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Quotations, sayings and aphorisms about food & beverages, eating & drinking and pleasures of the table
“An unwatched pot boils immediately.”
“The coffee was boiling over a charcoal fire, and large slices of bread and butter were piled one upon the other like deals in a lumber yard.”
Charles Dickens (1812-1870)
“The vulgar boil, the learned roast, an egg.”
Alexander Pope, 'Satires'
“Soup must be eaten boiling hot and coffee drunk piping hot.”
Grimod de la Reynière (1758-1838)
“The smell of coffee cooking was a reason for growing up, because children were never allowed to have it and nothing haunted the nostrils all the way out to the barn as did the aroma of boiling coffee.”
'The Taste of Country Cooking’
“Professors never eat boiled beef, out of respect for their principles and because they know the incontestable truth that boiled beef is flesh without its juice.”
Jean-Anthelme Brillat-Savarin (1755-1826)
“This is every cook's opinion
No savory dish without an onion,
But lest your kissing should be spoiled
Your onions must be fully boiled.”
Jonathan Swift (1667-1745)
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