is and always was a
great artistic opportunity.
--Frank Lloyd Wright
we no longer have good cooking in the
world, we will have no literature, nor high
and sharp intelligence, nor friendly
gatherings, no social harmony.
|There is a communion
of more than our bodies when bread is
broken and wine drunk. And that is my
answer, when people ask me: Why do you
write about hunger, and not wars or
--M.F.K. Fisher (The Gastronomical
never worry about diets. The only carrots
that interest me are the number you get in
-- Mae West (Robbins)
the pure of heart can make a good soup.
-- Beethoven (Robbins)
is a combination of magic and pasta.
|When treasures are
recipes they are less clearly, less
distinctly remembered than when they are
tangible objects. They evoke however quite
as vivid a feeling-that is, to some of use
who, considering cooking an art, feel that
a way of cooking can
produce something that approaches an
What more can one say? If
one had the choice of again hearing
Pachmann play the two Chopin sonatas or
dining once more at the Cafe Anglais, which
would one choose?
--Alice B. Toklas (The Alice B.
Helen (ed.) Cooks Quotations. New York:
Exley, 1994. Fisher, M.F.K. The
Gastronomical Me. in The Art of Eating. New
York: Collier, 1990