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“Alcoholism and Women’s Suffrage” by Anna Soo-Hoo

By | 2018-06-09T03:37:30+00:00 May 31st, 2018|Food Blog, Food, France & Politics|

Women in France did not have the right to vote until 1944.  Arguments for women's suffrage included the idea that France would be better able to fight its growing problem of alcoholism if women were [...]

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“In Paris but Dreaming of Food from Elsewhere” by Anna Soo-Hoo

By | 2018-07-13T23:44:50+00:00 March 31st, 2018|Food Blog|

Preferring a type of food other than French is not all that unthinkable, even if one does happen to dine regularly with Louis XIV, as can be seen in the writings of his sister-in-law Charlotte-Elisabeth [...]

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“Shakespeare’s French Pears and Claret” by Anna Soo-Hoo

By | 2018-07-01T18:51:58+00:00 February 28th, 2018|Early Modern Food, Food Blog|

France embraced works by William Shakespeare (1564–1616) after Voltaire (1694-1778) became enthusiastic about them in the 1720s, and the English have long embraced French food, so it should not cause much of a kerfuffle to [...]

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“Thomas from the Antilles” by Anna Soo-Hoo

By | 2018-06-12T18:46:30+00:00 December 31st, 2017|Food Blog|

France’s first anisette able to rival that of old houses from Amsterdam such as Lucas Bols (founded in 1575) and Wynand Fockink (founded in 1679) was the anisette produced by the 1755 company Marie Brizard [...]

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“Wine Regions and Climate Change” by Anna Soo-Hoo

By | 2018-03-02T01:37:57+00:00 November 30th, 2017|Food Blog|

What happens when a wine-producing region is affected by climate change?  Below is a sampling of what has been reported in the past five years: eleven articles and two podcast episodes listed in reverse chronological [...]

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“Rayt . . . or Wright: Why Moroccan Teapots Look British” by Iziar de Miguel

By | 2017-06-19T19:58:47+00:00 June 18th, 2017|Food Blog|

By the end of the nineteenth century, metalwork made in Europe began competing with the local production of Morocco.  European merchants started to sell objects inspired by the local craftsmanship from the North of Africa. [...]

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“Tea with a Spot of Gallic Flair” by Anna Soo-Hoo

By | 2017-10-01T16:36:23+00:00 April 15th, 2017|Food Blog|

Tea being made into a French drink almost as if by the sheer attitude of the fashionable crowd— that is a notion suggested in a number of magazines and newspapers during the early 1900s in [...]

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