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« Quelque grain à l’oiseau… »

By | 2019-06-08T23:13:52+00:00 May 31st, 2019|Food Blog|

[…] Quelque grain à l’oiseau, pour qu’il chante en sa cage Des consolations au cœur dans son veuvage […]   Auguste Ignace Nau (c.1808-1845) « Souvenance » (1836)   Nau, Ignace. « Souvenance ». Revue des colonies : recueil [...]

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Château XYZ

By | 2019-06-03T21:22:27+00:00 April 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 | 2019-06-03T21:27:22+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 | 2019-06-03T19:21:50+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 | 2019-06-03T21:59:00+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 | 2019-06-03T21:38:57+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 | 2019-06-03T22:04:44+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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