You probably always thought the person who told us, "Breakfast is the most important meal of the day,"* was some expert. Maybe a 1930s nutritionist reporting on Dust Bowl families; or perhaps it was one of the late-19th Century health-food types who gave us Graham crackers and corn flakes?
It would be Kafka.
Franz Kafka. The surrealist writer, possibly best known for the story of a man who turns into a cockroach.
"Most important meal of the day," hey? It most certainly is if it keeps one from going...buggy.
* Today: bacon, eggs, V-8, coffee, half a pink grapefruit sprinkled with just a little confectioner's sugar 'cos it's gooood -- and a strawberry in the center.
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