Piero Camporesi was formerly Professor of Italian Literature at University of Bologna, Italy.
1. The Science of Savoir Vivre. . 2. The Revenge of the Night. 3. Good Cooks and Skilful Hairdressers. 4. The Purged Century. 5. Heavy and Viscous Meats. 6. The Strange New Adoptions of Listless Gluttony. 7. Ephemeral Decor. 8. A Blissful and Drinkable Eternity. 9. The Botany of the Palate. 10. Perfidious Art. 11. Indian Broth. 12. Mad and Startling Names. 13. Quintessences of Juices. 14. The Lavish Table. Notes. Index.