Friday, November 07, 2008

"The discovery of a new dish confers more happiness on humanity, than the discovery of a new star."

"The destiny of nations depends on the manner in which they are fed."

Some more luxurious quotes from Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin.

"Those persons who suffer from indigestion, or who become drunk, are utterly ignorant of the true principles of eating and drinking."

To say that we should not change our drinks is a heresy; the tongue becomes saturated, and after the third glass yields but an obtuse sensation."

"Gourmandise is an act of our judgment, in obedience to which, we grant a preference to things which are agreeable, over those which nave not that quality."

The centuries last passed have also given the taste important extension; the discovery of sugar, and its different preparations, of alcoholic liquors, of wine, ices, vanilla, tea and coffee, have given us flavors hitherto unknown. "

"The number of flavors is infinite, for every soluble body has a peculiar flavor, like none other. "

When I need a word and do not find it in French, I select it from other tongues, and the reader has either to understand or translate me. Such is my fate. "

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