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Hunger seasons Food

English:

“Hunger is the best sauce.”

“Hunger is good kitchen meat.”

French:

“Il n'y a sauce que d'appétit.”

“L'appétit assaisonne tout.”

Latin:

“Optimum condimentum fames.” (Socrates.)

“Optimum tibi condimentum est fames, potionis sitis.” Cicero. “Manet hodieque vulgo tritum proverbium: Famem efficere ut crudæ etiam fabæ saccharium sapiant.” (Erasmus.)

Italian:

“La fame e il miglior intingolo.”

“Appetito non vuol salsa.”

The contrary:

“The full soul loatheth a honey-comb.” (Prov. xxvii. 7.) “It must be a delicate dish to tempt the o'ergorged appetite.” (Southey.) “He who is not hungry is a fastidious eater.” (Spanish.)

“Plenty makes dainty.”

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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