Balzac's Omelette

A Delicious Tour of French Food and Culture with Honore'de Balzac

By Anka Muhlstein; Adriana Hunter (Translator)
(Other Press (NY), Hardcover, 9781590514733, 230pp.)

Publication Date: October 11, 2011

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"Tell me where you eat, what you eat, and at what time you eat, and I will tell you who you are." This is the motto of Anka Muhlstein's erudite and witty book about the ways food and the art of the table feature in HonorE de Balzac's "The Human Comedy." Balzac uses them as a connecting thread in his novels, showing how food can evoke character, atmosphere, class, and social climbing more suggestively than money, appearances, and other more conventional trappings.
Full of surprises and insights, "Balzac's Omelette "invites you to taste anew Balzac's genius as a writer and his deep understanding of the human condition, its ambitions, its flaws, and its cravings.

About the Author
Anka Muhlstein was born in Paris in 1935. In 1974, she began her writing career through the publication of French materials, specifically biographies. In 1996, she won the Goncourt Prize in 1996 for Letters from Russia. She is also the two-time recipient of the History Prize of the French Academy and the author of Monsieur Proust s Library and Balzac s Omelette: A Delicious Tour of French Food and Culture with Honore de Balzac. She resides in New York.

New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Canadian author Adriana Hunter writes contemporary and paranormal romance stories that feature irresistibly powerful alpha heroes and beautifully curvy heroines. Connect with Adriana on her website at http: // and subscribe to her official newsletter at http: //
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