“After Nicholas hung up the phone, he watched his mother carry buckets and garden tools across the couch grass toward a bed that would, come spring, be brightly ablaze as tropical coral with colorful arctotis, impatiens, and petunias. Katherine dug with hard chopping strokes, pulling out wandering jew and oxalis, tossing the uprooted weeds into a black pot beside her.
The garden will be beautiful, he thought. But how do the weeds feel about it? Sacrifices must be made.”
― Stephen M. Irwin – The Dead Path

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

“First we eat then we do everything else” – M.F.K Fisher

“Rice is born in water and must die in wine.” ~Italian Proverb

“Cooking is like love. It should be entered into with abandon or not at all.” -Harriet van Horne

“One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.” -Virginia Woolf

“One of the very nicest things about life is the way we must regularly stop whatever it is we are doing and devote our attention to eating” -Luciano Pavarotti