Monsieur Perdu has a little floating bookstore on the Seine and refers to himself as a literary apothecary – he can fix what ails you with the perfectly-chosen book. It doesn’t get more whimsical or Parisian than that!
“Tell me what you eat and I shall tell you what you are” –Brillat-Savarin
First published in France in 1825 and continuously in print ever since, Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin’s masterpiece is a historical, philosophical, and epicurean collection of recipes, reflections, and anecdotes on culinary matters that still resonate today.
If you’re a fan of Cezanne’s still-life and landscape paintings, this comprehensive assessment of the work and life of an artist who was originally considered a madman, a barbarian, and a sociopath—which includes eighty-eight color and fifty-two black-and-white illustrations–is not to be missed.