“Do not be afraid of simplicity. If you have a cold chicken for supper, why cover it with a tasteless white sauce which makes it look like a pretentious dish on the buffet table at some fancy dress ball?”
X. Marcel Boulestin, chef, food writer (1878-1943)
‘Simple French Cooking for English Homes’ (1923)
“I appreciate the potato only as a protection against famine, except for that, I know of nothing more eminently tasteless.”
Jean-Anthelme Brillat-Savarin (1755-1826)
‘The Physiology of Taste’ (1825)
“I understand the big food companies are developing a tearless onion. I think they can do it -- after all, they've already given us tasteless bread.”
Robert Orben (1927--) American humorist.
“It happens to be a matter of record that I was first in print with the discovery that the tastelessness of the food offered in American clubs varies in direct proportion to the exclusiveness of the club.”
Calvin Trillin, ‘Third Helpings’, 1983
“You cannot sell a blemished apple in the supermarket, but you can sell a tasteless one provided it is shiny, smooth, even, uniform and bright.”
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