Colonial Food in Interwar Paris: The Taste of Empire by Lauren Janes

By Lauren Janes

within the wake of the 1st global conflict, during which France suffered serious meals shortages, colonial produce grew to become an more and more very important part of the French nutrition. The colonial foyer seized upon those foodstuffs as strong symbols of the significance of the colonial venture to the lifetime of the French state. yet how used to be colonial nutrition relatively obtained by means of the French public? And what does this let us know concerning the position of empire in French society?

In Colonial nutrition in Interwar Paris, Lauren Janes disputes the declare that empire used to be principal to French background and identification, arguing that the mistrust of colonial meals mirrored a much broader disinterest within the empire. From Indochinese rice to North African grains and tropical fruit to curry powder, this ebook bargains an interesting and unique problem to present orthodoxy in regards to the centrality of empire to trendy France via reading where of colonial meals within the nation's capital.

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