Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Quotable Quotes #2

The most remarkable thing about my mother is that for thirty years she served the family nothing but leftovers.  The original meal has never been found.  ~Calvin Trillin

As for butter versus margarine, I trust cows more than chemists.  ~Joan Gussow

Life is a combination of magic and pasta.  ~Federico Fellini

Don't eat anything your great-grandmother wouldn't recognize as food."  ~Michael Pollan

A fruit is a vegetable with looks and money.  Plus, if you let fruit rot, it turns into wine, something Brussels sprouts never do.  ~P.J. O'Rourke

The trouble with eating Italian food is that five or six days later you're hungry again.  ~George Miller

Fish, to taste right, must swim three times - in water, in butter, and in wine.  ~Polish Proverb

Cooking is like love.  It should be entered into with abandon or not at all.  ~Harriet Van Horne, "Not for Jiffy Cooks," Vogue magazine, 1956

Cheese - milk's leap toward immortality.  ~Clifton Fadiman

To the old saying that man built the house but woman made of it a "home" might be added the modern supplement that woman accepted cooking as a chore but man has made of it a recreation.  ~Emily Post

A recipe has no soul. You, as the cook, must bring soul to the recipe. ~Thomas Keller

Bread deals with living things, with giving life, with growth, with the seed, the grain that nurtures.  It is not coincidence that we say bread is the staff of life.  ~Lionel Poilane

A nickel will get you on the subway, but garlic will get you a seat.  ~Old New York Proverb

We are living in a world today where lemonade is made from artificial flavors and furniture polish is made from real lemons.  ~Alfred E. Newman

Rice is born in water and must die in wine.  ~Italian Proverb

There is one thing more exasperating than a wife who can cook and won't, and that's a wife who can't cook and will.  ~Robert Frost

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