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  • The myth and true story of Marie Harel, Brie and Camembert Cheese

    04/28/2017 8:10:20 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 18 replies
    Mainestategop ^ | Kyle Weissman
    Historian Kyle Weissman writes an article in response to Google's recent doodle commemorating the 256th birthday of Marie Harel, the greatest producer of Brie Cheese in France and the inventor of camembert Cheese. Or was she? The story or Brie Cheese and its close relative camembert is as old as France herself. From the battlefields of Lombardy, the court of Charlamange and Henry IV, to the French revolution and the Vendee Uprising.  The story of Cheese in France is an amazing one. In fact throughout the medieval world, Cheese was as important as was bread. Bread was an important matter...
  • A Gate-Crasher's Change of Heart (Liberals Give Murderous Gunman Fine Wine and a Group Hug)

    07/13/2007 10:49:21 AM PDT · by mojito · 31 replies · 1,653+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 7/13/2007 | Allison Klein
    <p>A grand feast of marinated steaks and jumbo shrimp was winding down, and a group of friends was sitting on the back patio of a Capitol Hill home, sipping red wine. Suddenly, a hooded man slid in through an open gate and put the barrel of a handgun to the head of a 14-year-old guest.</p>
  • The Official "I've had my share of bickering" Chat Thread. NOW WITH CHEESE!

    02/28/2007 12:59:29 PM PST · by Fierce Allegiance · 213 replies · 2,460+ views
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  • Get to know your fellow FReepers! [and cheese]

    02/24/2007 7:36:34 PM PST · by Fierce Allegiance · 764 replies · 5,885+ views
    today | FA
    How about telling us all your age, gender and location. Also, if you want, who you like in the upcoming presidential primary.
  • Riots strike deep at a French ideal

    11/09/2005 5:50:06 AM PST · by Fintan · 12 replies · 1,078+ views
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 11/9/05 | Ken Dilanian
    "The myth of national homogeneity."  PARIS - Last year, a French sociologist answered 258 help-wanted ads for salespeople by sending nearly 2,000 fictitious resumes with identical qualifications, and photos attached, as is the custom here.Faring poorly, among others, were members of France's most disadvantaged minority group - Arab Muslims.White males with French names received an invitation to interview at a rate of 30 percent, compared with just 5 percent for people with Arab names.In the United States, such findings might be met with a renewed commitment to affirmative action and vows by the government to continue prosecuting illegal hiring discrimination....
  • Another Scraping of the Brie (Cooking Humor)

    08/05/2005 6:35:55 AM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 31 replies · 1,311+ views
    Magic City Morning Star ^ | By J. G. Fabiano | Jim Fabiano
    I watched as my wife put all her energy into scraping what looked like a white crust around a round wheel of brie cheese. She held it on its side on the cutting board and carefully used a cheese knife to peel away the white covering over a manila colored soft cheese that is by far one of my favorites. I went over to ask if I could help and she gave me a look that told me to get away because she didn’t want to spend the afternoon cleaning up my blood off the kitchen floor. Knowing she was...
  • Today in History...Monty Python's 35th anniversary

    10/05/2004 1:22:45 PM PDT · by Dutchgirl · 211 replies · 4,181+ views
    pythonline ^ | 10/05/04 | Cuidado Llama
    October 5 Today is the Anniversary of Monty Python's Flying Circus! The Flying Circus debuted this day, 35 years ago, on television at 10:50 PM on BBC-1. The world was never the same. (October 5, 1969)
  • A Plane Stolen in Maine Falls on Montérégie Plain(flown across border without clearance)

    09/28/2003 4:47:09 PM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 51 replies · 838+ views ^ | Sunday » September 28 » 2003 | ANGUS LOTEN/ AP
    'I don't know who taught him to fly, but they didn't tell him to check the gas'. A 25-year-old man is facing several charges after his plane, reported stolen from an airfield in Maine, crashed into a Montérégie field yesterday morning. The man, a Livingston, Me., resident, suffered only minor injuries in the accident. He had been flying a Cessna without a pilot's licence or flight training, said Constable Manon Gaignard of the Sûreté du Québec. For unknown reasons, the man left a private airport, near Turner, Me., about 6:30 a.m., running out of gas three hours later above St....
  • French Unemployment Rises to 9.2%; Growth Forecast Cut

    03/29/2003 9:41:09 AM PST · by nwrep · 42 replies · 210+ views
    BBC ^ | March 29, 2003
    French unemployment rises; growth forecast cut The war with Iraq will lead to slower economic growth and more unemployment, France's statistics institute has said. The Insee institute cut its growth forecast for the first half of 2003 but ruled out a recession provided that the war ended by May. The French social affairs ministry said on Friday unemployment had edged up 0.1% to 9.2% in February. There are now 2,343,800 registered unemployed people as the French economy struggles with the global economic slowdown. Meanwhile, EU Economic and Monetary Affairs Commissioner Pedro Solbes said he still expected the European economy to...

