Baker’s Hours

Quotes of the Day

May 19, 2009“Don’t take salt for granted. Use only high quality, mostly sea salt. The ‘blue box’ works only for cleaning oil spills on the floor.” ~Chef George Mavrothalassitis

May 18, 2009“Candy doesn’t have to have a point. That’s why it’s candy.” ~Charlie Bucket, Charlie & the Chocolate Factory

May 17, 2009“He who eats alone chokes alone.”~Arab Proverb

May 16, 2009“I like to drink wine more than I used to.” ~Vito Corleone, The Godfather

May 15, 2009“Self-discipline implies some unpleasant things to me, including staying away from chocolate and keeping my hands out of women’s pants.” ~Oleg Kiselev

May 14, 2009“So long as the sugar is on the tongue, you feel the sweetness in taste. Similarly, so long as the heart has love, peace and devotion, you feel the bliss.” ~Sri Sathya Sai Baba

May 13, 2009“You can find your way across this country using burger joint the way a navigator uses stars….We have munched Bridge burgers in the shadow of the Brooklyn Bridge and Cable burgers hard by the Golden Gate, Dixie burgers in the sunny South and Yankee Doodle burgers in the North….We had a Capitol Burger — guess where. And so help us, in the inner courtyard of the Pentagon, a Penta burger.” ~Charles Kuralt

May 12, 2009“A hot dog at the ball park is better than steak at the Ritz.” ~Humphrey Bogart

May 11, 2009“I belong to Bridegrooms Anonymous. Whenever I feel like getting married, they send over a lady in a housecoat and hair curlers to burn my toast for me.” ~Dick Martin

May 10, 2009 – “A mother is a person who seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care for pie.” ~Tenneva Jordan

May 9 2009“My advice to you is not to inquire why or whither, but just enjoy your ice cream while it’s on your plate. That’s my philosophy.” ~Thornton Wilder

May 8, 2009“Fruit only angers my need for chocolate.” ~Jason Love

May 7, 2009 – “Twill make old women young and fresh,
Create new motions of the flesh.
And cause them long for you know what,
If they but taste of chocolate.”
~James Wadworth

May 6, 2009“Everyone has the talent to some degree: even making a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, you know whether it tastes better to you with raspberry jam or grape jelly; on chewy pumpernickel or white toast.” ~Anna Shapiro, ‘A Feast of Words’ (1996)

May 5, 2009“There’s nothing better than good sex. But bad sex? A peanut butter and jelly sandwich is better than bad sex.” ~Billy Joel

May 4, 2009“There’s mad cow, bird flu, now swine flu. You don’t ever hear of people getting sick from eating spam.” ~Ed Morita

May 3, 2009“If you get melted chocolate all over your hands, you’re eating it too slowly.” ~Author Unknown

May 2, 2009“Chocolate is the only aromatherapy I need.” ~Jasmine Heiler

May 1, 2009“Chocolate is like medicine – but as with medicine, the key is the proper dose. Don’t overdo it.” ~Edward “Grandpa” Jones

April 30, 2009“If there’s no chocolate in heaven, I’m not going.” ~Author Unknown

April 29, 2009“Even if you don’t drink cook with wine.” ~Chef George Mavrothalassitis

April 28, 2009“Chocolate remedies adversity.” ~Jareb Teague

April 27, 2009“Ice cream is happiness condensed.” ~Jessi Lane Adams

April 26, 2009“There are four basic food groups: milk chocolate, dark chocolate, white chocolate, and chocolate truffles.” ~Author Unknown

April 25, 2009“Contrary to common belief, irradiation does NOT make the food radioactive. Some people are concerned that irradiation can inadvertently produce unwanted chemical changes in the food. It is worth noting that similar effects are produced by cooking foods using high heat, particularly that produced by a charcoal grill.” ~James J. Kovalcin

April 24, 2009“I don’t drown my sorrows; I suffocate them with chocolate chip cookies.” ~Author Unknown

April 23, 2009“Seize the moment. Remember all those women on the Titanic who waved off the dessert cart.” ~Erma Bombeck

