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Gentlemen Food Quotes

“No gentleman dines before seven.”

Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)


“Cookery is become an art, a noble science; cooks are gentlemen.”

Robert Burton, English cleric and writer, (1577-1640)
'Anatomy of a Melancholy'


“When partridges are served to ladies only, or in parties where they are present, it is now customary to take off the heads....For gentlemen's dinners the heads may be left on or not at choice.”

Eliza Acton
‘Modern Cookery for Private Families’ (1845)


“Why, sir, for my part I say the gentleman had drunk himself out of his five sentences.”

William Shakespeare (1564-1616)
'The Merry Wives of Windsor'



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