If You Think You're Too Decadent, Just Try Feasting Like a 19th-Century Parisian
A feast might include 25 hors d’oeuvres, 15 roasts, and 28 different types of fish, all washed down with 8 bottles of wine. Per person.
How Hunger and Taste Have Secretly Defined the Course of Civilization
In his book Food Fights and Culture Wars, Tom Nealon posits questions like: "Did the advent of the dinner party spark the French Revolution?" and "Did lemonade cure the plague?"