Friday, May 06, 2005

Words to Live By

Do not be afraid to cook, or else your ingredients will know and misbehave.
-Fergus Henderson, The Whole Beast: Nose to Tail Cooking

People have been cooking and eating for thousands of years, so if you are the very first person to think of putting fresh lime juice in scalloped potatoes, try to understand that there must be a reason for this.
-Fran Lebowitz, Metropolitan Life

What’s wrong with happy futures?
This is the twentieth century, said Misty. Not hardly the great age of happy futures.
There are happy futures for some, he said.
You and your debutante fantasies, said Misty.
-Laurie Colwin, Happy All the Time

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