and always was a great artistic opportunity.
--Frank Lloyd Wright (Robbins)
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.
--Maire-Antoine Careme (Exley)
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 love?
--M.F.K. Fisher (The Gastronomical Me)
never worry about diets. The only carrots that interest
me are the number you get in a diamond.
-- 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
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
can produce something that approaches an
What more can one say? If one had
of again hearing Pachmann play the two Chopin sonatas
or dining once more at the Cafe Anglais, which would one
--Alice B. Toklas (
The Alice B. Toklas CookBook)
Exley, Helen (ed.) Cooks Quotations. New York: Exley,
1994. Fisher, M.F.K. The Gastronomical Me. in The Art
of Eating. New York: Collier, 1990