Along with the cherry trees, the Romans brought plum trees, apricot trees, almond trees and many others. The Romans left nothing to chance and they also brought the art of snail farming and fattening geese for foie gras, their fattened livers. N.B. The method of distilling fruit juice and creating high alcohol level liquors was only invented in the 12th century, long after the Romans had disappeared from France. The French quickly adopted the science of distillation and within 100 to 300 years many French liquors including Kirsch were born.
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