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

By | 2019-04-20T21:00:13+00:00 March 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 | 2019-03-08T02:48:42+00:00 February 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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Nougat

By | 2019-02-22T03:20:32+00:00 January 31st, 2019|Food Blog|

The year is 1701.  The dukes of Bourgogne and of Berry are passing through Montélimar, France.  What would be something representative of Montélimar to give them?  Nougat — a sweet made of egg whites, roasted nuts, [...]

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A Student-Run Soup Kitchen in the Latin Quarter

By | 2019-02-02T22:11:16+00:00 December 31st, 2018|Food Blog|

University students in Paris during the Great Depression took the initiative to open a soup kitchen in the Latin Quarter even though they themselves neither did the cooking nor had enough money.  Part of their [...]

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Luxe

By | 2019-03-06T00:11:29+00:00 November 30th, 2018|Food Blog|

“Le luxe est le pain de ceux qui vivent de brioche.” — André Saurès (1868-1948), Voici l’homme (1906)   Marie-Antoinette (1755-1793) might not have actually said “Qu'ils mangent de la brioche” during the French Revolution, [...]

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James McNeill Whistler and Loïs Mailou Jones

By | 2018-12-29T18:09:24+00:00 November 30th, 2018|Food Blog|

Parisian eateries play an interesting part in an etching by James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903) and in a painting by Loïs Mailou Jones (1905-1998), two American artists who had spent a considerable amount of time in [...]

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Alcoholism and Women’s Suffrage

By | 2018-10-21T16:36:27+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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