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10. Cafés and the Culture of Drink


10. Cafés and the Culture of Drink

France Since 1871 (HIST 276)

Because drinking is such an integral part of French culture, alcohol abuse has been historically ignored. Although there have been celebrated attempts to address this problem, such as Zola's L'Assomoir, it is only in the past five or ten years that the government has seriously tried to tackle the problem of alcoholism. One of the major ways in which alcohol is embedded in the cultural identity of the country is the close association of certain wines and liquors with their regions of production. Likewise, different types of bars serve as loci for social interaction, and have always played a central role in rural as well as urban life.

00:00 - Chapter 1. The Locales of French Drinking: A Dictionary of Café Culture
12:09 - Chapter 2. The Mid-Nineteenth Century Wine Surge: Developing Modes of Production and Consumption
26:53 - Chapter 3. Representations of Drinking Culture in Art and Literature
37:17 - Chapter 4. Regional Rates of Consumption
43:21 - Chapter 5. Drinking in France Today: Legislation and Restaurant Culture

Complete course materials are available at the Open Yale Courses website:

This course was recorded in Fall 2007.

Delicious Melbourne - Episode 1: The café capital

Explore Melbourne’s world famous coffee and café culture.


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306 Harris St, Pyrmont NSW 2009
Shop 4/117 John St, Cabramatta NSW 2166
3/2 Young St, Annandale NSW 2038
2/42 Walker St, Rhodes NSW 2138
16 Eveleigh St, Redfern NSW 2016
unit 12/339 Sussex St, Sydney NSW 2000
180/8 Central Park Ave, Chippendale NSW 2008
84 Waterloo Rd, Macquarie Park NSW 2113
391/1 Anderson St, Chatswood NSW 2067
4/127 Forest Rd, Hurstville NSW 2220

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Culture Cafe - France!

Sarah Louvrier, an Intern from the Infosys InStep program talks about her motherland France, the romantic city of Paris and its striking culture. She shares with us some of the interesting places to be visited in the country, its exotic cuisine and a few common French phrases.

Types of French Eateries: Restos, Brasseries, Cafés, Salons de Thé

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What are the types of places where you can eat or drink in France?
Do you go to a “Restaurant”, “brasserie,” bar, café, or Le salon de thé ?

What’s are the differences of these eateries in France? Where else could you get a coffee?

Today I want to share with you these subtleties of the French way of life.

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How to Survive Ordering in a Parisian Cafe

French cafes can be scary if you don't know how to ask for toast. Grab my guide to Paris (PDF) here for your trip to Paris: with more French restaurant and Parisian cafe recommendations and trips. Help me make more videos at and then find me on the internet in all of the usual spots:

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Be sure to visit a cafe in Paris sometime soon!

My name is Jay Swanson - I'm an American writer living in Paris on an artist visa and hoping to make the city of light my home base - at least for the foreseeable future. I write science-fiction and fantasy, vlog daily, and love pizza a little too much.

How long have you lived in France? On and off for over two years.

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You're always talking about living on some ship. WHAT SHIP? - I made a Draw My Life video that explains a lot here:

Where are you from originally? - Pullman, Washington - a small university/agricultural town near Idaho (and yes, the potatoes are amazing).

What do you film with? - I currently film almost exclusively with my Samsung Galaxy S7:

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You drop your phone a lot, how does it survive? - THIS CASE IS AMAZING:

What do you edit with? - Adobe Premiere - it's pretty much all I've ever used since high school.

Aren't you ever freaked out by leaving your camera behind to film yourself? - Yep. But not too badly - I tend to be careful when I do.

Why are you living in #Paris? - Because I've always wanted to; I feel at home here:

But what are you doing there? - Living it up!

Do you speak French? Oui.

Do you make money off YouTube? - Ha, no. I wish.

I really enjoy your videos, how can I support you? - The easiest and best way to support me is through Patreon, where you can pitch in as little as $1/mo to help me make better videos:

But I want to send you something tangible! - I do have a wishlist on Amazon, though it's short and I rarely tell anyone about it:

Can I come stay with you in Paris? - Have you seen my apartment? It's too small for me as it is!

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Cafe Culture in Australia from International perspectives - What is Aussie Coffee Culture?

What is coffee culture like in Australia?

Aussie cafe culture explained by Sydney cafe staff from Japan and Indonesia. An international perspective on the coffee situation for Australians.

Thank you to all the staff at Blaq Piq cafe in Sydney for all their contributions towards this video project. Find Blaq Piq by checking out their instagram

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~Magical Drinks and Magical Girls~|| Kusuka Cafe ||

Hey there friendos,
recently my friend Yang and I went to this AMAZING place in Sydney for food called 'Kusuka'! There are 2 venues but we went to the one on Sussex Street, close to China Town! It is a mix of Indonesian-western food and i 100% recommend it!
This video is just a little bit of what we did and what we ate and just an appreciation of how a e s t h e t i c their food is.

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Other than using Hokkaido milk of exceptional quality for its coffee, matched with beautiful latte art; its food and desserts – such as the Shiro Kuma Hokkaido shaved ice is worthy venturing to Tanjong Pagar for.

It is the first café here to offer coffee using the popular Brown Jersey Milk from Biei, a small town in Hokkaido, Japan.

Biei Jersey Milk is an ultra-premium milk prized for being rare, as there are only about 800 Brown Jersey cows left making up 1% of the total cow population in Japan.

Culture Cafe Episode 1: Introduction

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