Hunger is the best sauce

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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References in classic literature ?
"You must remember, my boy," answered the Pigeon, "that hunger is the best sauce!"
If hunger is the best sauce, setting and expectation must also be among the better sauces in the firmament.