April 22, 2009 “Cookies are made of butter and love.” ~Norwegian Proverb

April 21, 2009“Don’t wreck a sublime chocolate experience by feeling guilty.” ~Lora Brody

April 20, 2009“Research tells us fourteen out of any ten individuals likes chocolate.”  ~Sandra Boynton

April 19, 2009“Age does not diminish the extreme disappointment of having a scoop of ice cream fall from the cone.” ~Jim Fiebig

April 18, 2009“I prefer to regard a dessert as I would imagine the perfect woman: subtle, a little bittersweet, not blowsy and extrovert. Delicately made up, not highly rouged. Holding back, not exposing everything and, of course, with a flavor that lasts.” ~Graham Kerr

April 17, 2009“I like cinnamon rolls, but I don’t always have time to make a pan. That’s why I wish they would sell cinnamon roll incense. After all I’d rather light a stick and have my roommate wake up with false hopes.” ~Mitch Hedberg

April 16, 2009“Look, there’s no metaphysics on earth like chocolates.” ~Fernando Pessoa

April 15, 2009“Strength is the capacity to break a chocolate bar into four pieces with your bare hands – and then eat just one of the pieces.” ~Judith Viorst

April 14, 2009“I didn’t really like sushi until I moved out to L.A.” ~Scott Wolf

April 13, 2009“A boy doesn’t have to go to war to be a hero; he can say he doesn’t like pie when he sees there isn’t enough to go around.” ~E.W. Howe

April 12, 2009“Censorship is telling a man he can’t have a steak just because a baby can’t chew it.” ~Mark Twain

April 11, 2009“Always serve too much hot fudge sauce on hot fudge sundaes. It makes people overjoyed, and puts them in your debt.” ~Judith Olney

April 10, 2009“Ice cream is exquisite. What a pity it isn’t illegal.” ~Voltaire

April 9, 2009 – “You will never get out of pot or pan anything fundamentally better than what went into it. Cooking is not alchemy; there is no magic in the pot.” ~Martha McCulloch-Williams ‘Dishes & Beverages Of The Old South’

April 8, 2009I dislike this quote“I went to a fancy french restaurant called “Deja Vu.” The headwaiter said, “Don’t I know you?”” ~Rod Schmidt

April 7, 2009“There are two kinds of people in the world: those who love chocolate, and communists.” ~Leslie Moak Murray

April 6, 2009“You rely on your feelings when you cook, not your taste buds.” ~Old Wen ‘Eat Drink Man Woman’

April 5, 2009“It is the Americans who have managed to crown minced beef as hamburger, and to send it round the world so that even the fussy French have taken to le boeuf hache, le hambourgaire.” ~Julia Child

April 4, 2009“Stressed spelled backwards is desserts. Coincidence? I think not!” ~Author Unknown

April 3, 2009“The lemon tart, for instance: I’ve been doing the same lemon tart for fifteen years. I can’t make it any better. To me, it’s perfect.” ~Thomas Keller

April 2, 2009“Hors D’oeuvre: A ham sandwich cut into forty pieces” ~Jack Benny

April 1, 2009“Without ice cream, there would be darkness and chaos.” ~Don Kardong

March 31, 2009“Dip me in chocolate and throw me to the Lesbians” ~t-shirt

March 30, 2009“I want to have a good body, but not as much as I want dessert.” ~Jason Love

March 29, 2009“Life is uncertain. Eat dessert first.” ~Ernestine Ulmer

March 28, 2009“I doubt whether the world holds for anyone a more soul-stirring surprise than the first adventure with ice cream.” ~Heywood Broun

March 27, 2009“It’s so difficult. Sometimes if I have dessert, I think, ‘Well, I blew it.’ That’s something I need to work on and control. But still there’s nothing like a buffet.” ~Donna Dixon

March 26, 2009 – “I feel a recipe is only a theme, which an intelligent cook can play each time with a variation.” ~Madam Benoit

March 25, 2009 – “People say that I’m a hypocrite, because I eat burgers…but I won’t wear fur. But I’m not a hypocrite. I only wear fake fur” ~Paris Hilton

