Category Archives: Society

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 VIII: Cakes & Pastry

Esteemed Readers, let’s bake something special today. I hope that a Sugar Cake & an Apple Cake will be perfect for a nice cup of afternoon tea. Recipes are of the 17th century yet. 🙂 Sugar Cake Take five or … 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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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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