"There is very little evidence that [Rilke] was interested in breakfasts (except for one occasion when he first discovered in 1901 a California health food — Quaker Oats — and enthusiastically sent a packet to his future wife, with the recipe: Boil water, add oats)."Hahaha. It amuses me to picture Rilke sending this to his future wife. Who needs poetry when you have oats?
--from Robert Hass's intro to The Selected Poetry of Rainer Maria Rilke
In all seriousness, though, if someone mailed me a packet of oats (complete with flawless instructions), I'd probably consider marrying him, too.