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Elegance & Elegant Food Quotes

“You may be able to achieve smartness but never elegance by being thrifty.”

Leone B. Moats, House & Garden (February 1933)


“Elegance is the art of not astonishing.”

Jean Cocteau


“It is not elegant to gnaw Indian corn. The kernels should be scored with a knife, scraped off into the plate, and then eaten with a fork.”

Charles Day (1844)


“Take advantage of the gracious condescension of the elegant calf's kidney.....”

Des Essarts, French actor (1740-1793)
‘Larousse Gastronomique’ (1961)



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