I am busy working on actual “work stuff” today, and really don’t have much time to devote to the kitchen at the moment, so I thought I would give you some food for thought from others in the know today. Fortunately, I usually have time to do both, however, there are those days when time just flies by and I fill my day with to much and not nearly enough time to get everything done. “These things, they do happen”, “Carlotta, from Phantom of the Opera.
“Dining is the privilege of civilization … The nation which knows how to dine has learnt the leading lesson of progress”.
~ Isabella Beeton, from The Book of Household Management~
“Skillful and refined cookery has always been a feature of the most glorious epochs of history”.
~ Lucien Tendret~
“If we don’t watch out, the pleasure to be gained from the discriminating enjoyment of food will be lost. It may not be long before the art of fine cooking is viewed as the invention of a handful of snobs … A whole aspect of living well, of civilization itself, is threatened with extinction”.
~ Benoit Groult, from “La Mer a la Cuisine”, in Loaves & Wishes~
“No matter where I take my guests, it seems they like my kitchen best”.
~ Pennsylvania Dutch saying~
” You don’t have to cook anything fancy or complicated masterpieces. Just good food from fresh ingredients”.
~ Julia Child~