Do not be afraid to talk about food. Food which is worth eating is worth discussing. And there is the occult power of words which somehow will develop its qualities.–X. Marcel Boulestin, Simple French Cooking for English Homes 1923
Xavier Marcel Boulestin was a French chef, restaurateur and the author of cookbooks that popularized French cuisine to the English-speaking world. The Restaurant Boulestin, known as the most expensive in London, opened in 1927. Its fame, and the long series of books and articles that Boulestin wrote, made him a celebrity. Among those influenced by Boulestin was the English cooking expert Elizabeth David, who praised Boulestin in her writings, and adopted many of his ideas.