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The Physiology of Taste

Or, Transcendental Gastronomy

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Author: Brillat Savarin
Language: English
Wordcount: 69,980 / 210 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 81.4
LoC Categories: QM, Z
Downloads: 4,087
mnybks.net#: 6118
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genres: Cooking, Science

Illustrated by Anecdotes of Distinguished Artists and Statesmen of Both Continents

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ND. The learned will read your book to ascertain what you have to tell.

AUTHOR. Perhaps.

FRIEND. Women will read your book because they will see---

AUTHOR. My dear friend, I am old, I am attacked by a fit of wisdom. Miserere mei.

FRIEND. Gourmands will read you because you do them justice, and assign them their suitable rank in society.

AUTHOR. Well, that is true. It is strange that they have so long been misunderstood; I look on the dear Gourmands with paternal affection. They are so kind and their eyes are so bright.

FRIEND. Besides, did you not tell me such a book was needed in every library.

AUTHOR. I did. It is the truth--and I would die sooner than deny it.

FRIEND: Ah! you are convinced! You will come home with me?

AUTHOR. Not so. If there be flowers in the author's path, there are also thorns. The latter I leave to my heirs.

FRIEND. But then you disinherit your friends, acquaintances and cotemporaries. Dare you do so?

AUTHOR. My heirs! my heirs! I have heard that shades

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