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“Words, when well chosen, have so great a Force in them, that a Description often gives us more lively Ideas than the Sight of Things themselves.
“Ornamental Cookery” (as it is titled in the translation) is one of my favorite essays in Roland Barthes’ Mythologies, not least because of the vivid and whimsical descriptions of the food prepared and styled for the pages of Elle magazine toward the end of the 1950s. 1,225 more words