Friday, November 16, 2012

La Confiserie

Even the most cursory research shows that sugar has a fascinating history.  According to Wkipedia, " [sugar] influenced the formation of colonies, the perpetuation of slavery, the transition to indentured labour, the migration of peoples, wars between 19th century sugar trade controlling nations and the ethnic composition and political structure of the new world".  In the 21st century, there is an avalanche of literature and scientific reports highlighting the detrimental effect of sugar on your health.  But never fear, looking at these photos won't hurt you.  While on home exchange in France is 2008, I visited the Florian confiserie at Pont du Loup.  They make candied fruits, jams, crystallised flowers and other goodies using traditional methods. Sweet!