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Honore de Balzac

(May 20, 1799 - August 18, 1850)
French author (‘La Comedie Humaine’)

Balzac would lock himself away during creative bursts, drinking coffee and eating only fruit and eggs. When he finally took a break, he was known to consume huge quantities of food.

One report recalls that at the VĂ©ry restaurant he consumed at one sitting "a hundred Ostend oysters, twelve cutlets of salt-meadow mutton, a duck with turnips, two partridges and a Normandy sole," not to mention the desserts, fruit and liqueurs he finished up with.

 

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