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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Sharing food with another human being is an intimate act that should not be indulged in lightly.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“When I write of hunger, I am really writing about love and the hunger for it, and warmth and the love of it and it is all one.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Dictionaries are always fun, but not always reassuring.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Family dinners are more often than not an ordeal of nervous indigestion, preceded by hidden resentment and ennui and accompanied by psychosomatic jitters.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“. . . gastronomical perfection can be reached in these combinations: one person dining alone, usually upon a couch or a hill side; two people, of no matter what sex or age, dining in a good restaurant; six people . . . dining in a good home.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“. . . most bereaved souls crave nourishment more tangible than prayers: they want a steak.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“. . . word-sniffing . . . is an addiction, like glue -- or snow -- sniffing in a somewhat less destructive way, physically if not economically. . . . As an addict, I am almost guiltily interested in converts to my own illness . . .”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“People ask me: "Why do you write about food, and eating, and drinking? Why don't you write about the struggle for power and security, and about love, the way the others do?" . . . The easiest answer is to say that, like most other humans, I am hungry.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Wine and cheese are ageless companions, like aspirin and aches, or June and moon, or good people and noble ventures . . .”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“When a man is small, he loves and hates food with a ferocity which soon dims. But at six years old his very bowels will heave when such a dish as creamed carrots or cold tapioca appears before him. His throat will close, and spots of nausea and rage swim in his vision.”

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