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Are calissons the same as marzipan?

Calissons (Calissooun is the Occitan language) are a traditional provençal candy consisting of a thin layer of royal icing on the top, a purée of ...

Exquisite Griottines® Peureux!

How the Serbian sour cherry Oblacinska became a worldwide renowned Griottine? August Peureux, who founded his liqueur distillery in Fougerolles, Fr...

What about candied chestnuts?

The seasonal confection originated in southern France and northern Italy, where chestnut trees are plentiful. Prior to the Crusades, there was no s...

The history and virtues of chocolate in a nutshell

Some scientists say humans have been using and consuming cacao beans for at least 2,000 years, while some historians suggest that it might date bac...

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