The discovery of a new dish confers more happiness on humanity, than the discovery of a new star.
The senses are the organs by which man places himself in connexion with exterior objects.
Taste, which enables us to distinguish all that has a flavor from that which is insipid.
Hearing, which, by the motion of the air, informs us of the motion of sounding or vibrating bodies.
Sight and touch, being thus increased in capacity, might belong to some species far superior to man; or rather the human species would be far different had all the senses been thus improved.
The German Doctors say that persons sensible of harmony have one sense more than others.
The centuries last passed have also given the taste important extension; the discovery of sugar, and its different preparations, of alcoholic liquors, of wine, ices, vanilla, tea and coffee, have given us flavors hitherto unknown.
The number of flavors is infinite, for every soluble body has a peculiar flavor, like none other.
The sense of smell, like a faithful counsellor, foretells its character.
The first thing we become convinced of is that man is organized so as to be far more sensible of pain than of pleasure.
Nothing is more pleasant than to see a pretty woman, her napkin well placed under her arms, one of her hands on the table, while the other carries to her mouth, the choice piece so elegantly carved.
Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you who you are.
Those persons who suffer from indigestion, or who become drunk, are utterly ignorant of the true principles of eating and drinking.
I am essentially an amateur medecin, and this to me is almost a mania.
When I need a word and do not find it in French, I select it from other tongues, and the reader has either to understand or translate me. Such is my fate.
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