A Bite-Sized History of France by Stéphane Henaut and Jeni Mitchell : deliciously fascinating

This book is deliciously fascinating. What better way to learn about a country’s history than by being introduced to it around a certain food item, such as artichokes, wine or cheese. The author explains how politics, economics and culture link with food in ‘foodways’, which reveal a great deal about a country. We discover many… Continue reading A Bite-Sized History of France by Stéphane Henaut and Jeni Mitchell : deliciously fascinating

Mastering the Art of French Eating: hmm, not quite…

When people think France, they automatically think food. At least, people who don’t live here do. Whilst I and its fellow residents enjoy eating as much as everyone else in the world, it’s just an aspect of your life, not an all-consuming passion. So the France = Food formula may be a stereotype but it… Continue reading Mastering the Art of French Eating: hmm, not quite…