of food, novelists and philosophers occasionally do just that.
Jane and Prudence
by Barbara Pym (1953)
"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?"
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