Bon Appetit, Part 2

How does one combine a love for literature and a love for cooking? In my last post, I shared part one of my attempt to cook an authentic 18th-century French meal for my family. I had to fiddle with the entree and bread recipes to “translate” the instructions into modern English, even though an editor had already translated the recipe from the French. I have one more recipe … Continue reading Bon Appetit, Part 2

Bon Appetit! Part 1

Having consumed two lengthy 19th-century French novels recently, I thought it would be interesting to not only read about the French in the 1800s, but eat like them too. I decided to find a French recipe from the time period and cook it. Easier said than done. I don’t read French, so I needed a recipe that was already translated. I found an online newsletter called Sundries that focused on … Continue reading Bon Appetit! Part 1