Speaking of food, novelists and philosophers occasionally do just that.

The Forsyte Saga
by John Galsworthy (1906)

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"No Forsyte has given a dinner without providing a saddle of mutton. There is something in its succulent solidity which makes it suitable to people 'of a certain position'. It is nourishing and tasty; the sort of thing a man remembers eating."

A bit of pre-Martha social wisdom


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