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    What will not luxury taste? Earth, sea, and air,
    Are daily ransack'd for the bill of fare.
    Blood stuffed in skins is British Christians' food,
    And France robs marshes of the croaking brood.

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God never sendeth mouth but he sendeth meat.

God never sendeth mouth but he sendeth meat.

by John Heywood Found in: Eating Quotes,
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However great the dish that holds the turbot, the turbot is still
greater than the dish.

However great the dish that holds the turbot, the turbot is still
greater than the dish.

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He rolls it under his tongue as a sweet morsel.

He rolls it under his tongue as a sweet morsel.

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If you wish to grow thinner, diminish your dinner,
And take to light claret instead of pale ale;
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If you wish to grow thinner, diminish your dinner,
And take to light claret instead of pale ale;
Look down with an utter contempt upon butter,
And never touch bread till its toasted--or stale.

by Henry S. Leigh Found in: Eating Quotes,
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All human history attests
That happiness for man,--the hungry sinner!--
Since Eve ate apples, much depends on read more

All human history attests
That happiness for man,--the hungry sinner!--
Since Eve ate apples, much depends on dinner.

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To eat at another's table is your ambition's height.
[Lat., Bona summa putes, aliena vivere quadra.]

To eat at another's table is your ambition's height.
[Lat., Bona summa putes, aliena vivere quadra.]

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A stomach that is seldom empty despises common food.
[Lat., Jejunus raro stomachus vulgaria temnit.]

A stomach that is seldom empty despises common food.
[Lat., Jejunus raro stomachus vulgaria temnit.]

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Your supper is like the Hidalgo's dinner; very little meat, and a
great deal of tablecloth.

Your supper is like the Hidalgo's dinner; very little meat, and a
great deal of tablecloth.

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If you love an addle egg as well as you love an idle head, you
would eat chickens i' read more

If you love an addle egg as well as you love an idle head, you
would eat chickens i' th' shell.

by William Shakespeare Found in: Eating Quotes,
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