Friday's Favorite French Things
It's booze again. "Sarlanoix" - a walnut aperatif from the Perigord (Sarlat in the Dordogne to be precise). It is delicious and a bottle never lasts long in our house. It is 16% alcohol by volume and drunk chilled.
The reverse translates:
In 1860 Emile Lapouge founded the Perigord Distillery. Legend has it the Emile Lapouge invented Sarlanoix in hommage to the women who shelled the walnuts. In the evening, close to the fire the gatering would start and under the dry blows of the mallet the nut shells would crack open liberating the kernels of the king of Perigord fruits. So that this image would stay forever in memories he created a recipe starting with a brew of walnuts by mashing the kernels and the skin of green walnuts in alcohol. Since then the Sarlanoix has become the legendary drink of the Perigord. Drink very chilled.
While trying to translate the word "ènoiseuses" (the women who shell the walnuts) I found this lovely picture: