"Only dull people are brilliant at breakfast."
“Eat not to dullness, drink not to elevation.”
Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)
“Dull witted brooding people love to stuff themselves with quantities of heavy food, just like animals for fattening. Bubbly intellectual people love foods which stimulate the taste buds without overloading the belly. Profound, meditative people prefer neutral foods which do not have an assertive flavor and are not difficult to digest, and therefore do not demand too much attention.”
Karl Friedrich von Rumohr, early 19th century gourmet. (‘Choice Cuts’ by Mark Kurlansky, 2002)
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