The Physiology of Taste: or Meditations on Transcendental Gastronomy (Google eBook)

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Oct 6, 2009 - Cooking - 504 pages
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A culinary classic on the joys of the table—written by the gourmand who so famously stated, “Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you what you are”—in a handsome new edition of M. F. K. Fisher’s distinguished translation and with a new introduction by Bill Buford.

First published in France in 1825 and continuously in print ever since, The Physiology of Taste is a historical, philosophical, and ultimately Epicurean collection of recipes, reflections, and anecdotes on everything and anything gastronomical. Brillat-Savarin, who spent his days eating through the famed food capital of Dijon, lent a shrewd, exuberant, and comically witty voice to culinary matters that still resonate today: the rise of the destination restaurant, diet and weight, digestion, and taste and sensibility.


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I LOVED the journey to an earlier time when eating was about more than just food. It was about the events that surrounded a meal, the interaction we have with one another, and about our true nature as ... Read full review

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Contents

Io6 Preventative or Curative Treatment
252
on THINNEss
264
II7 How We Used to Fast
270
on DEATH
279
I23 Philosophical History of Cooking
283
Roman Banqueting
290
ON RESTAURATEURS
313
CLASSICAL Gou RMANDISM
325
Gastronomical Mythology
337
Transition
347
Theoretical Notes on the Preparation
353
Ablutions
359
The Asparagus
365
The Pullet of Bresse
377
More Memories of Exile
384
The Bundle of Asparagus
390

I47 Retinue of an Heiress
335

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About the author (2009)

Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin was born in France in 1755 and died in 1826.

Mary Frances Kennedy Fisher, author of The Art of Eating, was born in 1908 and died in 1992.

Bill Buford, author of Heat, lives in New York City.


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