In Tunisia, offering Pastries to guests is an act of both hospitality and conviviality.
But this tradition is not recent. Tasting Pastries filled with almonds or other dry fruits, dipped in honey and scented with rose water was rooted in the Andalusian customs. But Tunisia has a deeper history with Pastry. Historians have praised the Carthage Pastry, the molds of which are displayed in the museum windows.
As Pastry is a woman's business, Tunisian women become true tradition-guards; they have acquired ancestral know-how inherited from local history.