Celebrate Food and France With ‘A Bite-Sized History Of France’
French Heritage Society announces the winner of the Fourth Annual Book Award: A Bite-Sized History of France: Gastronomic Tales of Revolution, War, and Enlightenment by Stéphane Hénaut and Jeni Mitchell.
French Heritage Society (FHS) is pleased to announce the winning book and authors of its fourth annual book award, A Bite-Sized History of France: Gastronomic Tales of Revolution, War, and Enlightenment by Stéphane Hénaut and Jeni Mitchell.
The French Heritage Society Book Award was launched in 2017 in celebration of the organization’s 35th Anniversary. The Book Award recognizes and honors a work of distinction that illuminates for the general public either an important element of French cultural or historical patrimony (especially but not solely in the domains of architecture, décor, couture, gardening, and the arts) or the considerable and noteworthy influence France, its citizens, and its culture has had in shaping American history, thought and culture. Recognized works address their topic and themes with originality and exemplary style.
This work must be written in, or translated into, English and have been published in America in the three years preceding the annual awarding of the prize. Past recipients include Proust’s Duchess by Caroline Weber, Finding Fontainebleau: An American Boy in France by Thad Carhart, and The Other Paris by Luc Sante.
The Book Award’s esteemed jury is comprised of Cheryl Hurley, immediate past president of the Library of America, Anne Poulet, Director Emerita of The Frick Collection, and Bruno Racine, author and former director of the Pompidou Center and of the National Library of France.