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Flummery of Food: Feasts for Epicures
André Simon (ed) (in)
Selected from the lit. of different periods & countries, the choices in this book provide an entertaining picture of mankind at the table. Here you will find some never-to-be-forgotten meals, as well as some appalling ones; moderation & overindulgence; the fine wines & delicious cuisine of romantic places; grand banquets alongside desert-island privation; & strange food in outlandish regions. The pieces have been chosen from the writings of these authors: Charles Dickens, Herman Melville, Edward Lear, Evelyn Waugh, Mark Twain, & Guy de Maupassant, & also include items by Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin & other famous epicureans. Includes cartoons of James Thurber, Ronald Searle, as well as drawings by Toulouse-Lautrec, Cruickshank & Aubrey Beardsley.
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