Jean-Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

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Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin (1 April 1755, Belley, Ain – 2 February 1826, Paris) was a French lawyer and politician, and gained fame as an epicure and gastronome: "Grimod and Brillat-Savarin. Between them, two writers effectively founded the whole genre of the gastronomic essay."

Brillat-Savarin was born in the town of Belley, Ain, where the Rhone River then separated France... more »

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  • ''Tell me what you eat and I'll tell you who you are.''
    Jean-Anthelme Brillat-Savarin (1755-1826), French jurist, gastronome. La Physiologie du Goût, introduction, aph. 4 (1826). Brillat-Savarin's aphor...
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