GRIMOD DE LA REYNIERE
\ɡɹˈɪmɒd də lˌa ɹˌe͡ɪniˈe͡ə], \ɡɹˈɪmɒd də lˌa ɹˌeɪniˈeə], \ɡ_ɹ_ˈɪ_m_ɒ_d d_ə l_ˌa ɹ_ˌeɪ_n_i__ˈeə]\
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A French wit and authority on gastronomy; born in Paris, Nov. 20, 1758; died at Villiers-sur-Orge, Dec. 25, 1837. He was designed for the law, but chose letters and the pleasures of the table. The biting venom of his wit, added to a grotesque hideousness of aspect, made him renowned. His celebrity was heightened by the eccentricities of his costly and delicious banquets. "Reflections on Pleasure", "The Philosophical Lorgnette", and "The Almanac of Gourmands", are in the number of his literary extravagances.
By Charles Dudley Warner
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