That’s something I’ve noticed about food: whenever there’s a crisis if you can get people to eating normally things get better.
In our opinion food should be sniffed lustily at table, both as a matter of precaution and as a matter of enjoyment, the sniffing of it to be regarded in the same light as the tasting of it.
Food for all is a necessity. Food should not be a merchandise, to be bought and sold as jewels are bought and sold by those who have the money to buy. Food is a human necessity, like water and air, it should be available.
Food is the most primitive form of comfort.
Food is a central activity of mankind and one of the single most significant trademarks of a culture.
Food to a large extent is what holds a society together and eating is closely linked to deep spiritual experiences.
~Peter Farb and George Armelagos