From: The Handbook of Gastronomy by Brillat-Savarin, 1884, with 52 engravings by Lalauze
Some people think this somewhat cryptic statement of B-S’s would have made more sense the other way around.
What’s the monkey holding though? Too small to be an orange – a lemon? Clementine? Apricot, maybe?
a quince? a bletted medlar?