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How did Catherine de Medici influence the food culture of France?
Catherine de Medici was the queen of France in the sixteenth century. She ruled alongside her husband whose name was Henry. Henry didn't love Catherine but loved another lady who was thought to be the most beautiful in France. He paid her for sexual favors. Catherine de Medici brought Italian herbs and food to France, and French cooking was based on that.
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Answer Catherine de Medici, was born in Italy, so probably spke Italina, and was the Queen of france, so also Spoke French. She probably also spoke English as w…ell.
Catherine de Medici (1519-1589) was married to King Henry II. She acted as a regent for her 15 year old son Francis II when he became King after Henry was killed by accident. …She got all the blame for the St. Bartholomew's Day massacre of 1572, in which thousands of Huguenots were killed in Paris and throughout France. She is famous for several reasons 1. She was the neice of the Pope 2. She was married to the King of France 3. She was the mother to several other Kings of France
Catherine de Medici was an educated woman who had a flair for style. Upon entering Paris for her marriage to the prince who would become Henry II, she introduced the first… high heeled shoe. She produced seven surviving heirs to the French throne, including Francis II, Charles IX and Henry III and served as Queen Regent until her sons reached majority.
· Three of my sons were kings and my daughter was arranged to marry the king of Spain · I created a policy of peace between the Catholics and the Protestants.
She is known for being the Queen of France. She became queen after her husband had to become king taking the place of his father. Making Catherine the new queen.
Yes, and no, It is true that she was the mother of Ballet, but she herself didn't create the dance style, she more took dance masters, showed them things she liked and dislike…d, and then had them create "ballet de cour" as it was called then.
She was born in Florence in Italy and spent some of her childhood hidden in a convent. As the wife of a royal prince and later as the Queen of France, she and her suite …were often going from one place to another. The châteaux that she lived in include Chaumont sur Loire, Blois, Amboise and Chenonceau.
How did ballet spread I know Catherine de Medici introduced court ballet to France but how did it spread to Russia and Poland and Germany etc?
I'm not sure, but i wud bet that people saw ballet in France and brought back the ideas to their country. and mayb people who worked as people in ballet also went to oth…er countrys and taught others how to do it
she wanted fame, love, money. which she got when she married the french king SHE WANTED HER PARNETS BACK
Huge. She basically brought Renaissance from her native Italy to France. Her most famous contribution to the country's table etiquette is the fork. She was extremely fond …of fine arts and became one of the biggest patrons of the arts in Europe.
Her daughter in law, Mary (Stuart) I Queen of Scots. Though, she was only queen of France for 1 year, for she was widowed when her husband died. After that, she returned… to Scotland.
She never really ruled France in her own right. She was only the wife of the King of France. At first after her husband became King his matrise en titre Diane De Potier had mo…re power than Cahterine had. After Henrys death her son was still a child, so she ruled France as his regent.
Catherine De Medici was born in Florence, Italy
Catherine De' Medici died of pneumonia in 1589
she was extremely fond of the fine art's, she smelt like lemony citrus, she invented the fork, she set up st.bartholemews day massacre, she married king Henry at the age of 14…, and she had 8 children
In Caterina's age, Florence represented the height of worldly sophistication. It was a city from whence a highly profitable international banking business was run and, along w…ith Venice, Florence was the most conduit of entry for the exotic spices of the East. Being born into Florence's leading family, Caterina thus grew up in an environment of unique refinement and luxury. When she was married off to the french prince Henri (to become King Henri II in 1547) in 1533, part of the marriage agreement entailed that she was allowed to bring a retinue of master cooks and pastry chefs, and herein lies her contribution to what became the famous French cuisine. As a simple example of her contribution to the French cuisine, let it just be said that before her arrival (and for quite a long time afterwards) the French ate with their hands; Caterina did not, she brought the fork to France. Before her arrival French cooking was good, but not apparently much distinguished from those of Germany or England. She brought finesse, spice, presentational flair, technique and theatricality to the eating experience, this to a country that was (brutally put) a largely "meat'n'potatos" landscape. The Florentines also brought techniques to preserve and keep foods fresh for longer times. Later another Florentine married another French king, further strengthening the Franco-Florentine gastronomical cord. And in this context it is important to underline that this was specifically not a Franco-Italian cord (an explanation frequently suggested), but a clearly Franco-Florentine connection. Italy as a unified nation did not even exist until the 1860s, and even today Italy does not have a unified cuisine, but rather a collection of regional cuisines that differ quite markedly from each other. Had Caterina come from another part of Italy, say Naples, the effect would have been quite different. What we can easily say is that that she was (in culinary terms at least) in the right place at the right time, and she certainly sowed the the know-how and passion for food of her native city in a very fertile land. If the french kitchen went on to develop into one of the world's truly great world cuisines, they do owe a good share of that to Caterina opening new vistas to them at an early point in time. Would the french cuisine have reached greatness without Caterina? Maybe, but it would have been different. It was not just the food that made Caterina's importance so great. The fork, table manners, making dining a theatrical experience to be enjoyed by all the senses, luxury and refinement, not to mention her bringing about the inclusion of well-dressed women at the dining table, etc. Florence already had all of this; Caterina simply brought this with her to one of the great European courts, and the effects of her proud legacy can be felt to this day, in the fine food and dining experiences we encounter in modern french cuisine.