March 24, 2009 – “Love doesn’t just sit there like a stone; it has to be made, like bread, remade all the time, made new.” ~Ursula K. Le Guin

March 23, 2009 – “Only dull people are brilliant at breakfast.” ~Oscar Wilde
March 22, 2009 – “A good cook is like a sorceress who dispenses happiness.” ~Elsa Schiaparelli

March 21, 2009 – “America lacks the decadence required for a truly great coffeehouse. But we’re acquiring it, I think.” ~Great Food Almanac

March 20, 2009 – “My soul is dark with stormy riot, Directly traceable to diet.” ~Samuel Hoffenstein

March 19,2009“Sex & Candy playing on the radio, which brings to mind the question; Couldn’t we all use more Sex & Candy in our lives?” ~Ed Morita

March 18, 2009 – “Theoretically speaking, if you have All Purpose flour, All Spice, and Water; you should be able to make everything.” ~Ed Morita

March 17, 2009“DO RE MI BEER!” ~Homer J. Simpson

March 16, 2009“My therapist told me the way to achieve true inner peace is to finish what I start. So far today, I have finished 2 bags of M&M’s and a chocolate cake. I feel better already.” ~Dave Barry

March 15, 2009“If you like your fish ‘well done,’ please eat something else. Do not kill fish twice” ~Chef George Mavrothalassitis

March 14, 2009“These high wild hills and rough uneven ways. Draw out our miles and make them wearisome; But yet your fair discourse hath been as sugar, Making the hard way sweet and delectable.” ~William Shakespeare

March 13, 2009 – “The secret of a great dish is mostly techniques and “savoir faire” to enhance flavors. Finish with a touch of love.” ~Chef George Mavrothalassitis

March 12, 2009“Raising daughters is like cooking a meal. You lose your appetite by the time you’re finished.” ~Chu, Eat Drink Man Woman

March 11, 2009“The end of a novel, like the end of a children’s dinner-party, must be made up of sweetmeats and sugar-plums.” ~Anthony Trollope

March 10, 2009“I give you bitter pills in sugar coating. The pills are harmless: the poison is in the sugar.” ~Stanislaw Jerzy Lec

March 9, 2009“When I was a child and the snow fell, my mother always rushed to the kitchen and made snow ice cream and divinity fudge-egg whites, sugar and pecans, mostly. It was a lark then and I always associate divinity fudge with snowstorms.” ~Eudora Welty

March 8, 2009“Ecstasy is a glassful of tea and a piece of sugar in the mouth.” ~Alexander Pushkin

March 7, 2009“If you are bitter at heart, sugar in the mouth will not help you.” ~Yiddish Proverb

March 6, 2009 – “Only Irish coffee provides in a single glass all four essential food groups: alcohol, caffeine, sugar and fat” ~Alex Levin

March 5, 2009 – “Everything in this room is eatable. In fact even I am eatable, but that is called canabalism my dear children and is frowned upon in most civilizations.” ~Johnny Depp as Willy Wonka, Charlie & the Chocolate Factory

March 4, 2009“My food is only as good as the expression on your face.” ~Chu, Eat Drink Man Woman

March 3, 2009“Cheese is milk’s leap toward immortality.” ~Clifton Fadiman

March 2, 2009“We seldom report of having eaten too little.” ~Thomas Jefferson

March 1, 2009“Let the stoics say what they please, we do not eat for the good of living, but because the meat is savory and the appetite is keen.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

February 28, 2009“Food probably has a very great influence on the condition of men. Wine exercises a more visible influence, food does it more slowly but perhaps just as surely. Who knows if a well-prepared soup was not responsible for the pneumatic pump or a poor one for a war?” ~ George C. Lichtenberg

February 27, 2009“He who does not mind his belly, will hardly mind anything else.” ~Samuel Johnson

February 26, 2009“The most dangerous food to eat is a wedding cake.” ~Proverb

February 25, 2009“When a man’s stomach is full it makes no difference whether he is rich or poor.” ~Euripides

February 24, 2009 – “There are more old drunks than there are old doctors.” ~Willie Nelson

February 23, 2009“When one has tasted it he knows what the angels eat.” ~Mark Twain

