“I tell you it will be more tolerable for the Fejee that salted down a lean missionary in his cellar against a coming famine; it will be more tolerable for that provident Fejee, I say, in the day of judgment, than for thee, civilized and enlightened gourmand, who nailest geese to the ground and feastest on their bloated livers in thy pate-de-foie-gras.”
Herman Mellville, 'Moby Dick' (1851)
“The goose is nothing, but man has made of it an instrument for the output of a marvelous product, a kind of living hothouse in which there grows the supreme fruit of gastronomy.”
Charles Gérard, ‘L'Ancienne Alsace à table’
“My idea of heaven is eating pates de foie gras to the sound of trumpets.”
Sydney Smith, English writer (1771-1845)
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