Stoic News

By Dave Kelly

Friday, March 07, 2003

Sin for your supper - The Spectator.

"In the French catechism, gluttony is given as ‘gourmandise’. Philip Delves Broughton says virtuous French gourmands want it changed.

"Gourmandise can also easily be defined, along with all vices, in opposition to a virtue, in this case temperance. Eating and drinking like a gourmand may have a veneer of sophistication that eating three Big Macs does not, but can the man who eats a nine-course menu dégustation be called truly temperate?"


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