“Great eaters and great sleepers are incapable of anything else that is great.”
Henry IV of France (1553-1610)
“We are fighting Germany, Austria and drink, and as far as I can see, the greatest of these three deadly foes is drink.”
David Lloyd George (1863-1945) British politician
“The greatest animal in creation, the animal who cooks.”
Douglas Jerrold (1803-1857)
“Great restaurants are, of course, nothing but mouth-brothels. There is no point in going to them if one intends to keep one's belt buckled.”
Frederic Raphael (1931- ) British author
“The greatest drawback is the way in which it is necessary to eat it.....It looks awkward enough: but what is to be done? Surrendering such a vegetable from considerations of grace is not to be thought of.”
Harriet Martineau, an English visitor to Massachusetts when introduced to corn on the cob (1835).
“Fish is held out to be one of the greatest luxuries of the table and not only necessary, but even indispensable at all dinners where there is any pretence of excellence or fashion.”
Isabella Beeton (1836-1865)
“Good bread is the most fundamentally satisfying of all foods; and good bread with fresh butter, the greatest of feasts.”
James Beard (1903-1985)
“How can a nation be great if its bread tastes like Kleenex?”
“There is greater relish for the earliest fruit of the season.”
Marcus Valerius Martialis, Roman poet (38-103 A.D.)
“Attention to health is life's greatest hindrance.”
Plato (427-347 B.C.)
“The greatest delight the fields and woods minister is the suggestion of an occult relation between man and the vegetable. 'I am not alone and unacknowledged.' They nod to me and I to them.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)
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