https://www.duolingo.com/Hermione3.2

What is sold in an l'epecerie?

baking goods and stuff right? Also what is the french word for cornstarch and baking powder. Thx!

1 week ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/Dany650m
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Épicerie: Its name comes from the Middle Ages where the specialization of the shops was greater than now. The grocer was selling mostly spices :)

1 week ago

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Interesting thx!

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https://www.duolingo.com/Giovanna-Louise
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Hermione,

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..:-))

1 week ago

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Thanks! That helped a lot!

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https://www.duolingo.com/Giovanna-Louise
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You are very welcome! :-))

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/tannercasa2

It’s a grocery store... and it would sell baked goods.cornstarch is fécule de maïs and baking powder is levure

1 week ago

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Thx!

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https://www.duolingo.com/GhappynowappT
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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.

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Hermione3.2

Thx! What is the french word for spices? epicerie?

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https://www.duolingo.com/Giovanna-Louise
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spice = épice (fem.)

spices = épices..

however "épicerie " does mean the place where all kinds of groceries are sold, not just spices..

1 week ago

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Thanks again!

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https://www.duolingo.com/LauraleeGo2

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.

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https://www.duolingo.com/Giovanna-Louise
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Lauralee,

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..:-))

5 days ago
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