Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Taste #10

White Nougat at Christmas: 

During our first Christmas here, my petite family enjoyed the festivities at the Avignon Marché de Noel.  Having learned all about the 13 Desserts of Provence, I was anxious to try nougat, full of my favourite flavours, including honey and almonds.  My first taste came at a stall from Silvain Frères based in Saint Didier and delighted me immensely.  This six generation family business of nougatiers remains the reference in Provence and their nougat has become part of my own Christmas dessert tradition.  I am practically Provencale now!
Jennifer Dugdale

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