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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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Pierrot

By | 2018-10-07T16:25:10+00:00 April 30th, 2018|Food Blog|

Absinthe, brandy, Camembert, candy, chocolate, cognac, Cointreau, cookies, Coulommiers cheese, lemon soda, Sauternes — advertising for many food items in France from the late nineteenth to the early twentieth centuries used the Pierrot character.   [...]

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In Paris but Dreaming of Food from Elsewhere

By | 2018-10-07T16:25:33+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 | 2018-11-11T02:43:34+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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Coffee?

By | 2018-10-07T16:26:30+00:00 September 30th, 2017|Food Blog|

Climate change has recently been disturbing coffee production in countries such as Cameroon, Haiti, and Côte d'Ivoire.  The consumer's concerns about reduced flavor quality and increased pricing for a cup of coffee (due to a [...]

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

By | 2018-07-30T14:19:03+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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