February 22, 2009“One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.” ~Virginia Wolfe

February 21, 2009“There is no bad whiskey, there are only some whiskeys that aren’t as good as others” ~ Raymond Chandler

February 20, 2009 – “Democracy is two wolves & a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote!” ~Ben Franklin

February 19, 2009 – “Nothing heals the soul like chocolate … It’s God’s apology for broccoli.” ~ Richard Paul Evans

February 18, 2009 – “All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.” ~Charles M. Schulz

February 17, 2009“I am prepared to believe that a dry martini slightly impairs the palate, but think what it does for the soul.” ~Alec Waugh

February 16, 2009 – “You’re working hard to put food on your family.” ~George W. Bush

February 15, 2009“Bubble gum I think is gross. Bubble gum I hate the most.” ~Johnny Depp as Willy Wonka, Charlie & the Chocolate Factory

February 14, 2009 – Peter Gallagher: “Valentine’s Day is not a holiday, Rosh Hashanah, that’s a holiday, Memorial Day, yes a holiday … you know who invented Valentine’s day?”
Kelly Rowan: “St Valentine?”
Peter Gallagher: “Hershey’s and Hallmark”
~From The O.C.

February 13, 2009 – “Food is a central activity of mankind and one of the single most significant trademarks of a culture.” ~Mark Kurlansky

February 12, 2009 – “Food to a large extent is what holds a society together and eating is closely linked to deep spiritual experiences.” ~Peter Farb and George Armelagos ‘Consuming Passions: The Anthropology of Eating’

February 11, 2009 – “Food for all is a necessity. Food should not be a merchandise, to be bought and sold as jewels are bought and sold by those who have the money to buy. Food is a human necessity, like water and air, it should be available.” ~Pearl Buck

February 10, 2009 – “Birthdays are nature’s way of telling us to eat more cake.” ~Unknown

February 9, 2009 – “In our opinion food should be sniffed lustily at table, both as a matter of precaution and as a matter of enjoyment, the sniffing of it to be regarded in the same light as the tasting of it.” ~E.B. White

February 8, 2009 – “Anyone who thinks they’re too grown up or too sophisticated to eat caramel corn, is not invited to my house for dinner” ~Ruth Reichl

February 7, 2009“The discovery of a new dish does more for the happiness of mankind than the discovery of a star.” ~Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

February 6, 2009 – “Take me down to the bar! We’ll drink breakfast together!” ~W.C. Fields

February 5, 2009“Even were a cook to cook a fly, he would keep the breast for himself.” ~Polish Proverb

February 4, 2009“Fish, to taste right, must swim three times — in water, in butter and in wine.” ~Polish Proverb

February 3, 2009“Cookery has become a noble art, a noble science; cooks are gentlemen.” ~Robert Burton

February 2, 2009“A hungry stomach seldoms scorns plain food.” ~Horace

February 1, 2009“A good meal makes a man feel more charitable toward the world than any sermon.” ~Arthur Pendenys

January 31, 2009“Hunger finds no fault with the cooking.” ~Proverb

January 30, 2009“Savory seasonings stimulate the appetite.” ~Latin Proverb

January 29, 2009“Fervet olla, vivit amicitia: While the pot boils, friendship endures. (Meaning the man who gives good dinners has plenty of friends).” ~Latin Proverb

January 28, 2009“Man is what he eats.” ~German Proverb

January 27, 2009“Hunger is the best sauce in the world.” ~Cervantes

January 26, 2009 – “Kissing don’t last: cookery do.” ~George Meredith

January 25, 2009“A good cook is the peculiar gift of the gods. He must be a perfect creature from the brain to the palate, from the palate to the finger’s end.” ~Walter Savage Landor

January 24, 2009 – “Strange to see how a good dinner and feasting reconciles everybody.” ~Samuel Pepys

January 23, 2009“Cooking is like love. It should be entered into with abandon or not at all.” ~Harriet Van Horne

January 22, 2000 –  “There is one thing more exasperating than a wife who can cook and won’t, and that’s a wife who can’t cook and will.” ~Robert Frost

