In 2022, beers, glasses and bottles…
are being foamed up
Made for more than eight thousand years, described as liquid food, synonymous with celebration, the most consumed drink in the world after water and tea, beer is inextricably linked to the history of humanity. Cervoise among the Gauls, it officially became ‘beer’ in 1435, with an order from Charles VII.
The Middle Ages saw the emergence of breweries, both monastic and secular. In the 19th and 20th centuries, scientific (Pasteur) and technical advances led to the development of brewing. For some years now, the production and consumption of beer has been booming. The diversity, the variety of shapes and materials of the containers is worth an exhibition. And it can be enjoyed without moderation.
The nostalgia of convivial moments is adorned with the blues of the Drôme and the dinnerware of Saint-Uze.
Regional House of tableware and Longchamps’s faience factory: 1980–2020.
Visiting an exhibition is also travelling, especially if it invites you to travel the world!
Fruits, desserts and jams are even more delicious in attractive containers.
A tribute exhibition to the plant and animal world.
When Bottles, Pots and Jars Overshadow Their Contents
But also a retrospective exhibition of the work of Théodore Legras.
Rediscover how, since the end of the 18th century, tableware could be a medium, a means of transmitting news and legends, sometimes in a humorous way. The Gazette in the plate in short!
Milk has been part of our diet since ancient times. It is a natural source of well-being. Rich in nutrients, milk has a long history.
Table pieces, utility pieces, decorative pieces? Let’s leave it up to each of us to do what we want with them. But let’s not forget their history, linked to that of plants and the secrets they generate.
Around the works and collection of Christine Viennet, an artist from the South-West of France, internationally renowned for her Palissist creations, the story of Bernard Palissy, the famous 16th-century ceramist, is told.
Sauces, spices, condiments and tableware
A liquid or semiliquid culinary preparation, the sauce accompanies another preparation. Its preparation and cooking are independent of those of the dish it’s accompanying.
Blue in all its states: shades, styles of dishes, materials …
Blue in all its states: shades, styles of dishes, materials…
The Egg cup tells his story… refers to the definition: “Small cup, small support to serve an egg cooked in its shell”. This object dates back to 1520, although it seems that the Romans were already eating boiled eggs…
Dinners of our chilhood
Nowadays, nothing is more serious than the history of toys. This is evidenced by the books, magazines, and other auctions devoted to them. The collectors and the amateurs of old ‘toys’ are more and more numerous. Nostalgia of a past childhood?
Cutlery and French cutlery of the 19th century;
Sweets, cookies, delicacies
List of Exhibitions since 1981
Until 2002, the exhibitions were installed for two years. But since then, a new team has taken up the challenge of changing the theme each year. Here is the list.
1981: from cooking to gourmet food;
1982 : the hotel business in Burgundy;
1983 : bread, cheese, knife;
1984 : from jug to glass;
1985 : the written word and the table;
1986 – 1987 : egg story;
1988 – 1989 : sugar cubes;
1990 – 1991 : vive la vigne et le vin;
1992 – 1993 : beef bourguignon;
1994 – 1995 : coffee is served;
1996 – 1997 : full of spices;
1998 – 1998 : in the pig, all is good;
2000 – 2001 : brandy ;
2002 : the Arts of the table from the XVIIIth century to our days;
2003 : soups and tureens;
2004 : tea, coffee, chocolate;
2005 : the great tables on plate decoration;
2006 : sweets, cookies, delicacies;
2007 : cutlery and French cutlery of the 19th century;
2008 : dinners of our childhood ;
2009 : the eggcup tells its story;
2010 : blue in the art of the table;
2011 : sauces, spices, condiments and table arts;
2012 : barbotines, majolica, trompe-l’oeil… in the wake of Bernard de Palissy;
2013: teapots, herbal tea, pharmacy pots, secrets of plants;
2014 : the milkmaid and the milk pot… milk, its derivatives and the arts of the table;
2015: history, short stories, news in the plate talking plates, plates with history;
2016: bottles, jugs, jugs and jars are a hit;
2017: flora and fauna in tableware;
2018: sweet stories, fruit desserts and sweets ;
2019: table art also rhymes with travel;
2020: crossed destinies;
2021 : Saint-Uze, my grandmother’s tableware;
2022 : bocks, glasses, bottles… are being foamed up.
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