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a most precioussssss idea

By on Jul 15, 2015 in quotes | 0 comments

If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.

J.R.R. Tolkein

MFK Fisher on baking bread

By on Jul 10, 2015 in quotes | 0 comments

The smell of good bread baking, like the sound of lightly flowing water, is indescribable in its evocation of innocence and delight…

[Breadmaking 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

Sing it, Julia!

By on Jun 23, 2015 in quotes | 0 comments

I think every woman should have a blowtorch.

Julia Child

Pollan on prioritizing

By on Jun 9, 2015 in quotes | 0 comments

While it is true that many people simply can’t afford to pay more for food, either in money or time or both, many more of us can. After all, just in the last decade or two we’ve somehow found the time in the day to spend several hours on the internet and the money in the budget not only to pay for broadband service, but to cover a second phone bill and a new monthly bill for television, formerly free. For the majority of Americans, spending more for better food is less a matter of ability than priority.

— Michael Pollan

Anthony Bourdain, how I love thee

By on May 26, 2015 in quotes | 0 comments

“But I do think the idea that basic cooking skills are a virtue, that the ability to feed yourself and a few others with proficiency should be taught to every young man and woman as a fundamental skill, should become as vital to growing up as learning to wipe one’s own ass, cross the street by oneself, or be trusted with money.”

— Anthony Bourdain