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Rich Man, Poor Man Food Quotes

“The poor man must walk to get meat for his stomach, the rich man to get a stomach to his meat.”

Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)
‘Poor Richard's Almanac’


“The universal food of the people of Texas, both rich and poor, seems to be corn-dodger and fried bacon.”

Frederick Law Olmstead
'A Journey Through Texas' (1856)


“Judging foods without regard to price is a rich man's game, and yet poor people can be gourmets able to discern a good potato from a bad one.”

Mark Kurlansky, 'Choice Cuts' (2002)


“For a rich man the finest role in the world is that of host.”

Grimod de la Reynière (1758-1838)


“Good bread is the great need in poor homes, and oftentimes the best appreciated luxury in the homes of the very rich.”

‘A Book for A Cook’, The Pillsbury Co. (1905)


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