of food, novelists and philosophers occasionally do just that.
The Road to Wellville
by T. Corghessan Boyle (1993)
Dr. Kellogg to an audience at his Battle Creek Sanitorium circa 1900:
"I say to you, Mrs. Tindermarsh, and to the rest of you ladies and gentlemen
of the audience, and I say it with all my heart" - pause, two beats -
"a steak is every bit as deadly as a gun. Worse. At least if one points
a gun at one's head and pulls the trigger, the end comes with merciful
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