Flavours of France – Poule au pot

Henry IV of France was said to have declared that, “If God gives me a longer life, I will see to it that no peasant in my kingdom will lack the means to have a chicken in the pot every Sunday.” The classic French dish la poule au pot was said to be created to reflect these sentiments. Unfortunately for good king Henry, despite his popularity among his people, he did not live the longer life he had hoped for as he was assassinated in May 1610 after 12 earlier attempts on his life.

via Flavours of France – Living in France – Complete France

Henry IV et la poule au pot

Henry IV et la poule au pot (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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