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

An Accidental Autobiography
by Barbara Grizutti Harrison (1996)

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"I measure generosity and I measure meanness in terms of food. 'The kind of woman your mother is,' my Uncle Pat once said to me, ' is the kind of woman who serves one pork chop per customer for dinner." This was his summary of her character as far as he was concerned, and with it I secretly concurred."

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