Colette was the surname of the French novelist and performer Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette (28 January 1873 - 3 August 1954). She is best known for her novel Gigi, the basis for the film of the same title.
I Love Being A Gourmandeby Colette, translated from the French by Mary Ann Caws
Given my solid reputation as a gourmande, many readers imagine me seated at a table, framed with patés and bottles, like the Gourmand of a famous poster. Thats too flattering. Its actually embellishing the truth, taking me for a cordon bleu, while I am only able to manage one dish, and give some advice somewhat brightened up by enlightened gastronomy.