"I want order and taste. A well displayed meal is enhanced one hundred per cent in my eyes."
Antonin Careme (Marie-Antoine Careme) (1783-1833)
"the cook of kings and the king of cooks".
“Some dishes are of such indisputable excellence that their appearance alone is capable of arousing a level-headed man's degustatory powers. All those who, when presented with such a dish, show neither the rush of desire, nor the radiance of ecstasy, may justly be deemed unworthy of the honors of the sitting, and its related delights.”
Meditation XIII in the 'Physiologie du gout'
“Enchant, stay beautiful and graceful, but do this, eat well. Bring the same consideration to the preparation of your food as you devote to your appearance. Let your dinner be a poem, like your dress.”
Charles Pierre Monselet
(French journalist and author)
“Food, one assumes, provides nourishment; but Americans eat it fully aware that small amounts of poison have been added to improve its appearance and delay its putrefaction.”
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