"We remember the fish, which we did eat in Egypt freely, the cucumbers, and the melons, and the leeks, and the onions, and the garlic."
“Among the faithful, in the great kitchens of the world, Escoffier is to Careme what the New Testament is to the Old.”
Andre Simon (1877-1970),
‘The Concise Encyclopedia of Gastronomy’ (1952)
“When thou sittest to eat with a ruler, consider diligently what is before thee:
And put a knife to thy throat, if thou be a man given to appetite.”
‘Proverbs’ (c 23, v. 1-2)
“Give strong drink unto him that is ready to perish, and wine unto those that be of heavy hearts. Let him drink, and forget his poverty, and remember his misery no more.”
“Hast thou not poured me out as milk, and curdled me like cheese?”
Job, speaking to God
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