The Physiology of Taste

Brillat-Savarin's book has provided the genesis of several art projects that I've been working on for my upcoming show. It's full of great quotes about our relationship to food, spoken as only an eighteenth century Frenchman could. Highlights include the benefits of gourmandism on marital happiness to which he says 'the ways in which meals are enjoyed is very important to the happiness of life.' And the priceless discourse on 'the calamity of thinness, particularly in women, with prescriptions for fattening them up.'


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