The Passionate Epicure by Marcel Rouff from 10 Novels Every Food-Lover Should Read (Slideshow)

10 Novels Every Food-Lover Should Read (Slideshow)

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The Passionate Epicure by Marcel Rouff

Published in 1924, this classic novel is made up of a series of vignettes revolving around the culinary exploits of the fictional Dodin-Bouffant, based on the legendary gourmand Brillat-Savarin. It captures the beauty of French cuisine perhaps better than any novel written; if you even plan on visiting France, this book is a must.