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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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
Table of contents
COME ON OUT
The Gentleman’s Style: The Velvet Dinner Jacket. By Julien Scavini
Recipe: Chestnut and Pear Yule Log. By Sébastien Gaudard
© François Halard