Yearly Archives: 2016

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Marmelade: La Fontaine, Zola, Verlaine, Sartre, Sand, Sade, Céline

By | 2019-06-03T23:50:15+00:00 December 30th, 2016|Food Blog|

Jam on bread can be comforting, routine, pleasant, appetizing, or too sweet.  We step into different territory, however, when we look at the French word marmelade as it has been used in figurative ways by [...]

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Compotier

By | 2019-06-03T22:53:02+00:00 November 28th, 2016|Food Blog|

The compotier (a generally long-stemmed dish or bowl for serving dessert or uncooked fruit) has been reworked in exceptional ways by Pierre Reverdy (1889-1960), Juan Gris (1887-1927), Marcel Mültzer (1866-1937), and Louis Comfort Tiffany (1848-1933). [...]

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

By | 2019-06-03T23:18:39+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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Perilous Pears Pickled, Please: Philipon and Louis-Philippe I

By | 2019-06-03T23:01:20+00:00 September 23rd, 2016|Food Blog, Food, France & Politics|

The pear motif in caricatures of King Louis-Philippe I (1773-1850) that were drawn by Charles Philipon (1800-1862) and his fellow caricaturists has been analyzed by critics from many angles, but an approach that seems not [...]

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