French cuisine was born in Italy…

ONION SOUP: Caterina de Medici’s renaissance STORY

And so we find our "Papero al Melarancio" which becomes the Duck with Orange, then our "Pezze della Nonna" which become none other than the Crepes, the "Salsa Colla" which turns into Béchamel...

1533: the banquet for the wedding between Caterina dè Medici and the King of France Henry II – Caterina manages to impose a little more Renaissance refined behaviours in that Gallic court…