Monday, 24 September 2007

Calissons

Calissons are a traditional French candy consisting of a smooth, pale yellow, homogeneous paste of candied fruit (especially melons and oranges) and ground almonds topped with a thin layer of white icing (royal glaze). Calissons have a texture not unlike that of marzipan, but with a fruitier, distinctly melon-like flavor. Calissons are almond-shaped and are typically about two inches in length. Calissons are traditionally associated with the town of Aix-en-Provence, France; consequently, most of the world supply of calissons are still made in the Provence region. [source].

I had my first one today - it's supposedly famous to the city where I'm at - Aix, courtesy "Cecile" the French 'girl next door'. She's soooo "French" and anitmated!

1 comment:

Shana said...

hmmmmmm...Cecile!!ohh lalala..awww...u r having french candy from the french girl next door! ;P