‘On questioning the average middle-class Englishman as to the nature of his food, the all but universal answer is, “My living is plain, always roasted and boiled” – words which but too clearly indicate the dreary monotony, not to say unwholesomeness, of his daily food; while they furthermore express his satisfaction, such as it is, that he is no luxurious feeder.’

Sir Henry Thompson

British Influences

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