azurite at rogers.com
Tue Nov 2 17:02:50 GMT 2010
--- On Tue, 11/2/10, Howard Brazee <howard at brazee.net> wrote:
> I like quoting that. Some classic novel
> such as Ivanhoe mentioned it.
Is that where it came from? Sir Walter Scott is one of my least favourite writers. Nor do I think his history was good.
> But regarding your reply - when did French cuisine get to
> be good? From what I've read, it wasn't
> until well after the Normans arrived.
No. It would be in the 17th century that the French got their reputation for "cuisine".
What I meant was that in our time, certain foods we commonly eat have French names, but not for political reasons.
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