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Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

The name is a bit of a jaw-cracker but Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin was probably the first food critic. Born in the town of Belley, where the Rhône River separates France from Savoy to a family of lawyers, he studied law, … Continue reading

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Leaving Spitbank

Spitbank Fort, somewhere in the Solent between Portsmouth and the Isle Of Wight. Originally built, along with its sisters No-Mans Fort and Horse Sand Fort, by Lord Palmerston in the middle of the 19th century, their primary purpose was to … Continue reading

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