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Originally appearing in Volume V04, Page 571 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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BRILL, the name given to a flat-fish (Paella laevis, or Rhombus laevis) which is a species closely related to the turbot, differingfrom it in having very small scales, being smaller in size, having no bony tubercules in the skin, and being reddish in colour. It abounds on parts of the British coast, and is only less favoured for the table than the turbot itself. BRILLAT-SAVARIN, ANTHELME (1755—1826), French gastronomist, was born at Belley, France, on the 1st of April 1755. In 1789 he was a deputy, in 1793 mayor of Belley. To escape proscription he fled from France to Switzerland, and went thence to the United States, where he played in the orchestra of a New York theatre. On the fall of Robespierre he returned to France, and in 1797 became a member of the court of cassation. He wrote various volumes on political economy and law, but his name is famous for his Physiologic du gout, a compendium of the art of dining. Many editions of this work have been published. Brillat-Savarin died in Paris on the 2nd of February 1826.
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