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 royal icing. Calissons have a texture not unlike that of marzipan, but with a fruitier, distinctly melon-like flavor. Calissons are often 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.
|A machine for making Calisson almond paste candies |
|Lunch today was a thin crust pizza topped with a fried egg - from a pizzeria on Legendre just around toe corner.|
|The pizzeria had a green wall in the main dining room. It did not contain living plants but gave a good effect.|
This evening we went for drinks and snacks at Gail Boisclair's apartment on the Square de Clignancourt near Jules Joffrin metro. It is a large, airy place on the top floor, luckily there is an elevator. In addition to Larbi, we met Yasmin and two old cats who have very distinct personalities. A couple from Toronto, who also rent through Perfectly Paris were also there. It was a good evening with lots of conversation. Larbi is an excellent artist and his work is hung throughout the apartment. It deserves wider showing.
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