Английская пословица о том, что если женщина хочет добиться хорошего расположения к ней мужчины, то верный путь — вкусно накормить его.
Пословица указана в Оксфордском словаре пословиц "The Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs":
"The way to a man's heart is through his stomach", анг.
(Путь к сердцу мужчины лежит через желудок).
The shortest road to men's hearts is down their throats. [1814 J. Adams Letter 15 Apr. in Works (1851) VI. 505]
The way to many an honest heart lies through the belly. [1845 R. Ford Hand-Book for Travellers in Spain i. i.]
‘Christmas dinners will be much in request.’ ‘There's a saying that the way to an Englishman's heart is through his stomach.’ [1857 D. M. Mulock John Halifax, Gentleman xxx.]
The way to a man's heart wasn't through his stomach, it was through an appreciation of what interested him. [1975 A. Price Our Man in Camelot v.]
What she meant was in a home she could bake things and make meals for him... The way to man's heart is through his stomach. [1986 J. W. Rider Jersey Tomatoes xv.]
‘And remember ladies—the way to a man's heart is through his stomach.’ ‘Unfortunately, you have to get it past his gag reflex first.’ [2001 Washington Post 6 Jan. C11 (Piranha Club comic strip)].