"Prince of the Beggars" Mixed Fruit Jam from Lozère
A deliciously rich jam with a comforting flavour, made from a mixture of fresh and dried fruits
This is more than just a simple jam - it's a story and a journey through time!
The Prince of Beggars
I am the Prince of Beggars of Lozère!
My people are vagabonds and wanderers.
Destitute, when Winter is cruel, we die of hunger.
I will go to see the King to tell him of our suffering,
Being noble too, he should have mercy.
The King received him and gave him a handful of fruits,
Which were just as dry as his heart, and said:
"Go, go back to where you come from,
This handful of dried fruit should be enough
To feed what remains of your people.
And do not forget to pay your taxes
Before you leave. Which, for you,
Will be a handful of dried fruit."