Год издания: 2007
Издатель: The Toby Press
Количество страниц: 336
В продаже с 18.01.2012
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To the true gourmet, art means Watteau's Embarquement pour Cythere, which portrays 18th century courtiers picnicking, and Manet's Dejeuner sur l'Herbe, in which one nude and another flimsily dressed woman picnic with two fully-clothed men. Literature means James Joyce's short story, "The Dead", the entire tale taking place around a sumptuously set table, and Ernest Hemingway's lunch at Brasserie Lipp in A Moveable Feast. Gourmets have a special place in their hearts for Chateaubriand, not so much for his poetry and diaries, but because when he visited Dante's grave in Florence he plucked several laurel leaves which he carefully put into his pocket, for "there is nothing better with macaroni. Food has been a favorite literary topic since the time of Epicurus. If Homer is to be believed, Odysseus spent as much time in feasting as he did in warfare; the characters in Chaucer's Canterbury Tales devoted as much time to dining as they did to fornicating; and Rabelais' Gargantua would...