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Reconstructing the Past for the glorious Future

Royal Meal V: Vegetables & Lamb

Esteemed Readers, we go on our collection of 17th century recipes. So today in our menu there are: Artichokes in White Sauce Boil some small artichokes in slightly salted water. When they are ready, add some parsley, season with salt … Continue reading

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Louis XIV Asks Riddles II

Esteemed Readers, here are two short. – and I hope not to difficult, – new riddles, prepared by His Majesty :-):                                       … Continue reading

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Royal Meal IV: Soups

Esteemed Readers, today I offer you some soups. Personally I belong to those who don’t regard soups as substantial meals, however if you like this kind of dish, here is a fresh 17th century look! Broth for White Soups Boil … Continue reading

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Royal Meal III: Easter Menu

Esteemed Readers, Happy Easter! On this occasion I would like to present you a curious menu, (please, take into account that the number of dishes was meant for a big company, not for only one person), that was typical for … Continue reading

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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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