A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from July 15, 2017
“They say you are what you eat. I don’t remember eating a big disappointment”

"They say you are what you eat. I don’t remember eating a big disappointment” is a self-deprecating joke. “‘You are what you eat’ I don’t remember eating a big disappointment” was posted on Twitter on August 29, 2013.

Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin (1755-1826), in the book Physiologie du Gout (1825), wrote “Tell me what you eat, and I shall tell you what you are,” often interpreted as “you are what you eat.” This was figurative and not meant literally; one does not become an apple or a donut or a “skinny person” by eating such things.


Wikiquote: Food
Dis-moi ce que tu manges, je te dirai ce que tu es. Tell me what you eat, and I shall tell you what you are.
. Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin, Physiologie du Gout (1825); tr. M. F. K. Fisher, The Physiology of Taste: Or Meditations on Transcendental Gastronomy (1949)
. Variants:
..Der Mensch ist, was er ißt. Man is what he eats.
..Ludwig Andreas Feuerbach, Die Naturwißensschaft und die Revolution [Natural science and the revolution] (1850), repeated in Das Geheimnis des Opfers, ober der Mensch ist was er ißt [The mystery of sacrifice, or man is what he eats] (1862)
..You are what you eat.
..Victor Lindlahr, You Are What You Eat: how to win and keep health with diet (1942)

Twitter
hannah lam‏
@hlambrecht11
“You are what you eat” I don’t remember eating a big disappointment
7:26 PM - 29 Aug 2013

Twitter
kd‏
@kelseyydietz
“You are what you eat.” Well, I don’t remember eating a big disappointment.
7:17 PM - 31 Aug 2013

Twitter
Kaitlyn‏
@KaitPaigeL
They say you are what you eat. I don’t remember eating a big disappointment.
6:16 PM - 2 Sep 2013

Twitter
stacey‏
@stabae2x
“you are what you eat.”
I don’t remember eating a big disappointment.
9:02 PM - 4 Sep 2013

Facebook
Maragusan NHS’ Confessions & Files
June 5, 2017 ·
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They say you are what you eat.
But i don’t remember eating a big disappointment.

Reddit—Jokes
They say you are what you eat
submitted July 16, 2017 by mcguanlao13
I don’t remember eating a big disappointment

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Saturday, July 15, 2017 • Permalink