The Physiology of Taste: Or Meditations on Transcendental Gastronomy (Hardcover)

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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…

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

Product Details
ISBN: 9780307269720
ISBN-10: 0307269728
Publisher: Everyman's Library
Publication Date: October 6th, 2009
Pages: 504
Language: English
Series: Everyman's Library Classics & Contemporary Classics