French food notes - June 2019

First chapter of book prize began with choucroute

In our series providing a sideways look at French food, we examine the close ties between food and literature

From Sartre and De Beauvoir nursing beverages at Les Deux Magots to Zola and Proust dining heartily at Café de la Paix before heading to the nearby Opéra Garnier, literary figures and intellectuals have a long-standing affection for certain Parisian eating and drinking establishments.

The love is reciprocated: Les Deux Magots has been awarding a literary prize since 1933 as an alternative to the Prix ...

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