Mardi Gras in Provence
Mardi-Gras was originally a Roman pagan festival celebrating the end of winter, the Calends of March, during which prohibitions were broken and disguises authorized. The Italian word comes from the Latin “carnis levare” (“to remove the meat”). It refers to the last “fatty” meals eaten before Lent. In the past, this season corresponded, in a still predominantly agricultural society, to one of the most critical periods.
Or the end of winter!
Indeed, in February and March, the peasants dipped into their last reserves of food stored before or during winter.
Provence, for Mardi-Gras, is illustrated by the features of the auricles, dough fried in olive oil and flavored with orange blossom.
At Maison Brémond, we advise you above all to treat yourself as desired with, for example,
our jams, our spreads, our calissons… The main thing is that happiness is on the plate!