The Roman Empire

One 15th Century Florentine preacher scolded his flock for the excessive embellishment of their food-even though sugar was not part of their diet. "It's not enough for you to eat your pasta fried," he protested. "No! You think you have to add garlic to it, and when you eat ravioli, it's not enough to boil it in a pot and eat it in its juice; you have to fry it in another pan and cover it with cheese!"



From The Cooking of Italy by Waverly Root et al.

hey yo' fat girl come here are you tickleish yeah i called ya fat look at me i'm skinny i use a word that don't mean nuttin like luptit that's alright cause my body's in motion it's s'posed to look like a fit or a convulsion you got it down, when you appear to be in pain