Bar le Duc White Currant Preserve

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Preserve Bar le Duc White CURRANT 85 gr 3 oz
Made of miniature currants hand-seeded with goose quills, it's the caviar of fruit preserves.

 Bar le Duc White Currant Preserve

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AM Bar le Duc The origins of this wonderful Bar-le-Duc industry go back to the 14th century. The earliest known mention of Bar-le-Duc jam was in 1344 in a legal document. At this period it was a widespread custom amongst the nobility and bourgeoisie to send jars of this jam as a thank-you present to judges when they had won a case. During all these centuries the production method has remained the same. The red or white currants are hand seeded by extremely dextrous ladies using a feather quill. Once seeded, the currants are plunged into a boiling sugar solution. This method keeps the currants whole whilst preserving their full flavour and bright colour. Our current production method is based on this age-old local tradition. In 1364 the accounts of Jean de Longeville and those of Perrin de Lamothe in 1372, both cellarers at the castle of Bar-le-Duc, include purchases of this already famous jam. On January 7th 1403 a decision was passed in council confirming the purchase of Bar jam to the value of 90 pounds by Robert of Bar. The jam only graced the tables of great nobles as, from this period, it was considered to be a luxury item. In the early 16th century the jam was known all over France. At the royal court and in the homes of the nobility it was considered a matter of honour to serve these famous jams in their tiny crystal jars. Accounts for the town of Bar show amounts of money spent on jam as gifts to Princes, Ladies of the Court and other important people passing through Bar, whose patronage and protection were thereby hopefully secured.

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Organic No
Gluten free No

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