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Balzac's Omelette

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Description for Balzac's Omelette Hardcover. Just as the art of the table became a centrepiece of French mores, Balzac used it as a connecting thread in his novels, showing how food can evoke character, atmosphere, class, and social climbing. This title describes the ways food and the art of the table feature in Honore de Balzac's writings. Translator(s): Hunter, Adriana. Num Pages: 220 pages, Illustrations. BIC Classification: 1DDF; 2ADF; DSRC; JFCV; WTL. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 169 x 130 x 19. Weight in Grams: 260.
'Tell me where you eat, what you eat, and at what time you eat, and I will tell you who you are'. This is the motto of Anka Muhlstein's erudite and witty book about the ways food and the art of the table feature in Honore de Balzac's writings. It is not a coincidence that Balzac was the first in French literature to tackle this appetizing topic. Before the French Revolution, a traveller in France was apt to find local food scarce, tasteless, and of doubtful appearance. Restaurants did not even exist! Just as the art of the table became ... Read more

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About Anka Muhlstein
Author of Elizabeth I and Mary Stuart: The Perils of Marriage (Haus Publishing, 2007) and co-author, with her husband Louis Begley, of Venice for Lovers. She has won two prizes from the Academie Francaise and the Goncourt Prize for her acclaimed biography of Custine. She has lived in New York since 1974.

Reviews for Balzac's Omelette
'Anka Muhlstein's compact, elegantly written, illustrated and printed book makes me want to... revisit some of my favourite French cookbooks... not to be read with a depleted larder, or empty stomach.'
Cyrus Todiwala

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