    03/22/2003 7:04:44 PM PST · by restornu · 195 replies · 2,394+ views
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  • My Email to the Frech Embassy

    02/18/2003 8:14:41 PM PST · by 50sDad · 45 replies · 686+ views
    My Email to the French Embassy ^ | 2/18/03 | Your old 50's Dad
    I just emailed the French Embassy in Washington, and you may reach them at this webpage: I had to blow off steam at the annoying little foreigners. You may wish to as well. (Please be polite, no cursing or crude language.) I sent them the following, both in proper English and their own barbaric tongue, so that they would have no problem understanding it. You can translate your email for free at!&sequence=core&mode=html&template=TextResults2.htm&Language=English/French&SrcText=... I shan't use their vulgar grunting here, so here is the English version… Dear Sirs: In my country's short 225+ year history, we have saved the...
  • Great NY Post "Weasels to hear new Iraq evidence" pic

    02/14/2003 4:57:39 PM PST · by Wolfstar · 89 replies · 608+ views
    New York Post ^ | 2/14/03 | Wolfstar
    <p>Click here to read full New York Post article by DEBORAH ORIN and BRIAN BLOMQUIST.</p>
  • Forget About France. . .

    02/14/2003 12:24:22 PM PST · by conservativecorner · 20 replies · 571+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | Unknown | Unknown
    There is a joke going around that France is going to change her Tricolor flag. She is going to remove the blue and red parts, leaving only the white. In fairness, however, the French are not waving the white flag of surrender today. They are standing in defiance—not defiance of Iraqi tyrant Saddam Hussein, or Islamic terrorists, but of America and American interests. In the days following Colin Powell’s masterful presentation at the United Nations Security Council detailing Saddam’s efforts to develop and conceal murderous weapons, the French cobbled together two ad hoc alliances to obstruct the United States’ taking...
  • ‘Cheese-eating surrender-monkeys’ lose business due to US boycott

    02/13/2003 12:06:09 PM PST · by new cruelty · 140 replies · 1,545+ views ^ | 13/02/2003
    French online cheese boutique,, is receiving a raft of e-mails from irate US customers who may like the cheese, but take offence at France’s position on Iraq, in what seems to be the start of an unofficial boycott of French goods, according to a report from Reuters. While American lawmakers are drafting legislation to impose sanctions on French water and wine because of the country’s demand that a case for war against Iraq has yet to be made, and her hawkish columnists are calling France a nation of ‘cheese-eating surrender-monkeys,’ Main Street, USA has stopped ordering French cheese online....
  • France surrenders during military training exercise

    02/07/2003 5:52:09 PM PST · by davetex · 28 replies · 340+ views
    PARIS - France held secret military exercises in order to better prepare for an eventual surrender should they ever be attacked, say officials in the government. The training exercises, which began within days after the September 11 terrorist attacks in America, focused on a coordinated effort between the French government and the military in case they are confronted by the slightest act of aggression by a foreign country. "The policy of of an immediate and unconditional surrender is not left up to chance as many would believe," says Jean-Pierre Le Carche, deputy assistant to the French U.N Envoy. "Every aspect...
  • Your Attention, Please [Regarding Keywords]

    01/30/2003 1:01:30 PM PST · by Admin Moderator · 298 replies · 2,229+ views
    <p>Is this thing on? Plug in that cord over there. Yes that one. NO NOT INTO THAT PLUG yes that one. Thanks. Testing 1 2 3.</p> <p>Hi everyone. Your friendly neighborhood AM here.</p> <p>Keywords. You've seen them. You love them. Maybe you have even abused them.</p> <p>Please don't abuse keywords. There are children in China doing without keywords.</p> <p>1) Having who added what keyword be revealed at the whim of sadistic moderators, such as myself.</p>
  • Greeks claim the right to feta, but Danes won't say 'cheese'

    12/24/2002 8:59:16 AM PST · by Incorrigible · 20 replies · 421+ views
    Greeks claim the right to feta, but Danes won't say 'cheese' Tuesday, December 24, 2002 Associated Press COPENHAGEN, Denmark -- Denmark sued the European Union's executive Commission yesterday for giving Greece exclusive rights to produce feta cheese, calling the product a generic foodstuff, not a regional delicacy.Greece has tried since 1989 to have the EU ban other nations from using the label, saying the cheese has been made there since ancient times. In October, the EU's head office added feta to a list of hundreds of gourmet products given "designation of origin" protection. That means they can only be produced...
  • Since I haven't contributed

    09/11/2002 10:35:40 AM PDT · by 2timothy3.16 · 627 replies · 3,315+ views
    9-11-2002 | self
    Since I am approaching my one year anniversary of being a "freeper" and since I have never contributed a dime to FR, jim or the republican party, I am going to beat the powers to be at FR and voluntarily leave, rather than have them come up with one of the cock and bull stories to ban me. Been fun,Bye
  • Wimbledon Cheese! -- American BRIE Rippner Set to Face Justin Henin

    06/19/2002 9:22:07 AM PDT · by KissOfTheSith · 10 replies · 906+ views
    The Championships, Wimbledon 2002 ^ | 06/18/02 | The Championships, Wimbledon 2002
    ------------------------------------- 63 RIPPNER, Brie USA 64 [6] HENIN, Justine BEL -------------------------------------