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Michael D. Garval is Associate Professor of French at North Carolina State University, and Associate Editor of the author of ‘A Dream of Stone': Fame, Vision, and Monumentality in Nineteenth-Century French Literary Culture (U Delaware P, 2004), he has published widely on gastronomy, and translated excerpts from Grimod de la Reynière's Almanach des gourmands for Denise Gigante's Gusto: essential writings in nineteenth-century gastronomy (Routledge, 2005). He is currently working on two book projects: A Feast for the imagination: gastronomy and visual culture in post-revolutionary France, and Cléo de Mérode, star of the Belle Époque.