Memoirs of a stomach

Memoirs of a stomach

by Sydney Whiting
     
 

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Originally published in the 1850s and achieving an almost cult-status in food circles, this is a humorous book charting the influence of food and the stomach on the human body.

Overview

Originally published in the 1850s and achieving an almost cult-status in food circles, this is a humorous book charting the influence of food and the stomach on the human body.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940020902039
Publisher:
[London] Chapman and Hall
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
164 KB

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"The stomach...is a very hospitable gentleman, who is unfashionable enough to live in a sunk storey, as his ancestors have always done before him since the memory of man. The palate is the footman, whose duty it is to receive all strangers at the top of the stairs, and to announce their rank and quality before they are suffered to descend to the apartments of his master. The latter is occasionally rather irritable and choleric, and, in such humours, scruples not to kick out his guests, when their company is disagreeable, who rush past the astonished footman a the landing-place and make their exit with far less ceremony than precipitation."

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