January 21, 2009 – “Always throw spilled salt over your left shoulder…plant roses & lavender, for luck. Fall in love whenever you can” ~Alice Hoffman

January 20, 2009 – “Anybody gone into Whole Foods lately and see what they charge for arugula? I mean, they’re charging a lot of money for this stuff.” ~Barack Obama

January 18, 2009 –  “Artichokes … are just plain annoying … After all the trouble you go to, you get about as much actual ‘food’ out of eating an artichoke as you would from licking thirty or forty postage stamps. Have the shrimp cocktail instead.” ~Miss Piggy

January 17, 2009 –  “I will not eat oysters. I want my food dead. Not sick. Not wounded. Dead.” ~Woody Allen

January 16, 2009 – “You better cut the pizza in four pieces because I’m not hungry enough to eat six.” ~Yogi Berra

January 15, 2009 – “Anything is good if it’s made of chocolate.” ~Jo Brand

January 14, 2009 – “There are people in the world so hungry, that God cannot appear to them except in the form of bread.” ~Mahatma Gandhi

January 13, 2009 – “Is an Orange orange because it’s orange, or is orange orange because of the Orange?” ~Ed Morita

January 12, 2009 – “Work is the curse of the drinking classes.” ~Oscar Wilde

January 11, 2009 – “After a good dinner one can forgive anybody, even one’s own relatives.” ~Oscar Wilde

January 10, 2009 – “Mosquitoes remind us that we are not as high up on the food chain as we think” ~Tom Wilson

January 9, 2009 – “I cook with wine, sometimes I even add it to the food.” ~W.C. Fields

January 8, 2009 – “I am not a glutton – I am an explorer of food” ~Erma Bombeck

January 7, 2009 – “Food, one assumes, provides nourishment; but Americans eat it fully aware that small amounts of poison have been added to improve its appearance and delay its putrefaction.” ~John Cage

January 6, 2009 – “Once, during Prohibition, I was forced to live for days on nothing but food and water.” ~W.C. Fields

January 5, 2009 –  “Food is our common ground, a universal experience.” ~James Beard

January 4, 2009 – “Let your food be your medicine, and your medicine be your food.” ~Hippocrates

January 3, 2009 – “All I ask of food is that it doesn’t harm me.” ~Michael Palin

January 2, 2009 – “Food is not about impressing people. It’s about making them feel comfortable.” ~Ina Garten

January 1, 2009 –  “Now there are more overweight people in America than average-weight people. So overweight people are now average… which means, you have met your New Year’s resolution.” ~Jay Leno

December 31, 2008“The proper behavior all through the holiday season is to be drunk. This drunkenness culminates on New Year’s Eve, when you get so drunk you kiss the person you’re married to.” ~P. J. O’Rourke

December 30, 2008 – “I eat merely to put food out of my mind.” ~N.F. Simpson

December 29, 2008 – “I come from a family where gravy is considered a beverage.” ~Erma Bombeck

December 28, 2008“We think fast food is equivalent to pornography, nutritionally speaking.”  ~Steve Elbert

December 27, 2008“Avoid fruits and nuts. You are what you eat.” ~Jim Davis

December 26, 2008“It is after you have lost your teeth that you can afford to buy steaks.” ~Pierre August Renoir

December 25, 2008“The worst gift is a fruitcake. There is only one fruitcake in the entire world, and people keep sending it to each other.” ~Johnny Carson

December 24, 2008“Men: No shirt, No Service. Women: No shirt, Free Drinks” ~Bar Sign

December 23, 2008“Never argue at the dinner table, for the one who is not hungry always gets the best of the argument.” ~Richard Whateley

December 22, 2008 – “The only time to eat diet food is while you’re waiting for the steak to cook” ~Julia Child

December 21, 2008 – “Why does man kill? He kills for food. And not only food: frequently there must be a beverage.” ~Woody Allan

December 20, 2008 – “Why does Sea World have a seafood restaurant?? I’m halfway through my fish burger and I realize, Oh my God….I could be eating a slow learner.” ~Lynda Montgomery

