of food, novelists and philosophers occasionally do just that.
by Louis de Bernieres (1994)
"Pelagia did not greatly enjoy the preparation of snails. For one thing,
she had received much conflicting advice about the proper technique for
rendering them palatable, and she detested the feeling of insecurity engendered
by her own confusion; she dreaded the idea of serving up something that
would be slimy and repulsive..."
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