Antoine-Augustin Parmentier

Cook-and-Lunch session #64 (French)

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Date(s) - 23/02/2017
09:30 - 13:00



“Potage Parmentier”, “Hachis Parmentier”, “Pomme de Terre Parmentier” – what do these dishes have in common aside from the word “Parmentier”?  Well, Antoine-Augustin Parmentier was a French pharmacist, nutritionist, and inventor in the 18th century, who was instrumental in promoting the potato as fit for human consumption.  While serving time as a prisoner of war in Prussia during the Seven Year’s War (1756-1763), Parmentier discovered how tasty and nutritious potatoes could be and strove hard to promote this tuber to his fellow countrymen, who initially wanted nothing to do with it.  In fact, any dish with the word Parmentier attached to it would contain potatoes as a major ingredient.

When:  Thursday, February 23rd, starting at 9.30am till about 1.00pm thereabouts

Where:  Julie’s home in Heddesheim (address will be provided to those attending)

What:  “Hachis Parmentier” is often described as a French version of shepherd’s pie.  “Hachis” means a dish in which the ingredients are chopped or mashed.  Julie will show us a version made using rice instead of mashed potatoes.  Other ingredients include diced beef, zucchini, aubergine and parmesan cheese.  To accompany our main course, we will have a simple green salad and some freshly-baked bread.

There is space for 6 participants.  Online registration is now open.


Faeimm Tang


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