Had to steal this quote from the site of a blog I follow:
"If any man has drunk a little too deeply from the cup of physical pleasure; if he has spent too much time at his desk that should have been spent asleep; if his fine spirits have become temporarily dulled; if he finds the air too damp, the minutes too slow, and the atmosphere too heavy to withstand; if he is obsessed by a fixed idea which bars him from any freedom of thought: if he is any of these poor creatures, we say, let him be given a good pint of amber-flavored chocolate.... and marvels will be performed."
Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin
Did a little wiki-lookie, and it seems this famous gourmand studied law, chemistry and medicine... took on his second surname because an aunt left him a bunch of money on the condition that he take her name... was once an elected mayor... played first violin in the Park Theater in New York... and once had a bounty on his head.
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