"The very discovery of the New world was the by-product of a dietary quest."
Arthur M. Schlesinger
“The kitchen is a country in which there are always discoveries to be made.”
Grimod de la Reynière (1758-1838)
“It was my Uncle George who discovered that alcohol was a food well in advance of modern medical thought.”
P. G. Wodehouse (1881-1975) ‘The Inimitable Jeeves’
“It happens to be a matter of record that I was first in print with the discovery that the tastelessness of the food offered in American clubs varies in direct proportion to the exclusiveness of the club.”
Calvin Trillin, ‘Third Helpings’ (1983)
“Once fire was discovered, the instinct for improvement made men bring food to it. First to dry it, then to put it on the coals to cook.”
Jean-Antheleme Brillat-Savarin (1755-1826)
“A little garlic, judiciously used, won't seriously affect your social life and will tone up more dull dishes than any commodity discovered to date.”
Alexander Wright, ‘How to Live Without a Woman’ (1937)
“Weed -- a plant whose virtues have not yet been discovered.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson(1803-1882)
“There is a theory which states that if ever anyone discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable. There is another theory which states that this has already happened.”
Douglas Adams, ‘The Restaurant at the End of the Universe’
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