Savoring the Past: The French Kitchen and Table from 1300 to 1789

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Scribner, 1996 - Cooking - 341 pages
In this masterful and charming book, food historian Barbara Ketcham Wheaton takes the reader on a cultural and gastronomical tour of France, from its medieval to the pre-Revolutionary era. Using a delightful combination of personal correspondence, historical anecdotes, and journal entries, Wheaton effortlessly brings to life the history of the French kitchen and table.

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Few nationalities are as immediately associated with food as the French. According to LJ's reviewer, "This well-researched volume covers haute cuisine and cuisine bourgeoise from the Middle Ages to ... Read full review

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About the author (1996)

Barbara Ketcham Wheaton is a noted food historian, writer, and the honorary curator of the culinary collection at the Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute. She is also the coauthor, with Patricia Kelly, of Bibliography of Culinary History: Food Resources in Eastern Massachusetts". She teaches seminars on reading historic cookbooks and enjoys lobsters and champagne whenever the opportunity to do so arises.

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