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hunger is a good sauce

Food tastes better when one is hungry. Don't worry too much about what to feed the hikers. Hunger is a good sauce, and they're going to love whatever you serve them.
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hunger is the best spice

Food tastes better when one is hungry. Don't worry too much about what to feed the hikers. Hunger is the best spice, and they're going to love whatever you serve them.
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hunger after something

Fig. to crave for something, not necessarily food. I hunger after some old-fashioned gospel music. Mary hungered after something fattening, such as ice cream or even a baked potato with sour cream.
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hunger for someone or something

to desire someone or something; to yearn for someone or something. I hunger for you. I want you madly. He looked at the cake and you could see he was hungering for it. The prisoner was consumed with a hunger for freedom.
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Hunger is the best sauce.

Prov. Everything tastes especially good when you are hungry, because you are so eager to eat it. After our twenty-mile hike, we stopped at a little roadside restaurant. It may have been that they made the most delicious food in the world there, or it may have been that hunger was the best sauce.
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(strictly) from hunger

Sl. very mediocre; acceptable only when nothing else is available. This kind of entertainment is from hunger. The singer was strictly from hunger.
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(strictly) from hunger

mod. very strange; acceptable only when nothing else is available. The singer was strictly from hunger.
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from hunger

verb
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References in classic literature ?
I, of course, threw it all on my destiny, posed as hungering and thirsting for light, and finally resorted to the most powerful weapon in the subjection of the female heart, a weapon which never fails one.