Simon Says: Daily Food Quote, March 20, 2012

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by Simón de Swaan

Eating while seated makes one of large size; eating while standing makes one strong.–Hindu proverb


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  • Elatia Harris
    March 21, 2012

    Simon, you have made me feel much better about eating while standing at an open fridge, which I unofficially do when the fur truly flies. About 20 years ago, there was a marvelous show at the Cooper-Hewitt Museum, “Now I Lay Me Down to Eat” — an examination of cultures of the ancient Mediterranean in which diners reclined on couches the better to to eat, and dined off gueridons and trays.

    • Jonell Galloway
      March 21, 2012

      And then went straight to the vomitorium?

      • Elatia Harris
        March 21, 2012

        So I would have thought, Jonell. But I learned that servants circulated with special basins, and a point of etiquette was how neatly a diner could disgorge the surfeit into the basin, without breaking rhythm, conversationally or being otherwise obtrusive