Savoring the Past

The French Kitchen and Table from 1300 to 1789

Savoring the Past

Wheaton effortlessly brings to life the history of the French kitchen and table.

In this masterful and charming book, food historian Barbara Ketcham Wheaton takes the reader on a cultural and gastronomical tour of France, from its medieval age to the pre-Revolutionary era using a delightful combination of personal correspondence, historical anecdotes, and journal entries.
  • Touchstone | 
  • 368 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781439143735 | 
  • January 2011

About the Author

Barbara Ketcham Wheaton

Barbara Ketcham Wheaton is a noted food historian, writer, and the honorary curator of the culinary collection at the Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute. She is also the coauthor, with Patricia Kelly, of Bibliography of Culinary History: Food Resources in Eastern Massachusetts. She teaches seminars on reading historic cookbooks and enjoys lobsters and champagne whenever the opportunity to do so arises.

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