Apr 12, 2013

Emmanuel Giraud

Maxime Desmet
L'Excès<br/>Emmanuel Giraud



April 13-24, 2013
Tuesday - Saturday
02:00 pm - 07:00 pm

Saturday, April 13, 2013
04:00 pm - 07:00 pm

Made in Town

Made in Town and Épure Editions invite you to the presentation of L’Excès, 10 façons de le préparer [The Excess, 10 Ways of Preparing It] by Emmanuel Giraud. A pamphlet rebutting our culture of ambient hygienism, the book defends and illustrates excess at the table: recipes based on immoderation, ostentatious wastefulness and provocations of all sorts.

"Ah! It seems so far, that blessed time when being overweight held a social value, when practicing all types of excess and the nonchalant abstention from all sport were the secrets of good health, when a duel to the death could be settles at the table, when the facetious Grimod de la Reynière professed that the high point [was] to eat hot, cleanly and much. Yes, me too, like Gérard Oberlé, I miss that period when an ordinance against gout was of decorative value! While awaiting the point of no return, the fated moment when gourmands must renounce themselves in the public square, before being stoned with five fruits and vegetables and then devoured by flame on the pyre of morality, let's enjoy these final loopholes in the hygienic system, these last moments of culinary freedom, and dare to place excess at our table!"

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