"A WAY TO A MAN'S HEART IS THROUGH HIS STOMACH"
The evolution of this saying appears to be almost as indirect as the route to a man's heart. The American statesman John Adams wrote in a letter , 'The shortest road to men's hearts is down their throats,' and some years later Richard Ford's 'A Handbook for Travellers in Spain' advised, 'The way to many an honest heart lies through the belly.' A few years later, Miss Mulock observed in 'John Halifax, Gentleman' that the stomach was the way to an Englishman's heart. Fifteen years after that, the writer Fanny Fern broadened the idea to include all men in 'Willis Parton' (c. 1872), rendering the saying in its current form." From "Wise Words and Wives' Tales: The Origins, Meanings and Time-Honored Wisdom of Proverbs and Folk Sayings Olde and New" by Stuart Flexner and Doris Flexner (Avon Books, New York, 1993).
However this saying came into our culture, here at O'Live A Little we know that "Food Gifts Always Make the Best Gifts!". And, there is nothing more satisfying for the "Dad" in your life than enjoying delicious goodies specially selected for him by you!
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