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Balzac's Omelette: A Culinary Tour through Nineteenth-Century French Novels

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"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 "The Human Comedy." Balzac uses them as a connecting thread in his novels, showing how food can evoke character, atmosphere, class, and social climbing more suggestively than money, appearances, and other more conventional trappings.

Full of surprises and insights, "Balzac's Omelet "invites you to taste anew Balzac's genius as a writer and his deep understanding of the human condition, its ambitions, its flaws, and its cravings.

About the Author

Anka Muhlstein was born in Paris in 1935. She has published biographies of Queen Victoria, James de Rothschild, Cavelier de La Salle, and Astolphe de Custine, a study on Catherine de M

Product Details

ISBN:
9781590514740
Publisher:
Other Press
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : Culinary
Author:
Muhlstein, Anka
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : Literary
Subject:
Cooking : Regional & Ethnic - French
Publication Date:
February 2012
Binding:
eBooks
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
200

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Biography » Cooking
Biography » Literary
Cooking and Food » General
Cooking and Food » Regional and Ethnic » French

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