I was having a discussion via email with my father a few days ago (about food, naturally), and he included a quote from "The Man Who Would Be King" that seems appropriate, what with all of the recent discussion of "high"/"low" chowing:
"When I left the train I did business with divers Kings, and in eight days passed through many changes of life. Sometimes I wore dress-clothes and consorted with Princes and Politicals, drinking from crystal and eating from silver. Sometimes I lay out upon the ground and devoured what I could get, from a plate of leaves and drank the running water. . . ."
Thought I'd share.