Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin( 1 April 1755 - 2 February 1826 )
"Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you what you are."
Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin 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 >Rhône River then separated France from Savoy, to a family of lawyers. He studied law, chemistry and medicine in Dijon in his early years and later practiced law in his hometown. In 1789, at the opening of the French Revolution, he was sent as a deputy to the Estates-General that soon became the National Constituent Assembly, where he acquired some limited fame, particularly for a public speech in defense of capital punishment. His father...