This month we learn about the history of drinking in Belleville, a working class, multi-ethnic area going through a bit of a gentriciation at the moment. Our guest Allison Zindor takes us back to a time when it was a village just outside of Paris producing cheap wine and packing its guinguettes with rowdy partiers and up and coming singers of the day. She also gives her tips on the best places to stop into for food and drink today.
Allison Zinder is a gastronomy and historical guide, blogger, and head of academics at a hotel and restaurant management school.
Products, places and people mentioned in the History of Drinking episode
Combat Belleville cocktail barCasque d’Or movie taking place in Belleville