Category Archives: Life

Royal Meal IX: Fruits & Cream

Esteemed Readers, today I’m posting the last set of Royal recipes. May is in full swing. Ballets & other entertainments are calling! So, let’s enjoy something light & sweet to farewell the 17th century cuisine. 🙂 Sweet Cream Take three … Continue reading

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Royal Meal VII: Desserts

Finally, Esteemed Readers, we come to the most delicious part of our menu: desserts. Today I offer you some cream, milk & cookies. I hope you will enjoy them! 🙂 Almond Milk Take some almonds, scald them, peel & crush … Continue reading

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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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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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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 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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Myth V: Absolutism

I imagine Louis XIV’s surprised countenance if he has learnt that he has been the absolute monarch. And this might be the great discovery also for you, Esteemed Readers. The absolute monarchy, absolutism in the 17th century – that what … Continue reading

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