Grimod de la Reynière drank Swiss absinthe with foie gras, but warned: . . . nothing surpasses an excellent pâté de foie gras: they have killed more gourmands than the plague.–Ben Schott, Schott’s Food & Drink Miscellany
Ben Schott, born in 1974, is an author and curator of knowledge. He can be found on his own website and on twitter @benschott.