This month, I discovered a new place where to find a tasty baguette. Agata and Valentina is selling a "Country French baguette" which rich colored crust is crunchy and crumb airy like in France.
My other favorite place is also at Silver Moon Bakery all away up to 105th street (check my post of March 24 in the Food category). Almondine at Dumbo is supposed to be very well rated too but I haven't tasted it. And I still haven't tried the one from the new Francois Payard Bakery on Houston Street.
For ham, please avoid what they call French ham at Citarella, Grace Market and other places. It is made by Trois Petits Cochons and has nothing to do with the taste of ham in France. Even my boy, 8 years old, noticed it. I would recommend to ask in those places for "Prosciutto Cotto", yes from Italy, but the closest in term of texture and taste with the Madrange Ham in France.
Now with a little bit of French Butter by Isigny and mustard by Maille, let's enjoy one of the traditional parisian snack, a delicous Jambon-Beurre sandwich...