Boar-ed with dinner?

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Got to hand it to Catherine. Although an incredibly wealthy Italian, she was still a commoner. Snagging the future King of France was quite a catch, although of course arranged. Furthermore, she brought a great deal of Renaissance Italian culture to France, including teaching the French to cook! In viewing the kitchens of Chenonceau, we imagine the introduction of the first Nouvelle Cuisine, including exciting ingredients from the New World.

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