The Influence of food

Just a little tid-bit that I wanted to share.

Today, I had the privilege of attending a planning meeting for an upcoming Sons of the American Revolution State Convention. This is going to be a wonderful event and I am honored to asked to give my “two-sense worth”.

The idea is to have an event to knock-the-socks-off of the previous State Conventions. So why not inquire into a American Patriot-French inspired banquet? After all, the French supported and aided the Americans during the Revolutionary War. So why not? And the idea of serving cassoulet and other traditional French foods was thrown out there…

By BrokenSphere – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0,

According to, cassoulet is an iconic dish from the South of France. What a superb idea!

After having this lovely lunch time chat with the hubby and the current President of the local SAR Chapter, it dawned on me how much our everyday foods are influenced by historical foods and mostly foods from other cultures and you don’t every really think too much about it. But it is fascinating. What French inspired foods are your favorites? Mousse, Madeleines, Crepes, Pate, or even those little sour Cornichon Pickles?

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