“Eating food when too hot is injurious, as weakening the nerves of the teeth and stomach by the stimulus of heat.”
Catharine E. Beecher
'Miss Beecher’s Domestic Receipt-Book' (1846)
“There is nothing like a plate or a bowl of hot soup, it's wisp of aromatic steam making the nostrils quiver with anticipation, to dispel the depressing effects of a grueling day at the office or the shop, rain or snow in the streets, or bad news in the papers.”
Louis P. De Gouy, ‘The Soup Book’ (1949)
“Hot things, sharp things, sweet things, cold things
All rot the teeth, and make them look like old things.”
Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)
Poor Richard's Almanac
“Soup must be eaten boiling hot and coffee drunk piping hot.”
Grimod de la Reynière (1758-1838)
On the perfect cup of coffee: "Black as the devil, hot as hell, pure as an angel, sweet as love."
Charles Maurice de Talleyrand (1754-1838)
“Hot soup at table is very vulgar; it either leads to an unseemly mode of taking it, or keeps people waiting too long whilst it cools. Soup should be brought to table only moderately warm.”
Charles Day, ‘Hints on Etiquette’ (1844)
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