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Concealing Quotes

“Frying gives cooks numerous ways of concealing what appeared the day before and in a pinch facilitates sudden demands, for it takes little more time to fry a four-pound carp than to boil an egg.”
Jean-Anthelme Brillat-Savarin (1755-1826)


“Congealed fat is pretty much the same, irrespective of the delicacy around which it is concealed.”
Clement Freud, ‘Freud on Food’ (1978)


“Since hunger is the most primitive and permanent of human wants, men always want to eat, but since their wish not to be a mere animal is also profound, they have always attended with special care to the manners which conceal the fact that at the table we are animals feeding.”
John Erskine, 'The Complete Life'


“How cunningly nature hides every wrinkle of her inconceivable antiquity under roses and violets and morning dew!”
Ralph Waldo Emerson(1803-1882)


“A man who drinks only water has a secret to hide from his fellow men.”
Charles Baudelaire (1821-1867), French poet



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