All kinds of nougat
A journey through the Mediterranean history of a confectionery
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The nougat is a typical confectionery of the Mediterranean countries. It may be black or white. Its name, shape and production are different from one country to another: nougat in France, torrone or copeta in Italy, turron in Spain, jabane in Morocco, qubbajt in Malta, koz helva in Turkey, mandolato in Greece, gas in Iran, etc. The nougat has an ancient origin. It is first of all a medicine before being confectionery. The first recipes for white nougat come from an Arab book from Baghdad in the 10th century. The nougat is then called natif. The nougat in all its forms includes 20 recipes from antiquity to the present day, 67 illustrations and photos, including 8 maps, 62 links to the Web, including 12 videos.