ON LEARNING

“To try your hand at doing something new is to find out a few new things about yourself, too. Which is yet another good reason for coming into the kitchen.”

~ Michael Pollan, Cooked


ON FERMENTATION

“The taste for partial spoilage can become a passion, an embrace of the earthy side of life that expresses itself best in paradoxes.”

~ Harold McGee, On Food and Cooking: The Science and Lore of the Kitchen


ON PIE

“I ate another apple pie and ice cream; that's practically all I ate all the way across the country, I knew it was nutritious and it was delicious, of course.” 

~Jack Kerouac, On the Road


ON BREAD

“Good bread is the most fundamentally satisfying of all foods; good bread with fresh butter, the greatest of feasts!”

~ James Beard


ON GLUTTONY

“He who distinguishes the true savor of his food can never be a glutton; he who does not cannot be otherwise.”

~ Henry David Thoreau


ON THE FUTURE

"The future... seems to me no unified dream but a mince pie, long in the baking, never quite done.

~Edward Young