A Touch of Turkish: Honoré de Balzac’s Life, Work, and Love of Coffee

The 19th-century author liked his coffee as strong as possible, and a lot of it! Curated/Reviewed by Matthew A. McIntoshPublic HistorianBrewminate Introduction Honoré de Balzac[2][3][4][5], born Honoré Balzac;[1] was a French novelist and playwright. The novel sequence La Comédie humaine, which presents a panorama of post-Napoleonic French life, is generally viewed as his magnum opus. Owing to his keen observation[…]