Two more French expressions:
Le flambeau de l’amour s’allume à la cuisine :
Literally: The flame of love is kindled in the kitchen:
The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach.
Le ventre ennoblit :
Literally: The belly enobles:
Shakespeare: ‘Julius Caesar’:
“Let me have men about me that are fat…
Yon Cassius has a lean and hungry look.”
Taken from: ‘Don’t Toss Granny in the Begonias: Faut pas Pousser Mémé dans les Begonias’ by Hélène Claudel-Gilly and Primrose Arnander.