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Pézenas mince pies.


A kind of mince pie shaped like a cotton-reel, introduced in the mid-18th c. by the Indian cooks of Clive of India when he stayed in Pézenas, served warm at the start of a meal, with a glass of white wine - dry (like Picpoul de Pinet) or sweet (like St-Jean-de-Minervois Muscat or Rancio).
Sold in all pastry shops in town, it keeps well for a fortnight in the fridge.

The Très Noble et Très Gourmande Confrérie du Petit Pâté de Pézenas, 6 rue Four de la Ville, controls the quality of the product and has protected it by registering it at the INPI.