This is a food and wine order. They have a building in Philadelphia. Is anyone familiar with these arms and their history?
Michael Swanson wrote:
Is anyone familiar with these arms and their history?
Mike, the history is here: http://www.chaine-des-rotisseurs.net/en/history.php
1610, under King Louis XIII, the guild was granted a royal charter and its own coat of arms. The original coat of arms consists of two crossed turning spits and four larding needles, surrounded by flames of the hearth on a shield.
Thanks for the link. I love this story fromthe site:
The RÃ´tisseurs were almost forgotten until 1950 when Dr. Auguste Becart, Jean Valby and "Prince" Curnonsky (elected Prince of Gastronomes*), and chefs Louis Giraudon and Marcel Dorin resurrected the Society and created La ConfrÃ©rie de la ChaÃ®ne des RÃ´tisseurs.
*Curnonsky was the pen name of Maurice Edmond Sailland, a French writer, novelist, biographer and gastronome. He was know as the "Prince of Gastronomes", a title he was awarded in a public referendum in 1927, and a title no one else has been given since. At the height of his prestige, eighty restaurants around Paris would hold a table every night in case he arrived. Supposedly in his later years he was so heavy he was unable to walk and had to be carried by six friends to his favourite restaurants. On July 22, 1956, at the age of 84, Curnonsky leaned too far out of his window and fell to his death.
Dear Michael and Guy,
This is a very entertaining thread. Thank you so much for enlightening us…those who are into good food, good wine and good heraldry
Well, at least heraldry won’t raise your cholesterol or ruin your liver!