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Sour Food Quotes

“Be not angry or sour at table; whatever may happen put on the cheerful mien, for good humor makes one dish a feast.”

From a Shaker manual, 'Gentle Manners'


“Acid words lead to acidity in the guts, and that in turn makes any soul a sourish thing.”

M.F.K. Fisher (1908-1992)
M.F.K. Fisher's translation of ‘The Physiology of taste’


“Champagne does have one regular drawback: swilled as a regular thing a certain sourness settles in the tummy, and the result is permanent bad breath. Really incurable.”

Truman Capote, 'Answered Prayers' (1975)


“Things sweet to taste prove in digestion sour.”

William Shakespeare (1564-1616) ‘Richard II’



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