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A bite-sized history of France : gastronomic tales of revolution, war, and enlightenment

Author: Stéphane Henaut; Jeni Mitchell
Publisher: New York : The New Press, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"A French cheesemonger and an American academic and ex-pat join forces to serve up a sumptuous history of France and its food, in the delicious tradition of Anthony Bourdain, Peter Mayle, and Pamela Druckerman"--
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stéphane Henaut; Jeni Mitchell
ISBN: 9781620972519 1620972514
OCLC Number: 1038043654
Description: ix, 333 pages : illustrations, map ; 22 cm
Contents: Our ancestors, the Gauls --
The virgin of the kidney --
Barbarians at the plate --
Ode to gluttony --
Left behind : the goats of Poitou --
The sweetest king --
They came from the sea --
Feudal fare --
Of monks and men --
Fighting for plums --
The wine that got away --
The vegetarian heresy --
A papal red --
The white gold of Guřande --
Legacy of a black prince --
The vinegar of the four thieves --
The cheese of emperors and mad kings --
La dame de beaut ̌and the mushroom mystery --
Fruits of the Renaissance --
The mother sauces --
Conquest and chocolate --
The culinary contributions of Madame Serpent --
A chicken in every pot --
The chestnut insurgency --
The bitter roots of sugar --
The liquor of the gods --
The crescent controversy --
War and peas --
The Devil's wine --
An enlightened approach to food --
Revolution in the cafš --
Pain d'ǧalit ̌ --
The potato propagandist --
The pyramid provocation --
The man who abolished the seasons --
The fifth crp̊e --
The king of cheeses --
A revolutionary banquet --
The end of the oyster express --
Revelation in a bottle --
The curse of the green fairy --
Siege gastronomy --
The peanut patrimony --
Gastronomads on the sun road --
A friend in difficult hours --
A mutiny and a laughing cow --
"Bread, peace, and liberty" : the socialist baguette --
Couscous : the assimilation (or not) of empire --
The forgotten vegetables --
Canon Kir joins the resistance --
France and the United States : from liberation to exasperation --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Stéphane Hénaut and Jeni Mitchell.

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"A French cheesemonger and an American academic and ex-pat join forces to serve up a sumptuous history of France and its food, in the delicious tradition of Anthony Bourdain, Peter Mayle, and Pamela Druckerman"--

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