The Physiology of Taste

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The Physiology of Taste

Or Meditations on Transcendental Gastronomy

By Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin; M. F. K. Fisher (Translator)

Everyman's Library, Hardcover, 9780307269720, 504pp.

Publication Date: October 6, 2009

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.

About the Author
Brillat-Savarin spent the last twenty five years of his life writing.

Praise For The Physiology of Taste

“Still the most civilized cookbook ever written.”
The New Yorker