Posts Tagged ‘Food’

millefeuilles

Millefeuilles and other addictions: Catherine Delors tells all

It is the mark of a skilled interviewer to go beyond the writer’s sunny façade and elicit soul-wrenching confessions. This is exactly what fellow novelist Julianne Douglas does with this interview at Writing the Renaissance. Now you will know (almost) everything about me… And, speaking of millefeuilles, here’s a video that teaches you how to […]



Marie Antoinette van Meytens

Marie Antoinette’s unsung legacy to French food: the croissant

If you watched Sofia Coppola’s Marie Antoinette, you know that the Queen liked to be surrounded by pyramids of gorgeous pastries and followed a strict macaroon-and-champagne diet. Or did she? Well, according to contemporary accounts, not at all. The etiquette required the King and Queen to take some of their meals in public, in front […]



Madame Victoire Roslin

Madame Victoire and Lent

I told you we would return to the daughters of Louis XV before long.  So let’s go back once again to Madame Campan’s remembrances of Madame Victoire: Madame Victoire, kind, sweet-tempered and affable, lived with the most amiable simplicity within a society that cherished her; she was adored by her household. Without quitting Versailles, without […]