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Les Plaisirs de L’Ile Enchantée – Time of Miracles

Louis XIV arranged plenty of great feasts. In fact, each one was a true gem, blending entertainment, art, music with some drops of magic. But celebrations of 1664 named ‘Les Plaisirs de L’Ile Enchantée’ entered the history. Maybe because they … Continue reading

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Ballet de la Nuit in words

Besides rare gems of choreography & music, ballets of Louis XIV’s time were distinguished with sophisticated texts, costumes & special effects, including movable mechanisms, fire-works and amazing stage scenery. I have translated some pieces of a monologue recited by His … Continue reading

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Baroque Dance-L’Entrée d’Apollon

Esteemed Readers, I offer to your dearest attention a graceful reconstruction of the 17th century dancing. Costumes & music pass the perfect air of this sophisticated art & that wonderful time. Enjoy watching! Vive le Roy! Maria KethuProfumo

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Louis XIV Asks Riddles III

Esteemed Readers, here is a new riddle prepared for you by His Majesty :-). I will give you a little hint this time: it regards flower life & human emotions! Good luck! We scent the air when Aurora appears and … Continue reading

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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 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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