“Said Aristotle unto Plato,
'Have another sweet potato?'
Said Plato unto Aristotle,
'Thank you, I prefer the bottle.'”
Owen Wister (1860-1938), American novelist
“But, lady, as women, what wisdom may be ours if not the philosophies of the kitchen? Lupercio Leonardo spoke well when he said: how well one may philosophize when preparing dinner. And I often say, when observing these trivial details: had Aristotle prepared vituals [sic], he would have written more.”
Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz
a Mexican nun three hundred years ago
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