Gastronomic history

Now this is living history I can get into… NY Times writer revisits the sights, sounds, and tastes of an early 19th c. French guide book, Almanachs des Gourmands, penned by Napoleonic-era aristocrat Alexandre-Balthazar-Laurent Grimod de la Reyni√®re. Some of the restaurants he lists are still around today.

http://travel.nytimes.com/2009/11/22/travel/22Grimod.html

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