Pronunciation: [pee-tee-VYAY]

Taking its name from the French town of Pithiviers, this classic French "cake" is composed of an almond cream (frangipane) encased between two puff pastry rounds.

From The Food Lover's Companion, Fourth edition by Sharon Tyler Herbst and Ron Herbst. Copyright © 2007, 2001, 1995, 1990 by Barron's Educational Series, Inc.

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