Eat, Drink & Think Like Napoleon III - Stephane Kirkland and Yvette van Boven - Sun, Apr 7, 2013, 2pm at 92YTribeca Lecture Hall, 200 Hudson St, New York NY
Leading historians and culinary experts take you back in time to the lives and tastes of the world’s most interesting people. In this lively 2 and ½ hour program, you’ll enjoy talks by two experts, then join the speakers for a reception featuring historically accurate treats. Food provided at these events may include kosher and nonkosher items.
Napoleon III—France’s first president and last monarch—was elected by popular vote, and crowned himself emperor in 1851. During his 22-year reign, he transformed Paris from a dirty, congested and dangerous medieval city into the city we know today—one of grand boulevards, public squares and parks, and breathtaking architecture. Learn about this brilliant, deeply flawed man, his extraordinary plans and the food culture of the time, then enjoy a taste of 19th century Paris.
Stephane Kirkland is the author of Paris Reborn: Napoleon III, Baron Haussmann and the Quest to Build a Modern City.
Yvette van Boven is an illustrator, cafe owner and the author of internationally acclaimed cookbooks including Home Made Summer.