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Armagnac

(ärmänyäk`), region and former county, SW France, in GasconyGascony
, Fr. Gascogne, region of SW France. It is now coextensive with the departments of Landes, Gers, and Hautes-Pyrénées and parts of Pyrénées-Atlantiques, Lot-et-Garonne, Tarn-et-Garonne, Haute-Garonne, Gironde, and Ariège.
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, roughly coextensive with Gers dept. AuchAuch
, town (1990 pop. 24,728), capital of Gers dept., SW France, in Gascony, on the Gers River. It is a farm market and commercial center with a variety of manufactures and an important trade in Armagnac brandy, poultry, wine, and grain.
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 is the chief town. Armagnac is famous for the brandy bearing the same name. The counts of Armagnac originated in the 10th cent. as vassals of the dukes of Gascony. Their power reached its height with Count Bernard VII, who dominated France in the early 15th cent. Margaret of Angoulême, sister of Francis I of France, married the last count of Armagnac, who died without issue. Armagnac eventually passed to her second husband, Henri d'Albret, king of Navarre, whose grandson became King Henry IV. Henry added Armagnac to the royal domain in 1607.
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Armagnac is a kind of brandy produced in the Armagnac region in the southwest of France.
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Neglected internationally for many years, the fortunes of Armagnac are on an upswing lately, with the governmental agency in charge reporting sales in the U.S.
(Brandy is fine to use instead of Armagnac if that is what you've got.) This is a nice and easy old-fashioned-style ice cream that is richer and creamier than the custard-based ones.
"We serve our pudding with prunes and my main tip for this would be to soak the prunes in the armagnac or brandy for at least 36 hours.
Prune and armagnac ice cream is another one of my favourite recipes.
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