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The Invention of the Restaurant

Paris and Modern Gastronomic Culture, With a New Preface

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ISBN 9780674241770

Publication Date: 01/14/2020

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352 pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

27 photos

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  • Illustrations*
  • Foreword [Adam Gopnik]
  • Preface to the 2020 Paperback Edition
  • Introduction: To Make a Restaurant
  • 1. The Friend of All the World
  • 2. The Nouvelle Cuisine of Rousseauian Sensibility
  • 3. Private Appetites in a Public Space
  • 4. Morality, Equality, Hospitality!
  • 5. Fixed Prices: Gluttony and the French Revolution
  • 6. From Gastromania to Gastronomy
  • 7. Putting Paris on the Menu
  • 8. Hiding in Restaurants
  • Epilogue: Restaurants and Reverie
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index
  • * Illustrations
    • 1. Louis Berthet, “the beautiful restauratrice,” illustration for Nicolas-Edme Restif de la Bretonne’s Les Contemporaines (1780–1788).
    • 2. Nicolas Lavreince, “the restaurant” (1782).
    • 3. “A fraternal meal in honor of liberty” (c. 1794).
    • 4. “That’s right…separate checks” (1789).
    • 5. Louis XVI arrested while eating pigs’ feet (1791).
    • 6. “The Glutton or, Big Birds Fly Slowly.”
    • 7. The King arrested in Varennes.
    • 8. Brion, “Assassination of Le Peletier” (1793).
    • 9. Swebach-Desfontaines, “Assassination of Le Peletier.”
    • 10. “The Gastronomic Map of France” (detail), frontispiece of Charles Louis Cadet de Gassicourt, A Course in Gastronomy (1809).
    • 11. “An Englishman suffering from spleen…arrives in France” (c. 1815).
    • 12. “Cured of spleen by French cooking” (c. 1815).
    • 13. “Supreme good taste. The Restaurant Véry.”
    • 14. Bourdet, “Waiter, bring us some racahout” (1835).
    • 15. “A private room…dinner in an hour.”
    • 16. Charles-Joseph Traviès, “The Jests of Monsieur Mayeux” (c. 1831).
    • 17. Gavarni, “A Woman’s Ruses: a restaurant’s cabinet particulier.”
    • 18. “How Young People in Paris Study Law” (1833), lithograph from Le Charivari.
    • 19. Charles-Joseph Traviès, “The Check.”
    • 20. “I must pay,” lithograph from Le Charivari.
    • 21. “Too much and too little.”
    • 22. “The Belly” (1819).
    • 23. “The Rights of the Belly.”
    • 24. Boilly, “The Oyster Eaters” (1825).
    • 25. A provincial’s first experience of restaurant duplicity.
    • 26. “A Tidbit,” lithograph from Le Charivari.
    • 27. Honoré Daumier, “I have three sous,” lithograph from Le Charivari.

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