The Bibliothèque Nationale de France and Me, Etc.

Photo credit: Christophe Chenevier

Dear readers of Gherkins & Tomatoes /Cornichons & Tomates,

Soon I will embark on a great adventure, doing research on France’s colonial empire at the Bibliothèque Nationale de France and the Archives nationales d’outre mer in Aix-en-Provence, thanks to a grant from the International Association of Culinary Professionals. Until I return, I will not have the time to devote to posting the intricate blog posts that I love to research, write, and share.

I trust that you, gentle readers, will however enjoy the photos and brief commentaries I’ve arranged for your pleasure until I return. I will when I can, of course, share with you on-the-ground, you-are-there episodes.

Thank you for reading.


Cynthia Bertelsen



5 Comments Add yours

  1. Thank you to all for the good wishes. I’m looking forward to sharing photos, anecdotes, and other such things from the France trip with you.


  2. Good luck with the research. Enjoy your time en France! Bon voyage!


  3. karen says:

    Sounds very exciting! I enjoy your blog and look forward to your “on the ground reports” while you are on your adventure.


  4. offmotorway says:

    Sounds fabulous! Good luck and have a great time!


  5. Jesse says:

    Enjoy your trip, and congratulations on the grant, how exciting!


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