France Suffers a Mustard Shortage

A perfect storm of climate change, a European war and Covid have left the French scrambling for alternatives.

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Fighting Fake News and Salacious Rumors at Versailles

“In the Shadow of the Empress,” by Nancy Goldstone, examines the ambitious lives of Marie Antoinette, two of her sisters and their mother, the empress Maria Theresa.

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Marie Antoinette’s Letters to Her Dear Swedish Count, Now Uncensored

Researchers used an X-ray technique to resurface the redacted text of letters exchanged between the queen and her dear friend Axel von Fersen.

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Today’s Chefs Are Honoring a Vital Tradition: Feeding the Revolution

As Americans have taken to the streets demanding racial justice, restaurants and nonprofits have provided meals for them, building upon a long legacy of food as resistance.

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