Definitions containing la vallière, duchesse de

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Duchess potatoes

Duchess potatoes

Duchess potatoes or Duchesse potatoes consist of a seasoned purée of mashed potato and egg which is forced from a piping bag or hand-moulded into various shapes which are then baked until golden. They are a classic item of French cuisine.

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Cassolette

Cassolette

Cassolette may refer to: A small porcelain, glass or metal container used for the cooking and serving of individual dishes. It also refers to the ingredients and recipe itself: ⁕Cassolettes ambassadrice–A ragoût of chicken livers with a duchesse potato border. ⁕Cassolettes bouquetière–creamed vegetables topped with asparagus tips and cauliflower florets. ⁕Cassolettes marquise–Crayfish tails à la Nantua to which diced truffles and mushrooms have been added with a border of puff pastry. ⁕Cassolettes Régence–a salpicon of chicken breast and truffles in a velouté sauce, topped with asparagus tips with a border of duchesse potatoes. {The above definition is incorrect. Above describes/defines cassoulet, NOT cassolette. /*References*/ 1. http://www.saveur.com/article/Recipes/Cassoulet-1000068227 2. http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/26/magazine/cassoulet.html?_r=0 3. http://www.amateurgourmet.com/2008/03/cassoulet_in_10.html} The correct definition of cassolette is: Cassolette Correct references are http://dinnerisserved1972.com/2012/02/28/65-cassoulet/ and http://www.angelfire.com/musicals/makeworld/ch14.html

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Chenonceaux

Chenonceaux

a magnificent château near Amboise, in, France; built by Francis I. for the Duchesse d'Etampes, afterwards the property of the Condés, and afterwards of Madame Dupont.

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Opéra bouffe

Opéra bouffe

Opéra bouffe is a genre of late 19th-century French operetta, closely associated with Jacques Offenbach, who produced many of them at the Théâtre des Bouffes-Parisiens that gave its name to the form. Opéras bouffes are known for elements of comedy, satire, parody and farce. The most famous examples are La belle Hélène, Barbe-bleue, La vie parisienne, La Périchole and La Grande-Duchesse de Gérolstein.

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Offenbach, Jacques

Offenbach, Jacques

a musical composer, born at Cologne, of Jewish parents, creator of the opera bouffe; was the author of "La Belle Hélène," "Orphée aux Enfers," "La Grande Duchesse," "Madame Favart," &c. (1810-1880)

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Battles of Saratoga

Battles of Saratoga

The Battles of Saratoga conclusively decided the fate of British General John Burgoyne's army in the American War of Independence and are generally regarded as a turning point in the war. The battles were fought eighteen days apart on the same ground, 9 miles south of Saratoga, New York. Burgoyne's campaign to divide New England from the southern colonies had started well, but slowed due to logistical problems. He won a small tactical victory over General Horatio Gates and the Continental Army in the September 19 Battle of Freeman's Farm at the cost of significant casualties. His gains were erased when he again attacked the Americans in the October 7 Battle of Bemis Heights and the Americans captured a portion of the British defenses. Burgoyne was therefore compelled to retreat, and his army was surrounded by the much larger American force at Saratoga, forcing him to surrender on October 17. News of Burgoyne's surrender was instrumental in formally bringing France into the war as an American ally, although it had previously given supplies, ammunition and guns, notably the de Valliere cannon, which played an important role in Saratoga. Formal participation by France changed the war to a global conflict. This battle also resulted in Spain contributing to the war on the American side.

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Nantes Busway

Nantes Busway

The Nantes Busway is a bus rapid transit line operating in the city of Nantes, France. The service was inaugurated on November 6, 2006 and is operated by Semitan. The line runs from Place Foch to Porte de Vertou on dedicated way, and interconnects with line 1 of the Nantes Tramway at Duchesse Anne Château station. Four park & ride facilities have been built along the construction of the line to encourage passengers to use public transports. Nantes Busway line 4 is NF certified. Victim of its success, Busway line 4 benefits higher ridership above Semitan's expectations pushing the system to saturation and overcrowded buses at peak times and nearly full off peak. Semitan has been testing the Hess LighTram on November 23 and 24 2009 to eventually increase capacity of the system and relieve the transit at peak times. Though that solution hasn't been retained, Semitan decided to increase passage frequencies to less than 3 minutes at peak times. If saturation recurs, Busway line 4 may be converted into a Tramway line in the future.

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Galop

Galop

In dance, the galop, named after the fastest running gait of a horse, a shortened version of the original term galoppade, is a lively country dance, introduced in the late 1820s to Parisian society by the Duchesse de Berry and popular in Vienna, Berlin and London. In the same closed position familiar in the waltz, the step combined a glissade with a chassé on alternate feet, ordinarily in a fast 2/4 time. The galop was a forerunner of the polka, which was introduced in Prague ballrooms in the 1830s and made fashionable in Paris when Raab, a dancing teacher of Prague, danced the polka at the Odéon Theatre, 1840. In Australian bush dance, the dance is often called galopede. The galop was particularly popular as the final dance of the evening. The "Post horn Galop" written by the cornet virtuoso Herman Koenig was first performed in London, 1844; it remains a signal that the dancing at a hunt ball or wedding reception is ended. Numerous galops were written by the "Waltz King" Johann Strauss II. Dmitri Shostakovich employed a "posthorn galop" as the second, Allegro scherzo of his Eighth Symphony, 1943. Franz Schubert also composed the fourth movement of his Symphony No. 2 on the galop. Particularly famous is the "Devil's Galop" by Charles Williams.

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Genlis, Stephanie Félicité, Comtesse de

Genlis, Stephanie Félicité, Comtesse de

a celebrated French novelist, born at Champceri, near Autun, Burgundy; at the age of 16 she was married to the Comte de Genlis, who eventually fell a victim to the fury of the Revolution; in 1770 she was a lady-in-waiting to the Duchesse de Chartres, and 12 years later became governess to the children of the Duc d'Orléans, amongst whom was the future king of the French, Louis-Philippe; the Revolution drove her to Switzerland, but on the elevation of Napoleon she returned to Paris, and received from him a pension, which continued to be paid her even under the restored Bourbon dynasty: she was a voluminous writer of moral tales, comedies, &c., and her works amount to about 90 vols., among them the celebrated "Mémoirs" of her life and times; she was ill-natured, and in her "Memoirs" inaccurate, as well as prejudiced (1746-1830).

— The Nuttall Encyclopedia


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