The definition of aphorisms
According to what the RAE, a brief and doctrinal sentence that is proposed as a rule in some science or art. From Latin aphorismusand this one from the Greek ? φορισμ? ς (define), an aphorism is a brief statement that aims to express a principle in a concise, coherent and apparently closed way.
It seems that the term aphorism was first used by Hippocrates. And it was later applied to science and, finally, to all kinds of principles.
20 examples of aphorisms gastronomic:
- The universe is nothing without life, and everything that lives is fed.
- Animals are fattened; the man eats; only a man of spirit knows how to eat.
- The fate of nations depends on the way they feed.
- Tell me what you eat and I'll tell you who you are.
- The creator, by forcing man to eat to live, motivates him by appetite, and rewards him for pleasure.
- The pleasure of eating is an act of our judgment, by which we give preference to things that are pleasant to taste over those that do not have this quality.
- The pleasure of the table is of all ages, of all conditions, of all countries and newspapers; it can be associated with all other pleasures, and it remains the last to comfort us with its loss.
- The table is the only place where one is never bored for the first hour.
- The discovery of a new dish does more for the happiness of mankind than the discovery of a star.
- Those who are indigestible or drunk do not know how to drink or eat.
- The order of the groceries is from the most substantial to the lightest.
- The order of the drinks is from the most moderate to the most aromatic and perfumed.
- To affirm that it is not necessary to change wines is heresy; the tongue becomes saturated; and after the third glass, the best wine awakens only a dull feeling.
- A cheese-free dessert is like a beautiful woman with an eye missing.
- One becomes a cook, but a taster is born.
- The most indispensable quality of the cook is accuracy: it must also be that of the guest.
- Waiting too long for a late guest is disrespectful to all who are present.
- He who receives his friends and does not give any personal care to the food he prepares for them, is not worthy of having friends.
- The lady of the house must always guarantee that the coffee is excellent; and the lord must choose the highest quality liquors.
- To invite someone is to take care of their happiness during the whole time that they are under our roof.