French soapmakers in a lather over traditional Marseille recipe

French soapmakers in a lather over traditional Marseille recipe

It is as French as baguette, and as emblematic of the country’s southern Provence region as lavender fields and cicadas. But a dispute over the “official” recipe for the region’s famed traditional soap, “savon de Marseille”, has producers in a froth. With cheap Chinese and Turkish soaps flooding the market, manufacturers want Marseille soap to […]