Tuesday, 1 December 2009
The Physiology of Taste by Jean-Anthelme Brillat-Savarin.
Stumbled upon this text while looking for a quote on cheese only to find plentiful other classics...
"A dinner that ends without cheese is like a beautiful woman with only one eye"
"Obesity has a lamentable influence on the two sexes, inasmuch as it is most injurious to strength and beauty"
"Thinness is a matter of no great trouble to men, It is, however, a terrible misfortune to women, to whom beauty is more important than life, and the beauty of whom consists in the roundness and graceful contour of their forms."
Even to scan down the contents is a joy.