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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 ?
When the various pieces of Bichette, placed here and there upon the embers, were sufficiently broiled, each man satisfied his hunger with the gluttony that disgusts us when we see it in animals.
Again, with the hunger madness of a wild beast, I sprang forward to seize those tempting dishes; but, as before, the light went out and I came to a sudden stop against a hard wall.
For several hours Tarzan lolled upon his swaying, leafy couch until once again hunger and thirst suggested an excursion.
And then, at last, one hot midday, dizzy with hunger, we gained the divide.
And so they reminiscenced and drowned their hunger in the raw, sour wine.
But the hawk refused to come down and give battle, and the cub crawled away into a thicket and whimpered his disappointment and hunger.
When the winter came the Grasshopper had no food and found itself dying of hunger, while it saw the ants distributing every day corn and grain from the stores they had collected in the summer.
The sharp rocks cut through his pants' legs till his knees left a trail of blood; but the hurt was lost in the hurt of his hunger.
If ye do not run quickly to your work," he cried, "you will receive no wage; and if ye die of hunger, who will care.
She took the little maiden, on her arm, and both flew in brightness and in joy so high, so very high, and then above was neither cold, nor hunger, nor anxiety--they were with God.
They slunk away a few yards and squatted upon their haunches, hatred and baffled hunger gleaming from their savage eyes.
A boy's appetite grows very fast, and in a few moments the queer, empty feeling had become hunger, and the hunger grew bigger and bigger, until soon he was as ravenous as a bear.
A hunger ariseth out of my beauty: I should like to injure those I illumine; I should like to rob those I have gifted:--thus do I hunger for wickedness.
The characteristic mark by which we recognize a series of actions which display hunger is not the animal's mental state, which we cannot observe, but something in its bodily behaviour; it is this observable trait in the bodily behaviour that I am proposing to call "hunger," not some possibly mythical and certainly unknowable ingredient of the animal's mind.
Their mother, catching them at these pranks, began reminding them in Levin's presence of the trouble their mischief gave to the grown-up people, and that this trouble was all for their sake, and that if they smashed the cups they would have nothing to drink their tea out of, and that if they wasted the milk, they would have nothing to eat, and die of hunger.