With all the wonders of this blog, you can now find related material in two other places: a video channel and a guest blog post.
The new YouTube Channel for A History of the Food of Paris has just been inaugurated with the first video, Dining Out Before the Restaurant exploring how Parisians dined out before 1767, when the word "restaurant" was first used in conjunction with an eatery.
Ironilly, this comes fast on the heels of a guest blog post on the Historical Cooking Project blog, explaining why (believe it or not) the first restaurant was really no big deal.
Hopefully you'll find both well worth your interest. But hopefully, too, you'll be back here, soon enough.