A Bite Sized History of France

As told by a Franco-American couple (Stéphane is a cheesemonger, Jeni is an academic) this is an "impressive book that intertwines stories of gastronomy, culture, war, and revolution. . .

Author: Stéphane Henaut

Publisher: The New Press

ISBN: 9781620972526

Category: History


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One of Smithsonian magazine’s “Ten Best Books About Travel of 2018” One of AFAR magazine’s “8 New Books You Need to Read Before Flying to France” A “delicious” (Dorie Greenspan), “genial” (Kirkus Reviews), “very cool book about the intersections of food and history” (Michael Pollan)—as featured in the New York Times Acclaimed upon its hardcover publication as a “culinary treat for Francophiles” (Publishers Weekly), A Bite-Sized History of France is a thoroughly original book that explores the facts and legends of the most popular French foods and wines. Traversing the cuisines of France’s most famous cities as well as its underexplored regions, the book is enriched by the “authors’ friendly accessibility that makes these stories so memorable” (The New York Times Book Review). This innovative social history also explores the impact of war and imperialism, the age-old tension between tradition and innovation, and the enduring use of food to prop up social and political identities. The origins of the most legendary French foods and wines—from Roquefort and cognac to croissants and Calvados, from absinthe and oysters to Camembert and champagne—also reveal the social and political trends that propelled France’s rise upon the world stage. As told by a Franco-American couple (Stéphane is a cheesemonger, Jeni is an academic) this is an “impressive book that intertwines stories of gastronomy, culture, war, and revolution. . . . It’s a roller coaster ride, and when you’re done you’ll wish you could come back for more” (The Christian Science Monitor).
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Blood From a Stone

59 the Gallic beverage of choice was cervoise: Stéphane Hénaut and Jeni Mitchell, A Bite-Sized History of France: Gastronomic Tales of Revolution, War and Enlightenment (New York: New Press, 2018), 5. 61 These are wines that correspond: ...

Author: Adam S. McHugh

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 9781514000892

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 236

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"This is the story of how wine brought me back from the dead." Join Adam McHugh as he ends one career and discovers a new life in wine among the grapevines of the Santa Ynez Valley of California. This memoir takes you on Adam's journey from remaking his life to finding healing through the good gifts of wine, friends, and the beauty of wine country.
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France Culture Smart

The Bonjour Effect: The Secret Codes of French Conversation Revealed. ... France in the World: A New Global History. New York: Other Press, ... A Bite-Sized History of France: Gastronomic Tales of Revolution, War, and Enlightenment.

Author: Culture Smart!

Publisher: Kuperard

ISBN: 9781787022690

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 200

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The French are "different." You'll often hear this in conversations among the "Anglo-Saxons," as the French like to call English-speakers. "Different" means charming, challenging, questioning, stylish, and doing things in their own way and to their own advantage. By looking at the attitudes and values of the French, and explaining how French life and business works, Culture Smart! France shows you how to fit in as a foreigner. It gives practical advice on how to avoid faux pas and how to behave in different contexts. It takes you through French history, festivals, and traditions, and describes the French at home and at work. Above all, it shows you how the French communicate, and how to get the best out of this idiosyncratic and brilliant people.
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Hiking France

Plan a village walk on France's national trail system Rory Moulton. 12. Resources. List. An alphabetized list of links to get you on-trail in France. A Bite-Sized History of France: Gastronomic Tales...: amzn.to/3dqByUi Airbnb: ...

