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61. You Are What You Eat: Ten Tips about Food and Drink in Presentations

“You are what you eat,” a phrase that has become common in today’s lexicon, actually came into being in the nineteenth century. In 1825, Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin, a French lawyer, magistrate, and politician, published The Physiology of Taste: Or, Meditations on Transcendental Gastronomy, in which he wrote, “Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you what you are.”F61.1

Over time, Monsieur Brillat-Savarin’s treatise on cooking and eating has become a bible for foodies, and his phrase, in its shorter form, has become a slogan for dieticians.

Brillat-Savarin’s modern counterpart, food guru Michael Pollan, the author of the bestselling Omnivore’s Dilemma, Food Rules and ...

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