Saturday, August 31, 2013

Come to the Calissons

Some think the calisson d'Aix is mightily over-rated. Others swoon over this tasty lozenge-shaped mouthful flavoured with ground almonds and candied fruit and decorated with royal icing. That latter group of people will want to make straight for Aix en Provence tomorrow for the annual Blessing of the Calissons - or, as it now known, the Festival of the Calissons, in an effort to rebrand it as a gastronomic experience rather than a religious one. Whatever you want to call it, the chances are, there will be a few tastings. Click here to read more

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