Yearly Archives: 2019

/2019

Boycotting Sugar Produced by Enslaved People

By |2020-01-05T02:46:46+00:00November 29th, 2019|Food Blog, Human Rights|

“Dr. Knowles, a physician of worthy character in London, had occasion to recommend a diet to a patient, of which sugar composed a material part.  His patient refused to submit to his prescription, and gave [...]

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Lunch

By |2020-01-08T00:57:21+00:00October 30th, 2019|Food Blog|

Other than lunching in the style of Le déjeuner sur l’herbe (1863) by Édouard Manet (1832-1883), how else might the midday meal be taken?  A greenhouse-like room would be an interesting place to have lunch, [...]

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« Quelque grain à l’oiseau, pour qu’il chante en sa cage »

By |2020-01-05T03:04:19+00:00October 16th, 2019|Food Blog|

If one comes across a couplet and a painting that, each in its own way, bind together food, power, exchange, identity, death, and birds, for starters, then why not invite others to reflect on such [...]

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Château XYZ

By |2019-12-26T23:18:21+00:00April 30th, 2019|Food Blog|

Château Tour Saint-Pierre was renamed Château Lapin d’Or.  Château Larteau was renamed Château Lapin Impérial.  Château Senilhac was renamed Château Antilope Tibétaine.  Château Clos Bel-Air was renamed Château Grande Antilope.  These wine estates in the [...]

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« Madame, répliqua Florine, je mange des astrologues, des musiciens et des médecins. »

By |2019-12-26T23:19:56+00:00March 30th, 2019|Early Modern Food, Food Blog|

Extrait du conte « L’Oiseau bleu » (1697), Madame d’Aulnoy (1650-1705):   [...]  « Quoi !  Ce barbare est devenu sourd à ma voix ? disoit-elle.  Il n’entend plus sa chère Florine !  Ah ! [...]

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American Food in the 1918 Diet of Parisian Schoolchildren

By |2019-12-26T23:20:34+00:00February 28th, 2019|Food Blog|

In 1918 the American Red Cross tried to improve the diet of schoolchildren in impoverished parts of Paris.  This project began after Dr. John B. Manning, who was working at a Rockefeller Commission dispensary in [...]

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