Stéphane Hénaut and Jeni Mitchell - A Bite-Sized History of France: Gastronomic Tales of Revolution, War, and Enlightenment — at Politics and Prose at Union Market

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Saturday, July 14, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

From Marie Antoinette’s possibly apocryphal “let them eat cake” to Napoleon’s “an army marches on its stomach,” French history and cuisine have deeply informed each other. In this sparkling cultural survey, the Berlin-based authors—Hénaut, a Frenchman who’s sold cheese at Harrods and cooked for the Lord Mayor in London, and Mitchell, an American who’s held a teaching fellowship at King's College London—trace the larger socio-economic roles of iconic French foods and wines. Considering croissants, oysters, cognac, champagne, and many others, Hénaut and Mitchell show how French eating habits from the Roman era to modern times have reflected the nation’s economic and political shifts, how foods vary between urban and rural regions and what it has meant, and how food is linked to many of France’s most distinctive achievements.

Cordial Fine Wine & Spirits will pour wines selected by the authors as well as a special Kir cocktail inspired by a chapter in the book. Lyon Bakery will be providing pain levain, and there will be cheese & charcuterie from La Jambe.

Politics and Prose at Union Market
1270 5th St NE
Washington, DC 20002
Union Market
Non Fiction
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$26.99
ISBN: 9781620972519
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Published: New Press - July 10th, 2018

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