of food, novelists and philosophers occasionally do just that.
A Little Tour of France
by Henry James (1885)
Henry James recounts his accomodations in the French town of Narbonne:
"I sat down with a hundred hungry marketers, fat, brown, greasy men,
with a good deal of the rich soil of Languedoc adhering to their hands
and their boots...It was very hot and there were swarms of flies; the
viands had the strongest odor; there was in particular a horrible mixture
known as gras-double, a light gray, glutinous, nauseating mess, which
my companions devoured in large quantities."
Not his usual drawing room crowd.
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