Eating was also a way of waging revolution! During the French Revolution, many “civic banquets” were organized. Sitting down at the same table, among neighbors, was also the opportunity to get together among equals during the divisive Revolution. And finally, it was a way of revealing bad citizens who did not attend. However, the banquets were rarely spontaneous: in May 1793, the “fraternal suppers” organized on the rue de Tournon were used to count the number of supporters in the “Girondins” and “Montagnards” camps, which were in the midst of a heated political battle.
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