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

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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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Wood Library Association - Canandaigua 394.12 HEN (Text)
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06/30/2020
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  • ISBN: 9781620972519
  • ISBN: 1620972514
  • Physical Description: ix, 333 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: New York, NY : New Press, 2018.

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 291-319) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
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 Guérande -- Legacy of a black prince -- The vinegar of the four thieves -- The cheese of emperors and mad kings -- La dame de beauté 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 cafés -- Pain d'égalité -- The potato propagandist -- The pyramid provocation -- The man who abolished the seasons -- The fifth crêpe -- 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.
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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"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Gastronomy > France > History.
Food habits > France > History.
Dinners and dining > Political aspects > France > History.
Food habits.
Gastronomy.
France.
Genre: History.


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