Cheese, wine and nougat

french nougat

Well, here we are in the land of cheese and wine and what do I chose to write about? Nougat. Yes, the other day we hit the Bastille Market and lo and behold the first stall we come upon is filled with every type of French nougat one can imagine. I have a healthy (or is that unhealthy?) sweet tooth and a penchant for nougat so I was in absolute heaven.

The pink one depicted above was strawberry, plus we tried pistachio, burnt almond, natural and a  regional delicacy called calissons d’Aix made with almond paste. Funny, in the markets there is much repetition from seafood to meat to vegetable, etc, yet there was only one nougat vendor in the entire market – and this is a market that stretches for blocks! And the only market I’ve seen nougat in so far. Lucky me.
I haven’t had an internet connection for the first week, or much time between meals and exploring, so this will be the first of several posts over the next week while I’m accumulating photos and eating my way across the country.

A bientot!


3 Responses to “Cheese, wine and nougat”

  1. Posted on July 26th, 2010

    I’ve recently been to Paris for a vacation. One day my friend and I chanced upon a food fair near our hotel. We saw this colorful stall selling nougat of various colors and flavors and decided to buy a few cubes to sample. I’ve been trying ever since to look for the recipe for the nougat like the one pictured in your article. Selling this type of nougat seems like a good idea in our area since I have not seen anyone who has done anything like it.

    May I know if you also know of anyone who has any idea on how to make this type of nougat? I will really appreciate it.

  2. Posted on August 10th, 2010

    Hi Marcel. I don’t know of anyone doing that here in Vancouver though it’s hard to imagine someone isn’t. There is a regular vendor at the Farmer’s Market that sells almond nougat that’s quite good. Not quite the same, but fresh and maybe the closest we have?

  3. Posted on November 14th, 2013

    Hi!!!! I have been searching for this nougat since June 2012. Do you know the name of this company?

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