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

Jane and Prudence
by Barbara Pym (1953)

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"Mrs.Crampton put in front of Jane a plate containing an egg, a rasher of bacon and some fried potatoes cut into fancy shapes, and in front of Nicholas a plate with two eggs and rather more potatoes.

Nicholas exclaimed with pleasure.

'Oh, a man needs eggs!' said Mrs. Crampton, also looking pleased.

This insistence on a man's needs amused Jane. Men needed meat and eggs - well, yes, that might be allowed; but surely not more than women did?"



Sorry, Jane and Prudence is out of print right now. You could ask Amazon to find a copy through their used book store sources. Or you could track down your own. (I found my copy at the library.)