A delicious essay on the eating habits of the French by Melissa M. Wittmeier, including the gluttony and gross extravagance of the royal court – here
Susan Pinkard’s book, ‘A Revolution in Taste: The Rise of French Cuisine, 1650-1800’ is given a full length review (1000 words) – here
If you’re interested in something a bit more bizarre, there’s an article from the Oddment Emporium on excessive eaters of the eighteenth century – here
‘Casanova in Paris: The Shadows of the King’ are now freely available here.
27 long form articles on Casanova’s life and times are freely available here.