French food focus - February 2019

A focus on food in France. Includes meeting producers, artisan cheese and a local speciality...

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Génépi is a herbal liqueur, traditionally made in the Alps using wormwood (Artemisia, pictured above) which is indigenous to the region, and which is also used to make absinthe.

It is usually drunk as a digestif, but has also been known to make an appearance from an inside pocket if the mountain winds are particularly fierce.

Génépi has been made in the Alps since the Middle Ages, often by monks. It was only commercially produced from the 19th century, and ...

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