Monthly Archives: March 2018

Royal Meal II: Appetisers

Esteemed Readers, today I offer you two rather curious but easy to be made recipes that fit perfectly as appetisers. I hope you will enjoy the final result! Bouillans (Boiled Sliced Chicken or Capon for Entrées) To cook bouillans take … Continue reading

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Royal Meal I: The 17th Century Cuisine

Esteemed Readers, I hope you have never believed in that tale that peasants ate only roots in the 17th century France. To prove that the Frenchmen did not starve, I have translated for you some recipes that I’m going to … Continue reading

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Louis XIV Asks Riddles I

  Having debunked some important myths about the King, we deserve some rest, Esteemed Readers. So, let’s try to guess a new 17th century riddle, this time prepared by His Majesty: I’m like a current that flows very fast. I … Continue reading

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Myth VII: He Built Versailles for Himself!

Of course, he has! I have never doubted this astonishing historical discovery, made many centuries after. In fact, this ugly, short king with blue eyes, who had no teeth and had problem to drink vine as it poured back straight … Continue reading

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Myth VI: The Great Conqueror

Giving his instructions to Grand Dauphin, his son, Louis XIV indeed mentioned: ‘I loved the War too much…’ But was he really the conqueror and a terrible usurper as he is liked to be imagined by many modern historians…and by … Continue reading

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