9.10.04

Confidências e Desabafos de Savarin (54)

A propósito de sopas

"Only the pure in heart can make a good soup."
Ludwig van Beethoven



"I live on good soup, not on fine words."
Molière

"An old-fashioned vegetable soup, without any enhancement, is a more powerful anticarcinogen than any known medicine."
James Duke M.D.(U.S.D.A.)


"It [soup] breathes reassurance, it offers consolation; after a weary day it promotes sociability...There is nothing like a bowl of hot soup, it's wisp of aromatic steam teasing the nostrils into quivering anticipation."
Louis P. DeGouy, Waldorf-Astoria chef), The Soup Book (1949)

"Hot soup at table is very vulgar; it either leads to an unseemly mode of taking it, or keeps people waiting too long whilst it cools. Soup should be brought to table only moderately warm." Charles Day, Hints on Etiquette (1844)

"Soup and fish explain half the emotions of human life."
Sydney Smith

"It [soup] is to a dinner what a portico or a peristyle is to a building; that is to say, it is not only the first part of it, but it must be devised in such a manner as to set the tone of the whole banquet, in the same way as the overture of an opera announces the subject of the work." Grimod de la Reynière

"An idealist is one who, on noticing that a rose smells better than a cabbage, concludes that it will also make better soup."
H.L. Mencken

"I believe I once considerably scandalized her by declaring that clear soup was a more important factor in life than a clear conscience."
'Saki' (Hector Hugh Munro), Scottish writer (1870-1916)

"What an awful thing life is. It's like soup with lots of hairs floating on the surface. You have to eat it nevertheless."
Gustave Flaubert


"Soup puts the heart at ease, calms down the violence of hunger, eliminates the tension of the day, and awakens and refines the appetite. (...)
Of all the items on the menu, soup is that which exacts the most delicate perfection and the strictest attention."
Auguste Escoffier

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