Feeding France’s Grande Armée: A Pictorial Tribute for Memorial Day

An army marches on its stomach. ~~Napoleon Bonaparte~~ And Napoleon Bonaparte would know. He, like Adolph Hitler in another time, tried unsuccessfully to conquer Russia. What he fed his soldiers in large part depended upon the invention of a Mr. Nicolas Appert, who invented a [relatively] safe way to preserve food by canning, or sealing … More Feeding France’s Grande Armée: A Pictorial Tribute for Memorial Day

No Partridges, Just Thirteen Desserts: French Christmas Culinary Traditions

I love culinary traditions … and usually I don’t mind cooking all the foods associated with upholding those traditions.  Like Thanksgiving dinner, for example. Turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, gravy, green bean casserole (from scratch, mind you), pumpkin pie with whipped cream (crust handmade just prior to baking), and sweet potato casserole (no marshmallows). … More No Partridges, Just Thirteen Desserts: French Christmas Culinary Traditions