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December 2021

The Holiday Issue

For the holidays, add a French touch to your table! Start off with a glass of Champagne and our feature on women who are popping the “fizzy ceiling” at Taittinger, Krug, and Perrier-Jouët. For the next course, turn to our selection of coffee-table books about France and our article on foie gras’s last Christmas: The French delicacy is set to become illegal in New York City in November 2022. To round off your dinner, read about Boniface de Castellane, the French count who ruined the daughter of American railroad baron Jay Gould, and impress your guests with Parisian pastry chef Sébastien Gaudard’s chestnut and pear Yule log!

Featured Articles

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BUSINESS

FOIE GRAS

Last Christmas in New York?

Legislation banning the sale of foie gras in New York City is set to take effect in November 2022, spelling bad news for the city’s restaurateurs and local producers.

LIFESTYLE

L'HÔTEL DE LA MARINE

Setting Sail for the 18th Century

Having been used as a luxury warehouse for royal furniture under Louis XV and the headquarters of the ministry of the navy, this Parisian palace and showcase for French know-how has finally opened its doors to the public.

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CULTURE

FRANCE

One Country, 450 Provinces

For the last five years, an artistic duo has been exploring France and photographing its micro-regions and their distinct architecture. The images are both banal and poetic, and have been used to illustrate their Atlas des régions naturelles, an encyclopedic project spanning 30 volumes, 9,000 pages, and 25,000 photos. The first part has just been released and is available online.

CULTURE

10 COFFEE-TABLE BOOKS

for the Holidays

After perusing reams of fashion, interior design, art, and gastronomy all beautifully splashed across glossy paper, France-Amérique has selected ten coffee-table books about France available in the United States. The perfect gift for the winter holidays!

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Table of contents

NEWS

You Gotta Avoid Clichés Like the Plague. By Anthony Bulger

COME ON OUT

French Cultural Events in North America. By Tracy Kendrick

IDEAS

Editorial: The Year of the Great Convergence. By Guy Sorman

Julie Fette & Jean-François Brière: How Can We Describe France to American Students? By Guy Sorman

Just How Eternal Is la France Éternelle? By Anthony Bulger

BUSINESS

Will This Be Foie Gras’ Last Christmas in New York City? By Benoît Georges

Champagne’s Leading Ladies. By Clément Thiery

FASHION

The Gentleman’s Style: The Velvet Dinner Jacket. By Julien Scavini

LIFESTYLE

L’Hôtel de la Marine: Setting Sail for the 18e Century. By Jean-Gabriel Fredet

BON APPÉTIT

Sébastien Gaudard: Delicious Heritage. By Carla Peyrat

Recipe: Chestnut and Pear Yule Log. By Sébastien Gaudard

CULTURE

A Canvas, an Artist: Vassily Kandinsky, Open Green. By Tracy Kendrick

The Extravagant Marriage of Anna Gould and Count Boni de Castellane. By Jerôme Kagan

France: One Country, 450 Provinces. By Guénola Pellen

10 Coffee-Table Books for the Holidays. By France-Amérique

Laurent Binet: “I Like Seeing Shakespeare in Game of Thrones.” By Sophie Joubert

Fatima Daas: A Fragmented Self-Portrait. By Sophie Joubert

LANGUAGE

The Wordsmith: Plus radical que moi… By Dominique Mataillet

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