My breakfast after #ChampagneDay celebration -> wine in pills
” A man who was fond of wine was offered some grapes at dessert after dinner. ‘Much obliged,’ said he, pushing the dish away from him, ‘but I am not in the habit of taking my wine in pills.’ ”
Taken from my new darling sweet hart book _”The Physiology of Taste” by Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin; published in December 1825, two months before his death, and continuously in print ever since.
Brillat-Savarin was a French politician and a lawyer, studied Medicine an Chemistry as well, spoke five modern languages plus Latin; was well known as a great gastronome at his time.
His life was more than a Hollywood movie drama with fame when in the National Constituent Assembly; a bounty on his head, escaped to Switzerland, The Netherlands and USA; a life return to France as a judge of the Court of Cassation. Put on top of all that his love on the pleasures of the table, which he considers a science.
His influence are spread in all fields of modern gastronomic world. I’m not going to cite the long list of world-renowned Chefs, Masters of Wines and Wine&Food Writes influenced by him. Till today his words echoes on the wine&food world. Most people have no clue where it came from. Maybe his most famous quote is:
” Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you what you are. “