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almond cake from Saint-Junien


The Aréna family were famous 19th-century pâtissieurs in Saint-Junien. In 1908, when baker Paul Aréna won first prize with his almond cake in a national contest, he changed its name from Neva to Aréna.

It’s a secret recipe, made with rice flour, ground almonds, egg whites, butter, sugar and Kirsch.


Nouvelle Aquitaine

Text © Dana Facaros

Image by Limousin tourism