Back to Business in the Kitchen

It is once again time to be back in the kitchen, where I belong; one of my safe places.  In just a bit, I will be down making a big pot of soup and hopefully baking some bread as well.  Even though the weather is not exactly soup weather at the moment, that’s what we are hungry for, so that’s what’s cooking.  You will all just have to wait until tomorrow to see what kind I make.

In the meantime, I leave you with some more food for thought, or thoughts for food.  Either way, it’s all the same.


“It’s in the kitchen that confidences are exchanged, that family life takes place; it’s among the remains of a meal or when you’re elbow-deep in peelings that you ask yourself what life is all about, rather than when you are in an armchair in the sitting room”.

~ Benoite Groult, French Writer, from La Mer de la Cuisine, Loaves & Wishes~

Décès de l’écrivaine Benoîte Groult, figure du féminisme


” … a friend … showed me the kitchen in her new home with the words, “This is my office”.  I knew what she meant.  This is where I do the work I want to, the work I like and enjoy”.

~ Shash Deshpande, Indian Novelist~


” From morning till night, sounds drift from the kitchen, most of them familiar and comforting … On days when warmth is the most important need of the human heart, the kitchen is the place you can find it; it dries the wet sock, it cools the hot little brain”.

~ E. B. White, author of Charlotte’s Web and Stuart Little~

~ Barbara Costikyan, American Advertising Executive~


“… devote all the time and resources at your disposal to the building up of a fine kitchen.  It will be, as it should be, the most comforting and comfortable room in the house”.

` Elizabeth David, British Cookbook Author~

I very deliberately chose the quotes I did for today.  I wanted and needed to find my safe space again; my safe space in my kitchen, since after all,  “This is where I do the work I want to, the work I like and enjoy”.





Author: ajeanneinthekitchen

I have worked in the restaurant and catering industry for 35 years. I attended 2 culinary schools in Southern California, and have a degree in culinary arts from the Southern California School of Culinary Arts, as well as a few other degrees in other areas. I love to cook and I love to feed people.

31 thoughts on “Back to Business in the Kitchen”

  1. I’ve been craving soup too and it’s in the 90s here. Instead I’ve got a big pot of gravy (sauce) on the stove already fried up the meatballs and even threw in my left over rib eye steak in there. I made the dough for Italian bread in the bread maker and it is rising in the counter.

    Have a wonderful Sunday Jeanne!💜

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      1. Life is tough, and unjust at times. I know this stuff hurts. Hold on to what’s true to you and you will always find like minded people who will love and support you. Let the rest go. Life is too short to waste your energy, hurt anger on them 💕

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