people of Lorraine also know a thing or two about sweetmeats! The bergamot
orange and its inimitable perfume make for tasty macaroons, madeleines and
other sweetmeats. Among its most famous admirers have been General De Gaulle,
Marcel Proust, and King Henri III.
This delicate list would not be complete without “le caviar lorrain”,
the famous redcurrant jam, deseeded with goose feathers at Bar-le-Duc.
Other local temptations are Vosges sweets such as the liqueur-filled
chardons lorrains, the craquelines from Nancy, sugared almonds from Verdun,
the croquet and rocher chocolates from Saint-Mihiel, and pine honey. The
traditional Saint-Epvre from Nancy is one such example.
Lorraine is indeed home to a vast resource of creative talent producing
tantalizing delicacies such as liqueur-filled mirabelles in marzipan and