A dessert without cheese, is like a beautiful one-eyed woman”
“un dessert sans fromage est une belle à qui il manque un oeil
Quote from Brillat-Savarin, author of “The Physiology of Taste” (!9th century). This book, more than any other since, elevated food and gastronomy as an art form and a way of life.
What a charmer, I would say!!! I can’t help imagining him trying to woo a woman by comparing her to cheese.
Your eyes (both of them) are blue as the veins of a Roquefort, and bedazzle me with their intensity.”
“For a kiss from your fruity lips I’ll gladly wait as long as I do for a Comté to age.”
“So soft and sweet is the touch of your skin, like a young and fresh Valencay.”
“And with your feet, ripe as Camembert, my cheese platter would be complete
Brillat-Savarin remained unmarried his whole life. I wonder why?
PS: Androuet, a famous french cheesemonger, makes a very good cheese named after Brillat-Savarin.