The Douglas Johnson Memorial Lecture
At the same time as bringing rupture and change in the composition of the French ‘colony’ in London, the Second World War provides a pivotal point that looks backwards to the London French restaurant culture established in the 19th and early 20th centuries, and also forwards to the twenty-first. Professor Debra Kelly (University of Westminster) will discuss how familiar war-time tales of culinary privations mask other stories of plenty and paradox, and not least when we sit down at the table with the Free French in war-time London.
in English | Free
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