Tag Archives: French gastronomy

Un/Une Gastronome

I just finished reading The Perfect Meal: In Search of the Lost Tastes of France, by John Baxter. Baxter’s an Australian writer who has made his home in Paris for twenty-five years. His book was inspired by one of the … Continue reading

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Manger du lion

Lyon, or Lyons as it’s often spelled in English, is the third largest French city.  It’s located in the east of France, about in the middle of the country. I enjoyed a weekend here enormously; Lyon is very like Paris, … Continue reading

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Danser devant le buffet

Catherine de Médicis was born on April 13, 1519. Her mother was a French noble woman and her father was the head of the ruling family of Florence. She was married at the age of 14 to the second son … Continue reading

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À chacun son goût

Recently, UNESCO accepted the “French gastronomic meal” as a “world intangible treasure” because it is something special, deserving of recognition. The decision created controversy for several reasons. A French meal varies as widely as the people of France do. As today’s saying, … Continue reading

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