The Joys of Excess (Penguin Great Food)

The Joys of Excess (Penguin Great Food)

Samuel Pepys


As good as being the main celebrated diarist of all time, Samuel Pepys was once additionally a hearty drinker, eater and gourmand of epicurean delights, who indulged in each excitement seventeenth-century London had to provide. no matter if he's feasting on barrels of oysters, braces of carps, larks' tongues and copious quantities of wine, merrymaking in taverns until eventually the early hours, attending formal dinners with lords and girls or wonderful site visitors at domestic together with his younger spouse, those impossible to resist choices from Pepys's diaries supply a frank, excessive- lively and brilliant photo of the thrill of over-indulgence - and the side-effects afterwards.

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