Author: Rory Moulton

Publisher: Rory Moulton

ISBN: 9781954778061

Category: Travel

Page: 120

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Ditch the tourist trail, hit the hiking trail and experience the REAL France! Ever felt the urge to shoulder a backpack and explore fairytale villages? Do your travel daydreams involve eating picnic lunches beside lavender fields? And feasting on freshly prepared classic French dinners? Have you dreamed of hiking in France among vineyards and stone villages, enjoying the leisurely pace of rural life at the languid pace of foot travel? You’ve come to the right place. Anyone can walk France’s long-distance hiking trails. - Hiking takes all types. Hiking France covers the intricacies of walking from village to village, along lavender fields, farm pastures, riverside towpaths and mellow forest trails. Anyone in decent shape can hike France’s best trails. - You don’t need to know French. Some French phrases help, but with modern translation apps and an adventurous spirit, English speakers get on fine in rural France. - You don’t need a trust fund. Hiking rural France is one of Western Europe’s great bargains, and the most-affordable way to explore the French countryside. - You needn’t have planned an overseas hiking trip before. Hiking France will arm you with all the tools, resources and inspiration to set you on the path of planning your dream hiking trip in France. In Hiking France, you’ll learn: - How to find villages linked by well-signed footpaths. - Where to buy and how to decipher French maps and hiking guides. - Which websites, books and apps to use. - How to book lodging and transportation. - What to pack and wear. - Eating tips and tricks for dining like a local (and a hiker!). After reading Hiking France, you’ll have the knowledge and wherewithal to go out and plan your self-sustained hiking trip to France. You won’t need expensive tour companies or private guides. Just this book, maps or GPS, and a sense of adventure. There’s never been a better time to ditch Europe’s tourist crowds and strike out on a village hiking vacation in France, Europe’s ultimate hiking playground.
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The History of Europe in Bite sized Chunks

By the twelfth century English monarchs held lands in France that extended from Normandy to the Pyrenees. This caused tension and occasionally war with France, which claimed overlordship over the territory. During the thirteenth century ...

Author: Jacob F. Field

Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books

ISBN: 9781789290547

Category: History


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An accessible and succinct account of the story of Europe from its ancient foundations to the twenty-first century, The History of Europe in Bite-sized Chunks details the events, personalities, ideas and disasters that have shaped our continent. The book is broken down into six easily digestible chapters: Classical Antiquity (2600 BCE to 600 CE); Medieval (600-1500); Reform and Enlightenment (1500-1780); Age of Revolutions (1780-1914); the Wars (1914-45); and the Making of Contemporary Europe (1945 to present). It begins with the first ancient culture to emerge in Europe: the Minoans. It then proceeds chronologically to the present day, taking in not just significant historical events but also overarching social, technological and cultural trends and their impact. Throughout the book there are mini-biographies of notable individuals (such as Julius Caesar, Catherine the Great and Napoleon Bonaparte) who have been most significant in European history. It is also packed with amazing facts, details and maps that will give the reader a vivid understanding of Europe's past With the prospect of Brexit looming in Spring 2019, there is no better time to get a handle on European history!
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The History of the World in Bite Sized Chunks

FRANCE. The North American country of Canada was originally inhabited by Native Americans and Inuit in the far north. The first known Europeans to reach the continent were the Vikings who settled briefly on the northern tip of ...

Author: Emma Marriott

Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books

ISBN: 9781843179290

Category: History

Page: 192

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History is a rich, varied and fascinating subject, so it's rare to find the whole lot in one book ... until now. The History of the World in Bite-Sized Chunks pulls it all together, from the world's earliest civilizations in 3500 BC to the founding of the United Nations in 1945, passing by the likes of Charlemagne, the Ottoman Empire and the Crimean War, to name a few. Here's your chance to introduce yourself to the full spectrum of world history, and discover just how the modern world came to be.
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Global Brooklyn

Food: A Culinary History, 530–547. New York: Columbia University Press. Henault, S., and Mitchell, J. (2018), A Bite-Sized History of France: Gastronomic Tales of Revolution, War and Enlightenment. New York: The New Press.

Author: Fabio Parasecoli

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350144484

Category: Social Science

Page: 216

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What do the fashionable food hot spots of Cape Town, Mumbai, Copenhagen, Rio de Janeiro, and Tel Aviv have in common? Despite all their differences, consumers in each major city are drawn to a similar atmosphere: rough wooden tables in postindustrial interiors lit by edison bulbs. There, they enjoy single-origin coffee, kombucha, and artisanal bread. This is 'Global Brooklyn,' a new transnational aesthetic regime of urban consumption. It may look shabby and improvised, but it is all carefully designed. It may romance the analog, but is made to be Instagrammed. It often references the New York borough, but is shaped by many networked locations where consumers participate in the global circulation of styles, flavors, practices, and values. This book follows this phenomenon across different world cities, arguing for a stronger appreciation of design and materialities in understanding food cultures. Attentive to local contexts, struggles, and identities, contributors explore the global mobility of aesthetic, ethical, and entrepreneurial projects, and how they materialize in everyday practices on the ground. They describe new connections among eating, drinking, design, and communication in order to give a clearer sense of the contemporary transformations of food cultures around the world.
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English and British History in 100 Bite size Chunks

with its defeat by an Anglo-French-Ottoman force in the Crimean War of 1853–6, which shattered Russian ambitions for a generation. What had been called 'The Great Game' had apparently been won. In 1878 a further agreement established ...

