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The Physiology of Taste   By: (1755-1826)

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THE PHYSIOLOGY OF TASTE;

OR,

TRANSCENDENTAL GASTRONOMY.

ILLUSTRATED BY ANECDOTES OF DISTINGUISHED ARTISTS AND STATESMEN OF

BOTH CONTINENTS. BY BRILLAT SAVARIN.

TRANSLATED FROM THE LAST PARIS EDITION BY FAYETTE ROBINSON.

CONTENTS.

APHORISMS of the Professor to serve as Prolegomena to his work, and Eternal basis of the Science,

DIALOGUE, between the Author and his Friend,

BIOGRAPHY,

PREFACE,

MEDITATION I. THE SENSES,

Number of the Senses,

Action of the Senses,

Perfectness of the Senses,

Powers of the Taste,

Object of the Action of the Senses,

MEDITATION II. TASTE,

Definition of Taste,

Mechanism of Taste,

Sensation of Taste,

Flavors,

Influence of Smelling on the Taste,

Analyses of the Sensation of Taste,

Order of the Impressions of Taste,

Enjoyments due to the Taste,

Supremacy of Man,

Method of the Author,

MEDITATION III. GASTRONOMY,

Origin of Sciences,

Origin of Gastronomy,

Definition of Gastronomy,

Different objects of Gastronomy,

Utility of Gastronomical Knowledge,

Influence of Gastronomy on Business,

Gastronomical Academy,

MEDITATION IV. APPETITE,

Definition of Appetite,

Anecdote,

Great Appetites,

MEDITATION V. FOOD IN GERMS Section First,

Definitions,

Analyses,

Osmazome,

Principle of Aliments,

Vegetable Kingdom,

Difference between Fat and Lean,

Individual Instance,

MEDITATION VI. FOOD IN GERMS Section Second,

Specialities,

I. Pot au feu, Potage, etc.,

II. Bouilli,

III. Fowls,

IV. The Turkey,

Dindoniphiles,

Financial Influence of the Turkey,

Exploit of the Professor,

V. Game,

VI. Fish,

Anecdote,

Muria Garum,

Philosophical Reflection,

VII. Truffles,

Erratic Virtue of Truffles,

Are Truffles Indigestible,

VIII. Sugar,

Indigenous Sugar,

Uses of Sugur,

IX. Origin of Coffee,

Different Modes of preparing Coffee,

Effects of Coffee,

X. Chocolate its origin,

Properties of Chocolate,

True Method of preparing Chocolate,

MEDITATION VII. THEORY OF FRYING,

Allocution,

I. Chemistry,

II. Application,

MEDITATION VIII. ON THIRST,

Varieties of Thirst,

Causes of Thirst,

Example,

MEDITATION IX. ON DRINKS,

Water,

Quick effect of Drinks,

Strong Drinks,

MEDITATION X. AN EPISODE ON THE END OF THE WORLD,

MEDITATION XI. ON GOURMANDISE,

Definitions,

Advantages of Gourmandise,

Sequel,

Power of Gourmandise,

A Lady Gourmand,

Anecdote,

Are Women Gourmands?

The effects of Gourmandise of Sociability,

Influence of Gourmandise on Conjugal Happiness,

Note of a Patriot Gastronomer,

MEDITATION XII. GOURMANDS,

All who wish to be are not Gourmands,

Napoleon,

Gourmands by Destiny,

Gourmands by Profession,

Financiers,

Physicians,

Objurgation,

Men of Letters,

Devotees,

Chevaliers and Abbes,

Longevity of Gourmands,

MEDITATION XIII. GASTRONOMICAL TESTS,

First Series Income of 5,000 francs,

Second Series Income of 15,000 francs,

Third Series Income of 30,000 francs, or more,

MEDITATION XIV. ON THE PLEASURES OF THE TABLE,

Origin of the Pleasures of the Table,

Difference between the Pleasures of Eating and the Pleasures of the Table,

Effects,

Accessories,

The 18th and 19th Century,

Summary,

MEDITATION XV. HALTES DE CHASSE,

Ladies,

MEDITATION XVI. ON DIGESTION,

Ingestion,

Duty of the Stomach,

Influence of Digestion,

MEDITATION XVII. REPOSE,

Time of Rest,

MEDITATION XVIII. SLEEP,

Definition,

MEDITATION XIX. DREAMS,

Nature of Dreams,

System of Dr. Gall,

First Observation,

Second Observation,

Result,

Age,

Phenomena of Dreams,

First Observation,

Second Observation,

Third Observation,

Do as you will be done by,

MEDITATION XX. INFLUENCE OF DIET ON REST, SLEEP AND DREAMS,

Effects of Diet on Labor,

Dreams,

Consequence,

Result,

MEDITATION XXI... Continue reading book >>






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