If Eskimos have N words for snow, X surely have Y words for Z.
So it's pleasing to see this iteration of the ur-snowclone, from Jeff Potter's new book, Cooking for Geeks (p. 258):
If Eskimos have N words for describing snow, the French and
Italians have N+1 words for describing dishes involving egg yolks.
Here's the relevant snippet:
We shouldn't be too surprised that Potter is getting all meta with the snowclone, given that this is the type of cookbook that includes a guide to the metric system from Randall Munroe of xkcd, not to mention (immediately preceding the section on egg yolks) an "Optimal Cake-Cutting Algorithm for N People." This is clearly our kind of geekery.
(Hat tip, Jens Fiederer.)