Some like it Hot: Porridge Fills an Englishman, Prunes Clear him Out

Source and info: see link.Alec Holden of the Telegraph writes about the Brits’ daily porridge for breakfast. He enumerates several people being in favour of the horrible gruel, but at least one being not–E. M. Forster on a boat train in 1944:

“Hearing the stewards’ breakfast cry of ‘porridge or prunes’, his heart sank: ‘an epitome not indeed of English food but of the forces which drag it into the dirt… the spirit of gastronomic joylessness. Porridge fills an Englishman up, prunes clear him out… they eschew pleasure.'”

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