Author: Paul Hodson

Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781838595401

Category: History

Page: 392

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Very often, history is thought of as that lesson we suffered through at school, made into boring facts and figures rather than the rich and interesting tales that actually comprise it. In English and British History in 100 Bite-size Chunks, history is enlivened and broken down into readable ‘chunks’ that anyone can read, and learn, at their leisure. Beginning at the beginning, with the physical formation of these lands, it ends where we are now, with our current lifestyle, government, society, beliefs, complexities, fears and hopes. It charts the development of England’s characteristics through the great and the good, and ordinary men and women; those who often get the glory and those who lived lives more hidden from history’s storytellers. It brings to life people, places, events and ideas; and successes and failures. This is not a story of England in splendid isolation but a more rounded picture touching on the influences from and on other places and nations, for good or bad, near and far in geography and time. 100 Bitesize Chunks are followed by a recognition of historic themes and some conclusions, and just a glimpse of the possible future history of a nation. A commentary on history itself, how we know, how ‘history works’, what we think of it, and how we care for it – or don’t care for it, this book is an encouragement to study history actively through the evidence we can see and touch and interpret, in museums and in its real locations. Ideal for anyone returning to history or for an enthusiast!
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Nutritional and Health Aspects of Food in Western Europe

A Bite-Sized History of France. The New Press, New York. Herborn, W., 2003. Z ̈unfte. Lebensrahmen f ̈ur die Handwerker dargestellt am Beispiel rheinischer St ̈adte (Corporations in feudal Europe. Life worlds and life conditions for the ...

Author: Susanne Braun

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 9780128131725

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 268

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People were once restricted to food native to their region and produced locally. Today, however, food from any place in the world is available, or can be made available, anywhere else. Often there is no or very little information about the nutritional and health aspects of these foods. Nutrition and Health of Western European Foods: Traditional and Ethnic Diets is part of series that will cover the entire globe and is aimed at filling the knowledge gap from traditional and scientific points of view. This volume provides an analysis of traditional and ethnic foods from Western Europe, including Ireland, the United Kingdom, Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, France, and Germany. It also addresses the history of use, composition, preparation, ingredient origin, nutritional aspects, and health effects of various foods and food products in each of these countries. Nutrition and Health of Western European Foods: Traditional and Ethnic Diets ultimately presents both local and international regulations, providing suggestions to harmonize these regulations and promote global availability of these foods. Analyzes nutritional and health claims related to western European foods Includes traditional and ethnic foods from Ireland, the UK, Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, France, and Germany Explores both scientific and anecdotal diet-based health claims Examines if foods meet regulatory requirements, and how to remedy noncompliance Reviews the influence of historical eating habits on today’s diets
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Food and Feast in Premodern Outlaw Tales

“On Saracen Enjoyment: Some Fantasies of Race in Late Medieval France and England.” Journal of Medieval and Early Modern ... Culinary Comedy in Medieval French Literature. West Lafayette, IN: Perdue ... A Bite-Sized History of France: ...

Author: Melissa Ridley Elmes

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000372106

Category: History

Page: 268

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In Food and Feast in Premodern Outlaw Tales editors Melissa Ridley Elmes and Kristin Bovaird-Abbo gather eleven original studies examining scenes of food and feasting in premodern outlaw texts ranging from the tenth through the seventeenth centuries and forward to their cinematic adaptations. Along with fresh insights into the popular Robin Hood legend, these essays investigate the intersections of outlawry, food studies, and feasting in Old English, Middle English, and French outlaw narratives, Anglo-Scottish border ballads, early modern ballads and dramatic works, and cinematic medievalism. The range of critical and disciplinary approaches employed, including history, literary studies, cultural studies, food studies, gender studies, and film studies, highlights the inherently interdisciplinary nature of outlaw narratives. The overall volume offers an example of the ways in which examining a subject through interdisciplinary, cross-geographic and cross-temporal lenses can yield fresh insights; places canonic and well-known works in conversation with lesser-known texts to showcase the dynamic nature and cultural influence and impact of premodern outlaw tales; and presents an introductory foray into the intersection of literary and food studies in premodern contexts which will be of value and interest to specialists and a general audience, alike.
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