Brillat Savarin: The Judge and His Stomach

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Overview

The first full and authoritative biography of the father of gastronomy. MacDonogh not only chronicles Brillat's many pursuits, he also presents a fascinating picture of provincial France under the ancien regime and the dangerous years that followed its fall. The world of revolutionaries and gourmets explored with elegance and scholarship.-Observer.

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Editorial Reviews

Independent
An engaging and well-researched biography...Brillat-Savarin emerges as an enormously likeable man.
— Christina Hardyment
Observer
MacDonogh explores with elegance and scholarship the world of revolutionaries and gourmets.
— Robin Smyth
Country Life
Highly readable...a convincing portrait of this marvelous hedonist.
— Bruce Palling
Literary Review
An excellent, absorbing, and very amusing book.
— Jennifer Patterson
Independent - Christina Hardyment
An engaging and well-researched biography...Brillat-Savarin emerges as an enormously likeable man.
Observer - Robin Smyth
MacDonogh explores with elegance and scholarship the world of revolutionaries and gourmets.
Country Life - Bruce Palling
Highly readable...a convincing portrait of this marvelous hedonist.
Literary Review - Jennifer Patterson
"An excellent, absorbing, and very amusing book."
Literary Review
"An excellent, absorbing, and very amusing book."
— Jennifer Patterson
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781566637176
  • Publisher: Dee, Ivan R. Publisher
  • Publication date: 5/25/2008
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 6.06 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.74 (d)

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