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bergamot and candy from Nancy


A bergamot is a cross between an orange and a lime, at least according to one theory; their fragrant zest is what adds that citrusy ping to Earl Grey tea and perfumes. Nearly all are grown in Calabria in southern Italy.

Bergamotes de Nancy IGP

Some bergamots make their way to Lorraine to flavour little square sweets called bergamotes de Nancy, invented in 1857 by confiseur Jean Frédéric Godefroy Lillich. Today they are designated IGP.

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Text © Dana Facaros

Images by Claude Truong-Ngoc, Jacopo Werther