Friday, September 19, 2008

Bar-le-Duc Red Currant Preserve

Bar-le-Duc Red Currant Preserve

The origin of this expensive preserve dates from the 14th century, when jars were offered as gifts to princes, dukes and ladies-of-the-court who traveled via Bar-le-Duc. Even today, the process has not changed. Seeded by hand with a goose quill, the delicate currant berries are thrown into hot syrup, a method which allows the fruit to keep its flavor and bright color.

A jam fit for a queen or just an overpriced jar of jelly? You decide.


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