The Physiology of Taste; Or, Transcendental Gastronomy by Brillat-Savarin. No cover available. Download; Bibrec. Brillat Savarin (Anthelme) Counsel of the Court of Cassation, member of the Legion of Honor, member of the Society for the Encouragement of National Industry. Finished reading [The Physiology of Taste] by Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin. What a delightful book! I feel like I’ve been enjoying the company of the character .

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The Physiology of Taste: Or, Meditations on Transcendental Gastronomy

This is a very tste book. And after Brillat-Savarin describes a turkey hunt in Connecticut she needs to tell her own turkey story, not leaving out details not only sartorial and osteological but also Sinological: His meditations encompass everything from how best to restore the appetite after it passes during an abnormally long wait for dinner to how the Romans could possibly have drunk wine from the large cups they used while lying on their sides.

I will never forget the night when I read the chapter on chocolate This assertion should amaze no one, things cannot be otherwise.

The first seven-eighths are interesting more as a history study, and with the little gems hidden throughout that bring a period to life. View all 3 comments. First published in France in 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.

It’s much more entertaining if you have David Suchet’s portrayal of the character in your head as the author’s voice Belongs on every cooks bookshelf. As she ends her final gloss: This attitude was part of what irritated me—Brillot-Savarin comes off as rather vain.

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Jul 22, Jason rated it really liked it Recommended to Jason by: I highly recommend if you are a gourmand yourself, and even if This is an incredibly engaging and humorous book that introduced the concept of the gourmand to the world. Lists with This Book. Many time people will refer to “The Letter of Corpulence” as the first low-carb diet but that would be a mistake in my mind as that is exactly what is advocated in this book.

Or maybe that’s more to do with MK Fisher, the famous translator. This edition was published in and the main thing that sold me on it was that they had the sense to use the familiar front cover that has become an integral part of my associations with the book.

Some long, boring stretches – but some great pieces on dinners as well.

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This is an incredibly engaging and humorous book that introduced the concept of the gourmand to the world. Quotes from The Physiology of We are experiencing technical difficulties. He returned to Belley and was for a year the elected mayor. Download our Spring Fiction Sampler Now.

High spirited and irreverent, Fisher matches his philosophical meanderings.

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Otherwise, his perfectionism when it comes to food is very inspiring. Jan 09, Nicole rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Brillot-Savarin also has a tendency to make judgments based on his personal inclinations rather than on any solid evidence.

He considered sugar and white flour to be the cause of obesity and he suggested instead protein -rich ingredients. He’s funny at times, in a laughing-at-him sort of way, and there are plenty of good, if pointless, quotes in here – sabarin useful information?

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Pour l’auteur, la gastronomie est une science morale qui se tient non loin de la politique. I feel like I’m rummaging through a private trove of letters between Brillat-Savarin and Fisher, and learning to see a complete man through the love of this woman for him. Cooking, the French believe, can lead to diplomatic success. Popular passages Page – The discovery of a new dish does more for the happiness of the human race than the discovery of a new constellation.

The way this book is written gave me many chuckles and to see how ideals of bodies have changed over time. I ordered a copy of it only because the one I had used previously was somehow mislaid or lent to someone who failed to return it. When his lobes turn ruddy, make your proposition Oct 04, Pages.