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ring-shaped bread

Vous pouvez voir un tortillon acheté à Bon Encontre

A tortillon was the roll of cloth that women used to place on their heads to carry a burden, that looked a lot like this pastry. Made since the 18th-century in the Dordogne, tortillons are especially associated with Notre-Dame de Bon-Encontre just outside Agen, when they are made in May; the custom is to eat them warm with a sausage and a glass of white wine.

Others have them for breakfast with jam.

Tortillons is also a word for corkscrew shaped pasta.

Bread, pancakes, etc

Nouvelle Aquitaine

Text © Dana Facaros

Image by Hathir