• Dining partners, regardless of gender, social standing, or the years they've lived, should be chosen for their ability to eat - and drink! - with the right mixture of abandon and restraint. They should enjoy food, and look upon its preparation and its degustation as one of the human arts.

    Joan Reardon, M.F.K. Fisher (2014). “The Art of Eating”, p.79, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt