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Brillat-Savarin (1755–1826)

Brillat-Savarin, Anthelme (brē-yä’sä-vä-ra‘). A French author (1755–1826). He was a deputy to the national convention in 1789; emigrated in 1793 and passed some time in the United States; returned to France in 1796. His writings were mostly anonymous; his title to fame is the work ‘Physiology of Taste,’ an essay on the social implications of gastronomy, written in elegant style with profound knowledge of the subject. (See Critical and Biographical Introduction).