs and baking powder is levure
Une epicerie, I think - spices was my guess going by the name, but the dictionary I use calls it a grocery. Baking ingredients looks right. Cornstarch, I've got two (both feminine): fécule de maïs and maïzena (maybe it was a brand name?). La levure chimique - baking powder.
spice = épice (fem.)
spices = épices..
however "épicerie " does mean the place where all kinds of groceries are sold, not just spices..
Baking powder may be region specific; in Canada it's poudre à pâte. I haven't heard many people call it levure chiminique. Might be a European French phrase.
Yes you are quite right that "in Canada it's poudre à pâte." I am Canadian and it is called that here.
Levure chimique is used mostly by French from France, at least judging by You tube cooking videos..:-))