The people who can most successfully lose weight and maintain a healthy life style are foodies. When it comes to healthy eating, people who know how to cook and make ingredients taste good have a distinct advantage over those who can’t.
We are living in a world today where lemonade is made from artificial flavors and furniture polish is made from real lemons.
I’ll bet what motivated the British to colonize so much of the world is that they were just looking for a decent meal.
We don’t need a melting pot in this country, folks. We need a salad bowl. In a salad bowl, you put in the different things. You want the vegetables - the lettuce, the cucumbers, the onions, the green peppers - to maintain their identity. You appreciate differences.
A fruit is a vegetable with looks and money. Plus, if you let fruit rot, it turns into wine, something Brussels sprouts never do.
Breadbaking is one of those almost hypnotic businesses, like a dance from some ancient ceremony. It leaves you filled with one of the world’s sweetest smells… there is no chiropractic treatment, no Yoga exercise, no hour of meditation in a music-throbbing chapel, that will leave you emptier of bad thoughts than this homely ceremony of making bread.
M.F.K. Fisher, The Art of Eating
There’s something intrinsically childlike and fun about using a salad spinner.
The only real stumbling block is fear of failure. In cooking you’ve got to have a what-the-hell attitude.
I don’t like food that’s too carefully arranged; it makes me think that the chef is spending too much time arranging and not enough time cooking. If I wanted a picture I’d buy a painting.
Eating is really one of your indoor sports. You play three times a day, and it’s well worth while to make the game as pleasant as possible.
A recipe has no soul. You, as the cook, must bring soul to the recipe.
Preach not to others what they should eat, but eat as becomes you, and be silent.
Epictetus (55 AD - 135 AD)
If more of us valued food and cheer above hoarded gold, it would be a much merrier world.
An empty belly is the best cook.
I eat merely to put food out of my mind.