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France is a magical place that attracts more tourists than any other country in the world. Step inside this colorful book to learn why people love it so much. Then make French-inspired crafts you can keep or give as gifts, and cook some delicious French food for your friends and family.
Make a paper stained-glass window for your room, and find out why the real stained-glass windows in one of the world's greatest cathedrals were taken apart piece by piece. Build a model château, and learn where the rich people made their homes in France. Paint an animal like the ones found in an ancient cave called Lascaux. Then impress everyone by whipping up some dessert crepes or a basket of crispy French fries.
As you craft and cook your way through France with the projects and recipes in this book, you'll come to love this wonderful country, too. Vive la France!
Table of Contents
Introduction: The Magic of France 4
Prehistoric France: Create a Lascaux Cave Painting 6
Cool Secrets for Creating Great Crafts 9
Roman Gaul: Make a Claudian Tablet Gift Box 10
The Middle Ages: Make a "Stone" Mask 12
Gothic France: Make a Stained-Glass Window 16
The Hundred Years' War: Make a Pomander 19
Renaissance France: Build a Model Château 22
The Grand Siècle: Frame Your Family, Versailles Style 26
Enlightenment and Revolution: Sculpt a Christmas Santon 30
Napoleonic France: Make Napoleon's Hat 34
The Belle Epoque, Avant-Garde France, and Modern France: Embroider a Lavender Sachet or Pouch 36
Do You Have the Chops to Be a Master Chef? 40
Pain Perdu 42
Celery Stuffed With Roquefort Cheese 46
Sausage en Croute 48
Pot au Feu 54
Pommes Frites 55
French Apple Pie 56
Three Kings Cake 58
Further Reading 60
Works Consulted 60
On the Internet 61