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- DescriptionCoffee, tea and chocolate were all still newcomers to France when the eighteenth century historian Le Grand d'Aussy wrote his history of French food and drink. He includes his look at what was then still their recent history in a section on n-alcoholic drinks. But first he looks at the cold ones, tably lemonade, also a relative newcomer, yet already popular eugh that those who sold coffee, flavored drinks and even ice cream were kwn as *limonadiers* - lemonade-vendors. Some of the drinks they sold - rossolis, populo, cedar sours, vinegar syrups - have long been forgotten, while others have become staples of French culture. What the French w call *glaces* ( ices and ice creams ) t only included true ices (flavored with liquids), but other confections such as fromages and sws, and even the first French whipped cream (chantilly ices). One was even said to taste like... butter. Having turned to hot drinks, Le Grand first takes brief but informative looks at how tea and chocolate came to France before beginning a long look at coffee: its fitful beginnings in France, its ultimate acceptance, the rise of the cafe, the invention of *cafe au lait*, the spread of coffee cultivation to French islands and the different ways it was made. All of this is very lively, and some of it may sound familiar - Le Grand's work remains a prime source for modern historians on such subjects. Now readers of English can read his account in his own, newly translated, words.
- Author BiographyPierre Le Grand d'Aussy was an eighteenth century medievalist and cultural historian, most known for his master work on the history of French food and drink.
- Author(s)Pierre Jean-Baptiste Le Grand D'Aussy
- Date of Publication03/07/2014
- FormatPaperback / softback
- SubjectRegional History
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight68 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine2 mm
- Translated byJim Chevallier
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US),Unsewn / adhesive bound
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