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Camembert: A National Myth
Pierre Boisard (au); Richard Miller (tr)
Camembert -- delectably fragrant, creamy-centered, neatly boxed -- is the most popular & famous French cheese. In this witty & entertaining book, Pierre Boisard investigates the history of Camembert & its legend. He considers the transformation of France’s cheese-making industry & along the way gives a highly selective yet richly detailed history of France, from the Revolution to the European Union. The birth of Camembert corresponds almost exactly with the birth of the French republic. The story of the cheese’s fame features Napoleon, Louis Pasteur, the soldiers of World War I & many others. Describes the transformation of the Camembert industry & the changing quality of the cheese itself.
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