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Louis XIV encouraged and enjoyed the "new invention" of classic French cuisine. Classic French cuisine was championed by chefs such as Pierre Francois de la Varenne.
His book, Le Cuisiner Francois published inis still regarded as a turning point in culinary history. This was also the period of "New World" food introductions. Among the most significant: Salads of all sorts were also very popular, as as were a battery of new sauceswhich would define classic French cuisine.
Of course, not everyone was able to partake in this new food revolution. What were the peasants eating in the 17th century France?
A great number of dishes were served at each meal and there are many descriptions of the meals served at the table of Louis XIV, who ate too heavily for a true gourmet.
The Palatine Princess wrote: Before this time, everything was piled up together in a large pyramid. In his reign, the culinary utensils of the Middle Ages were replaced by a batterie de cuisine, which included many new pots and pans in tinplate and wrought iron, and, later, the introduction of silver utensils.
Oysters and lamb were particularly highly prized, and elaborate dishes were concocted. One sauce became famous: Coffee, tea and chocolate were favoured by the aristocracy, and doctors debated about their advantages and drawbacks.
Establishments were set up specializing in these exotic drinks. For example, in the cafe Procope opened in Paris. Here, fruit juices, ices and sorbets, exotic wines, hippocras, oregat pastes, crystallized candied fruits and fruits preserved in brandy were sold.
In addition to the coffee houses, taverns, inns and cafes had multiplied in the city and were visited frequently by princes and their courtiers. New York] p. The old recipes were there, but the new ones, harbingers of what is now thought as the classic French cuisine, were sharply contrasted.
La Varenne began his book with a recipe for stock-in which most cookery writers have followed him ever since-gave sixty recipes for the formerly humble egg It was only when French cookery became culturally stylized and was used to mark social differences that it also became a model for the courtly and aristocratic cuisines of Europe.
This concious cultural creation of cookery and table manners shows itself most clearly in the fact that before the seventeenth century, cookbooks and recipe collections were rarely published. Then, suddenly, in the seventeeth and eighteenth centuries, many cookbooks appeared.
The first of this series was Cusinier Francois, by Francois Pierre de la Varenne, published again and again from until In the seventeeth and eighteenth centuries Only cooking and eating that demonstrated wealth, luxury, and pomp could accomplish this goal and distinguish the aristocracy in no uncertain terms from the rising middle classThe English colonies developed differently from the Spanish and French colonies because they began colonization later than Spain and France did and they colonized different geographical areas.
When Spain and France began to colonize the New World, England was faced with religious turmoil and was not yet ready to colonize%(1). In what ways did the Spanish, French, and English empires develop differently from one another?
The Spanish, French, and English all developed very differently. Spain and France were Catholic colonies who focused on missionary efforts. A Clash of Cultures in the New World Download MP3 (Right-click or option-click the link.). This is Rich Kleinfeldt.
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Our story today is a sad one. It is the story of a clash of peoples, religions, ideas, and cultures. 2) Why did the First Great Awakening occur, and what impact did it have on American society?
3) Why did the colonies in the Chesapeake region develop differently from those in New England?
4) Name the middle colonies and explain the characteristics that they shared. Analyze the differences between the French settlements in New France/Great Lakes region and the English colonies in New England in the 17th century in terms of TWO of the following: Politics Religion Economic development.
As in the Spanish Caribbean, slavery would be crucial to the growth and economic success of the English colonies. However, England did not immediately turn to slave labor as a colonization strategy, as Edmund Morgan describes in his seminal work American Slavery, American Freedom.