Quotes from The Virago Book of Food: The Joy of Eating
SYLVIA TOWNSEND WARNER
1893 - 1978
24 October 1929. It was a ravishing sou' westerly morning. In the afternoon it poured with rain and I shopped at Barkers, buying a pineapple and half a stilton, and thinking how scandalously easy it was to be kind, when one had money to spend. In the morning I had decided henceforth I only cared for easy loves. It is so degrading to have to persuade people into liking one, or one's works. Let be. Then I made damson pickle three 2lb pots.
15 February 1930. (London) A cold, pretty day, very young - bright sunshine one minute and next everything black and growling. Dorothie Machel to spend the night. We dined off mulligatawney, chicken with almonds and an orange soufflé that was out of breath, but made a good custard. After dinner D.M. and I fell to duets, and the house rocked with our attack of the scherzo and finale of number 5.
Still Life with a Pineapple by George Walter Harris