December 19, 2008 – “Sacred cows make the best hamburger” ~Mark Twain

December 18, 2008“Bread deals with living things, with giving life, with growth, with the seed, the grain that nurtures.  It is not coincidence that we say bread is the staff of life.” ~Lionel Poilane

December 17, 2008 “Most of the food allergies die under garlic and onion.” ~Martin H. Fischer

December 16, 2008 – “Food is the most primitive form of comfort.” ~Sheilah Graham

December 15, 2008 – “It’s so beautifully arranged on the plate – you know someone’s fingers have been all over it.” ~Julia Child

December 14, 2008“Great restaurants are, of course, nothing but mouth-brothels.  There is no point in going to them if one intends to keep one’s belt buckled.” ~Frederic Raphael

December 13, 2008 – “Popcorn for breakfast! Why not? It’s a grain. It’s like, like, grits, but with high self-esteem.” ~ James Patterson

December 12, 2008“Life expectancy would grow by leaps and bounds if green vegetables smelled as good as bacon.”  ~Doug Larson

December 11, 2008“I’m trying to eat better.  And, I do feel wise after drinking tea.  After eating vegetables, I just feel hungry.”  ~Carrie Latet

December 10, 2008 – “If the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, then the way to a woman’s heart is through her sweet tooth.” ~Ed Morita

December 9, 2008 – “I don’t like food that’s too carefully arranged; it makes me think that the chef is spending too much time arranging and not enough time cooking. If I wanted a picture I’d buy a painting.” ~Andy Rooney

December 8, 2008“Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dinner like a pauper.” ~Adelle Davis

December 7, 2008 – “Without a doubt, the most disturbing dish ever imagined for the human palate has to be the chicken omelet.” ~Ed Morita

December 6, 2008 – “Sex is good, but not as good as fresh, sweet corn.” ~Garrison Keillor

“If anyone thinks that anything is better than sex, then they’re not doing it right!” ~Ed Morita

December 5, 2008“No man in the world has more courage than the man who can stop after eating one peanut.”  ~Channing Pollock

December 4, 2008 – “There’s room for all God’s creatures… Right next to my Mashed Potatoes.” ~P.E.T.A (People for the Eating of Tasty Animals)

December 3, 2008 – “A fruit is a vegetable with looks and money. Plus, if you let fruit rot, it turns into wine, something Brussels sprouts never do.” ~P.J. O’Rourke, The Bachelor Home Companion

December 2, 2008 – “Many aspects of my method are based on my feeling and experience. For instance, I always give my bird a generous butter massage before I put it in the oven. Why? Because I think the chicken likes it—and, more important, *I* like to give it. ” ~Julia Child

December 1, 2008“You can never have enough garlic. With enough garlic, you can eat The New York Times.” ~Morley Safer

November 30, 2008 – “I believe that if ever I had to practice cannibalism, I might manage if there were enough tarragon around.” ~James Beard

November 29, 2008“Escargot’ is French for ‘fat crawling bag of phlegm.” ~Dave Barry

November 28, 2008 – “Shipping is a terrible thing to do to vegetables. They probably get jet-lagged, just like people.” ~Elizabeth Berry

November 27, 2008 – “On Thanksgiving Day, all over America, families sit down to dinner at the same moment – halftime.” ~Unknown

November 26, 2008“I love Thanksgiving turkey…it’s the only time in Los Angeles that you see natural breasts.” ~Arnold Schwarzenegger

November 25, 2008“Vegetables are a must on a diet.  I suggest carrot cake, zucchini bread, and pumpkin pie.”  ~Jim Davis

November 24, 2008 – “HAM AND EGGS – A day’s work for a chicken; A lifetime commitment for a pig. ” ~Anonymous

November 23, 2008“I do not like broccoli. And I haven’t liked it since I was a little kid and my mother made me eat it. And I’m President of the United States and I’m not going to eat any more broccoli.” ~George W. Bush

November 22, 2008“Ask not what you can do for your country. Ask what’s for lunch.” ~Orson Welles

November 21, 2008“Fish is the only food that is considered spoiled once it smells like what it is.” ~P. J. O’Rourke

