The Sweet Nougat Bar is one of the tiniest French treasures that you can find, wrapped up in a sweet perfume for your enjoyment and pleasure.
The French nougat bars are known to have been produced since 1880 by master confectioners who combine almonds, nuts and candied fruit in sublime harmony.
Almonds and candied fruit brings together a crispiness with the almond and a smooth and mellow texture of Nougat, along with an intense taste.
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The origin of nougat would come, based on the etymology of the word, from the Latin nux gatum: a cake made from honey and nuts. Made by the Romans, it would have been brought in Gaul to settle in Montélimar. Nux gatum would have become a nougo in Provençal.
In fact, the first recipes for white nougat come from a 10th century Arab book from Baghdad. The nougat is then called nãtif. One of these recipes indicates that the nãtif comes from Harran, a town located between Urfa in southern Turkey today and Aleppo in Syria today.
Phoenicians trading on the Mediterranean Sea spread the recipe to Turkey, and further north to the shores of Greece, Italy, Spain. In the Middle Ages, we learned how to make white nougat in the South of France and throughout Provence.
Montélimar nougat, a Provençal delicacy par excellence, is one of the thirteen desserts traditionally offered on the Provençal Christmas table.