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Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin (1755-1826) was a French lawyer and politician, whose book,
The Physiology of Taste, published in 1825, is still inspiring chefs and food
enthusiasts alike, particularly through his essay 'On Gourmandism'. It contains some of the
most famous dinner table witticisms and aphorisms in history, including ‘Tell me what you
eat, and I will tell you what you are.’