Gastrolaters

Gastrolaters

people worshiped food in the form of Manduce. [Fr. Lit.: Pantagruel]
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And, naturally, we become Rabelaisian again: the peacock and the turkey (male, female, and chick) appear in the absurd list of the Gastrolaters' offerings in the Quart Livre (1552), read by Boehrer as a limited intermediate cultural space in which the two birds temporarily connote the same conspicuous consumption and gastronomic magnificence.