Léon Isnard: Bringing the Cuisines of Africa to France

“It seems that the word couscous is a Gallic version of “rac keskes,” which means “crushed small.” ~ Leon Isnard Whether you think about it consciously or not, the nineteenth-century European drive for overseas colonies still molds our world. Ever since the Portuguese sailed for Prince Henry the Navigator out of Sagres, an ocean-facing place … More Léon Isnard: Bringing the Cuisines of Africa to France

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