Csiga Noodles refer to Hungary's very small egg noodles which are short , tubular pasta that are hollow inside and with a winding ridge spiralling up their sides. The Csigateszta is made from a mixture of flour, eggs and water, then rolled and cut into small squares, which are then curled around a small iron or wooden rod. Csigateszta are made on special grooved Csiga boards made of wood or bamboo. To make Csiga Noodles, a 3/4-inch square of the dough mixture is rolled from one corner to the other with a dowel about as thick as a pencil. This makes it both hollow inside and grooved outside. Some Hungarians, however, just leave the square dough as is and never bother anymore to have the special shape, although Csiga Noodles is named as such as they are supposed to be snail-shaped. Csiga is the Hungarian word for "snail", hence Csiga Noodles are called as such because they are shaped like snails. Csigateszta are generally used in making soups. The cuisine at most village weddings includes a Chicken Soup with special Csiga Noodles that were traditionally believed to have fertility-inducing properties.
hero , Roy René and Princess Jeanne de Laval in 1454 and since then Aix has been celebrating with their "white diamonds" called Calisson. There are so many myth and legend about this local delicacy. It was alleged that Paul Cézanne, Aix-en-Provence’s favorite son, was fuelled by Calissons while at work on his canvasses. Back in the 17th century it was claimed that eating a Calisson every day would keep the plague away. In the 19th century the first Calisson factories were created and by the beginning of the 20th century Aix was the world capital of the almond trade. Aix is home to about 20 manufacturers. Today they are gathered at the base of the Aix Union of Calisson Makers to maintain four centuries of Aixoise tradition. Two (2) suppliers stand out from namely: Léonard Pardi’s Confiserie who has been supplying Calissons since 1874 and Calissons du Roy René. Aix en Provence (Aquas Sextias, Ais en Provencou) is a city in southern France, some kilometers north of Marseille. It is in the region of Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur.