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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP20 Sep 2018 10:30 p.m. PST

"To speak of Napoleon Bonaparte at the dining table is even much harder than speaking of his battles. He wasn't fond of dining and ate quickly, no more than 15 minutes per meal. He often skipped meals or arrived late for dinner forcing everyone at the table to eat at a fast pace. He was quick and helped himself with his hands. He liked to soak his bread on the plate. Napoleon preferred simple and essential meals such as potato soup, beans and onions (even his last supper was like this). The chefs weren't paid much at all and in ten years there had been eleven. They say Napoleon suffered from gastritis which forced him to eat lighter and frequent meals…."
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StarCruiser21 Sep 2018 8:14 a.m. PST

Gastritis and then stomach cancer – and that killed him (like his father).

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP21 Sep 2018 10:32 a.m. PST

Glup!….

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Armand

John Tyson22 Sep 2018 11:39 a.m. PST

I read somewhere that Napoleon's favorite campaign dish was potatoes and onions. Happens to be one of my favorites also, and my wife often fixes for me some delicious potatoes and onions.

Napoleon's tomb with my 18mm Napoleonic figure.

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John T.

1968billsfan Supporting Member of TMP23 Sep 2018 1:43 p.m. PST

I thought that he eat Englishmen for breakfast…

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP23 Sep 2018 3:17 p.m. PST

(smile)

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