Balzac's Omelette: A Delicious Tour of French Food and Culture with Honore'de Balzac - Anka Muhlstein,

Balzac, the 19th-century French novelist, filled his massive Comédie humaine with meticulously observed details of people and their social contexts. In the vein of these “naturalist” works, Balzac’s Omelette: A Delicious Tour of French Food and Culture with Honoré de Balzac (Other Press, $19.95), by Anka Muhlstein, focuses on the food and drink amply described in the fiction, from sketchy boarding-house fare to opulent multi-course dinners, to illustrate the society that so captivated Balzac. Balzac’s acute and entertaining descriptions evoke how strongly food and our feelings toward food affect character, relationships, and social standing.

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$19.95
ISBN: 9781590514733
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: Other Press - October 11th, 2011