Romantic Gastronomy: An Introduction
Denise Gigante, Stanford University
For a fuller explication of this argument see my
introduction and final chapter of Taste, and the
introduction to Gusto.
Cruikshank engraved two illustrations for the volume, one
of which, titled "The Roman Senate Debating on the Turbot,"
is copied from the frontispiece to Joseph Berchoux's 1803
poem, La Gastronomie, from which the word gastronomy
itself derives. Also borrowed from Berchoux is a "Prayer of
a Half-Starved Hungry Poet."