"To be poor may be a misfortune, but it is not a fault. What does it matter if some may sneer at your thread-bare carpets and frugal fare? The discipline of poverty and the self-denial it involves will often strengthen a character which the luxury of riches would enervate." Mary Harrison, The Skilful Cook, 1884
"Let not the beautiful woman glory in her pretty face or figure, neither the immaculate housekeeper glory in her ability: let not the woman of hospitality glory in her good cooking or homey atmosphere, nor the writer glory in her accomplishments.
But rather let her that glorieth glory in this, that she knows God and is growing in His wisdom and understanding." Jeremiah 9:24-25 (paraphrased)