Eating Eternity
Eating Eternity

Eating Eternity

Food, Art and Literature in France


272 Pages, 5.25 x 8

Formats: Paperback, Mobipocket, ebook: EPUB, ebook: PDF

Paperback, $19.95 (US $19.95) (CA $26.95)

Publication Date: August 2017

ISBN 9781940842165


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"Show me another pleasure like dinner which comes every day and lasts an hour," wrote Talleyrand. That Napoleon's most gifted advisor should speak so highly of eating says much about the importance of food in French culture. From the crumbs of a madeleine dipped in tisane that inspired Marcel Proust to the vast produce market where Emile Zola set one of his finest novels, the French have celebrated the relationship between art and food. Eating Eternity offers a seductive menu of those places in the French capital where art and food have intersected. Appendices guide you to the restaurant where Napoleon proposed to Josephine, the cafés patronized by Ernest Hemingway, Henry Miller, Isadora Duncan and Man Ray, as well as those out-of-the-way sites that bring to life the culinary experience of Paris. Eating Eternity is an invaluable and unique guide to the art and food of Paris. Bon appetit! 


"Entertaining, wide-ranging and gorgeously illustrated, Eating Eternity—despite its weird title—is a book you'll want to lend to a friend. (But insist on its return.)" —Miranda Seymour, New York Times

"In the delightful foodie stories throughout the twenty-nine chapters of Eating Eternity, we dine with a fascinating cast of historical figures: Louis XIV, Dom Perignon, Napoleon, Victor Hugo, Escoffier, Hemingway, Dali, and others..." —Matt Sutherland, Foreword Reviews

Author Biography

John Baxter is a writer, journalist and filmmaker; he has called Paris home since 1989. He is the author of numerous books including the autobiographical Immoveable Feast: A Paris Christmas, The Most Beautiful Walk in the World: A Pedestrian in Paris, Chronicles of Old Paris: Exploring the Historic City of Light, The Golden Moments of Paris: A Guide to the Paris of the 1920s and French Riviera and Its Artists.