The making of a gourmet, if the theory is accepted that a gourmet can be made, is a tricky thing which depends on all the circumstances and accidents of time, place, and perhaps the stars. I am convinced that it can de done, given one supreme requisite: good taste.
I do not mean the kind of taste which is one of the five or six physical senses. Almost every normal human being has this sense, in some degree …
… Good taste is an innate thing, a natural and inherent perception of right and wrong. It stretches from knowing what shoes or tie to wear with what dress or suit, to how to behave in bed.
(1908 – 1992)
A Stew or a Story: An Assortment of Short Works
“Gourmets Are Made — Not Born”