Francois Mitterand’s Last Meal (1995) (8/9)

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One of the longest and arguably most successful French leaders of the modern age, Francois Mitterrand had garnered a reputation of something of a gluttonous eater during his tenure at the head of the French Government. By 1995, he knew that he was not much longer for this life and the President decided to hold one final big bash to celebrate his time. The star of his thirty man strong party was the symbolic French bird, the ortolan which is usually illegal to eat. Not only did Mitterrand eat his, he ate two. 

Written by James Metcalfe

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