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Featured Biography: Grimod de la Reynière

Grimod de la Reynière

Grimod de la Reynière was one of the world's first food reviewers and restaurant critics. Scathing and witty in his observations, he wrote the Manual for Hosts (Manuel des Amphitryons) and published the annual L'Almanach des gourmands in the early 1800s in Paris. Chronology 1758 -- Grimod was born into a wealthy family on 20 November 1758 in Paris. His full name was Alexandre-Balthazar-Laurent Grimod de La Reynière...
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