ELV’s Thought(s) for the Day


Only a stomach that rarely feels hunger scorns common food. – Horace (c. 30 B.C.)

Food snobs are merely people who covet expensive things. Their tastes are influenced by hearsay, not by their own judgment. They do not know that bean curd tastes better than bird’s next , and seaweed, unless it is of the best quality, does not compare with bamboo shoots. – Yuan Mei, The Menu (1797)