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The modern French napolitains are nothing like the elaborate almond cake, apricot jam and marzipan-decorated confections of the 19th century; modern ones are flat cakes with chocolate in the centre and icing on top, or variations thereof. They are widely available in supermarkets.

The fancy original was invented by Carême, Talleyrand’s master pastry chef, and had nothing to do with Naples—outside of the name.


Text © Dana Facaros

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