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★ “A genial trip via historical past that would depart readers either satiated and ravenous.”
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“Savor this publication in bite-sized morsels, the higher to get pleasure from each bit.”
—Dorie Greenspan, “On Dessert” columnist for The ny instances journal, ny Times bestselling and award-winning writer of Around My French Table and Dorie’s Cookies

A French cheesemonger and an American educational and ex-pat subscribe to forces to serve up a luxurious historical past of France and its nutrition, within the scrumptious culture of Anthony Bourdain, Peter Mayle, and Pamela Druckerman

From the cassoulet that gained a battle to the crêpe that doomed Napoleon, from the rebellions sparked by way of bread and salt to the recent cuisines cast via empire, the background of France is in detail entwined with its gastronomic targets. A witty exploration of the evidence and legends surrounding probably the most renowned French meals and wines via a French cheesemonger and an American educational, A Bite-Sized heritage of France tells the compelling and sometimes astonishing tale of France from the Roman period to trendy instances. Traversing the cuisines of France’s most renowned towns in addition to its underexplored areas, this cutting edge social background explores the impression of warfare and imperialism, the age-old pressure among culture and innovation, and the iconic use of foodstuff to prop up social and political identities.

The origins of the main mythical French meals and wines—from Roquefort and cognac to croissants and Calvados, from absinthe and oysters to Camembert and champagne—also demonstrate the social and political traits that propelled France’s upward push upon the area degree. they assist clarify France’s darkish historical past of warfare and conquest, in addition to its so much enlightened cultural achievements and the political and clinical recommendations that remodeled human heritage. those gastronomic stories will edify even the main pro enthusiasts of foodstuff, heritage and all issues French.

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