The famed contralto Ernestine Schumann-Heink was noted for her love of food. Her friend and fellow gourmand Enrico Caruso entered a restaurant one evening and found her, already seated, preparing to attack an enormous steak.
"Stina," he said, "surely you are not going to eat that alone?" "No, no, not alone," replied Schumann-Heink. "Mit potatoes!"