140 pages of French culture instead of the usual 92!
To celebrate Bastille Day, we take you to the aptly named La Marseillaise in New York City! A former grocery store, it served as the unofficial headquarters of de Gaulle’s supporters during World War II and as a makeshift restaurant and dance hall for the many French soldiers passing through the city. This is our cover story. Also in this issue, discover why the 1789 Revolution still carries so much weight in contemporary French culture; read our profile of French food design pioneer Anna Polonsky; and learn all about the Great Chartreuse Shortage of 2023 – a French-American story pitting monastic life against capitalism. Last but not least, escape to Key West with Françoise Sagan, who spent two gin-soaked weeks there with Tennessee Williams and Carson McCullers back in 1955!