The Last Banquet

The Last Banquet


Set opposed to the backdrop of the Enlightenment, the delectable decadence of Versailles, and the French Revolution, The final Banquet is an intimate epic that tells the tale of 1 man’s quest to grasp the realm via its many and tremendous flavors. Jean-Marie d’Aumout will test something as soon as, with outcomes which are every now and then mouthwatering and at others fascinatingly macabre (Three Snake Bouillabaisse an individual? or even a few pickled Wolf's Heart?). whilst he's not obsessively trying to find a brand new flavor d’Aumout is a quick good friend, a loving husband, a doting father, and an innovative lover. He befriends Ben Franklin, corresponds with the Marquis de Sade and Voltaire, turns into a favourite at Versailles, thwarts a peasant rebellion, improves upon conventional French equipment of birth control, performs an instrumental position within the Corsican struggle of Independence, and constructs France’s best menagerie. yet d’Aumout’s each adventurous flip is determined through his now and then darkish obsession to understand all of the world’s flavors ahead of that international alterations irreversibly.
 
As gripping as Patrick Suskind’s Perfume, as gloriously bold as Daniel Kehlman’s Measuring the World, and as prize-worthy as Andrew Miller’s natural, The final ceremonial dinner is a highly attractive novel approximately foodstuff and style, in regards to the Age of cause and the a while of guy, and our obsessions and approximately how, if we be ready to live on them, they could bequeath us knowledge and comfort in previous age.

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