Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Hitting Paris Cafes in 1800

Alexandre-Balthazar-Laurent Grimod de la Reynière, a French aristocrat during Napoleon's reign, was the Tim Zagat of his era. A true gourmand, he financed his voracious appetite by writing a series of guidebooks to the Paris's finest culinary establishments.

Liberty, Equality, Gastronomy: Paris via a 19th-Century Guide

NYTimes Slideshow


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