Quotes from The Virago Book of Food: The Joy of Eating
SYLVIA TOWNSEND WARNER
1893 - 1978
17 September. I visited every counter of the domestic Woolworth, even to buying boot-polish, and refreshed myself with a sixpenny fish tea - plaice, of course. Cheap low-class meals are such a pleasure, I wonder I don't take to chewing gum.
23 September. We went by Guildford and beyond Alton lunched in a nut copse, talking about great aunts. A delicious lunch: cold chicken, beer, pears and madiera (sic). And midges. The ash-trees. Their green fronds so flatly distinct on a grey sky that they looked like transfer patterns on china.
The Picnic by Edward Cucuel