November 20, 2008“Man is what he eats.” ~Ludwig Feuerbach

November 19, 2008 – “There is no love sincerer than the love of food.” ~George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman act 1 (1903)

November 18, 2008 – “If the divine creator has taken pains to give us delicious and exquisite things to eat, the least we can do is prepare them well and serve them with ceremony.” ~Fernand Point

November 17, 2008“Sharing food with another human being is an intimate act that should not be indulged in lightly.” ~M.F.K. Fisher

November 16, 2008“If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.” ~J.R.R. Tolkien

November 15, 2008“Food is our common ground, a universal experience.” ~James Beard

November 14, 2008“You don’t have to cook fancy or complicated masterpieces – just good food from fresh ingredients.” ~Julia Child

November 13, 2008“My favorite animal is steak.” ~Fran Lebowitz

November 12, 2008 – “Good food ends with good talk. ” ~Geoffrey Neighor, Northern Exposure

November 11, 2008“Music with dinner is an insult both to the cook and the violinist.” ~G. K. Chesterton

November 10, 2008“The only man who is really free is the one who can turn down an invitation to dinner without giving an excuse.” ~Jules Renard

November 9, 2008“Food is an important part of a balanced diet.” ~Fran Lebowitz

November 8, 2008“I’ve been on a diet for two weeks and all I’ve lost is two weeks.” ~ Totie Fields

November 7, 2008“I went into a McDonald’s yesterday and said, ‘I’d like some fries.’ The girl at the counter said, ‘Would you like some fries with that?'” ~Jay Leno

November 6, 2008“It’s amazing how pervasive food is. Every second commercial is for food. Every second TV episode takes place around a meal. In the city, you can’t go ten feet without seeing or smelling a restaurant. There are 20 foot high hamburgers up on billboards. I am acutely aware of food, and its omnipresence is astounding.” ~Adam Scott, The Monkey Chow Diaries, June 2006

November 5, 2008“Part of the secret of success in life is to eat what you like and let the food fight it out inside.” ~Mark Twain

November 4, 2008“Bad men live that they may eat and drink, whereas good men eat and drink that they may live.” ~Socrates, from Plutarch, How a Young Man Ought to Hear Poems

November 3, 2008 – “My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four. Unless there are three other people.” ~Orson Wells

November 2, 2008“The art of dining well is no slight art, the pleasure not a slight pleasure.” ~Michel de Montaigne

November 1, 2008“Nothing will benefit human health and increase the chances for survival of life on Earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet.” ~Albert Einstein

October 31, 2008“Candy Corn is the only candy in the history of America that’s never been advertised. And there’s a reason. All of the candy corn that was ever made was made in 1911.” ~Lewis Black

October 30, 2008“If hunger makes you irritable, better eat and be pleasant.” ~Safer Hasidim

October 29, 2008“There ain’t no such thing as wrong food.” ~Sean Stewart, Perfect Circle, 2004

October 28, 2008“Never eat more than you can lift.” ~ Miss Piggy

October 27, 2008“The most remarkable thing about my mother is that for thirty years she served the family nothing but leftovers. The original meal has never been found.” ~Calvin Trillin

October 26, 2008“Tomatoes and oregano make it Italian; wine and tarragon make it French. Sour cream makes it Russian; lemon and cinnamon make it Greek. Soy sauce makes it Chinese; garlic makes it good.” ~Alice May Brock

October 25, 2008“We are indeed much more than what we eat, but what we eat can nevertheless help us to be much more than what we are.” ~Adelle Davis

October 24, 2008“There are people who strictly deprive themselves of each and every eatable, drinkable, and smokable which has in any way acquired a shady reputation. They pay this price for health. And health is all they get for it. How strange it is. It is like paying out your whole fortune for a cow that has gone dry.” ~Mark Twain

October 23, 2008“You can tell a lot about a fellow’s character by his way of eating jellybeans.” ~ Ronald Reagan, quoted in Observer, March 29 1981

October 22, 2008“Tell me what you eat, an I’ll tell you what you are.” ~Anthelme Brillat-Savarin, The Physiology of Taste, 1825


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