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Conférence les Tables du Grands Siècle, entre abondance et pénurie

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    While the 17th century saw the birth of France's renowned cuisine, it was also the scene of terrible famines. From the glitz and glamour of Versailles to the battlefields and the countryside, this talk will look at what the twenty million French people under the first Bourbons ate, drank and ate. These tables of the Grand Siècle show a cyclical diet of ordinary meals and moments of fine dining, dictated by religion, work in the fields and the misfortunes of the times. Above all, they show an exacerbated social hierarchy and the ordering of a fundamentally unequal world. By Florent Quellier, Professor of Modern History at the University of Angers. Holder of the CNRS chair in the history of food in the modern world from 2010 to 2015 and a member of the scientific council of the Institut Européen d'Histoire et des Cultures de l'Alimentation (IEHCA), he specialises in food cultures and the history of plants.


    Opening periods

    Saturday 22 June from 6.30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
    Saturday 06/22-from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

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