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. The Physiology of Taste – Or Meditations on Transcendental Gastronomy by Jean Anthelme Brillat–Savarin. This account of one man’s.

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Trudging through the chapters was similar to a tortuous dinner date. Not only Brillat-Savarin’s antic prose style, but also the occasional interventions from the translator. A masterpiece on the subject of cooking as an art and eating oof a pleasure, this classic on the joys of food and drink was written by a French politician and man of letters whose true passion centered on gastronomy. Certo magari non a fine pasto, come digestivo.

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One main reason is that Brillot-Savarin rambles—a lot. This edition, though, is wonderful. The hour was half past five, and at the appointed time all were present.

He tazte exiled during the Revolution, spending some years in the United States, where he was exposed to new and interesting culinary delights. The gourmet, it is said, merges the aesthetic w the pragmatic, and is usually a humanist.

Indeed, I began my re-reading with some footnotes, then back to the text and once again fell under the spell, this time with a better appreciation of my debt to Fisher for her commentary. High spirited and irreverent, Fisher matches his philosophical meanderings.


Stay in Touch Sign up. Decisamente divertente da leggere, specie a partire dalla seconda meditazione. Nov 17, E. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Not being a believer in “Armageddon according to Mayans” I found great joy in his witty remarks on this phenomenon, especially because three days before the Books by Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin. There really is taete way someone in this day and age can review this book. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

As brilkat have said already, all animals that live on farinaceous food grow fat willy-nilly; and bbrillat is no exception to the universal law.

By brilllat this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. I can’t remember exactly when I last referred to the book it can’t have been that physiollgy agobut rather than wait for the old worn paperback to turn up, I thought it might be nice to see what an updated hardcover physiolohy provide.

Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarina French lawyer and politician, and gained fame as an epicure and gastronome. In general, this woman said to me, histing [sic] blue denim pants over her flat hip-bones and looking Chinese-like over her straight lower lids, in general wild turkeys isn’t thought highly of and people who cook them at all slice off the two breast-meat tate and fry them in good hog fat I feel like I’ve been enjoying the company of the character Maurice Chevalier played in the movie After a few moments there will be spasmodic motion, pain, and hunger.

Some of the stories seem to have less to do with food than with how brilliant Brillzt thought he was. View all 9 comments. For example, he writes: Birllat studied lawchemistry and medicine in Dijon in his early years and later practiced law in his hometown.


Aug 15, Amy M rated it really liked it. The last eighth is, I feel, the real core of the book, where Brillat-Savarin assembles a series of little stories from his life that act almost like parables of gourmandism. Finally, an extremely accurate description of the process of digestion is outlined.

Merchant Books; Translation edition June 14, Language: Retrieved from ” https: Inat the opening of the French Revolution, he was sent as a deputy to the Estates-General that soon became the National Constituent Assembly, where he acquired some limited fame, particularly for a public speech in defense of capital punishment.

The author goes as far as to describe scientific tests for detecting that someone is a gourmand. A historical curio, but I struggled to find much value beyond that. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. The perfect bus book as it is in small sections.

The Physiology of Taste: Or, Meditations on Transcendental Gastronomy

I highly recommend if you are a gourmand yourself, and even if you are brjllat interested in food. Let a man rest or sleep or dream: Aphorisms of the Professor, VII.

About Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin. And for being completely wrong on Osmazone.