See also: Currants, fresh
BAR LE DUC
Bar-le-Duc preserves takes its name from a town of the same name in the Lorraine district of France.
Bar-le-Duc preserves were made at one time from the white variety of currants, and the tiny seeds were removed by hand using a quill, a method dating to the 14th century. This naturally made it very expensive.
Today, both red and white currants are used, and most producers do not remove the seeds by hand anymore.