Sin or Appetite for Life, Gourmandise as seen by Maud and Maupassant

Is gourmandise one of the cardinal sins or a sign of an appetite for life?

Unwrapping one of the Papillotes from Revillon after the Chocolate Show, I found these good words from Guy de Maupassant:

"Of all passions, Gourmandise seems to me to be the only one respectable"

From Toulouse, Maud on the other hand, let us wonder in her Gourmandise shot (below via Flickr, October 24)

Gourmandise

So sin or sign of life?

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