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Mitterand's Last Supper

Duration: 02:34

A reconstruction of Francois Mitterand's lavish supper days before his death. The meal included the serving of roast ortolan bunting, a small wild songbird which is a protected species whose sale is (and was at the time) illegal in France.

Available since: Fri 16 Sep 2011


Andrew Hussey
Francis Whately

This clip is from

France on a Plate

A gastronomic tour through French history, from Versailles through to ethnic fusion food.

First broadcast: 29 Nov 2008

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