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Pears and . . . Ladies High Fashion? Mais oui !

By | 2018-10-07T16:27:59+00:00 October 12th, 2016|19th Century Food, Early Modern Food, Eighteenth Century, Food Blog, Food, France & Politics|

Pear trees were a distinguishing feature of aristocratic gardens in France during the fifteenth century, but it was under the reign of Henri IV that this luxury fruit became even more prominent.  When the Edict [...]

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