Behind the French Menu
Stanislas, before he became a French Duke, was a Polish king who was fired from that job, twice! Unemployed king's do not usually have good job prospects; nevertheless, Stanislas received the title and the job of Duke of Lorraine from his son-in-law, who was King Louis XV of France. Stanislas also received a chateau outside the city of Nancy in the Lorraine. The chateau was not a small one and it is still known as the Versailles of the Lorraine. Stanislas's building of three stunning squares in the City of Nancy would make the city world famous and the squares are now UN World Heritage sites. Despite Stanislas's great works and progressive rule he is probably better remembered as the man who gave the name to the dessert rhum baba . Rhum Baba or Rum Baba was first served in Stanislas's chateau just outside the city of Nancy.
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