Stéphane Hénaut

Stéphane Hénaut’s wide-ranging career in food includes working in the Harrods fromagerie, cooking for the Lord Mayor of London’s banquets, and selling obscure vegetables in a French fruiterie. The co-author, with Jeni Mitchell, of A Bite-Sized History of France (The New Press), he lives in Berlin.

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News and Reviews

Christian Science Monitor

[A] new and impressive book that intertwines stories of gastronomy, culture, war, and revolution. . . It’s a roller coaster ride, and when you’re done you’ll wish you could come back for more.

A “Best Books of Summer” pick

Christian Science Monitor

A “10 Best Books of July” pick

Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

A husband and wife—he is French; she, American—move briskly through the history of France with a picnic basket full of information about the connections between history and gastronomy. The research underlying this account is sturdy and impressive. . . .


Books by Stéphane Hénaut

A Bite-Sized History of France
Gastronomic Tales of Revolution, War, and Enlightenment

Stéphane Hénaut, Jeni Mitchell