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The florentine, a 16th-century cookie fit for a queen

Florentines (florentins), the crunchy almond cookies with a chocolate base, are said to have been introduced to France during the reign of King Louis XII (1462-1515). King Louis’s second wife was Anne, Duchess of Brittany (1477-1514). A master pastry chef who had worked for the Medici family in Florence came to Brittany and brought with … Continue reading The florentine, a 16th-century cookie fit for a queen