Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

Born: April 1, 1755

Died: February 2, 1826

Nationality: French

Occupation: Lawyer

Biography: Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin was a French lawyer and politician, and gained fame as an epicure and gastronome: Grimod and Brillat-Savarin. Between them, two writers effectively founded the whole genre of the gastronomic essay.

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Source/Notes: Physiologie du Goût aphorism no. 9 (1825) (translated by Anne Drayton)