Roast Food Quotes
"Stuff an olive with capers and anchovies and put it in a garden warbler. Put the garden warbler in an ortolan, the ortolan in a lark, the lark in a thrush, the thrush in a quail, the quail in a larded lapwing, the lapwing in a plover, the plover in a red-legged partridge, the partridge in a woodcock - as tender as Mlle Volnais, the woodcock in a teal, the teal in a guinea fowl, the guinea fowl in a duck, the duck in a fattened pullet - as white as Mlle Belmont, as fleshy as Mlle Vienne, and as fat as Mlle Contat, the pullet in a pheasant, the pheasant in a duck, the duck in a turkey - white and fat like Mlle Arsène, and finally. the turkey in a bustard."
Grimod de La Reynière
“I never strove to rule the roast,
She ne'er refus'd to pledge my toast.”
Matthew Prior, 'Turtle and Sparrow'