The highest respectability is of much less value than the possession of a good chef…

Photograph from Photographischer Zeitvertreib (1893)

“And, after all, it is a very poor consolation to be told that the man who has given one a bad dinner, or poor wine, is irreproachable in his private life. Even the cardinal virtues cannot atone for half-cold entrées.” — Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray (1891)