Post by swedishcook on Jun 26, 2018 17:50:58 GMT -5
My latest email from Goodreads mentioned "A Bite-Sized History of France: Gastronomic Tales of Revolution, War, and Enlightenment" by Stéphane Henaut and Jeni Mitchell.
The history of France—from the Roman era to modern times—is intimately entwined with its gastronomic pursuits. Traversing the cuisines of France’s most famous cities as well as its underexplored regions, this innovative culinary and social history includes travel tips; illustrations that explore the impact of war, imperialism, and global trade; the age-old tension between tradition and innovation; and the ways in which food has been used over the centuries to enforce social and political identities. A Bite-Sized History of France tells the compelling story of France through its food.
With all the books I read about European history, particularly France lately, I would really love to read this.
Post by swedishcook on Jul 22, 2018 13:44:32 GMT -5
With the heat wave we are having right now I cook in the morning and hunker down in the afternoon. To make life less miserable I decided to treat myself to this book. It's really entertaining and I have laughed out loud several times already. I'm a slow reader and the print is relatively small (no, I'm not a Kindle person yet) so Bite-Sized History will be enjoyed in small but very good bites.