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Introduction Jim Chevallier is a contributor to Savoring Gotham: A Food Lover's Companion to New York City (2015), the Dictionnaire Universel du Pain (Laffont, 2010), the 2nd edition of the Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America (2012), Consuming Culture in the Long Nineteenth Century (Lexington, 2007) and Modernist Bread: The Art and Science (May, 2017); he also photographed winemakers for The Wines of Chablis and the Yonne (Sotheby's, 1984). His Chez Jim Books imprint covers "niche" subjects as varied as the history of the baguette and the croissant and life inside the Bastille, as well as excerpts from the classic food history by Pierre Jean-Baptiste Le Grand d'Aussy. He is currently working on a history of food in Paris, taking time out from histories of French bread and Early Medieval food. The latter two are - with random and arbitrary exceptions - the main subjects of this blog. ~~~~ For an interview with Jim Chevallier on the history of the croissant, see the inaugural edition of the Smithsonian Journeys Travel Quarterly: