Quotes from The Virago Book of Food: The Joy of Eating
In Switzerland we had a vile tempered cook named Marguerite. Her one idea, after being generally disagreeable, was to earn enough to own a small chalet on some high peak where she could cater to mountain climbers. While she was certainly not born with a silver spoon in her mouth - although it was large enough to accommodate several - I am convinced she arrived with a cooking spoon in her hand. If she attained her ideal, many a climber will feel it worth while to scale a perilous peak to reach her kitchen.
The Joy of Cooking