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Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

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Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin (1755–1826) was a lawyer and the mayor of Belley, France, before he fled the Revolution in 1793. After a brief exile in the United States,  he returned to Paris and was appointed a judge in the court of appeals. He spent the last twenty-five years of his life living peacefully in Paris and writing The Physiology of Taste.

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The Physiology of Taste
Or Meditations on Transcendental Gastronomy
Written by Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin
Translated by M.F.K. Fisher
Introduction by Bill Buford


Format: Trade Paperback, 464 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 4, 2011
Price: $16.00

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... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

Exam Copy
The Physiology of Taste
or Meditations on Transcendental Gastronomy
Written by Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin
Translated by M.F.K. Fisher


Format: Hardcover, 504 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: October 6, 2009
Price: $25.00

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... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

The Physiology of Taste
or Meditations on Transcendental Gastronomy
Written by Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin
Translated by M.F.K. Fisher


Format: eBook, 504 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 6, 2009
Price: $13.99

Read more >
Also available as a hardcover and a trade paperback.
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